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Business Architect - Leeds

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Recruiter: Spring Group Plc
Listed on: 28th January
Location: Leeds
Salary/Rate: £400 - £450
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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Business Architect - Leeds

Day Rate - £450
Duration - 3 months initially
Location - Leeds
IR35 - Outside

As a Business Architect your main duties will include:

*Defining the work-packages, frameworks and models that will underpin the Business Architecture activities of the Programme, influencing the shape and focus of change to support strategic objectives;
*Providing high-quality and expert support and guidance to programme leaders and team members in relation to business architecture;
*Working with a variety of stakeholders to develop and maintain functional Target Operating Models and supporting the identification of incremental improvements to the Current Operating Models;
*Working with both internal and external suppliers to enable the delivery of programme objectives and outcomes;
*Leading the Programme's Business Architecture team ensuring that staff are appropriately managed, motivated and developed to carry out their roles effectively;
*Identifying and validating key business and technology objectives the business architecture must support;
*Developing innovative methods for exploiting new and existing business capabilities;
*Actively contributing to the development and definition of architecture standards and ensuring alignment with these as part of project delivery;
*Identifying and reporting delivery issues and risks as appropriate and working to mitigate or minimise impacts;
*Performing architecture reviews on proposed business solutions and ensuring both appropriate peer review and governance body approval is obtained;
*Contributing to the development of our clients business architecture capability.

These duties provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.

As a Business Architect you will have:

*A genuine interest and passion for the design of efficient processes that deliver exceptional service to users combined with a big-picture view that can integrate solutions into a coherent and simple solutions;
*Demonstrable experience of leading successful project delivery in a large organisation as either an Business Architect or Design Lead;
*Experience of architecture assessment and definition and business change in complex environments;
*An excellent understanding and experience of applying architectural principles across business applications, including assurance of regulatory, legislative and industry practices combined with experience in defining and maintaining architectural standards, principles and reference models including business capabiliity models;
*Experience of creating high quality diagrams and models and frameworks to convey information, including the use of UML, BPMN or similar modelling techniques. Plus experience of using software to support modelling, such as MS Visio or Sparx EA.
*Experience of effectively analysing problems and data, presenting solutions, and information in a meaningful way to diverse range of stakeholders;
*Excellent communication skills, including the ability to articulate changes to business processes to stakeholders with differing levels of technical knowledge and the ability to influence the outputs of others you are not directly responsible for;
*Significant experience of building successful working relationships and leading and enabling interdisciplinary teams, with a proven ability to work confidently and assertively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including senior stakeholders and executive level boards
*A proven ability to lead, manage and motivate staff to deliver objectives;
*Excellent organisational and planning skills with experience of successfully managing multiple and competing priorities across projects and programmes, setting appropriate direction and goals for others, with a high degree of initiative;


You may also have:

*A degree in Design, Innovation, Technology or other relevant subject area;
*Experience of applying Lean, Design Thinking or Systems Thinking;
*TOGAF or BCS Architecture certification;