Solutions Architect - Supply Chain

Job Type IT
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
06
This role is at Partnership Level 6 and includes entitlement to the following additional benefits:
  • Invitation to join the AXA Private Medical Insurance scheme
  • 5 weeks holiday
Further details will be provided at interview and upon successful offer
Closing Date 31/3/2019
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Salary £57,700 - £85,500 (The pay range for this role will increase to: £59,200 to £87,300 from 1 April)
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
35 hours per week
Monday to Friday
09:00 - 17:30

Duties & Responsibilities

John Lewis Group IT is looking for an experienced Solution Architect to help take it to the next level in developing its Merchandise Operations capability. As a key member of the Group IT Strategy & Architecture team, this individual will be at the heart of the team replacing the systems supporting this capability and integrating them with surrounding applications.

You will understand the opportunities and challenges in creating a compelling applications vision that is consistent with the values of quality and service that are central to this powerful brand. Working closely with our team, you will be responsible for delivering our wider IT architecture through the implementation of packages supporting these processes.

We are currently implementing against our strategy and the focus is Supplier Ordering, Branch Replenishment and Stock Management and Visibility applications, allowing us to deliver an efficient and near real time supply chain to meet our customer's expectations.

Job Requirements

As a Solution Architect, your role will include helping to select and shape the direction of the solution as well as ensuring that there is robust integration with other systems and services. We have selected COTS solutions and are configuring them to meet our strategic needs.

Initially the work will be focused on how the Partnership can deliver value quickly from the currently available capabilities. This will need to be a balanced approach so will require consultation with the key teams creating and using the affected capabilities.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

You have the following experience/skills/knowledge:
- A background in Solution Architecture methodologies and toolsets
- Solution architecture retail experience, preferred - ideally knowledge of Ordering and Replenishment and Stock Management solutions, with experience of the Oracle MOM / RMS suite being preferred
- A firm understanding of architectural principles and communicating these
Proven ability to deliver flexible, reliable, supportable, cost effective IT solutions
- Demonstrable understanding of Service Oriented Architecture design and integration patterns
- Led and coordinated technical resources including designers and other architects
- Experience of working with 3rd party partners and software vendors during selection and configuration.

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

*Travel travel to your non-base office will be expected 1-2 days per week.


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