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IT Solutions Architect II (Delicatessen Services Co., LLC)

Company: Boar's Head Brand
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Job Description:

A Boar's Head IT Solutions Architect II (SOA) is a key analytical resource that is a part of the IT team under the Office of CIO (IT-CIO), a team driven to identify, develop and deliver innovative solutions that are in alignment with the company's' top goals. The SOA is responsible for idea generation, strategic needs analysis and evaluation of their assigned business area of focus as it relates supply chain management, food safety, financials management, R&D, sales and marketing, and consumer experience technologies. This includes solution identification/selection, process improvements to technology innovation best practices, design and development of the necessary requirements, functional specifications, and process artifacts to support system development efforts to drive and implement strategic solutions for their assigned team. Area of focus for this open requisition is in Emerging Technologies. The SOA is also responsible for working closely with the IT Relationship Managers & Technical Architects to identify strategic and functional needs of the Business thru the application of technology. The SOA also partners with the RMs to develop necessary business cases that effectively illustrate the value of the need for new technical innovation and applications/tools to include leading on project management responsibilities for feasibility and initial prototyping efforts pre-contract. Ideal candidate is capable of assisting the OCIO Director with the planning and support digital transformation strategies, as well as assessing, planning and the implementation of existing and emerging technologies.Job SummaryA Boar's Head IT Solutions Architect II (SOA) is a key analytical resource that is a part of the IT team under the Office of CIO (IT-CIO), a team driven to identify, develop and deliver innovative solutions that are in alignment with the company's' top goals. The SOA is responsible for idea generation, strategic needs analysis and evaluation of their assigned business area of focus as it relates supply chain management, food safety, financials management, R&D, sales and marketing, and consumer experience technologies. This includes solution identification/selection, process improvements to technology innovation best practices, design and development of the necessary requirements, functional specifications, and process artifacts to support system development efforts to drive and implement strategic solutions for their assigned team. Area of focus for this open requisition is in Emerging Technologies. The SOA is also responsible for working closely with the IT Relationship Managers & Technical Architects to identify strategic and functional needs of the Business thru the application of technology. The SOA also partners with the RMs to develop necessary business cases that effectively illustrate the value of the need for new technical innovation and applications/tools to include leading on project management responsibilities for feasibility and initial prototyping efforts pre-contract. Ideal candidate is capable of assisting the OCIO Director with the planning and support digital transformation strategies, as well as assessing, planning and the implementation of existing and emerging technologies. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Solution DevelopmentConsult with business unit management to identify and document business needs and objectives, the vision for operational procedures and challenges.Assists IT-OCIO management in identifying options for potential technical solutions assessing them for both technical and business suitability to include conducting/performing decision support analysis (options vetting with pros/cons assessed, gap-fit analysis, etc).Collaborate with IT OCIO management, Technical Directors, Development and QA Team members to develop the proposed functional and technical architecture solution in order to enable the team to provision estimates, develop construction plans and prepare implementation approaches.In scenario's where the build out of a tool will occur within our Integration teams, Enterprise Systems teams, collaborate with Project Management, Infrastructure leads, and Technical Directors to analyze and define resource requirements (skills needed for implementation, infrastructure components, etc.) to support implementation and future growth/scalability of IT solutions related to Sales & Operations planning tools and applicationsHelps document evaluations, requirements documents, functional specification documents, unit and integrated test scenario documents and other relevant artifacts necessary for implementation of IT solutionsDevelops and maintains a thorough understanding of business operations, identifying opportunities for operational efficiency through automation and effective utilization of existing and new ERP and companion systems, tools, mobile applications as well as internally designed applications and tools. Build and reengineer core business processes to enable standardization and optimal effectivenessMonitor industry trends and identify potential use cases to pair with current or future business challenges. Analytical & Design DutiesWorks collaboratively with IT and the Business resources to assess people, process, and technology current states, working to evaluate tradeoffs between usability and performance needs, and then utilize outcomes to develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language (eg can write and convey points clearly and concisely without leveraging geek speak). Ability to interpret customer business needs, elicit requirements using interviews/requirements workshops, process/SOP analysis, surveys, site visits, plus task and workflow analysis. Ability to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts in information gathered, ability to decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs and then transfers the same knowledge to development team.Help identify and outline key business functions, best practices, optimal configuration, deployment options, ROI, and identify limitations with an emphasis on decision support that will drive effective selection of appropriate technology;Help facilitate/Lead Gap-Fit Analysis - Evaluate current state, proposed future state, identify any gaps and provide advice and recommendations for achieving the desired future state and minimize potentially negative downstream limitations with other related systems modules or legacy systems;Assist in identification of technology partners that can address identified gaps (to include assisting in contract negotiations - SOW scope statements etc).Assists with the definition and/or development of use cases or user scenarios - to include assisting with the development of quantifiable metrics that the project team can use to identify and measure successful outcomes in the designed scenarios. Example scenarios include activities such as outlining error handling or evaluating reporting requirementsAssist in the translation of trend/performance analysis outcomes (KPI/ROI) into application and operational requirements, including user interface requirementsAssists in documentation of requirements (leveraging the company's Agile template base or when appropriate designing new template)Help broker signoff on functional requirements and process documentation from the appropriate business process owners and all key impacted stakeholders.Support roll-outs of new and expanding processes/projects.Participates in technology aspects of the business-sponsored RFIs/RFPs in collaboration with the RMs for the specified area Enterprise Integration Support As a solution architect, helps to create a solution kit/design that acts as roadmap for the Enterprise Systems Team Leads/PMs as they take over the initiative for final integration. Partners with the project manager if or when needed to define change requests for missed requirements and scope change, helping maintain the right focus on defined project constraints (schedule, resources, and scope/quality). Communication Demonstrates strong oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with all levels of the Business and IT teamsDemonstrates strong written communications skills, including the ability to produce clear and concise recommendations, business requirements and/or functional specificationsFacilitates large scale meetings with all levels of the company, clearly articulating objectives and identified next stepsCommunicates technical concepts and issues to non-technical peopleInteracts with all levels of the company with patience, courtesy, diplomacy and professionalism Professional Development Works with business leaders to understand business strategies in all areas of the businessStays abreast of industry trends in business and technology and gathers information on competitor technology to assist IT executive team with strategic IT directionDedicates time for professional training each year to be defined with the guidance of the IT Director to compliment both personal and company strategic goals Education and ExperienceA Bachelor's degree in Business Administration /Accounting/Financials preferred; MIS degree acceptable alternativeMinimum of 5 years work experience in an IT or business focused area with 2 years of direct experience in the same level/grade for like role implementing enterprise applications with at least 8 years of experience in implementing Oracle Supply Chain solutions (SAP would also count), Automation Centric areas focusing on Robotics, IoT, Data Science.Demonstrable knowledge of business area of focus - supply chain management, food safety, financials management, R&D, sales and marketing, and consumer experience technologies.Participated as core member of a project team for at least 1-2 full life cycle implementations of web, mobile, or enterprise tool suites.Past experience with Agile methodology preferable.Experience working in a multi divisional environment and multiple executions systems (Oracle EBS) is preferred.Nice to have Technical understanding:Working knowledge of PL/SQLKnowledge of all tables, views and schema objectsUnderstanding of reporting/analytics toolsUnderstanding of basic electronics and modern prototyping methodsWorking knowledge of the Atlassian suite of productsAbility to articulate business and technology needs/constraints to IT members and end users alikeAbility to walk thru sample functional requirements documents and/or process design samples.Hands on experience and proficiency with the full Microsoft Office Suite and tools such as Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, SmartDraw, Trello, Jira.A minimum of 2 years of experience in a Project Management or Lead role is preferredSelf-starter/motivator and having a proactive and strategic mindset are a mustStrong Written & Verbal Communication SkillsStrong Collaboration & Coalition Building SkillsOther responsibilities may be added at the manager's discretion. Certificates, Licenses, and RegistrationsOne of the following certification is strongly desired Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBATM), Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP), Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP ), Certified Business Process Professional (CBPP) or other formally accredited certifications in Business Analysis or Process Management will also be considered. Additional Responsibilities:Performs other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Boar's Head Brand, Sarasota , IT Solutions Architect II (Delicatessen Services Co., LLC), Other , Sarasota, Florida

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