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Solutions Architect


London, United Kingdom

External Job Description

Diageo Business Services (DBS) is a multi-functional global shared services function, created to further improve business efficiency and empower our markets to focus on our commercial growth.

Role Description:
The 'Regional Solutions Architect' roles will report into the Lead, Solution Architecture and will be focused on engaging project teams and Enterprise Architects in designing technical solutions in support of Diageo’s business and technical initiatives. The roles available cover the following areas:
o Solution Architect – NAM (North America)
o Solution Architect – LAC (Latin America & Caribbean)
o Solution Architect – APAC (Asia Pacific)
o Solution Architect – Europe
o Solution Architect – Africa

Top Accountabilities
Each 'Solutions Architect’ role will be responsible for:
 Partnering with the relevant IS BRM organization to identify and design technical solutions across a range of technologies/platforms/providers
 Provide thought leadership to challenge and influence all technical designs to best leverage the capabilities of our platforms
 Continual expansion of your architecture knowledge, constantly seeking ways to broaden exposure to the latest and greatest trends and developments in the technology space
 Tightly integrating with the rest of Enterprise Architecture, including:
o Analytics architecture
o Platform architecture
o Technical architecture
to ensure all solutions are designed in accordance with the Diageo reference architecture

Qualifications and experience required
• Architecture Expertise:
- Demonstrated expertise designing solutions in a global enterprise environment
- Demonstrated broad working knowledge of relevant technologies for each role including, but not limited to: SAP, Office 365, CRM, WorkDay, SaaS, PaaS, mobile device integration, single sign-on, etc.
- Demonstrated expertise delivering solutions involving different categories of data (structured, semi-structured, unstructured). Demonstrated architecture experience with web or portal based solutions. Demonstrated experience championing, designing, and implementing innovative solutions to problems.
- Knowledge and experience with architecting, designing and implementing large scale IS programs.
- Experience with technical design (application, information, integration and infrastructure)
- Knowledge and experience with architecting, designing and implementing cloud-based solutions
- 10 years demonstrated experience successfully delivering information technologies business solutions for large-scale global applications across multiple hardware and software platforms
- Some experience of implementing or utilizing relevant integration platforms including BODS, SAP PO, or comparable. Leading solution design during all phases of development and deployment
- Significant knowledge of the relevant functions business units for each Solutions Architect role within a large, global organization (preferably FMCG), including key business processes related to these areas
- Demonstrated ability to deliver integrated Business-IT strategy
- Building International and cross divisional partnerships
- 5 years’ experience working with executive sponsors and senior business leadership teams developing and delivering strategy and operating plans with demonstrated competency
- Strategic thinking, leadership and relationship management.


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