Lead Enterprise Architect - Selling Channels

Job Type IT
Location London - Victoria
Additional Locations Bracknell - Jubilee House
Partnership Level 5
Closing Date 24/09/2020
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £74,000.00 - £128,000.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35


What’s the role about?

Leading the John Lewis Partnership’s (JLP) Selling Architecture Team will be challenging, fascinating and rewarding. You will be responsible for directing the Partnership's commerce technology strategy across brands and channels (physical and digital) and helping to inform the thinking of senior stakeholders to meet key business and technology challenges. You’ll influence the investment portfolio and set the technology strategy for our selling channels.

We are looking for a highly-experienced enterprise architect with a deep understanding of digital commerce capable of inspiring and empowering teams of architects, engineers and product owners to deliver compelling customer propositions that maximise the potential of our two great brands, John Lewis and Waitrose, and the digital and physical experiences we can offer.

The Selling Architecture team that you'll lead will ensure we have a credible technology strategy and multi-year investment roadmap that covers our shops, online platforms, financial services and lifestyle services, and maximises the opportunity technology can bring across those services and across our brands.

What you’ll be doing as a Lead Enterprise Architect:

The JLP Architecture Team is part of the Tech and Change (T&C) Division which supports approximately 70,000 employees, 360 stores, a turnover of over £11bn, and a transformational IT expenditure in excess of £200m pa.

Working for the Head Architect and with the Head of Product for Selling you will enjoy freedom and latitude to:

  • To accelerate the Partnership’s digital transformation through the enablement of business agility, data-driven decision making, and extensible capabilities;

  • To increase the value T&C brings to the Partnership through improved operational efficiency and management of technical debt;

  • To ensure best value of technology investments in the portfolio by linking business outcomes with situational awareness, providing the parameters within which technology decisions are made to maximise Return On Invested Capital (ROIC);

  • To demonstrate the 'shareholder value' of IT to the wider business, informing near-term vs long-term investment trades;

  • Lead the Selling Architecture team, providing Partner direction and development as well as ensuring operational efficiency.

Duties and Responsibilities

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Attachment: Lead Enterprise Architect - Job Spec.docx 


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