Solution Architect Specialist - Supply Chain

Job Req ID:  338
Posting Date:  21-Sep-2022
Function:  Architecture Solution and Design

1 Braham Street, London, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive with benefits

Other locations include Bristol, London, Birmingham and Manchester


About the role


We are in an incredibly competitive industry and it’s not just the technology that’s important, but the world of promise it creates for our customers. We live and work in a connected world where people want seamless service, great products and the best connectivity there is, as well as continually expecting more and more from us, and rightly so. Technology is BT’s powerhouse, with our expert technologists, we have a unique position in BT. By bringing together our technical and commercial expertise, and our insight and passion for customer experience, we help BT stand out from the competition. With the best networks and smart innovative products, combined with a personal experience, it sets us apart from the pack. Innovation drives everything we’ve done since BT started in 1846. Coming up with new ideas and developing new technologies is central to our future. We want to improve people’s lives for the better in welcome, relevant and affordable ways and we’ll be fast to market with an effortless experience to match. We will continue to focus on developing our converged network capabilities which will give customers seamless connectivity. Our skilled people will lead this technological revolution, not only for our customers but for the industry across the Globe, truly making customers our heartbeat. 


You'll have the following responsibilities


To help BTs Customer satisfaction with regard to service and cost BT needs to transform its systems estate to become more flexible and cheaper to build and operate. Supply Chain is a core function of the company delivering Millions of orders a year for both external customers and internal customers such as engineers and there is a large IT estate in need of modernising and replacing. This Job will support the transformation by identifying areas to improve and designing the solutions that simplify the landscape and  improve performance and increase efficiency.

•    Help define Architectural roadmaps in the Supply Chain space
•    Take the technical lead on incorporating new technology into the Supply Chain stack and where Supply Chain is engaged in bidding processes.  
•    Create Solutions that align to the architectural roadmap to reduce complexity and cost over time.
•    Ensure lower level designers adhere to the architecture and the governance processes of ACF, SACS and regulatory consideration
•    Understand and champion new technical opportunities in Supply Chain and the wider area


You'll have the following skills and experience


•  Creates and owns technical solutions for a domain, cross domain or portfolio of work within a specific technology area and delivers work autonomously.
•  Integrates and implements end-to-end solutions across customers and business areas.
•  Executes technical roadmap for specific area or domain.
•  Provides recommendation on development budget for the next year by understanding/explaining the technology evolution of the product/system/process etc.
•  Leads on design assurance before integrating into end to end solutions
•  Consults and advises senior stakeholders, internally and in a multi-vendor environment, (Chief Architect/ Vice-president level). Will be the BT solution lead from a customer perspective and act as a customer champion
•  Recognised as a key contributor and provide expert advice to other groups on technical and operational issues.
•  Solution Architecture Skills - strong skills and knowledge in Solution Architecture, ideally with knowledge in one or more of the following business capability / process areas – Supply Chain, SAP, ERP,  integration design, complex transformations, data architecture.
Awareness and experience in architecture governance processes and controls
•  Ways of Working: Human Centred Design and Agile project experience, bringing solution architecture to live within these processes.  
Strong collaborator not afraid to challenge stakeholders where necessary
•  Technology design - You partner with the business to understand and analyse user requirements and inform the architecture design for software, systems and networks.
•  Product and service knowledge - You demonstrate subject matter expertise in complex, technical infrastructure, products and services. You develop bespoke solutions to meet short, medium and long-term customer needs.
•  Creating Solution Architectures in complex  environments with demanding stakeholders
• Supply Chain understanding.  
ERP  knowledge,  ideally with SAP experience. 
•    You build networks inside and outside of the business with stakeholders who share in the business unit agenda, removing barriers to collaboration. You develop great working relationships with stakeholders, sharing knowledge and collaborating.
•    You create inspiring messages, for stakeholders and teams, linking and explaining programmes of activity and work, considering different perspectives and delivering simple communications.
•    You lead complex change programmes, supporting teams to perform effectively in all circumstances. You support change initiatives locally, adapting quickly and delivering change effectively.



•    Competitive salary
•    25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
•    10% on target bonus
•    Life Assurance
•    Pension scheme
•    Option to join the Healthcare Cash Plan or other benefits such as dental insurance, gym memberships etc.
•    50% off BT and EE mobile pay monthly or SIM only plans
•    Exclusive colleague discounts on our latest and greatest BT broadband packages
•    BT TV, including BT Sport and the NOW Entertainment membership, and 25% off NOW Sport, Cinema and Kids
•    30% discount for friends and family on EE mobile pay monthly and SIM only plans