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Head IT Digitalization Architect (m/f)



Chain IQ is an independent global service company providing strategic, tactical and operational procurement for its clients. As an international company it offers comprehensive end-to-end procurement solutions for national and international companies. Chain IQ operates from main centers – Zurich (headquarters), New York, London, Singapore, Mumbai and Bucharest – and is currently servicing 20 countries (including China, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia).

Automation and Digitalization is a key deliverable within Chain IQ and we are looking to strengthen our internal capabilities. Covering these interesting topics we are looking for a person that will be responsible to create business opportunities through technology innovations. This role  shapes and translates business and IT strategy needs into realizable, sustainable technology solutions whilst taking end-to-end solution delivery ownership from idea to benefits delivery.
Fulfilling service oriented architecture (SOA) and following ITIL processes and functions covering Business Consulting, Demand Specification, Solution Strategy and as well Marketing & Communication. This position reports directly to the Group CIO and works closely with other IT Teams (IT Application Development, IT Service Management & IT Service Operations) within Chain IQ, external clients as well as Business Stakeholders. To covering these interesting topics we are looking for a person that is responsible to create business opportunities through technology innovations and hence we offer the position as

Head IT Digitalization Architect (m/f)



2018-1033  /  200312


Your main responsibilities:

- Liaise with clients and business representatives to shape business opportunities and offerings through application of new technologies for clients and internal
- Liaise with other professionals (e.g. IT Application Development, IT Security & Risk) to design digitalization solution architecture for businesses and clients
- Monitor and communicate the latest technology trends to ensure our elevance and credibility
- Elaborate visions, studies and decision support in order to define standards
- Guide the activities of the solution architecture unit to ensure timely completion of projects
- Ensure that digitalization solution architecture application landscape designed are in sync with the Coporate – and IT strategy
- Monitor and coaching the activities of IT developing team on IT solution projects

- Prepare detailed product specifications including market scouting and build a decision based for “make or buy” proposals based on latest digitalization know how
- Create detailed design and implementation specifications for complex solutions supporting and enrich Chain IQ’s digital strategy
- Actively manage the solution scope and technology risks for the delivery
- Interface with subject matter experts within the company to validate the solution
- Document solution in RFP responses, proposals and Statement of Works/High Level Designs


Your profile:

- Experience running discovery workshops with customers and understanding challenges and business needs specifically within the procurement industry (supply chain management integration and automation)
- Experience in disruptive environments and technologies combined with the required skills on how to integrate latest technologies enhancing the business value
- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / Information Systems / Computer Applications or equivalent industry experience
- Developed customized presentations, demonstrations and prototypes to prove a solution's business value to C level customers
- Balance of business and technology acumen, including ability to articulate high-level technical solutions to business problems and to tie your solutions to program success criteria
- Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills, including ability to create clear observations, analysis and conclusions based on customer interviews and data
- Good communication abilities and experience creating presentations, documentation, and other assets
- Candidate must be able to excellently communicate in English and German (written & verbal). Any other language is an asset.
- Proactive and responsible way of working with high degree of quality awareness


Work Location:

Switzerland, Kanton Zurich


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