Job purpose: In support of Sage’s vision, the IT function has moved to a single global operating model. As a consequence, we have moved to a new IT management structure, aligned functionally, supported by regional and local representation. Our mission is to transform the way IT is delivered to customers and colleagues across the world with the emphasis on simplicity, mobility, and efficiency. Architecture and IT strategy will be core to enabling our colleagues to focus more on our customers and increasing revenue by providing unified global IT platforms, multi-channel customer engagement and a consistent customer experience across the globe.
This role is responsible for the definition and design of solutions to support the global finance transformation and standardisation of Sage back-office systems. This responsibility includes but is not limited to; working closely with the business analysts and stakeholders to understand requirements and translate them into designs and IT deliverables, liaising with the delivery teams on technical detail, overseeing builds and ensuring alignment with architecture, and representing finance projects and related architectures on global governance boards. You will work alongside the broader architecture team and its domain specialists to ensure the design encompasses all non-functional requirements of the solution and ensure strategic fit with the Sage target architecture.
On a day to day basis you will work closely with project teams and be the voice of architecture. You will work within the existing framework and according to architecture principles and ensure the project and architecture leadership teams are kept informed of progress through the standard reporting methods and forums.
Key accountabilities and decision ownership: (8 or 10 max)
Skills, know-how and experience:
Ability to drive change and rally others behind an agenda
Key performance indicators:
Quality of relationships with business leadership
Technical / professional qualifications:
Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.
Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.
It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.
In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.
An innovator today and tomorrow
Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers.
We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.
Inventing the future
We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.
Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.