Business Architect

Valencia (Spain) | Remote | Fulltime

If you fit in this offer, please send your CV with the job title: recruitment@united-its.es

CVs that are not in English will not be considered

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Description of Duties
Supports Strategy Formulation
▪ Assesses the disruptive forces impacting the organization and the economic and financial levers that are susceptible within the organization to digital transformation and optimization.
▪ Details competitive threats and opportunities from digital enterprises that are generally considered outside the traditional realm of competition.
▪ Analyzes the organization’s digital strategy and how the organization currently approaches digital innovation and monetization.
▪ Facilitates enterprise strategy development, including environmental analysis, opportunity identification, technology and business cases, and business innovation portfolio development along with operating model development.
▪ Engages key business stakeholders to identify business and technology-enabled innovation opportunities that enable and drive business strategy. Focuses on growing revenue, optimizes costs, and mitigates risks.
▪ Leverages the best practices of continuous foresight, innovation and futurism to continuously test business models and strategies, and determine how to adjust either or both to become resilient and future fit. Enables Organizational Change and Investments
▪ Collaborates with and facilitates enterprise stakeholders involved in digital strategy and digital innovation.
▪ Constructs deliverables that demonstrate how to move the business toward realizing its strategic goals and targeted business outcomes.
▪ Uses actionable and diagnostic deliverables to help the business and IT leaders make informed IT investment decisions.
▪ Assesses near-term and long-term needs, to establish business IT investment priorities.
▪ Utilizes a toolbox of business architecture deliverables to help business leaders identify and make IT investment decisions. Deliverables include, but are not limited to, business outcomestatements, strategy on a page, scenario planning, business capability modeling, value-streams mapping, business process models, ecosystems modeling, customer and user profiling, journey maps, human-centric design and investment roadmaps. Facilitates Business and Operating Model Design and Innovation
▪ Works with business and IT executives to help describe and understand their business and operating models by making the business model clear and explicit.
▪ Builds out the story building blocks by asking and answering key business and operating model questions.
▪ Ensures the business and operating models fit together by showing the interdependences between components, and that the business model story makes sense.
▪ Uses the organization’s existing business and operating model as the starting point for innovation, for example, by using new technologies to enable a building block.
▪ Seeks ways to drive adoption of new technology and reuse existing technology for enabling business capabilities, value streams and business processes.
▪ Researches and provides information on emerging technology trends and disruptions and competitors’ practices relevant to assigned LOB customers. Bridges the Gap Between Business and IT
▪ Provides internal management consultancy services to business leaders, business units and lines of business, helping them with design thinking, business modeling, ecosystem modeling, innovation management, IT investment analysis, and operating model design.
▪ Facilitates development of crosslines of business solutions that combine knowledge of business capabilities, value streams and business processes.
▪ Consults with technical subject matter experts to develop technical solutions. Advises on options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impact on other business processes and system priorities.
▪ Collaborates with the enterprise program management office on benefits, issues, risks of initiatives and reporting project status.
▪ Facilitates agreement on organizational work models and processes to meet business requirements.
▪ Helps develop a governance plan for ensuring that business architecture is a primary input to the development of other EA viewpoints.
▪ Collaborates with infrastructure and project teams to ensure continuous delivery of business outcomes, as well as to identify when it is necessary to evolve the business architecture.
▪ Participates in development and application of standards and minimal viable architectures through the EA governance model, which is informed by the business strategy and corporate governance. Clarifies accountability and provides the focal point for agile, effective and efficient decision making.
▪ Participates in the EA governance and assurance process to identify business, information, solutions, technical and security architecture issues at the front end of the project life cycle, and with product managers and product owners at the different stages of the Agile and product lifecycle.
▪ Works with key organizational stakeholders, enterprise and domain architects, to define a strategic plan for leveraging integrated business architecture as part of the organization’s overall enterprise architecture. Helps Business Leaders Forge Customer Centricity
▪ Transforms the organizational approach to innovation by creating cross-functional or fusion teams and using the flexible approaches such as design thinking.
▪ Leverages the EA team to support the innovation process by allowing them to help drive the innovation process itself and guide team members. Ensures the EA team can provide the bridge into the wider organization and its systems and processes to scale an innovation.
▪ Collaborates with other IT functional areas to remain apprised of project and product status and informs line of business customer management of progress. Conversely, keeps IT’s technology, service managers and agile teams aware of key LOB customer issues, identifying and resolving potential problems and conflicts.
▪ Collaborates with agile teams to ensure continuous delivery of business value, as well as to leverage shared technologies, tools, value streams and processes that impact speed to value and time to market.
▪ Participates in development and application of principles, standards and minimal viable architectures through the EA governance model, informed by the business strategy and corporate governance.
▪ Develops ecosystem and business capability models, value stream and customer journey maps to guide agile teams in developing their minimum marketable and minimum viable products, value propositions and drive business outcomes.
▪ Construct business capabilities models, value stream models, business process models, customer journey maps, and other critical and relevant business architecture deliverables to help product managers and product owners make investment and change decisions in the product life cycle.

Skills:
▪ Knowledge and understanding of different types of business and operating models (existing, new, emerging and hybrid).
▪ Knowledge of existing, new and emerging technologies and ability to practically apply them to new business designs and business models to achieve targeted business outcomes.
▪ Knowledge in all aspects of designing and constructing business capabilities, value streams, business processes, and organizational structures.
▪ Comprehensive knowledge of facilitation of projects and products, and organization change management.
▪ Strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts and theories for a variety of projects
▪ Knowledge of finance, accounting, valuation and metrics development.
▪ Strong anticipatory, statistical and information analysis skills (a plus)

Competencies:
▪ Organizationally and politically savvy. The business architect is typically a consummate diplomat capable of understanding and navigating the personalities, obstacles and politics of the organization.
▪ Ability to communicate, influence and persuade — both business and IT leaders, as well as peers.
▪ Uses the language of business leaders and join the conversation that’s taking place.

Soft Skills:
▪ Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills.
▪ High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with little supervision.
▪ High level of personal integrity, as well as the ability to professionally handle confidential matters, and show an appropriate level of judgment and maturity.
▪ Ability to deliver quality results
▪ Expert knowledge of English is required (Oral and Written).
▪ Knowledge of another UN language is desirable.