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Senior Business Architect

Ref: LRA185
Job Type:Permanent
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000pa
Location: Newcastle
Closing Date:

Job Description

Remote Working
Package – Competitive

GEM Partnership are working exclusively with NCFE, a not-for-profit organisation based in Newcastle who are a leading provider of extensive educational services with a strong heritage in learning and have been at the forefront of technical and vocational education for over 170 years. Their core purpose is to promote and advance learning; with a particular emphasis on supporting social mobility and prosperity, via the design, development and certification of diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards, which have contributed to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals.

They are currently looking to appoint a highly talented Process orientated Senior Business Architect, who will be responsible for realising a ‘Digital First’ approach to business wide process re-design. This role will lead a team of Business Analysts accountable for redefining and transforming end-to-end processes across the business, in line with the agreed strategy, embedding a culture/discipline of process governance, working closely with Senior Leaders as part of the Transformation Programme.

You will have accountability for translating business priorities and needs into technology requirements, and therefore requires the ability to interface with strategic stakeholders, project management office, operational teams, and technologists.

Duties & responsibilities include:

• Accountable for the design, implementation and evolution of Process Management Governance Framework including standard documents and templates, and a central repository for hosting and managing business processes.
• Accountable for embedding a culture of process governance across the business.
• Accountable for driving the business design in collaboration with People and Technology teams.
• Accountable for establishing process performance metrics that indicate cost, productivity, and compliance against strategic objectives and demonstrate ROI for investment opportunities.
• Accountable for leading the business process design and re-engineering workshops in line with strategy and Transformation Programme outcomes, developing the ‘As-Is’ and ‘To-Be’ processes across the organisation.
• Accountable for leading the identification of opportunities for outsourcing processes to specialist 3rd parties to minimise risk, increase capacity and improve services.
• Accountable for commissioning Technical Design Authority support and 3rd party technology providers to ensure alignment with the ‘To-Be’ technical architecture and business requirements.
• Accountable for evaluating, procuring, and managing the implementation of simple and efficient core processes, and working with People Services to proactively manage role and structure changes that process transformation will introduce.
• Accountable for leading a team of Business Analysts; and driving a collaborative and consistent approach to applying business analysis tools and techniques across the PMO, and the wider Business.

The Person:

• Candidates should have considerable experience within end-to-end process transformation within a complex organisational environment and posses a deep understanding of Business Architectural tools and methodologies.
• Possess an excellent working knowledge and understanding of business process automation solutions such as RPA, utilising broader operational excellence techniques such as Six Sigma or similar.
• You should be adept at working across broad functional environments with the personal skills to collaborate positively, unlocking opportunity to rationalise complex business processes, reduce duplication and improve operational efficiency.
• Experience supporting complex transformation projects, building and influencing matrix teams including externally sourced 3rd party expertise is highly desirable.
• Candidates should be self-starters of graduate calibre, comfortable managing a portfolio of projects simultaneously who are able to unlock real business change through technology advancement.
• You will have experience of building and leading teams, providing coaching and support to develop individuals, whilst embedding a strong process governance discipline.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leading organisation at a pivotal time on their digital transformation journey with genuine opportunities to make a central contribution to the overall direction of technology travel. If you feel you have the qualities our client is seeking, please forward your CV and covering letter indicating your current package to Lee Rankin at GEM Partnership or for a discreet conversation call our Peterlee office.