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Senior Client Architect

Experian is an Equal Opportunity Employer Including Disability/Veterans Job Number: 188813 Nottingham, United Kingdom

Description

Purpose

Creation and ownership of:

·Market specific cross-Experian Architecture & design patterns

·End to End solutions that weave our current capabilities together

·Solutions Design to fulfil specific Client opportunities (to maximise Experian's product and revenue footprint)

Engaging directly with individual clients to deliver strategic roadmaps with the intent to:

·Understand each client’s future business ambition

·Bridge the gap between client business problems and Experian’s solutions

·Re-use pre-built market propositions

Responding to qualified bid opportunities by:

·Providing solution leadership & guidance

·Validating the end-to-end solution design across all Experian capabilities

·Shaping & reviewing the architectural approach

Engaging with specific delivery projects to:

·Provide architectural rigour & re-use where possible around repeatable elements

·Provide leadership and mentoring to colleagues with subject matter expertise

·Consistently re-baseline Delivery Estimates

KR1. Strategic:

·Accountable for development of Client/opportunity-specific Solutions as well as contributing to mid-to-long range Client/Market 'Solution Roadmaps' for allocated portfolio(s) spanning multiple UK PCUs.

·Contributing market & Client requirements to UK PCU Product Management to shape products that meet Client and Experian needs.

·Promote and justify development of generic/reusable solutions to ensure Client/opportunity-specific solutions are cost & schedule optimised.

KR2.Client:

·Working alongside GTM, PCU DAs and Solutions Portfolio Managers to understand Client & Market drivers, requirements and challenges.

·Influence Clients at 'C'-level (esp. CTO/CIO) and below to shape Client architecture and landscape to optimise Experian's access to sell products/solutions.

·Champion a culture that achieves the business goals, delights customers and keeps consumer advocacy at the heart of everything that Experian does.

·Ensure that good client / consumer outcomes are at the centre of decision making.

·Promote great service and seek to exceed client / consumer expectations.

KR3. Commercial:

·Major player in the production of proposals (RFP/I) and Deal/Opportunity Reviews.

·Support Pre-Sales, providing Product/Service/Solution-based presentations and Solutioning expertise in developing prospects.

·Understand high-level solution design requirements and direct or produce associated sizing, costing estimates where required.

·Provide and co-ordinate solution input into the bid process for all Client Delivery solutions, including formal responses and client-facing workshops.

·Provide and co-ordinate solution input into the commercial governance processes for all Client Delivery solutions ensuring all associated risks and dependencies are articulated, evaluated and understood.

Effectively communicate solutions that will meet the Client's and Experian's requirements throughout the life of the solution.

·Work with PCUs and global product groups in creating and packaging pre-defined 'book-prices' e.g. re-usable components/delivery accelerators.

·Govern the software configuration design to ensure best practice is implemented and maximum re-use and standardisation are in place.

KR4. Relationship Management:

·Develop a positive reputation for UK Solutions as the driver of Client solutions and as a valued partner to GTM & PCU.

·Build and maintain relationships at key influencing level, building credibility both internally and externally.

·Engages at a senior level within the across business units and outside the company to strategically position the company and its offerings.

·Be a highly experienced decision maker and valued advisor.

·Recognised authority for Solution Design across the organisation and externally

KR5. Relationship Management:

·Develop a positive reputation for UK Solutions as the driver of Client solutions and as a valued partner to GTM & PCU.

·Build and maintain relationships at key influencing level, building credibility both internally and externally.

·Engages at a senior level within the across business units and outside the company to strategically position the company and its offerings.

·Be a highly experienced decision maker and valued advisor.

·Recognised authority for Solution Design across the organisation and externally

KR6. Performance Management:

·Understand and participate in Performance for Growth ensuring stretching personal objectives, a personal development plan and regular self and team feedback.

·Comply with the Training and Competency requirements and complete required training in a timely manner.

Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications

Essential Knowledge, Skills or Experience

·Proven Client-Solution Architect experience in a financial services or similar industry of mid-to-large sized organization i.e. Financial, Banking, Telco, Utilities, Insurance sectors, Solution Integrator.

·Experience of working with internal & external ‘C’-level managers in setting out Solution Architecture vision and/or value proposition

·In-depth knowledge of professional standards and trends within area of expertise

·Understands Experian’s market space, the impact of emerging business trends/drivers and their implications

·Experience with key areas of enterprise architecture, including integration technologies.

·Proven ability to analyse, design, and optimise Client business processes via technology and integration.

·Excellent stakeholder management with excellent verbal, written, presentation and meeting facilitation skills to ensure a clear unambiguous message is consistently delivered.

·A self-starter with the ability to quickly understand the complexities of technology against the business need in order to find the best solution against the constraints of time, cost and quality.

·Solid, assertive, motivational leader able to guide a team (often matrix) into reaching common goals.

·Inspires confidence in others.

·Able to communicate to all levels to board level and be comfortable with Senior Management and ‘C’-level business and technical communications

·Proven abilities in team-building and line management, to include coaching and mentoring skills

·Strong commercial acumen and experience of deal-positioning

Qualifications

·May require a degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related discipline or equivalent professional experience.

Formal architecture qualification such as TOGAF is desirable