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Head of Business Architecture

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Boston
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Head of Business Architecture position will be responsible for helping shape and lead the Global Transformation and Change function for Columbia Threadneedle Investments. The selected candidate will be an experienced leader with the ability to effectively interpret complex business strategies and devise holistic, multidimensional solutions that enable Columbia Threadneedle to achieve long-term strategic objectives.Responsibilities

  • Assess business capabilities in relation to current and future business objectives
  • Articulate a clear and compelling architectural vision in a broader organizational context; effectively engage stakeholders and influence change
  • Manage a team of leaders responsible for building and enhancing the business capability model; ensure solutions are strategic, scalable, and complete by partnering effectively with both business owners and technology experts
  • Provide thought leadership and recommend large-scale product, technical, functional or operations improvements proactively based off emerging business trends and regulatory/risk considerations
  • Solve complex and ambiguous problems with broad impact; utilize technical expertise and proven leadership skill to oversee standards, controls and operating methods that have significant financial and operational impact
  • Oversee the development of business capability maps, value streams, process maps, data maps, etc. to illustrate and in turn bridge the gap between strategy and execution
  • Serve as a liaison between enterprise strategy, design, modelling, and solution by working with Enterprise Architects, Solution Architects, Data, Product Owners, Functional Heads, and other key stakeholders
  • Partner with Portfolio Management in the portfolio planning process by providing input into scope definition, along with visibility to impacts, dependencies, overlaps, and opportunities
  • Build and develop talent and manage performance of assigned team(s); effectively manage across locations and lead through change in a complex, growing, global organizationRequired Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree and 15+ years of relevant experience
    • Strong industry knowledge, proven management skills, and technical expertise
    • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities; proven ability to comprehend complex information and drive strategy
    • Ability to plan, direct and coordinate work while adapting rapidly to shifting priorities
    • Strong presentation and communication skills
    • Ability to build trust and communicate effectively across all levels and geographic locations; proven ability to move the broader organization toward a common goal
    • Ability to focus on client needs and transform chaos into order to improve quality, efficiency, and shareholder value About Our CompanyMillions of people around the world rely on Columbia Threadneedle Investments to manage their money. We're intentionally built to help our clients succeed, backed by a global team of 2,000 people including more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. At Columbia Threadneedle, you'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority. In addition to our competitive total rewards package, employees stay with us because of our culture and commitment to their development. And, backed by the strength of our parent company, Ameriprise Financial, we are committed to providing you with the tools, resources, recognition and rewards to help you shape the career you want.Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, gender identity, disability, veteran status, marital status, family status or any other basis prohibited by law.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Boston , Head of Business Architecture, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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