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IT Solutions Architect – Hybrid / Flexible Working

Permanent @Garniche Jobs UK in IT
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  • Job ID 249590

Job Description

As IT Solutions Architect you will be responsible for ensuring Greencore’s business strategy achieves its goals through the proper architecture of its technology systems. This includes regulating our technology environment, increasing flexibility and reducing costs.

Leading our IT Architecture team responsible to design and develop our IT architecture (integrated process, applications, data and technology) solutions to business problems in alignment with the enterprise architecture direction and standards.

Ensures our Architects performs technical planning, architecture development and modification of specifications. Develops specifications for new products/services, applications, and service offerings. Assesses the compatibility and integration of products/services proposed as standards in order to ensure an integrated architecture across interdependent technologies

Key Accountabilities:

Assisting management and stakeholders in evaluating the business’ mission and ensuring that the company uses its IT assets effectively
To define and inspire the modernisation of our application estate, ensure we adopt modern application design principles whilst determining the technology system architecture and functional design needed to support and meet company business goals.
To define our future state for both applications and infrastructure, and steppingstones as to how we will get there.
Ensure our technology investments are designed and implemented using appropriate techniques and technologies.
Designing services that take into consideration the full lifecycle, including TCO and supportability.
Focuses on reducing complexity in the estate and promotes standardisation of systems, processes and data.
Delivers designs that provide appropriate levels of security, resilience and  recovery capabilities.
Ensures designs take into consideration and mitigate known risks and issues highlighted by our IT Security policies.
Working towards ensuring we have adequate risk management from Cyber and Information breaches.
Evaluating existing IT systems for exposure or weaknesses that could compromise performance, efficiency or security.
Working in collaboration with our IT Delivery function to ensure Design principles are appropriate and followed as we introduce IT services into live Operations
Working collaboratively with our IT and Security Director to ensure our IT solutions remain secure, and factor ever changing external risk requirements into our designs
Active leadership in the overall IT function, giving guidance, support and assistance in the definition and execution of the overarching IT strategy & risk management to improve IT services in their totality.
Build and lead an effective and engaged team, that operates with high performance. Focus on aligned goals and development plans to drive skills, progression & succession plans, and retention levels.Why Greencore?Greencore is one of the UK’s largest leading food manufacturers, where we feed 90% of the UK population every month. We supply own brand convenience food products to all of the UK’s major retailers, foodservice, convenience and travel outlets with strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, salads, sushi, chilled snacking, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire Puddings

Why Greencore Technology?

As part of a recent restructure, we are recruiting a large number of roles across the IT team, including some senior roles that demonstrates our investment in this space.
We are doing some exciting things with Technology, such as the creation of bespoke applications using IoT with cloud-native event streaming to turn our production lines across 16 manufacturing sites, into insightful real time data to improve manufacturing efficiency
In parallel to the fast passed innovative work, we also support our live services across the country running around the clock, and are setting our go-forwards technology strategy, including our approach to core systems such as our ERP, HR, logistics, engineering, and supply chain solutions – so there will be plenty going on!
We are looking for energetic and fun skilled IT professionals who want to be part of our next stage in business and technology transformation, because at Greencore technology plays an important role in how we operate – and we have the ambition and a plan to develop our capabilities even further.
Not only do we offer exciting career and professional development opportunities, but we also have a strong, friendly culture, where our people are very much at the core of everything we do. We are committed to developing our people, our wider team and our capabilities – in fact this growth culture is a part of our DNA.What we’re looking for
Extensive experience of autonomously leading and owning the enterprise architecture of a significant applications estate. This includes managing the value, opportunities, inventory, roadmaps, rationalisation, and supporting improved total cost.
Proven track record of application and infrastructure design in a complex and fast-moving environment.
Experience of technology supporting business transformation on a significant scale, including ERP consolidation or implementations specifically, and ERP integration to the wider business application estate.
Significant experience in developing IT security strategy, setting security policies, assessing, and applying security standards across all aspects of IT services.
Strong communicator experienced at board level, able to articulate both strategic and operational aspects of information technology and security to technical and non-technical people
Good leadership qualities with the ability to influence colleagues and business leaders.
Able to demonstrate the how to apply innovation and creative thinking and manage risk in complex none perfect environments
leading the development of complex application architectures in modern compute paradigms i.e. cloud, microservices
Experience in an engineering or process manufacturing environment, including automation would be useful.
Ability to forge strong relationships and demonstrate teamwork with colleagues, business functions, business leaders and 3rd parties.
You will be enthused by technology. Knowledgeable and conversant with modern computing paradigms and always curious and driven to learn more and applying this to your work.
At Greencore we put our people at the core. We celebrate their differences and help everyone to be themselves at work. Together we make every day taste better.What you’ll get in return
Hybrid / Flexible working pattern 
Competitive salary and job-related benefits
Pension up to 8% matched
Life insurance up to 4x salary
Company share save scheme
Greencore Qualifications
Exclusive Greencore employee discount platformThroughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career