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IT Director - Business Intelligence & Data Architect

 

Position Title: IT Director Business Intelligence & Data Architect

Location: Lodz, Poland 

Reports to:  Head of Strategy & Enterprise Architecture

 

ABOUT THE WELLA COMPANY

Together, WE enable individuals to look, feel, and be their true selves.

Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and ghd. With 6,000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries, Wella Company and its brands enable consumers to look, feel, and be their true selves. As innovators in the hair and nail industry, Wella Company empowers its people to delight consumers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to its stakeholders. For additional information about the Wella Company please visit www.wellacompany.com.

 

THE ROLE

  We are looking for a Business Intelligence & Data Architect that will enable and guide the design and development process of core data & reporting applications. Working alongside BI Application Delivery Manager and BI IT Project Manager you will determine database structural requirements. You will oversee the design, development, and operation of data repositories to support the organization's business needs

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contributes to the development of solution architectures for data and reporting software and applications.
  • Ensure that application software is effectively and efficiently designed, produced and tested and it meets business requirements
  • Understand organization's business processes, systems, tools, regulations and structure and how they interrelate to provide products and services that create value for customers
  • Oversee the design process for application software as well as continuous improvement initiatives
  • Designs, codes, verifies, tests, documents, amends and refactors moderately complex programs/scripts.
  • Approve database specifications, ensuring all agreed standards and protocols are followed and data integrity is preserved.
  • Install and test the most complex databases and associated products to ensure they are suitable for use and meet customer requirements.
  • Design and select business-critical storage, data center, and client/server environments to design solutions in line with industry best practice and provide a third-line point of escalation for appropriate global infrastructure solutions.
  • Undertakes complete design of moderately complex software applications or components applying agreed standards, patterns and tools.
  • Produces specifications of cloud-based or on-premises components, tiers and interfaces, for translation into detailed designs using selected services and products
  • Supports a change program or project through the preparation of technical plans and application of design principles that comply with enterprise and solution architecture standards (including security).
  • Identifies and evaluates alternative architectures and the trade-offs in cost, performance, and scalability. Supports monitoring of the external environment and assessment of emerging technologies to evaluate the potential impacts, threats and opportunities to the organization.
  • Document and clearly present solutions to internal stakeholders including business and technical design authorities
  • Evaluate potential risks and defects, analyze specifications and customize applications for specific customers
  • Define and manage the technology governance processes for the Application landscape.
  • Produce documents relating to application architecture, design steps, integration processes and testing procedures relating to each product developed
  • Provide technical support and training. Actively maintain knowledge within allocated specialism

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Solid experience in a role of a solution/application architect or senior developer
  • Experience in and/or knowledge of data and reporting applications.
  • Fluent in English.
  • B.Sc. degree with major in IT, computer science or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong knowledge of architecture methodologies, principles and frameworks
  • Practical experience translating business strategy into technology roadmaps
  • Working knowledge of SAP applications
  • Results oriented with the ability to maintain focus on objectives in a multi-task demanding environment.
  • Good problem solving and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of the team
  • Familiarity with data platforms, warehouses, reporting and visualisation tools. (SQL server, Databricks, SAP/BW and PowerBI)

 

EEO OPPORTUNITIES

We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Wella Company with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact us at: https://www.wellacompany.com/consumer-affairs

We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.