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Business Architect

Date: 03-Jul-2019

Location: Edinburgh, GB Wilmslow, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Business Architect




At Royal London we want to attract the best talent to help us achieve our vision of becoming the most trusted and recommended financial company in the UK.


We are the largest mutual life, pensions and Investment Company in the UK, with Group funds under management of £118.9 billion and latest Profit Share pay out to members of £142 million.  Group businesses provide around 9.0 million policies and employ 3,976 people (figures as of 05 Feb 2019). 


To achieve our vision of becoming the most trusted and recommended financial company in our chosen markets, we need to have a shared understanding not only of where we're going and why, but how we're going to get there. This is where our culture and values come in. Royal London’s business units are clearly positioned within their markets and our goal is to provide innovative solutions that match the needs of customers and distribution partners at a great price.


We have an exciting opportunity for an Business Architect to join our Group Technology and Change (GTC) Function in Wilmslow.


This role will partner with different business areas in early stages of business discussions, advising on the potential organisational impact of business opportunity.  The Business Architect will establish the contribution that technology can make to business objectives, conducting feasibility studies, producing high-level business models, and preparing business cases.



What will you be doing


• Capture and prioritise market and environmental trends, business strategies and objectives, and identify the business benefits of alternative strategies.
• Lead the creation and review of a systems capability strategy that meets the strategic requirements of the business.
• Develop enterprise-wide architecture and processes that ensure that the strategic application of change is embedded in the management of the organisation, ensuring the buy-in of all stakeholders.
• Develop and present business cases, for high-level initiatives, for approval, funding and prioritisation. Ensure compliance between business strategies, enterprise transformation activities and technology directions, setting strategies, policies, standards and practices.
• Anticipate major changes affecting the organisation, and mobilise resources to implement changes.
• Advise business managers about the implications of planned IT-enabled change on the business, on processes, on staff and on customers. Initiate the definition of new organisation boundaries, and creates future organisation design.
• Analyse business processes; identifies alternative solutions, assesses feasibility, and recommends new approaches, typically seeking to exploit technology components. organisational roles and responsibilities, and scope or nature of service delivery



What we’re looking for


• Background in Financial Services
• Strong senior stakeholder management skills
• Strong experience in influencing policy and strategy formation


Skills that will help you in the role


• Experience within Life Insurance and Pensions would be highly beneficial
• Ability to absorb complex information and communicates effectively at all levels to both technical and non-technical audiences.
• Experience of managing and mitigating risk


What we offer


  • We've always been proud to reward employees by offering a number of benefits
    such as Pensions and Protection, Performance and role-related benefits, Lifestyle and Wellbeing 
  • Our culture comes from within, or to put it another way, it comes from our people. It’s what makes Royal London a great place to work.
  • Our People Promise is something we live up to every day. We know we can rely on you, and you can expect plenty from us in return.
  • Glassdoor have ranked as among the best places to work and this year we entered the top 10 



We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.


In fact, the first pillar of our People Promise is designed to make sure you 'work somewhere inclusive'. We want to live up to this promise; it’s good for our people and good for our customers too, because our workforce should reflect our communities.

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