IT Manager - Business Solutions Architect | Manufacturing Information Systems

Marvin   •  

Warroad, MN

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


11 - 15 years

Posted 166 days ago

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  Essential Job Functions  Business Partnership (50%) Strategic Mindset

  • High Impact Outcomes (ROI)
  • Thought Leader (Strategic Point of View and Solution Roadmaps)
  • Proactive Partner (Driving vs. Reacting)
  • Solution Architecture in Context (Present, Near Future, Long Term)


  • Take an Immersed Position in the Operational Landscapes
  • Skilled in Bi-Lingual Communication (Business Conversations with Business Partners, Technical Conversations with Technology Partners)
  • Earn Respect of Business and Technology Stakeholders
  • Develop Strategic Partnerships
  • Secure Alignment on Solutions and Priorities


  • Lead, Manage and Hold Team Members Accountable for Delivering Desired Results
  • Recruit, Train and Develop a High Performing Team of Business and Quality Assurance Analysts
  • Set Vision for Solution Architecture Landscape
  • Develop and Refine Strategic Roadmaps
  • Prepare and Present Executive Alignment and Business Case Presentations
  • Optimize Functional Budget Utilization
  • Effectively Manage 3rd Party Vendor Partnerships

Values and Culture Ambassador

  • Company Values in Action
  • Solutions Speed and Agility
  • Ownership in the Outcome
  • Enjoy Delivering Amazing Solutions to our Internal and External Customers

Business Analysis and Solution Architecture (40%)

Business Analysis

  • Understand and Assess the Operational Landscape
  • Develop a Strategic Point of View
  • Collaborate with Stakeholders to Identify Pain Points and Opportunities
  • Define ROI and Business Impact
  • Build Priority Alignment

Solution Architecture

  • Identify Key Stakeholders and Shared Ownership in Outcomes
  • Define Required Outcomes for Success
  • Document Project Requirements and Current State Process Flows
  • Rapidly Prototype Solutions
  • Gain Solution Architecture Alignment and Sign-Off
  • Finalize Business Requirements Document and Project Plan

Solution Delivery

  • Align with Technical Architects on Business Solution and Data Requirements
  • Manage Projects to Ensure Deliverables and Timelines are Met
  • Prepare Unit, Systems Integration and User Acceptance Test Plans
  • Coordinate User Acceptance Testing, Training and Production Launch Schedules
  • Post Production Launch Support and Continuous Improvement

Enterprise Technology and Data Ecosystem Governance and Alignment (10%)

Governance and Alignment

  • Collaborate and Ensure Alignment on Solution Architecture with Enterprise Technology and Data Ecosystem Vision, Strategies and Protocols
  • Strong Working Knowledge of Systems and Data Security Best Practices

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

• Demonstrated strong analytical and solution architecture skills required, including a thorough understanding of data architecture and how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application, data and operational requirements.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to professionally interact with and influence a diverse group of executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
• Strong facilitation and presentation skills along with relationship building skills.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and manage small to large projects in a cross-functional environment.
• Must be self-motivated, have strong desire to learn, and be adaptable to a fast paced, ever-changing environment.
• High degree of professionalism and a project management experience/style that promotes progress through teamwork in a collaborative environment, using best practice methodologies like agile or waterfall.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of systems supporting manufacturing and supply chain processes.  Knowledge of logical and database programming languages are desired, PL/SQL or SQL data query experience is strongly desired.
• As an expert Senior Business Analyst and Solution Architect, possesses the ability to start quick, take charge, and generate a positive impact immediately.
• Ability to travel on occasion (approximately 10%)

Education / Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Information Technology, or related discipline desired. 
• Hands on experience in gathering, documenting, and communicating project business requirements using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, as well as prototyping (Axure) or other appropriate software.
• 10+ years of experience in software development life cycle, including business process and requirements documentation, analysis, design, system construction, testing, training, communication planning and deployment (concept to deployment).
• Demonstrated experience in implementing and supporting custom integrated, enterprise and 3rd party packaged software and web solutions, preferably in an agile environment.
• Experience with business operations or systems development
• Experience writing PL/SQL or SQL
• Experience in managing complex projects, familiarity and experience in using Project Management software, such as Microsoft Project is a significant plus.
• Technical proficiency/familiarity with applicable software to support the internal customer.