Director Domain Architecture (m/f/d) Sales Domain

Date posted:
Company: Adidas
Location: Herzogenaurach (BY), N/A
Job Type: Full-Time

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Domain Architecture (Sales Domain) develops the architecture design principles for a particular line of business which requires good knowledge of integration frameworks and patterns. They take care of communicating those to the organization leveraging their coaching and mentoring abilities in order to elicit and manage the required behavioral change at all levels, including senior management.

Key Responsibilities:

Research

  • Builds on and refines appropriate outline ideas for the evaluation, development, demonstration and implementation of research. Contributes to research goals and funding proposals.
  • Collects and analyses qualitative and quantitative data as required.
  • Creates research reports to communicate research methodology, findings and conclusions.
  • Presents papers at conferences, contribute significant sections of material of publication quality, and presents reports to clients.
  • Contributes to research plans and identifies appropriate opportunities for publication and dissemination of research findings.
  • Makes an active contribution to research communities.

Enterprise and business architecture

  • Contributes to the creation and review of a systems capability strategy which meets the strategic requirements of the business.
  • Develops models and plans to drive the execution of the strategy, taking advantage of opportunities to improve business performance.
  • Takes responsibility for investigative work to determine requirements and specify effective business processes, through improvements in information systems, data management, practices, procedures, organisation and equipment.

Emerging technology monitoring

  • Monitors the external environment to gather intelligence on emerging technologies.
  • Assesses and documents the impacts, threats and opportunities to the organisation.
  • Creates reports and technology roadmaps and shares knowledge and insights with others.

Solution architecture

  • Leads the development of solution architectures in specific business, infrastructure or functional areas. Ensures that appropriate tools and methods are available, understood and employed in architecture development.
  • Within a change programme, leads the preparation of technical plans and, in liaison with business assurance and project staff, ensures that appropriate technical resources are made available.
  • Provides advice on technical aspects of solution development and integration (including requests for changes, deviations from specifications, etc.) and ensures that relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices (including security) are applied correctly.

Business analysis

  • Investigates operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes.
  • Assists in the analysis of stakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising from investigations into business requirements and problems, and identifies options for consideration.
  • Works with stakeholders, to identify potential benefits and available options for consideration, and in defining acceptance tests.
  • Contributes to selection of the business analysis methods, tools and techniques for projects; selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.

Business modelling

  • Produces models in support of business strategy.
  • Has in-depth knowledge of a broad range of industry-wide modelling techniques.
  • Advises on the choice of techniques and approach and influences customers accordingly.
  • Capable of developing bespoke models for unusual contexts. Responsible for planning and co-ordinating team modelling activities and for ensuring the quality of their work.

Systems design

  • Adopts and adapts appropriate systems design methods, tools and techniques selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches, and ensures they are applied effectively.
  • Designs large or complex systems. Undertakes impact analysis on major design options and trade-off.
  • Makes recommendations and assesses and manages associated risks.
  • Reviews others’ systems designs to ensure selection of appropriate technology, efficient use of resources, and integration of multiple systems and technology.
  • Ensures that the system design balances functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Contributes to development of systems design policies and standards and selection of architecture components.

Data modelling and design

  • Sets standards for data modelling and design tools and techniques, advises on their application, and ensures compliance.
  • Manages the investigation of corporate data requirements, and co-ordinates the application of data analysis, design and modelling techniques, based upon a detailed understanding of the corporate information requirements, in order to establish, modify or maintain data structures and their associated components (entity descriptions, relationship descriptions, attribute definitions).
  • Manages the iteration, review and maintenance of data requirements and data models.

Relationship management

  • Identifies the communications and relationship needs of stakeholder groups.
  • Translates communications/stakeholder engagement strategies into specific activities and deliverables.
  • Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders, acting as a single point of contact by developing, maintaining and working to stakeholder engagement strategies and plans. 
  • Provides informed feedback to assess and promote understanding.
  • Facilitates business decision-making processes. Captures and disseminates technical and business information.

If required: People Management / Resource Management:

  • Supports resource planning and may have full responsibility in recruiting process.
  • Implements resource plans, including conducting recruitment interviews.
  • Facilitates selection, assessment and on-boarding processes, and internal resource allocation.
  • Contributes to transitioning of resources, complying with relevant statutory or external regulations and codes of good practice.
  • Ensures appropriate leadership skills are present at every level through creating a motivational and supportive work environment in which employees are coached, trained and provided with career opportunities through development
  • Allocates the different work to the respective employees considering experience, complexity, workload and organizational efficiency
  • Continuously monitors and evaluates team workload and organizational efficiency with the support of IT systems, data and analysis and team feedback and makes appropriate changes to meet business needs.
  • Provides team members/direct reports with clear direction and targets that are aligned with business needs and GIT objectives

Key Relationships:

  • Global IT
  • Respective business function (GOPS, Finance, HR, Brand Marketing, Wholesale/Retail)
  • HR Management
  • Controlling

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four-year college or university degree with focus on Business Administration or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficient spoken and written command of English
  • At least 10 -year experience in IT
  • 7 years of experience in relevant area
  • 5 years of experience in team management including professional
  • International Experience – ideally working abroad and mobile in leadership roles for multiple years and has functional/market experience in projects with a local/global perspective
  • Participated in a global project execution/ significant contribution to local/functional project