at Henderson Scott
Location London, United Kingdom
Date Posted 28th February 2018
Category Enterprise Cloud
Job Type Permanent
Salary £110,000


Head of Digital Strategy / Enterprise Architect – TOGAF – CEA

Global insurance and investment Management Company are growing their London Tech team as they invest and enhance their Digital transformation.

Accountable for leading the business and technical strategy and transformation to digital services meeting the business unit and end customer requirements in a cost effective and secure way.


Key Responsibilities


  • Define and develop the delivery of a business-aligned global business and IT strategic plan, that fits with the standards and is based on service use and digital adoption is maximised by analysing trends/opportunities and areas of cross promotion between services; collaborating with Business Units and the business functions to do this.
  • Collaborate with the Business Engagement function and directly with the Business Units (BUs) to ensure services meet and continue to meet the evolving business needs and technology capabilities.  Use this work to contribute to the development and ongoing improvement of the business strategy
  • Analyse feedback from the digital and traditional platforms to help build KPIs for digital adoption and growth
  • Undertake horizon and market scanning to investigate and prove new digital services.  Then work with the BU and business teams to plan for the implementation of new digital services
  • Work with Digital Transformation teams on ideas for digital environments; act as sponsor for proof of concepts and communicate concepts and capability to the business units
  • Support the CFO in the annual business planning process ensuring the ongoing alignment of the strategy with financial plans

Job Requirements - Knowledge and Skills

  • Proven experience in a senior Strategy role ideally in a multi-supplier organisation
  • Compelling experience operating in senior IT Architecture roles, ideally in IT infrastructure-focused and multi-supplier organisations.
  • Exceptional level of technology literacy, and capable of effectively engaging with a wide range of IT specialists, suppliers and business stakeholders to define the best approach to enterprise architecture and design to achieve successful business outcomes.
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams
  • Previous governance and technical design authority experience essential.
  • Demonstrable experience of designing implementing business strategy with a strong technical component
  • Expertise and certification in Enterprise Architecture best practices  (e.g. CEA: Certified Enterprise Architect, CITA-P: Certified IT Architect – Professional, TOGAF)
  • IT Strategy and Portfolio Management skills, knowledge and experience
  • Experienced applying IT Governance best practices and reference models (e.g. COBIT)
  • Excellent knowledge of modern information technologies, services & architectures, including Cloud and DevOps – an understanding of automated provisioning and deployments
  • Experience of large enterprise environments including strategic and architectural integration of new digital services with legacy systems (e.g. Mainframe).
  • Good knowledge of governing both Agile and ITSM (e.g. Scaled Agile Framework/ ITIL)


Head of Digital Strategy / Enterprise Architect – TOGAF – CEA

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