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Solution Architect - Make (Plant/Manufacturing IT focus) - U.S.


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Job Title: Solution Architect - Make (Plant/Manufacturing IT focus) - U.S.
Location: Hopkins, MN, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Cargill, Inc
Industry Sector: Food/Processing
Industry Type: Commodities and Trading
Career Type: Manufacturing/Production
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: N/A
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Position Purpose & Summary

 

The Solution Architect supports the comprehensive high level architecture, functionality, economics and architecture compliance of solution options for the Make (Plant Operations, FSQR, EH&S) global applications Operations Supply chain (OSC) sub-portfolios. This position works closely with the global Operations and Supply Chain Portfolio Lead, OSC Porftolio Architects, Enterprise Solution and Application Architects, BOSC Corporate Plant Operations and Enterprise Process Owners, Enterprise AE&I Leads, Enterprise Architecture and key stakeholders to determine requirements for solution planning and development. This position develops solution architecture at a Portfolio and project level in collaboration with other architects, global and regional Operations and Supply Chain portfolio teams and subject matter experts from Cargill's business units.

 

The Solution Architect understands both technical and functional design and brings perspective from all architecture domains (process, application,  data, technology and security) into the solution design in support of  BOSC portfolio capabilities.  Utilizing a strong expertise in Plant Operations, Food Safety, Quality and Reliability, Environmental Health and Safety  business processes and  applications that support these processes, this position ensures solutions developed are aligned to enterprise architecture standards and principles, leverage common solutions and services, and meet the financial targets (cost and benefits). This position is accountable for solution evaluation and early-phase project estimates which contribute to the business case.

 

The Solution Architect position is also responsible for staying current with emerging business and technology trends, promoting the 'art of the possible', and driving innovation investments throughout the portfolio.  This role is able to facilitate the difficult conversations involving balancing corporate strategies and local business requirements.  This requires an ability to see multiple perspectives, steer discussions towards fact-based comparisons, and drive significant net value for the enterprise. 

 

Principal Accountabilities

 

40%     Architecture Planning and Development

  • Develops and maintains Plant Operations, Food Safety, Quality and Reliability, Environmental Health and Safety architecture by leading solution definition, solution architecture reviews, and solution selection efforts

  • Acts as part of the broader Cargill Architecture community to define and  execute architecture processes.

  • Develops and maintains  the Conceptual Architecture for the Operations and Supply Chain Global Applications Portfolio

  • Owns the Logical Architecture for a Portfolio (describing flow and high level physical arch)

  • Serve as an expert for data architecture and maintain a broad understanding of other Enterprise Architecture domains.

  • Responsible for understanding the strategy across enterprises on the capabilities provided within their portfolio and translating that into an architecture plan (In partnership with the Operations and Supply Chain Portfolio Lead. BOSC Corporate
  • Plant Operations and Enterprise AE&I leads and other Architects)

  • Responsible for the application architecture for all capabilities within the Operations and Supply Chain Make applications sub-portfolio (meaning the application portfolio, key APIs, transactions, etc.) and the associated roadmap

  • Responsible for all buy vs. build for the Make  global applications sub-portfolio

  • Responsible for governance to the architecture plan for the Make sub-portfolio

  • Ensures portfolio architecture aligns with Enterprise Architecture standards/principles

  • Responsible for lifecycle planning for applications and infrastructure within the global Make sub-portfolio

  • Provides strategic consultation and recommendations for business process design, business intelligence design, software development design/architecture, application frameworks, and/or interfaces during the design and ongoing care of solutions.

  • Provides support and consultation for detailed design, deployment and production support.

  • Primary contact for vendors providing technology solutions within your portfolio (including open source distribution vendors).

  • Responsible for ensuring Cargill roadmap items are included in vendor roadmap (including open source distribution vendors).

40%      Business Partnership

  • Work with businesses and functions (BOSC) to establish clear connections between business goals and strategies and the process data, and technology investments required to achieve them.

  • Provide consultation and recommendations for business capabilities, business process design, business intelligence design, software development design/architecture, application frameworks, and/or interfaces during the design and ongoing care of solutions.

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    Job Post Date: 04/06/19
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