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W360 Strategic Product Portfolio Architect

W360 Strategic Product Portfolio Architect

Assago, IT

Assago, IT

About IT in Nestlé 

We are a team of IT professionals from many countries and diverse backgrounds, each with unique missions and challenges in the biggest health, nutrition and wellness company of the world. We innovate every day through forward-looking technologies to create opportunities for Nestlé’s digital challenges with our consumers, customers and at the workplace. We collaborate with our business partners around the world to deliver standardized, integrated technology products and services to create tangible business value. 

Position Snapshot

In order to complete our Workforce 360 Department, we are currently looking for a Strategic Product Portfolio Architect covering all the product groups in the Unit. 

Position Summary

You will balance technological opportunities with business requirements at Stream level and maintain a holistic view of the organization’s strategy, processes, information and IT Assets for all the product groups within your Stream. You will also link the Stream business mission, strategies and processes to the IS/IT strategy and you will be the guarantor of simplicity, agility and effectiveness of all IT Products Groups within the Stream. Your responsibilities will include driving reuse and sharing of technology and best practices to maximize value delivered to the business in coordination with other Strategic Product Portfolio Architects, the Enterprise Architecture Team and the Architecture Community of Practice Lead. You will be accountable of the application of the IT (architecture) Principles and Standards and you will ensure that the Enterprise Architecture and IT Landscape within your scope and the integration with other Strategic Product Portfolio Architects' scopes are optimized to maximize business value while guaranteeing the required agility and speed to grow and innovate. 

A day in the life of...
  • Facilitate and ensure the use of the IT governing principles within the scope to guide EA decision making. Ensures that the architecture governance activities are applied 
  • Lead identification and analysis of key industry and technology trends to assess potential effect on the Stream and facilitates their testing with the Innovation Team, the Solution Architects in the Product Groups and the Product Managers 
  • Provide inputs and expertise to the Office of the CIO and to Product (Group) Managers for budget definition and allocation of investments to meet business initiatives while optimizing the Stream Strategic Architecture 
  • Build the long-term strategic roadmap for the IT architecture, linked to the Stream product groups, the information flows and the overall Stream priorities and objectives 
  • Integrate Stream goals and IS/IT strategy into Stream strategic product architecture and enterprise architecture roadmap 
  • Develop relationships with other enterprise leaders to understand current and emerging business needs and opportunities and prepare and deliver comprehensive communications to convey architectural direction and how it aligns with enterprise strategies 
  • Work with IT colleagues to ensure they have the appropriate information and knowledge at hand to be successful in what they do, in particular leads the Architect Community and supports their professionalization 
  • Support the design of the criteria for supplier evaluation, comparison and selection, and collaborate with sourcing for assessing partner viability and risk in relation to target EA 
  • Influence strategic IT vendors in order to align their strategic direction to Nestlé's requirements 
  • Partner with business and technology subject-matter experts, coaching the Stream Solution Architects, to ensure that the translation of business requirements into technological solutions takes into account the current and target EA for optimal results for both business and IS/IT 
  • Analyze the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies or gaps to strategy and recommend solutions for improvement 
  • Collaborates on IT Workforce Planning and Management, including the sourcing, training and development of staff to secure that the Strategic Product Architecture and EA are understood and servicing at best the product groups and the overall company 
  • Monitors key business performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure IT Product Groups are aligned to business and IT objectives 
  • Supports the design and modeling of tactical architectures for delivery, development, and support of special projects such as mergers, acquisitions or divestitures 
What will make you successful
  • Master's or Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system analysis or a related field of study, or equivalent experience 
  • 10+ years of experience in at least two IS/IT disciplines in a multitier environment 
  • Demonstrated experience with business process and performance modeling, benchmarking, and financial analysis. Experience designing, integrating, and managing complex IS/IT solutions, products and platforms 
  • Strong knowledge of Collaboration tools and Customer Care (at least 5 years of experience working in some or all of these areas) 
  • Very good understanding of modular architecture design and their integration 
  • Extensive knowledge of standardized middleware options, communications protocols, data gateways and platform infrastructures 
  • Knowledge of business models, operating models, financial models, cost-benefit analysis, budgeting and risk management related to the scope of the stream. 
  • Familiarity with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, infrastructure and operations, and EA and ITIL frameworks 
  • Knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, open data, microservices, event-driven IT and predictive analytics 
  • Exposure and understanding of existing, new and emerging technologies, and processing environments. 
  • Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of IT strategic planning 
  • Experience with effective communication at different levels in the organization and in English 
  • Experience having worked in a global environment and with virtual teams 

Show us that you are an enthusiastic, curious, fast learner and team player person who is used to work with agile practices. Your ability to be flexible, self-motivated and your willingness to deliver on a deadline will set you apart among the other candidates. Please don’t hesitate and apply in English at www.nestle.com/jobs. We are excited to hear from you! 

The Nestlé Group is the world’s largest food and beverage company with 89.8 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2017. It is present in 189 countries around the world, has 413 factories and its 323,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on www.nestle.com

About IT in Nestlé 

We are a team of IT professionals from many countries and diverse backgrounds, each with unique missions and challenges in the biggest health, nutrition and wellness company of the world. We innovate every day through forward-looking technologies to create opportunities for Nestlé’s digital challenges with our consumers, customers and at the workplace. We collaborate with our business partners around the world to deliver standardized, integrated technology products and services to create tangible business value. 

Position Snapshot

In order to complete our Workforce 360 Department, we are currently looking for a Strategic Product Portfolio Architect covering all the product groups in the Unit. 

Position Summary

You will balance technological opportunities with business requirements at Stream level and maintain a holistic view of the organization’s strategy, processes, information and IT Assets for all the product groups within your Stream. You will also link the Stream business mission, strategies and processes to the IS/IT strategy and you will be the guarantor of simplicity, agility and effectiveness of all IT Products Groups within the Stream. Your responsibilities will include driving reuse and sharing of technology and best practices to maximize value delivered to the business in coordination with other Strategic Product Portfolio Architects, the Enterprise Architecture Team and the Architecture Community of Practice Lead. You will be accountable of the application of the IT (architecture) Principles and Standards and you will ensure that the Enterprise Architecture and IT Landscape within your scope and the integration with other Strategic Product Portfolio Architects' scopes are optimized to maximize business value while guaranteeing the required agility and speed to grow and innovate. 

A day in the life of...
  • Facilitate and ensure the use of the IT governing principles within the scope to guide EA decision making. Ensures that the architecture governance activities are applied 
  • Lead identification and analysis of key industry and technology trends to assess potential effect on the Stream and facilitates their testing with the Innovation Team, the Solution Architects in the Product Groups and the Product Managers 
  • Provide inputs and expertise to the Office of the CIO and to Product (Group) Managers for budget definition and allocation of investments to meet business initiatives while optimizing the Stream Strategic Architecture 
  • Build the long-term strategic roadmap for the IT architecture, linked to the Stream product groups, the information flows and the overall Stream priorities and objectives 
  • Integrate Stream goals and IS/IT strategy into Stream strategic product architecture and enterprise architecture roadmap 
  • Develop relationships with other enterprise leaders to understand current and emerging business needs and opportunities and prepare and deliver comprehensive communications to convey architectural direction and how it aligns with enterprise strategies 
  • Work with IT colleagues to ensure they have the appropriate information and knowledge at hand to be successful in what they do, in particular leads the Architect Community and supports their professionalization 
  • Support the design of the criteria for supplier evaluation, comparison and selection, and collaborate with sourcing for assessing partner viability and risk in relation to target EA 
  • Influence strategic IT vendors in order to align their strategic direction to Nestlé's requirements 
  • Partner with business and technology subject-matter experts, coaching the Stream Solution Architects, to ensure that the translation of business requirements into technological solutions takes into account the current and target EA for optimal results for both business and IS/IT 
  • Analyze the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies or gaps to strategy and recommend solutions for improvement 
  • Collaborates on IT Workforce Planning and Management, including the sourcing, training and development of staff to secure that the Strategic Product Architecture and EA are understood and servicing at best the product groups and the overall company 
  • Monitors key business performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure IT Product Groups are aligned to business and IT objectives 
  • Supports the design and modeling of tactical architectures for delivery, development, and support of special projects such as mergers, acquisitions or divestitures 
What will make you successful
  • Master's or Bachelor's degree in business, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, system analysis or a related field of study, or equivalent experience 
  • 10+ years of experience in at least two IS/IT disciplines in a multitier environment 
  • Demonstrated experience with business process and performance modeling, benchmarking, and financial analysis. Experience designing, integrating, and managing complex IS/IT solutions, products and platforms 
  • Strong knowledge of Collaboration tools and Customer Care (at least 5 years of experience working in some or all of these areas) 
  • Very good understanding of modular architecture design and their integration 
  • Extensive knowledge of standardized middleware options, communications protocols, data gateways and platform infrastructures 
  • Knowledge of business models, operating models, financial models, cost-benefit analysis, budgeting and risk management related to the scope of the stream. 
  • Familiarity with information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, infrastructure and operations, and EA and ITIL frameworks 
  • Knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, open data, microservices, event-driven IT and predictive analytics 
  • Exposure and understanding of existing, new and emerging technologies, and processing environments. 
  • Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of IT strategic planning 
  • Experience with effective communication at different levels in the organization and in English 
  • Experience having worked in a global environment and with virtual teams 

Show us that you are an enthusiastic, curious, fast learner and team player person who is used to work with agile practices. Your ability to be flexible, self-motivated and your willingness to deliver on a deadline will set you apart among the other candidates. Please don’t hesitate and apply in English at www.nestle.com/jobs. We are excited to hear from you! 

The Nestlé Group is the world’s largest food and beverage company with 89.8 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2017. It is present in 189 countries around the world, has 413 factories and its 323,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on www.nestle.com

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