Senior IT Architect

Imagine yourself looking at a picture. Do you focus on the details or do you prefer to take a holistic view? Or are you one of those who can’t choose between these two approaches? Who rather combine your curiosity, analytical side and your sense of details in finding the best solution in every case? We are looking for a person who knows that the key to business success is curiosity and drive to take on new possibilities and who is able to look at the bigger picture as well as going down in details.

This is us, your new colleagues

The Solution Center Purchasing is the unit, within R&D and Purchasing Solutions at Volvo Group IT, that has the responsibility to manage the deliveries for all solutions in the Purchasing portfolio. The Solution Center has the full responsibility on runtime (cost and quality of service) aswell as the delivery of the IT part of P&IT projects. The main sites are located in Sweden, Bangalore and Japan. We want to make a difference by being there for our colleagues and our customers by providing excellent IT solutions.
We are now seeking a senior IT Architect in Gothenburg, who has the drive and passion to contribute to develop and maintain the Volvo Group enterprise architecture vision.
Your main focus within this role will be to translate Volvo Group strategic objectives into effective enterprise changes by creating, communicating and improving the key requirements, principles and models that describe the Volvo Group future state and enables its evolution. You need to understand and interpret requirements, gather information, influence people, facilitate consensus building, synthesize and translate ideas and requirements into actionable roadmaps and drive the implementation of EA roadmaps.
We believe it is the right mindset that will make a difference within our organization. If you see yourself working in an environment that challenges you to combine your strategic approach with a more hands on attitude, then we believe you have the right attitude to be successful in this position.
You will:
  • Design and maintain principles for IT Architectural workflows & models within supply and towards governance and demand
  • Lead & coordinate enterprise architecture in relevant fora’s and communities
  • Act across business processes including knowledge sharing
  • Strive for understanding on the business (user role and context, ecosystem, process, market, competitors, challenges related to the business capabilities supported by the solution
  • Have an end to end understanding in the following areas; business process, solution and infrastructure
  • Drive knowledge sharing of business strategies, processes, relevant market- and IT trends and other relevant changes of policies, guidelines or EA framework in the Architect community
  • Effectively communicate, support and recommend EA related decisions with stakeholders at executive level
  • Act as highest escalation level for software, solutions or infrastructure architecture issues within the Solution Unit
  • Develop Architecture KPI’s
  • Member of RnDP Architecture Office representing Purchasing with related responsibilities, mainly architectural certifications and Lead Architect support
  • Member of Purchasing Sub portfolio ITA Team
Required knowledge/experience
In this position, you will be part of the Purchasing Solution team and report to Purchasing Solutions Delivery Manager. To be successful in your new role we want you to have the following knowledge/experience:
  • Experience from assignments as Architect for a solution or strategic project within SAP Ariba solution and other SAP as well as COTS/SaaS solutions
  • Proven experience in resolving cross-processes and cross-portfolio architecture concerns.
  • Expert level experience with EA frameworks and architecture practices
  • Experience of leading competence networks across regions and units also outside of Group IT
  • Recognized as an expert in his/hers own area as well as externally wide knowledge of market EA frameworks, methodologies and best of breeds (such as Gartner).
  • Working with business stakeholders
  • Practical experience of modeling and master data management: e.g. business modeling, process modeling, data modeling.
  • Eager to learn and work with your own development
  • University/Master’s degree in informatics or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills and capability to participate in stakeholder forums
Are we a perfect match?
We can promise you some very skilled colleagues and some truly exciting challenges to work with. You will work in a global environment that provides you with developmental opportunities both professionally and personally. We at Purchasing Solution Unit want you to prosper and be happy, because when you succeed, we succeed. Together we drive prosperity. We are eager to learn from you and you will get fantastic opportunities to learn and develop with us. Together we drive prosperity.
Curious, and have some questions? Call me! I will gladly give you more information about the role and how we can help each other on our future journey!
Anita Maletic, Delivery Manager, +46 765 536815
Union representatives:
Akademikerna – Therese Koggdal, +46 470 387855
Unionen - Jonas Ljungdahl, +46 31 3224985
Ledarna – Danny Bilger, +46 31 3228257

Acerca de nosotros

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group IT manages the Group’s overall IT strategies and plans and has the end-to-end responsibility for all development, delivery, support of IT solution and services for the Volvo Group.

We are more than 6000 people based in 36 countries working in a completely global organization. We are a team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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