Enterprise Business Architect

Sherwin-Williams Cleveland , OH 44114

Posted 2 weeks ago

Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams, Valspar, HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy, Krylon, Minwax, Thompson's Water Seal, Cabot and many more. Sherwin-Williams branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 4,600 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company's other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors. The company supplies a broad range of highly-engineered industrial and OEM coatings for wood and general industrial, coil, packaging, protective and marine, and transportation applications worldwide. Our 60,000 employees are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to find a career that takes you places.

The Enterprise Business Architect is a role within the Enterprise Architecture team and is accountable for supporting activities that aid creation of business, people, process, and organizational change models, and investments in response to disruptive forces and toward achieving target business outcomes.

This role is responsible capturing the organization's future-state business capabilities, which drive the organization's targeted business outcomes.

The Enterprise Business Architect is responsible for facilitating the construction of business models, which may include business capabilities, functions and processes and organization design, as well as working collaboratively with BRM role, functional IT leadership, business process owners and subject matter experts.

Essential Functions

Strategy & Planning

  • Develops an integrated view of company business capabilities and processes using a repeatable approach, cohesive framework, and available industry standard techniques.

  • Defines and leads overall business capability planning and designing support of the business strategy.

  • Provides consulting to tackle business challenges and help identify and manage needed process improvements or enable new capabilities.

  • Work with BRM role, IT Strategy role, business, and subject matter experts, to understand business strategy, in order to identify business outcomes to support the strategy.

  • Works closely with other Architects ensuring that business capabilities are met by the most efficient, effective use of IT processes, technology and data management.

  • Informs enterprise decisions and roadmaps for investment in improved or new capabilities, helping determine what capabilities the enterprise must develop to satisfy its customers, stand a part from competition, optimize partnerships, and improve operations.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Work with other enterprise architects and key organizational stakeholders to define a strategic plan for leveraging integrated business architecture as part of the enterprise.

  • Define a clear plan and governance for ensuring the business architecture work is in lock step with the other EA viewpoints.

  • Provide strategic consultation to assigned line-of-business(LOB) customers in defining or designing business capabilities, processes, functions and organizational structures

  • as well as in researching, identifying and internally marketing, selling and enabling technology based on business and end-user requirements.

  • Leverage business architecture tools and techniques, including: strategy on a page, strategic planning, business model canvas, disruptions trends, balance scorecard, economic modeling, risk and interdependencies, process models, business capability modeling, ecosystem modeling, customer and user profiling, journey maps, and human-centric design.

Operational Management

  • Collaborate with BRM, PMO and Strategic Operation functions on reporting project status, issues, risks and benefits.

  • Facilitate development of cross-LOB (enterprise) solutions that address particular business processes, known issues, and general technological options.

  • Provide regular, clear, and consistent communication (written and oral) on the status of projects, issues, and deliverables to representatives from the customer/vendor.

  • Assess near-term needs, using structured interview processes, to establish business priorities. Consult with technical subject matter experts, and develop alternative technical solutions. Advise on options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impact on other business processes and system priorities.

  • Leads and mentors other cross functional team members in the development of business architect and analyst deliverables, understanding industry best practices/standards.

Incidental Functions

  • Assist with other projects as may be required to contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the group and other business/technical entities.

  • Proven ability and initiative to learn and research new concepts, ideas, and technologies quickly.

  • Facilitate meetings and follow up with resulting action items.

  • Maintain current knowledge of the technology workspace in terms of current state, future possibilities, forthcoming technologies, and their relevance and impact.

  • Conduct research into new applications, tools, components, and frameworks.

  • Make presentations to management, clients, and peer groups as requested.

  • Train and share knowledge.

  • Participate in hiring activities and fulfilling affirmative action obligations and ensuring compliance with the equal employment opportunity policy.

  • Up to 10% travel as required (domestic and international).

  • Work hours outside the standard office 7.5 hour work day may be required.

Position Requirements

Formal Education & Certification

  • Bachelor degree or foreign equivalent in related field or equivalent experience.

  • Master degree a plus.

Knowledge & Experience

  • 14 years IT or Business experience.

  • 8 years of hands-on experience developing documentation, white papers and presentations to all levels of management and technical staff.

  • Knowledge and understanding of different types of business and operating models (existing, new, emerging and hybrid).

  • 8 experience with business transformation and process redesign methods.

  • Knowledge of existing, new and emerging technologies and being able to practically them to new business designs and business models.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of facilitation and organization change management.

  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts and theories for a variety of projects.

  • Experienced leading multidiscipline, high-performance work teams.

  • Exhibited skills in leading program management efforts involving coordination of resources and goals across multiple related projects.

  • Knowledge in all aspects of designing and constructing business processes, functions and organization structures.

  • Experience developing and monitoring delivery of efficient solutions to diverse and complex business problems.

  • Experience with utilizing one or more Architecture Frameworks(TOGAF, SAFe, APQC ..etc).

  • Experience in the development and planning of large scale strategic IT programs/projects, such as ERP, e-Commerce, MDM, CRM, Digital Workplace etc.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Certified Business Architect, Open Business Architecture , TOGAF or similar certifications.

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, valuation metrics development.

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to communicate, influence and persuade - business and IT leaders as well as peers.

  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply to business needs.

  • Ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence.

  • Team player, organizationally savvy, facilitator and works well with others.

  • Display intellectual curiosity and integrity.

  • Motivated by long-term results and achieving target business outcomes.

  • Remains unbiased, specifics technology - and vendor neutral - more interested in results than personal preferences.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future.

Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status, or any other consideration prohibited by law or contract. VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referral of protected veterans.


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