Solutions Architect - Commercial
DS Smith
4 dagen geleden

About DS Smith

DS Smith are a leading provider of sustainable packaging solutions, paper products and recycling services in more than 30 different countries.

It’s a very exciting time to join, as we have committed to investing in our future across our strategic growth enablers within Innovation (R&D), Sustainability and Digital & Data.

Be a game changer as we invent, reimagine and redefine packaging!

About the role

We are looking to recruit an experienced and passionate Commercial Solutions Architect to help us deliver this journey within our Sales, Marketing and Innovation (SMI) and Commercial functions.

The SMI and Commercial functions are a key IT focus, delivering greater added value to our customers, whilst overcoming the challenges of our fragmented application estate to provide a consistent solution across our packaging division.

As the SMI & Commercial Solution Architect you will directly be responsible for generating IT solution roadmaps for the SMI and Commercial functions, in conjunction with Divisional business teams, the Head of Packaging IT Solutions and IT Business Partners.

You will define technical solutions and associated delivery projects to support the priorities of the business for the SMI and Commercial functions.

Using your experience, you will offer subject matter and internal consultant expertise during the design, build and implementation of IT solutions within SMI and commercial teams.

This role is core to the Packaging IT Strategy, which will build and extend on the existing sales forecasting templates, using a specific packaging ERP system (Aicomp add-on) for packaging Sales.

During this delivery cycle the successful candidate will need to design and drive the implementation of standard processes across the Division, whilst seeking to tactically move forward with aligned solutions in advance of the full Strategic IT solution.

You will be confident leader with excellent communication skills, you will have the ability to not only manage your own team but have the ability to challenge senior stakeholders and third party suppliers.

You will have an aptitude for translating complex, technical subjects into clear, business-oriented language and will also be able to work across diverse organisations building consensus and ensuring alignment behind identified solution designs.

This role can be based in the UK or Europe but you must be willing to travel.

About you

Deep understanding of Solutions Architect of Sales / Commercial transformation programmes

Demonstrated capability in leading IT transformational solution architecting initiatives in complex and dynamic environments.

Breadth of knowledge of IT : Applications (ERP / CRM / MES) and Infrastructure

Demonstrated capability in leading IT transformational solution architecting initiatives in complex and dynamic environments.

Experience of delivering leadership responsibilities.

Waterfall and Agile methodology experience

Excellent stakeholder management experience, with experience of influencing senior management and key stakeholders effectively across the organization and within complex contexts.

Experience in multi-site, multi-country manufacturing environment with knowledge of ERP, MES, CRM, solutions.

Excellent command of written / verbal business English; other European language(s) a plus .

Income protection

25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Annual Cycle to Work Scheme

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