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Job Title:  Digital Architect


London, LND, GB, SE1 2JP

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

Your role in a nutshell

To support TBS business strategy, we are embarking on an ambitious and exciting journey to digital transformation journey which will change our IT landscape end-to-end. We are looking for a Digital Architect to work within our Architecture team delivering solutions across eCommerce, digital marketing, in-store technology, CRM, and our Body Shop at Home channel. Working with our Enterprise Architect you will be responsible for shaping digital solutions working with the relevant solutions teams to assure their delivery.  You will help various initiatives, programmes in the customer domain to consistently apply/use the enterprise architecture vision and principles.

This is a critical role for TBS to enable the business to fulfil its ambitious growth plans to help provide a core solutions infrastructure for the next decade.


More about the role

Key responsibilities will include

  • Produce, evolve and refine highly scalable technical solutions that meet the business requirements
  • Undertake an architecture delivery role on key programmes ensuring design artefacts are delivered to the standards required
  • Engage with the partner architects, TBS technical architects to ensure that the build is aligned to architectural standards
  • Participate in the creation and maintenance of product roadmaps, and standards
  • Identify and analyse the technology, business drivers and their impact on existing architecture
  • Participate in the relevant architecture forums such as TDA
  • Analyse various design options and submit recommendations to the TDA


What we look for

Experience and skills will include:

  • A strong understanding of digital system landscape with experience in one or more of these domains- eCommerce, CRM, in-store technology
  • Experience of involvement in an architecture design governance process
  • Experience of SAP solutions preferably C4 products
    • Significant experience creating solutions through business process re-architecture and/or technology
    • Highly innovative and constantly looking for smarter and innovative improvements
  • Solid large-scale software development and delivery experience preferably in an SAP environment
  • Demonstrable experience of aligning IT projects and strategy with business plans and strategy and developing strong relationships with key stakeholders across business and IT

Want to join the team at The Body Shop? Then please apply today! As well as a competitive salary, here are just a few of the rewards that you can look forward to if you join us: a 5% non-contributory pension plan, 23 days holiday, 3 days a year to volunteer in the local community, 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales, access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts, as well as LOVE money to spend on your wellbeing and personal development. We have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter. Here at The Body Shop we've got your best interests at heart - it's our way of saying thank you!

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