Head of Enterprise Architecture

Aug 8
Stockholm, Sandviken
Job category:
IT & Software Development
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The CIO Office at Sandvik is a strategic part of our IT organization, with the mission to ensure a commonality within strategic areas of IT throughout the Sandvik Group. We’re now looking for a Head of Enterprise Architecture – someone who truly understands how IT architecture supports our everyday work and overall success.

Are you an excellent enabler, with skills in creating buy in and supporting strong collaborations?

Then this might be the perfect opportunity for you!

About the role and department

In this position, you’re leading a team of enterprise architects at our CIO Office. The purpose of the Enterprise Architect (EA) function is to enable, facilitate and drive agile and controlled business change, to maximize business value from information technology by:

  • Setting directions, developing roadmaps and driving changes to mandatory and common business- and IT capabilities
  • Providing the means to achieve transparency and visibility of dependencies across Sandvik, for current states and future plans
  • Developing, maintaining and communicating the federated operating model for IT at Sandvik – participating in governance fora’s and maintaining the Sandvik Way and its delimitations of mandatory/common vs. shared/unique
  • Driving architecture-related collaboration across Sandvik
  • Identifying and communicating deviations in order to enable compliance with mandatory rules under the Sandvik IT policy

The focus is to ensure that IT solutions are fit for our current and future business, rather than driven by siloed optimization of individual landscape components. You work to create a culture of innovation within the technology team – to add business value, reduce complexity, and drive competitive advantage. The objective is to progress the leveraging of technology advancements in order to improve products, processes and services, by bringing a tech dimension in business challenge discussions.

Your responsibility

  • Lead the EA function of our CIO office, in the areas of Business Architecture, Information Architecture, Solutions Architecture, Technical Architecture, and Security Architecture
  • Own the governance and improvement of the EA processes and lifecycle across the enterprise
  • Deliver expertise and counsel at a senior executive level to ensure that technology teams and businesses understand the architectural options and technology choices in support of business initiatives
  • Research and analyze business requirements to evaluate and recommend optimal solutions within technology architecture
  • Apply industry or technical knowledge to provide solutions that increase business results and/or minimize risk
  • Apply knowledge of business requirements and architecture to contribute to an architecture framework, including technology architecture strategy, policies, guiding principles, and standards
  • Own and implement architectural guidelines and guardrails
  • Take part in our EA Council and drive strategic decisions across our Business Areas for mandatory and common areas.
  • Manage EA principles, and monitor and report architecture adherence and exceptions
  • Manage EA master data, methods and templates
  • Consolidate cross-functional target state alignment and iterate platform and offering strategies
  • Coach and instill architectural thinking, awareness and knowledge sharing
  • Coach enterprise architects in our Business Areas

You report to the Sandvik Group CIO and your based in either Stockholm or Sandviken. Some international travel is a natural part of your job during normal circumstances.

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, IT or other relevant area
  • Proven experience within business architecture, information architecture, solutions architecture (5+ years from multiple functional areas and technology platforms), technical architecture (5+ years) and security architecture
  • Proven experience within business ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, open data, microservices, event-driven IT and predictive analytics
  • Proven track record of developing people and organizations
  • Knowledge within cloud architecture and transformation (preferably multi cloud)
  • Understanding of APIs and integration (various integration patterns)
  • Understanding of big data and Advanced Analytics
  • Business process knowledge from the manufacturing industry (sales, R&D, supply chain and finance)
  • Understanding and a curiosity of existing, new and emerging technologies
  • Experienced storyteller
  • Financial acumen/financial modeling/accounting and experience in vendor relationship management
  • Fluent written and spoken English.

Personal qualities

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Change management skills – leading through transition and transformation
  • Self-motivated and good integrator, with the ability to build trustworthy and sustainable relationships internally and externally with a win-win mentality
  • High level of integrity and reliability, with a strong sense of urgency
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills, including the ability to communicate security and risk-related concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Poise and the ability to act calmly and competently in high-pressure, high-stress situations
  • Critical thinking and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams to achieve tactical and strategic goals
  • Execution mindset – getting things from idea to action

Our Sandvik culture

Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group, rapidly developing into new, digital offerings. We believe in a collaborative and inclusive culture, where innovations are part of everyday life. For us, it’s clear that our diversities form a solid foundation for achieving great results. We also believe in finding that perfect mix between work, family life and interests, and we happily support our employees in balancing this. Visit our stories hub, LinkedIn or Facebook to get to know us further.

How to apply?

We have an ongoing screening and interview process during this recruitment, so please send us your application as soon as possible and no later than August 8, 2021. Read more about Sandvik Group and apply at home.sandvik/career, Job ID: R0029801

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact:

Erik Mattsson, Sandvik Group CIO, +46 (0)26 265 115

Union contacts - Sweden

Roland Forsberg, Unionen, +46 (0)70 261 33 34

Fredrik Andersson, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)26 262 718

Peter Olsson-Andrée, Ledarna, +46 (0)26 261 984

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Services, +46 (0)26 261 444.

Recruitment Specialist

Irene Sveen

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Deadline: Aug 8
Job-ID: R0029801

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