Business Architect - Senior Business Analyst

Job Overview

Leeds, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
11 days ago

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Job Description

Reporting to the Lead Business Architect, you will work closely with senior leaders to develop Target Operating Models for the services/functional areas within programme scope and provide them with expert advice and guidance as they seek to develop their functions capabilities.

Client Details

Non Profit Education Establishment


As a Business Architect your main duties will include:

  •  Defining the work-packages, frameworks and models that will underpin the

    Business Architecture activities of the Programme, influencing the shape and

    focus of change to support strategic objectives;

  •  Providing high-quality and expert support and guidance to programme leaders

    and team members in relation to business architecture;

  •  Working with a variety of stakeholders to develop and maintain functional

    Target Operating Models and supporting the identification of incremental

    improvements to the Current Operating Models;

  •  Working with both internal and external suppliers to enable the delivery of

    programme objectives and outcomes;

  •  Leading the Programme's Business Architecture team ensuring that staff are

    appropriately managed, motivated and developed to carry out their roles


  •  Identifying and validating key business and technology objectives the business

    architecture must support;

  •  Developing innovative methods for exploiting new and existing business


  •  Actively contributing to the development and definition of architecture

    standards and ensuring alignment with these as part of project delivery;

  •  Identifying and reporting delivery issues and risks as appropriate and working

    to mitigate or minimise impacts;

  •  Performing architecture reviews on proposed business solutions and ensuring

    both appropriate peer review and governance body approval is obtained;

  •  Contributing to the development of the University's business architecture



As a Business Architect you will have:

  •  A genuine interest and passion for the design of efficient processes that deliver

    exceptional service to users combined with a big-picture view that can integrate

    solutions into a coherent and simple solutions;

  •  Demonstrable experience of leading successful project delivery in a large

    organisation as either an Business Architect or Design Lead;

  •  Experience of architecture assessment and definition and business change in

    complex environments;

  •  An excellent understanding and experience of applying architectural principles

    across business applications, including assurance of regulatory, legislative and industry practices combined with experience in defining and maintaining architectural standards, principles and reference models including business capability models;

  •  Experience of creating high quality diagrams and models and frameworks to convey information, including the use of UML, BPMN or similar modelling techniques. Plus experience of using software to support modelling, such as MS Visio or Sparx EA;

  •  Experience of effectively analysing problems and data, presenting solutions, and information in a meaningful way to diverse range of stakeholders;

  •  Excellent communication skills, including the ability to articulate changes to business processes to stakeholders with differing levels of technical knowledge and the ability to influence the outputs of others you are not directly responsible for;

  •  Significant experience of building successful working relationships and leading and enabling interdisciplinary teams, with a proven ability to work confidently and assertively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including senior stakeholders and executive level boards;

  •  A proven ability to lead, manage and motivate staff to deliver objectives;

  •  Excellent organisational and planning skills with experience of successfully managing multiple and competing priorities across projects and programmes, setting appropriate direction and goals for others, with a high degree of


Job Offer

Day Rate + Other Benefits.


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