IT Solution Architect Supply Chain

Philip Morris International UK

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


At PMI, we’ve chosen to do something incredible!
We’re totally redefining our business and building our future on smoke-free products with the power to deliver a smoke-free future.
With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you’ll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and you will have the space to move your career forward in many different areas/directions.

PMI’s journey to a smoke-free future implies a shift from a tobacco manufacturer to a science and technology-based consumer facing organisation.
Such a shift creates an abundance of unique and progressive IT projects to match all levels of skills and ambitions. You’ll feel like you’re working in a start-up – with the freedom to shape and define the future of digital, but with the support and scope of a vast global business. You’ll get a chance to work with innovative technologies (e.g., Cloud, APIs, AI) as well as management practices (e.g., Agile, Design Thinking, Product Management). Our environment is fast-paced and highly collaborative. If you want the freedom to find new ways to connect with consumers, there’s no better place to progress your career.

The digitalization of the Supply Chain program is considered as a key pillar of the PMI's digital transformation, with the vision of delivering an attractive and consistent consumer experience, across multiple product categories and omni-channel. The ambition is to provide an integrated digital platform that, advanced state-of-the-art technologies (cloud-based platform, AI, ML, sophisticated analytics), enables a full end-to-end visibility and drastically improves the overall cost-to-serve.

One of our core challenges, as established organization, is the integration of existing solutions while making the best of the emerging technologies. Our objective is to rapidly add new capabilities while managing the complexity of the overall IT landscape. As a Senior IT Solution architect, you will help us by:
  • Providing input and recommendations for establishing IT architecture principles, standards & patterns that can be used across a suite of products, in alignment with the overall architectural vision and direction.
  • Providing insights for PMI architecture services & related Technology, Data and Security components in related domain(s); provide input and contribute to the Standards and Guidelines for implementation.

Specifically, you will be responsible for:
  • Support implementation of PMI's Architecture Services and all related service portfolios at a suite of IT product level including documentation standards, to better support current and future business needs.
  • Design, develop, document, and maintain the key business & process area specific application & technology architecture for a suite of products and related infrastructure to meet business needs while ensuring the alignment with standards and environment.
  • Analyze, plan, and run the overall roadmap for related "suite of products" in the respective domains; and periodically publish the respective product roadmaps.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of a suite of products functionality and its dependence on release levels, through research in domain specific industry trends and developments.
  • Collaborate with PMI global/Affiliates to develop RFI and RFP documents and participate in the reviewing of vendor submissions and preparing recommendations that meet PMI requirements including compliance with established standards and best practices.
  • Conduct periodic discussions on selected topics for specified suite of products aiming to form Interest groups in propagating Principals, Standards and Roadmaps.
  • Support building a flexible, agile and innovative IT organization that attracts, develops and retains the best global talent in order to deliver IT required by PMI, currently and in the future.
  • Collaborating with business partners to define/design Solutions for Supply Chain Management digital capabilities.
  • Scout industry technology trends and propose solutions to support company’s digital roadmap.

We believe, that with your support, we will build a continual change pipeline with modular design of business capabilities, digital technologies, and data behind them. We will shift to perpetual evolution model to accelerate time-to-market of new IT capabilities, improved alignment between IT and the business while reducing the IT landscape complexity at large.

We are looking to recruit candidate with:
  • Passion about IT technology and its application to solve business processes.
  • University degree or equivalent in Computer Sciences / Information Technology or
  • University degree with additional certificates, degrees or experience in Project Management & Service Management
  • 8+ years of experience in IT technology.
  • 5+ years of significant expertise in specific Supply Chain Management area(s) (ex.: Planning, Logistics, etc.).
  • Strategic Planning experience.
  • Understand key processes in technology delivery.
  • Exposure to International environment.
  • Communication skills and willingness to speak up.

Must have skills:
  • Understanding of Supply Chain Management processes.
  • An experience with Supply Chain Management solutions like: SAP, o9, Kinaxis, Blue Yonder, other
  • Enterprise Integration Practices (API driven integration, Event Driven Architectures, etc.)
  • Cloud technologies (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) and platforms like: AWS, Azure
  • Data and Analytics experience (Data Modelling, Master Data Management, Data Mart and Data Warehouses) and Data Visualization

What’s in it for you?

There are many IT Organizations out there, so why should you join ours?

We believe PMI IT’s true strength is fuelled by our people, and that our success depends on them coming to work every single day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. We are a people first organisation committed to providing you with first-class employee journey. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in it for you upon joining us:
  • Work-life balance: Wellbeing comes first. We offer a fantastic office environment and hybrid working options to ensure you have the best work-life balance possible.
  • Learning & Development: Your growth is a priority. Our robust and varied learning & development ecosystem will help you strengthen your technical skills and enhance your soft skills and intuition for business. The capabilities you will acquire with us will support your life-time employability within IT, PMI, and beyond.
  • Inclusion & Diversity: Our differences - much more than our similarities - generate the innovation we are looking for. We aspire to build a diverse and inclusive organization to access the breadth and depth of thinking and sensitivity necessary to thrive.

Every single IT colleague is part of our Transformation journey. Join us and pursue your ambitions – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress. If this offer resonates with you, we look forward to receiving your application and getting to know you.

Together, let’s deliver a smoke free future.

You’ve got this!