Senior Manager – Business Architecture

KCB Bank

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The Position: 

The Senior Manager – Business Architecture will be responsible for developing and maintaining the business capabilities of the enterprise in line with the corporate strategy as well as contributing to the business strategy and plans. Lead IT business process architecture (information and process design, modelling, mapping, documentation, improvement and enhancement) of all IT Systems in use by the Bank. Participate in IT System(s) procurement, development, implementation, and review to ensure that Business Process Architecture standards and methods are applied in line with Bank policy and best practice.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Elicit business requirements using interviews, analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, and task and workflow analysis.
  • Translates strategic initiatives into delivery-focused change initiatives, while translating business processes and issues into effective conceptual and logical models.
  • Liaise with the Business subject matter experts in the development of business architectural frameworks developing a clear roadmap of Business solutions.
  • Lead effort to work with business leaders to identify business capability needs and IT integration.
  • Facilitate the identification and analysis of the Bank’s business drivers to deliver enterprise business, information, technical and solution architecture requirements.
  • Function as a liaison to Business and IT partners in order to gain a broad understanding of industry trends and innovations, and their impact on technology.
  • Provide an analysis to determine the best path for solving business problems/opportunities that may include process improvement visa Vis information technology systems enhancement.
  • Provide architectural oversight of projects and ensure that requirements are in alignment with business strategies and business architecture roadmap/framework.
  • Build and maintain a repository for deliverables, methodologies, and business development documents.
  • Independently facilitate discussions with groups of diverse stakeholders and manage the flow of conversation while driving to meet business objectives.
  • Manage conflict among diverse cross-portfolio stakeholders related to competing interests and business requirements. Able to help stakeholders objectively examine real needs versus wants and ways to collaborate to achieve win/win resolutions.
  • Leverages business capabilities as a platform for illustrating the link between business needs with decisions to their technology, solution, business and information architecture efforts.

The Person:

For the position of Senior Manager – Business Architecture, the successful applicant should have the following:

  • BSc. Information Technology / Computer Science / Telecommunications / Engineering / (Electrical, Electronic) or related field
  • Have a minimum of 10 years experience in Technology with at least 7 years experience in at least two IT disciplines such as (business architecture, application architecture, and application development), at least 5 years experience in database management systems and at least 3 years experience working in a leading formal enterprise architecture framework.
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments.
  • Excellent understanding of software delivery processes and methodologies (i.e. waterfall, agile, hybrid).
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to break down complex items into actionable elements.
  • Knowledge of all components of holistic enterprise architecture.
  • Familiarity with graphical modelling approaches, tools and model repositories.
  • Ability to balance the long-term (“big picture”) and short-term implications of individual components and projects.
  • Ability to liaise with all levels of management and subject matter experts across the industry and within the organization to drive the adoption of Business Architecture.
  • Highly developed soft skills, such as listening, empathy, and the ability to adjust communication style based on the audience.
  • Strong teamwork and facilitation skills.

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