Job Title:  Functional Solution Architect (HR/Finance/Non-Trade)

Date:  8 Sep 2023

London, LND, GB, SE1 2JP

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Regular/Permanent
Hours per week:  37.5

Your role in a nutshell

Based at our London Bridge office, this role is fundamental to the delivery and continuous iteration of TBS applications and wider eco system. This eco system has numerous technologies and applications enabling strategy and global operations & which requires deep technical and solution architecture expertise and Architectural strategic thinking. 

More about the role

Create Solutions, architectural components and technical designs in line with the architectural principles and whist ensuing optimal interactions with other solution areas. 

Propose and define highly scalable solutions that meet the near-term business needs whilst ensuring tech debt is minimised 

Work with Senior architects & contribute to solution and technology roadmaps for the area. 

Collaborate with other Solution architects, Enterprise Architects, Engineering, Programme, and Product teams. 

Evaluate the impacts of upcoming programmes and Solutions on the applications landscape.  

Identify and assess solution & technology constraints and identify alternatives to reduce risks.  

Engage with Enterprise Architects to evolve the solutions based on emerging needs and The Body Shop Technology Strategy 

Ensure the solution and engineering is in alignment with Security & SOX standards and work with engineering to make implementation is secure, compliant & scalable. 

Engage with the architects, engineering, and vendors to explore new opportunities, propose, and implement proof of concepts and assess suitability and fit for The Body Shop 

Contribute to the Architecture Community of Practice and the broader Tech Community 

Develop and Analyse solution options, assess implications, fit and feasibility and present recommendations to the Design forum. 

Acquire deep expertise of the technical and functional capabilities of the application space. FIORI/ SAP FICO/ Global Taxation/ Human resource management (SuccessFactors/WorkDay) Audit Services. 

Identify data for Archiving and optimisation  

Data Lifecycle management of Master data Management 

Create and maintain a central repository for high/low level architectural design documentation. 

Deep expertise in Finance, procurement, and reconciliation processes 

Ability to understand assess and optimise end to end processes  

What we look for

Self-starter with ability to take ownership of the solution and application landscape of the area 

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other architects, engineering and product teams  

Deep understanding of modern engineering and technical challenges 

Experience of transformation (Hybrid cloud architectures, cloud applications, monolith to microservices, distributed data architecture etc) 

Ability to effectively build relationships and collaborate with both IT and non-IT stakeholders 

Commercially aware with a view of total cost of ownership throughout the lifecycle 

Keep abreast with evolving technology and industry trends and help build adoption and strategies 

Hands on engineering experience in one of more languages & one or more cloud platforms 

An appreciation of engineering, Security, Compliance & Service challenges 

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 

The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 


6% contributory pension plan (that rises with loyalty)

23 days holiday plus Bank Holidays 

1 Self Love Day – An extra day off per year to recharge and focus on what you love to do most

3 additional days a year to volunteer in the local community to support the causes you feel most passionate about

Discretionary bonus scheme

LOVE Money – Money from us to spend on YOUR wellbeing - pamper yourself on us. Every year.

50% employee discount on our products and access to sample sales

Access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts

Access to our Nourish platform, where you have access at certain times of the year to fantastic benefits such as; Buying/Selling holiday, Pension Top Up, Private Medical Insurance options, Green Car Benefits, Cycle to Work scheme, on site nursery (for Littlehampton colleagues)

Life Assurance

EAP (Employee Assistance Program) – we work with experts to support you on all aspects of your Wellbeing: Physical, Mental and Financial.

Hybrid working – with up to 60% of your time working remotely

Diversity and Inclusion

At The Body Shop, we firmly believe that equality is a human right and that all people should have an equal opportunity to pursue their dreams and aspirations.  We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the very best people by offering a creative and inclusive workplace where talent is recognized. We value diversity and consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. We are proud to have a number of different active employee inclusion networks that serve not just as catalysts for change, but also to build a spirit of diversity, equality, inclusivity, and provide safe supportive spaces for engagement and solidarity for members of these communities.  The Body Shop is also committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, please let us know in your application or email us at

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