Competitive + Benefits
Competitive + Benefits
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innocent started with a simple mission: to make drinks that make it easy to do yourself some good. In 1999 we concocted a few smoothies in our kitchen and tested them on people at a music festival; today we're blending every type of fruit & veg under the sun and selling drinks right across Europe. We have great ambitions: to show the world that you can build a successful business that cares about more than just profit, and to leave things better than we find them. We're proud to call ourselves Europe's favourite little healthy drinks company, but we're still growing. And that means we need more brilliant people who share our ambition, to join in with the next, most exciting, part of our story.
what you'll be doing
A bit about the team:
Here at innocent, we want to continue growing at pace and do this in the right way for the planet. We've been on a journey over the past couple of years, starting the revolution to our core bits of technology and all of the processes we use with the intention to make sure our business runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible as it grows. We're coming to the end of our biggest ever change programme after implementing an ERP and PLM solution and we need some brilliant people to continue the ongoing transformation, to make sure we're supporting the running of our day to day operation and to ensure we stick to our goals of keeping things simple as our business evolves over the coming years. We're a small but perfectly formed team of system analysts and solution architects obsessed with doing the right thing for innocent, in the right way and passionate about bringing our key users along with us.
A bit about the role:
We have an opportunity for a Lead Solution Architect to join our technical transformation team. This role is a totally new one for this team and is all about making sure our technology and processes work as one to achieve innocents growth ambitions and support our shiny new blender to become the earth's first carbon neutral manufacturing site.As Lead Solution Architect you'll be responsible for leading analysis and determining the best solution and technical design across innocents application landscape. The technical landscape at innocent is large, complex and encompasses many systems, as Lead Solution Architect it will be your responsibility to design and improve end to end solutions that meet business needs, industry and technical best practices. Working closing with other teams across Business Operations you will help understand end users requirements and provide thought leadership on the art of the possible within D365, legacy systems and wider Microsoft technology stack. You will play a pivotal role in making technical changes across different IT environments and deploying changes into test and live environments. As a line manager you will be responsible managing and mentoring System Analysts who are responsible for making D365 configuration changes to meet project requirements. As . This is a new role within the Technical Platform Team, reporting into the Technical Platform Lead
What you'll be doing:
As a Solution Architect you will be leading the design and quality assurance activities ensuring fixes, enhancements and future transformations of our technology deliver innocents growth ambitions; whilst also ensuing meets tech best practice and makes commercial sense. You will be undertaking these activities across the following areas:
Act as a design authority within the solution governance processes ensuring innocents design principles are maintained across end to end integration, data, security and application architectures
Work with internal and external teams to ensure the delivery of a best practice solution design that meets business requirements, design principles and is value for money.
Work with project/ programme teams with a delivery focus to ensure build, migration, testing and cutover activities are successful.
Review all internal and external created solution documentation to ensuring they deliver best practice, design principles and the correct solution design is delivered
Participate in the Environment and Release Management process advising the Release Manager on the risks and approach to Release Management
Keep abreast of the MS solution/ functional road map and advise technical and business teams on upgrades, road maps and MS innovations.
Working with / managing our technology providers (think HSO, Outperform etc.) to find the right solution for innocent for any changes we need to make and ensuring they deliver on the service we need them to provide
Work with our Chief Architect to ensure future growth plans are aligned to partner software road maps and business requirements
Experience of design processes and holistic thinking is a must in this role, as deep knowledge of D365 and the Drop1 as-is technical solution. Alongside that, you'll also have;
Deep functional experience across MS D365 and/ or deep software engineering experience within FMCG
Experience of integration of MS D365 to other MS applications and legacy applications
Experience of managing a solution governance and change request process
At least 2 major implementation lifecycles completed within a complex application landscape
Line management experience of managing groups of functional or system analyst resources
Can work at all levels of the business from presenting to senior stakeholders, to interacting with middle management or end users to gather requirements.
Has experience of managing third party System Integrator design and build activity, with a good understanding of the commercial implications of the relationship
A chance to be part of the biggest transformation programme innocent has ever seen and learn a whole bunch of new skills, working alongside a great bunch in our project delivery team.
As well as the standard stuff you get for turning up for work, we have some great clubs, a free breakfast and as many smoothies as you can shake a stick at.
If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love to hear from you. You'll need to get your skates on though, as applications close soon.
Dolly Parton may have worked Nine to Five but you don't have to. We're open to a chat about flexible working. No promises, but we reckon that if it's good for you, then it's good for us.
We're all about building a workplace for the future here at innocent, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be natural, and be the best versions of themselves.
You'll help us to keep doing business the right way - keeping innocent an inclusive and inspiring place to work, using our B Corp status to inspire wider change, and reinforcing our culture of staying little as we grow big.