Dairy Farm International

Head of Enterprise Architecture

Dairy Farm International
Full Time
Lead (more than 10 years)

Job Description

Head of Enterprise Architecture

Location: Quarry Bay 鰂魚涌

Dairy Farm is a leading pan-Asian retailer operating over 6,400 outlets, and employing over 170,000 people across 11 countries. Dairy Farm’s total annual sales exceeded US$13 billion and has a customer base of over 1 billion consumers across its highly diversified businesses. The Group operates supermarkets, health and beauty stores, convenience stores, home furnishings stores and restaurants under well known brands ranging from Wellcome and Mannings, to 7-Eleven, and IKEA. With such a broad offering and wide geographic reach, we welcome applications from candidates with a passion for retail, and a pioneering spirit to join our expanding team.

Head of Enterprise Architecture

 The Job

  • Manage strategic & tactical delivery of enterprise data, business and BI/analytics services, ensuring appropriate integration of processes/ modules across enterprise
  • Develop, enhance & manage enterprise application services, platforms for data management, integration services and BI/ analytics to align with company's strategic plan
  • Oversees the planning, integration and development of systems for supporting omni-channel and enterprise application services across all business units
  • Ensures SLAs are defined from the business facing groups and adhered to by each platform team
  • Ensure efficient service to business users by directing new software application implementations and enhancements
  • Develop & govern the enterprise architecture blueprint (incl. Application/Integration, Information/Data, Technical/Infrastructure) that aligns with IT & Business Strategy
  • Work with Business and IT Teams to deliver an enterprise solution that is scalable, adaptable and synchronized with business needs
  • Promote shared infrastructure & applications to reduce costs and improve information flows. Ensure that projects do not duplicate functionality.
  • Lead the identification of relevant technologies, practices, methodologies and/or standards in improving current state architectures
  • Lead planning sessions, country reviews and setting the long range plans of the Technical Architecture organization, supporting the Group's plans and direction
  • Ensure that the delivered architectures satisfies the functional and non-functional requirements of the business
  • Take ownership of the resource planning of the Technical Architecture team, maintaining up-to-date job descriptions and training programs for staff and maintain a skills database to ensure we have

The Person

  • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline
  • 15 years experience, preferable in Retail IT. Leading solution design & architecture across multiple large scale Retail designs, implementations and roll-outs
  • Business oriented IT leader to work with Business & IT Teams to deliver enterprise IT solutions that are scalable, adaptable to business needs
  • Strong stakeholder management skills to develop and maintain the architecture blueprint, resolving issues, ensuring rigor in governance & sign off
  • Individuals with a Management Consulting background  (IBM/SAP/Accenture) covering the retail would be advantageous 
  • Ability to lead and drive the direction of strategy from Group to Business level, translate plans into specific objectives, and execute the project with different parties with alignment
  • Excellent Communications skill in English

Technical Skills

  • Business Intelligence
  • Costing
  • Data Management
  • SAP
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Training