Director, Business Solutions
GS1
Toronto, CA
2d ago

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build, maintain, lead, manage, and direct a team of solution architects / engineers within Industry Managed Solutions team (team management after 6 months of onboarding, meanwhile onboard and build strategy)
  • Maintain a team strategy, ensuring alignment to broader organization strategies, with clear foresight on growth and development of team members
  • Provide direction to solution architects on how to apply enterprise architecture guidance at the individual solution level while building new and ongoing solutions
  • Demonstrate leadership in strategizing and delivering API integrations and other newly delivered transformations with customer teams
  • Develop senior management relationships within GS1 and our customers and knowledge that is conducive to understanding and articulating the impact of business and technology direction on the initiatives and solutions being delivered
  • Create playbooks on our customers, partners and various stakeholders’ landscape and enable the strategic planning
  • Support business planning and project portfolio decision making with enterprise context and strategy driven future state alternatives
  • Create and maintain a solution alignment framework, working with the delivery teams to understand adherence to designs, managing exceptions through the governance process
  • Contribute to strategic transformational planning initiatives from an architecture perspective
  • Support enterprise-wide Business, Data, IT architecture model and champion its use for solution architecture and design activities, stakeholder communication, change impact analysis, portfolio management, and transformational planning
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • 5+ of progressive technical experience as a solutions architect, software or system engineer, or technical consultant with at least 3 years managing a team of solution architects, sales engineers or similar technical roles
  • 3+ years’ experience working with large enterprise accounts in a data integration environment heavily focussing on APIs
  • 2+ years’ working directly with business, sales, operations teams and demonstrated cross functional leadership
  • Bachelor's degree in program such as math, engineering, computer science
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cloud computing in either AWS, Azure, Google cloud or IBM
  • Preferred significant knowledge in eCommerce, Digital Market space
  • Foundational knowledge of AI capabilities as it pertains to text recognition and data mapping is desirable
  • Knowledge of Agile approaches to software development and able to put key Agile principles into practice to deliver solution incrementally
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize and manage work to critical project timelines in a faced-paced environment
  • Knowledge of architecture development methodology (ADM) and frameworks like TOGAF, Zachman, etc. is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to easily deal with both abstract and concrete concepts and be able to reconcile them for the appropriate audience and context preferred
  • Proven ability to maintain both a strategic long-term outlook and enterprise perspective, while also supporting tangible, business-driven and IT-delivered solutions
  • Passionate driver of performance and proven ability to take ownership and accountability for financial success and effectiveness of services and solutions;
  • A business minded and strategic thinker that brings concepts and ideas together to create enhancements and new solutions;
  • A forward thinker with a drive for innovative thinking and continuous improvement;
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