Apply now »

Title:  Head IT Architecture - Senior Manager


Navi Mumbai, IN

Date:  Nov 21, 2021


Chain IQ is an independent, global service company providing strategic, tactical and operational procurement for its clients. Chain IQ operates from its main centers – Zurich (headquarters), New York, London, Singapore, Mumbai and Bucharest – and is currently servicing more than 20 countries (including Germany, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia).

Chain IQ is growing! In order to provide our clients continuously with an excellent service, we want to further strengthen our team in Mumbai and are therefore looking for you!



Automation and Digitalization is a key pillar of Chain IQ service offerings and we are continuously strengthening and expanding our capabilities. Covering these interesting topics, this role is responsible for driving business opportunities through digital innovations.  We are looking for a professional who will shape and translate business and IT strategy needs into realizable, sustainable technology solutions whilst taking end-to-end ownership of enterprise IT architecture from idea to benefits delivery. Fulfilling service-oriented architecture (SOA) and following ITIL processes and functions covering Digital Consulting, Demand Specification, Solution Strategy, and as well Marketing & Communication. This position works closely with other IT functions (Application Development, Service Management, Security and Service Operations) within Chain IQ, external clients and Business Stakeholders.

Tasks and Responsibilities:        


  • Liaise with clients and business representatives to shape business opportunities and offerings through application of new technologies for clients and internal
  • Liaise with other professionals (e.g. IT Application Development, IT Security & Risk) to design digitalization solution architecture for businesses and clients
  • Monitor and communicate the latest technology trends to ensure our relevance and credibility
  • Elaborate visions, studies and decision support in order to define standards
  • Guide the activities of the solution architecture unit to ensure timely completion of projects
  • Ensure that digitalization solution architecture application landscape designed are in sync with the Corporate – and IT strategy
  • Monitor and coaching the activities of IT developing team on IT solution projects



  • Prepare detailed product specifications including market scouting and build a decision based for “make or buy” proposals based on latest digitalization know how
  • Create detailed design and implementation specifications for complex solutions supporting and enrich Chain IQ’s digital strategy
  • Actively manage the solution scope and technology risks for the delivery
  • Interface with subject matter experts within the company to validate the solution
  • Document solution in RFP responses, proposals and Statement of Works/High Level Designs



  • Experience running discovery workshops with customers and understanding challenges and business needs specifically within the procurement industry (supply chain management integration and automation)
  • Experience in disruptive environments and technologies combined with the required skills on how to integrate latest technologies enhancing the business value
  • Experience developing architecture blueprints, strategies and roadmaps
  • Experience developing customized presentations, demonstrations and prototypes to prove a solution's business value to C level customers
  • Knowledge of Digital Supply chain, BFSI, Retail and IT business domains
  • Knowledge of business ecosystems, SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), SOA, APIs, open data, microservices, event-driven IT, predictive analytics, RPA and AI automation technologies
  • Knowledge of business models, operating models, financial models, cost-benefit analysis, budgeting, and risk management
  • Knowledge 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
  • Balance of business and technology acumen, including ability to articulate high-level technical solutions to business problems and to tie your solutions to program success criteria
  • Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills, including ability to create clear observations, analysis and conclusions based on customer interviews and data
  • Candidate must be able to excellently communicate in English (written & verbal), proactive and responsible way of working with high degree of quality awareness
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to articulate new ideas and concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / Information Systems / Computer Applications or equivalent industry experience
  • TOGAF 9 certification is a plus


Did we pique your interest? We would be pleased to receive your full online application via the "Apply now" button. 

Information for employment agencies: We only accept direct applications.

Apply now »