IT Information Architect
Marel is the leading global provider of advanced processing systems and services to the Poultry, Meat and Fish industries. In partnership with our customers we are transforming the way food is processed. Our vision is a world where quality food is produced sustainably and affordably. Our state-of-the-art equipment and systems help food processors of all sizes, in all markets, to operate at peak productivity. Our organization is comprised of approximately 5,100 employees worldwide, offices and subsidiaries in 30 countries across six continents, and a network of more than 100 agents and distributors.Click here for the corporate video of Marel
The functionThe Architecture team is part of our global IT organization. The team deals with complex architecture challenges, in order to effectively digitalize our businesses by designing best-fit solutions.
The Information Architect reports to the Enterprise Architect and works with business stakeholders, data stewards and managers, application specialists and IT architects to guide projects to completion.
We harmonize, automate and advance product-centric business processes and drive business advantages through IT innovation. Managing the availability, quality and integrity of data is crucial for Marel.
That is why we’re looking for an Information Architect who is experienced in information management and data architecture and has a deep understanding of product complexity in a (asset intensive) manufacturing industry.
The Information Architect will strengthen the value of all business information that will need to be available and shared consistently across the value chain. Areas include (master) data management, business analytics and advanced analytics (machine data), data integration and content management. Specific attention is required for managing product related data, across applications and functions from engineering and design, through sales and manufacturing up to installation and service.
The (Product) Information Architect can think strategically, but is able to translate ideas and vision into concrete and realistic designs.
Key areas of accountability
- Partners with business and IT leaders and influences information strategy through rationalization of the information value chain. Provides stakeholders with ideas and sample solutions and communicates clearly on them;
- Identifies innovation areas in information management e.g. in the area of IoT, advanced analytics and model driven designs;
- Champions efforts to improve business performance through solutions and capabilities, such as master data management (MDM), metadata management, analytics, content management, data integration, and related information management or information infrastructure components;
- Creates and manages data models & mappings in all their forms, including conceptual models, relational database designs, message models and others;
- Combines data to increase synergy and value; Provides data owners and other stakeholders with a clear overview of the target information architecture and coordinates change activities to ensure multiple data sources and repositories can be consolidated to deliver additional business value;
- Protects the organization; defines data classifications and data zoning to allow information assets to be immediately identified and proactively managed as more information becomes federated in a digital economy;
- Analyzes data security requirements and solutions, and works with the global information security officer (GISO) to ensure that data (both on-premises and in the cloud) is treated as a protected asset.
- The ideal candidate has held similar roles within IT and has a Bachelor or Master degree.
- Has proven experience in the manufacturing industry and is knowledgeable about product master data management and PLM/PDM, including data authoring, data vaults and document management and configuration management.
- Familiarity with a broad spectrum of data analytics, including data modelling, data mapping, data integration, as well as aggregating data for analytical consumption and reporting.
- Can think conceptually yet is also result-driven, hands-on and able to translate ideas and vision into concrete designs and working solutions.
- Understands common information architecture frameworks and information models and has a good understanding of metamodels, taxonomies and ontologies.
- Knowledge of problem analysis, structured analysis and design, and programming techniques.
- Strong communication and persuasion skills. Has the ability to translate complex architectural designs into views that stakeholders can understand and jointly come to business supported decisions.