About The Role

As an Enterprise Architect, you will be working alongside business stakeholders, strategic partners, and colleagues from AmerisourceBergen. You will be supporting the transformation of the core enterprise landscape within Alliance Healthcare, collaborating with teams across Finance, Supply Chain and Warehouse Operations.

You will ensure a broader understanding of how technology can support strategic business direction and help shape business initiatives. You will work with key stakeholders, subject matter experts and technology providers to develop a vision for how to exploit technology to the best advantage.

You will have an opportunity to shape the architectural direction across Alliance Healthcare’s Europe operations, guiding technology decisions and long-term investment plans.

You will be a part of the wider AmerisourceBergen architecture community, looking at how we align ways of working, share knowledge and insight and drive a continuous improvement culture.

 

About You

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to better understand the Business Strategy and IT capabilities needed to accomplish the objectives for use of technology.
  • Build relationships with colleagues from across the organisation. Advice on new business initiatives to lead very high-level 'solutioning'.
  • Provide domain expertise and market insight on technology trends contributing to the creation of the IT Strategy.
  • Create the Architecture Vision for business domains, bringing to life the target architecture that will enable the business strategy to be realised.
  • Develop the Architecture Roadmaps by indicating how the IT capabilities should evolve over time.
  • Guide the project activity required.
  • Lead Architecture Design activity, guiding the evolution of the IT landscape.
  • Provide holistic direction on solution design activity to ensure consistency of approach, recognition of interdependencies and maximum exploitation of technology investment.
  • Set the Architecture Standards to drive technology choices and maximise the reuse of components/ technologies to simplify the IT landscape where appropriate.
  • Promote creation and adoption of Architecture Patterns providing guidance for delivery teams and helping to ensure consistent processes.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Enterprise Architecture to define the enterprise architecture framework for Alliance Healthcare.
  • Collaborate with key Vendors to understand their product roadmaps for existing architecture components ensuring that implications are understood and can be appropriately incorporated into internal roadmaps.
  • Drive IT innovation by maintaining awareness of current and emerging technologies and providing professional expertise.

 

About you:

 

You will:

  • Have a can-do attitude, with strong accountability and ownership
  • Be customer-centric, ensuring that the needs of the customer are paramount
  • Have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to deal with complex data scenarios in a multilingual organisation
  • Be able to multi-task, work under pressure and deal with ambiguity
  • Have excellent written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to influence effectively
  • Have good relationship building and stakeholder management skills
  • Have good collaboration skills and teamworking
  • Be a creative thinker, self-motivated with the ability to use your own initiative
  • Be able to balance attention to detail with the ability to follow through to completion
  • Be able to work as part of an international team

 

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years experience working across a range of IT roles
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working as Solution or Enterprise Architect
  • At least 2 -3 years experience working with senior-level stakeholders
  • Experience working with IT Solution providers, Systems Integrators and large Consultancy organisations
  • Large SAP programme exposure
  • Experience in pharmaceutical, wholesale or distribution industry
  • Working for a multinational organisation
  • Use of EA tools (e.g Hopex, iServer, Planview)
  • Experience in the pharmacy/healthcare advantageous although not essential

 

Skills

  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge & experience of SAP products and services essential
  • Manhattan WMS experience desirable

· Knowledge and understanding of the role of Enterprise Architect

· Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and Enterprise Architecture Tools (eg. Hopex, iServer, Planview)

Willingness to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes, including occasional international

 

What we offer

You will have an opportunity to grow your career in one of the leading UK pharmaceutical wholesale companies. You will join a friendly professional team dedicated to growing the business. We offer a competitive salary and an attractive bonus scheme.

 

What we’ll do with your data

We’ll hold your information for as long as the position you have applied to is open and for a period of up to 3 months after. Should you wish that we delete your personal information before this, please let us know.

 

Alliance Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Our vision is to build a culture where diversity, equality, and inclusion are at the centre of everything we do, powering more outstanding teamwork and innovation and inspiring us to help people across the world lead happier, healthier lives. We are an equal opportunities employer on a mission to attract, develop and engage employees who reflect the diverse customers, patients, and communities we serve, and to foster an inclusive culture where everyone feels respected, valued, and excited to drive superior business performance.

About The Company

Alliance Healthcare is a leading international provider of pharmaceutical wholesaling, logistics, support with clinical trials, and other innovative healthcare services and solutions to independent pharmacists and pharmaceutical manufacturers across Europe and beyond. It is an exciting time for Alliance Healthcare as we have recently joined forces with AmerisourceBergen. We are united in our responsibility to create healthier futures. AmerisourceBergen is ranked#8 on the Fortune 500.

We have an essential role in the medical supply chain, and everything that we do as a company will ultimately impact the end-user, the patient. Our responsibility is to offer a reliable service that ensures that our customers receive the right product, in the right place, at the right time.