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Head of Architecture & Strategy - Global Financial Services

  • £130000 - £150000 per annum
  • Crawley
  • Posted: 20/08/2018
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: MTHeadoarc

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Head of Architecture & Strategy| £123k - £150k + 50% bonus, Car, Benefits | Crawley, UK

One of the worlds leading brands in global Financial Services are looking to secure an experienced Head of Architecture & Strategy to join their IT team based in Crawley The role of Head of Architecture & Strategy will join an FS firm with a global brand at the start of a number of years of major transformation, overseeing all enterprise level IT strategy.  

The role of Head of Architecture & Strategy will act as a key strategic force within IT, driving future architectures, roadmaps and technology standards across the FTSE 100 business. You will shape a number of key transformational solutions and target architectures. You will work closely with key IT leaders across the business from the CTO and CIO to key business stakeholders. 

This is a key role for a rapidly changing FTSE 100 organisation. You will have real drive and passion for your work with a highly energetic and forward thinking approach. You will enjoy a challenge and be a highly motivated candidate who is looking to progress your career quickly! 

We are looking for a forward thinking, passionate Architecture leader with the ability to drive a major change agenda! To be considered you will have:

- Previous experience as a Head of Architecture or wider IT leader within a large blue-chip organisations
- Hands on experience as a Solution/Enterprise Architect
- Experience of leading a large architecture transformation initiatives 
- Experience of leading and driving major change initiatives
- Experience leading teams of Architects and other IT SME's 
- Track record of operating and influencing senior level execs
- Strong supplier management experience
- Strong commercial understanding and business knowledge 

Personally you will be a driven and forward thinking problem solver, with the ability to motivate and drive team performance at the highest level. You will be used to working closely (and getting the best out of) technologists, 3rd party suppliers and senior level stakeholders. You will also be used to working in high pressure, fast paced corporate environments.

This is a key role working for one of the worlds leading FS brands delivering on major business critical programmes. You will have the chance to work on exciting, modern programmes, while also having the chance to progress and develop your skills and career quickly.

If you are interested please apply ASAP. The People Network is an employment agency and will respond to all applicants within three - five working days. If you do not hear within these timescales please feel free to get in touch.