Global IT Director – Enterprise Architect for Workplace

Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Posted 5 days, 2 hours ago
Location: Atlanta, United States - London, United Kingdom

WHAT YOU'LL DO


BCG is looking for a director level Enterprise Architect to lead the future direction of workplace technologies across the organisation

The heart of this role is to define the north star for the digital collaboration, hybrid working, personal productivity and computing and the physical office space across the whole firm. You will be expert at engaging with customers, experienced in working with products teams and love collaborating with diverse teams to explore, solidify and gain momentum for your ideas in a highly matrixed organisation. You will be an expert and thought leader in workplace technologies, highly experiences in global organisations bring new ideas and future thinking into the organisation.


YOU'RE GOOD AT


  • Energising our people to see the possibilities for efficiency, effectiveness of using modern workplace technologies, building trust and evangelising across our organisation
  • Defining the future workplace architecture and operating model across areas including as online digital collaboration, modern devices (mobile, PC and Mac) and solving problems for our workplace wherever they are working
  • Collaborating far and wide in the organisation to identify high value use cases, sell the north star vision and drive our digital workplace and consulting organisation to new innovative spaces
  • Finding great answers to complex and ambiguous questions, and, connecting and collaborating across teams to develop their architectures. You will seek diverse views, and with a growth mindset consider both conventional and unconventional answers.
  • Rolling up your sleeves and “doing”, pioneering the way forward and bring others along with you. You produce high-quality Enterprise Architecture arguments and supporting materials. You are adept at agreeing these at different levels in the organisation. You will be amazing at PowerPoint.
  • Applying modern methodologies such as Kanban, Scrum, Lean, Design/Product thinking and UI/UX to your work and encouraging others to adopt and use these methods.
  • 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.
  • Optimising your own role and delivering results. You understand that architecture is part of a value stream where we need to play our part in being efficient to help increase velocity and reduce risk across the architecture team and the teams we work with.
  • You will a magnetic technical leader who will coach other technical architects routinely, to advance the architecture maturity and develop other architecture resources

YOU BRING (EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS)


  • You will either have been a consultant or exhibit strength in the essential qualities of a consultant, able to engage in a complex organisation to understand the current state and problems, formulate strategic direction and then gain buy in to this at all levels of the organisation.
  • 12+ years’ experience leading and owning the enterprise architecture for workplace in a global organisation. This includes managing the value, opportunities, inventory, roadmaps, rationalisation, and total cost for the workplace technology portfolio
  • Significant experience and success in working in a highly matrixed organisation with a flat structure where direction is set by the best arguments not by seniority.
  • Your experience will include multiple successful examples of autonomously:
    • Setting the strategic direction (north star) for workplace in complex organisations, in this regard you will be highly value orientated rather than technology orientated
    • Moving forward a plan to implement the north start and achieving benefits in various dimensions of meeting requirements, improving functionality/services, cost reduction/rationalisation and efficiencies through ongoing automation.
    • leading decisions through to a conclusion in a highly matrixed organisation with minimal or no supervision.
    • Preparing materials for, and presenting at, senior levels including C-Suite. You must be a superb storyteller with a strategic mindset able to create brilliant arguments and supporting materials in PowerPoint

YOU'LL WORK WITH


You will be directly reporting to the CTO and work in the central Enterprise Architecture team. There are a significant number of senior stakeholders across our Tribe organisation in particular within our Workplace Tribes

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