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Title:  Head IT Architecture - Senior Expert


Navi Mumbai, IN

Date:  Nov 16, 2023

About Chain IQ

Chain IQ is an Independent Global Indirect Procurement company providing strategic, tactical, and operational procurement services. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland Chain IQ operates from 6 main centers and 14 offices worldwide.

Our team of experts work to transform procurement within an organization utilizing our market knowledge and insights supported by innovative technology to drive procurement efficiencies. 

We apply the latest risk, sustainability, and social responsibility practices to strengthen procurement resilience. Chain IQ’s approach to ESG supports ethical operations, business standards and bio-diversity whilst minimizing environmental impact.

Join our Team

It is an exciting time at Chain IQ and our team in Mumbai are looking for a Senior Expert in IT Architecture.

Chain IQ generate value far beyond cost reduction. We transform our client’s indirect procurement towards a world-class, resilient, ethical and digitalized end-to-end function. We promote a culture of collaboration and shared excellence while encouraging an open and honest exchange of ideas. We offer the potential for significant corporate growth and career development.

Our ambition is to strengthen the existing highly experienced team to provide the best in industry support to our growing client base.


Role Purpose

The primary purpose is to deliver value-add sourcing services to clients in a structured, professional and consistent manner.



We are currently seeking a Senior Expert to join the Head IT Architecture. The Senior Expert needs to be a dynamic, highly client-focused individual with proven experience within Head IT Architecture.

The individual will have experience in working with the main suppliers in globally of IT Architecture.


Main responsibilities will include:

  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with clients and business representatives to leverage new technologies, both internally and externally, to shape business opportunities and offerings.
  • They will work closely with IT Application Development and IT Security & Risk professionals to develop digitalization solution architecture for businesses and clients.
  • Keeping up to date with the latest technology trends, the candidate will effectively communicate them to ensure that the company stays relevant and credible.
  • They will also develop visions, studies, and decision support to establish standards and lead the solution architecture unit to ensure projects are completed on time.
  • It will be the candidate's responsibility to ensure that the digitalization solution architecture aligns with Corporate and IT strategy.
  • In addition, they will oversee and coach the IT development team on IT solution projects, proactively manage the solution's scope and technological risks during the delivery process, and collaborate with internal subject matter experts to validate the proposed solution.
  • Finally, they will conduct market research and analysis to prepare comprehensive product specifications and determine whether to develop in-house or outsource based on the latest digitalization knowledge, and will document the solution in requests for proposal (RFP) responses, proposals, and statement of work (SOW)/high-level design (HLD) documents.



  • Proven experience in facilitating discovery workshops with customers to understand challenges and business needs, with a focus on procurement industry and supply chain management integration and automation.
  • Demonstrated experience in integrating disruptive technologies, such as on-prem to cloud migration, AI virtual assistants, mobile apps, and big data analytics, to enhance business value.
  • Experience in developing architecture blueprints, strategies, and roadmaps to guide the development of technology solutions.
  • Proven ability to develop customized presentations, demonstrations, and prototypes to showcase a solution's business value to C-level customers.
  • Strong knowledge of digital supply chain, BFSI, retail, and IT business domains.
  • Comprehensive understanding of business ecosystems, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, SOA, APIs, open data, microservices, event-driven IT, predictive analytics, RPA, and AI automation technologies.
  • Thorough understanding of business models, operating models, financial models, cost-benefit analysis, budgeting, and risk management.
  • Solid understanding of information management practices, system development life cycle management, IT services management, IT security, agile and lean methodologies, infrastructure and operations, and EA and ITIL frameworks.
  • Ability to balance business and technology acumen, articulate technical solutions to business problems, and tie solutions to program success criteria.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, including the ability to draw clear observations, analysis, and conclusions based on customer interviews and data.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with a proactive and responsible work ethic and a high degree of quality awareness.
  • Excellent presentation skills, with the ability to communicate new ideas and concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Computer Applications, or equivalent industry experience.
  • TOGAF 9 certification is a plus.


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We proudly offer a first-class benefits package to all employees, so come and join Chain IQ and become part of an innovative, inspiring, and high-performing team of entrepreneurs, who are globally connected and locally anchored. Please let us know if you require any assistance during the recruitment process so that we can work with you to meet your needs.

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