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Business Architect Sourcing

Logistics & supply chain management

Logistics & supply chain management

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Logistics & supply chain management


8+ years



Job Category

Logistics & supply chain management


The Business Architect plays a key role in structuring Sourcing & Supply Chain in terms of its IT Systems, Governance, business processes, and business information. This person aligns strategic goals and objectives with decisions regarding capabilities; processes; and key business and IT initiatives. The primary focus is the business motivations, business operations and business analysis frameworks and related networks that link these aspects of the enterprise together. The Business Architect works to develop an integrated view of the enterprise using a repeatable approach, cohesive framework, and available industry standard techniques.

Job Mission

The Business Architect reports into Head of Business Architecture & Analysis and works closely with a counterpart in IT to align technical solutions with business needs. The Business Architect works though others at every level of the Sourcing & Supply Chain organization soliciting strategic imperatives from senior leaders and executives, and Sector & Sub sector leaders as they leverage business architecture artifacts to create their business plans. Finally, the Business Architect may provide direct input into the governance cycle that supports the achievement of key goals, planning and execution of various business scenarios, and delivery of bottom line business value.

Job Description

- Develop a business architecture strategy based on a situational awareness of various business scenarios and motivations.
-Apply a structured business architecture approach and methodology for capturing the key views of the enterprise.
- Capture the tactical and strategic enterprise goals that provide traceability through the organization and are mapped to metrics that provide ongoing governance.
- Describe the primary business functions of the enterprise and distinguish between customer-facing, supplier-related, business execution and business management functions.
- Define the set of strategic, core and support processes that transcend functional and organizational boundaries; identify and describe external entities such as customers, suppliers, and external systems that interact with the business; and describe which people, resources and controls are involved in the processes.
- Define the data shared across the enterprise and the relationships between those data.
- Capture the relationships among roles, capabilities and business units, the decomposition of those business units into subunits, and the internal or external management of those units.

Skills and Qualifications
- A broad, enterprise-wide view of the business and varying degrees of appreciation for strategy, processes and capabilities, enabling technologies, and governance
- The ability to recognize structural issues within the organization, functional interdependencies and cross-silo redundancies
- The ability to apply architectural principles to business solutions
- The ability to assimilate and correlate disconnected documentation and drawings, and articulate their collective relevance to the organization and to high-priority business issues
- Experience using model-based representations that can be adjusted as required to collect, aggregate or disaggregate complex and conflicting information about the business
- The ability to visualize and create high-level models that can be used in future analysis to extend and mature the business architecture
- Extensive experience planning and deploying both business and IT initiatives
- Experience modeling business processes using a variety of tools and techniques
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels of the organization; this includes written and verbal communications as well as visualizations
- The ability to act as liaison conveying information needs of the business to IT and data constraints to the business; applies equal conveyance regarding business strategy and IT strategy, business processes and work flow automation, business initiatives and IT initiatives, and benefit realization and service delivery
- Team player able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence others to move toward consensus
- Strong situational analysis and decision making abilities


MSc degree


- 10+ yrs work experience, of which 5+ yrs experience in business process re-engineering, IT related projects and defining and improving people competencies;
- Proven analytical and conceptual skills combined with business sense; ability to deal with many uncertainties;
- Experienced leader in SCM operations;
- Experienced business change manager. Preferred Black Belt and/or Lean certified

Personal skills

- Lead in structure, prioritization, decisiveness;
- Natural leader, outgoing, easy to be approached;
- Strong communicator, while sensitive to stakeholder field;
- Remain persistent until the goal has been reached;
- Take responsibility for the decisions;
- Explain/ present matters to people with different skills and background;
- Demonstrate effective, constructive cooperation in cross-sector teams;
- Handle conflicts & set priorities, while aware of sub cultures;
- Show healthy sense of urgency;
- Professional communication in English.

Context of the position

ONE is ASML’s transformation program dedicated to secure configuration integrity over the lifecycle of its customer offerings whilst enhancing the business processes and maintaining flexibility, with the support of its upgraded backbone information system. Within Sourcing & Supply Chain (S&SC), ONE transformation is led by S&SC ONE Team under S&SC Global Business Process Owner leadership. Within S&SC ONE, Business architecture owns the capability roadmap definition for S&SC. We are working closely together with Business Excellence organization to ensure consistency in our improvement roadmap and priorities towards S&SC Organization.

Other information

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