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Infor Solution Architect

Apply now Job no: 508857
Work type: Full Time - Contract
Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire
Categories: Information Technology

Aston Martin is built upon the passion, skill and creativity of the people who dedicate their working lives to the most iconic brand in the world. Every intricate stitch beautifully expressed line, and the stirring noise of our engines is a manifestation of the desire and collective spirit to create the most beautiful cars: the soul of Aston Martin made real.

Job Purpose:

To act as technical lead for our Enterprise Resource Planning solution, Infor LN collaborating with technical and business teams to support our deployment of Infor Cloudsuite Automotive.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • LN Upgrades including Tools, Porting set, Patch installation
  • Provide solutions and suggest best practices in LN/Infor OS
  • Subject matter expert for overall Infor ERP Architecture
  • Lead role in building and maintaining a complex software system
  • Manage relationships and communication with senior stakeholders
  • Ensure that AM maximize investment made in Infor products and adopt relevant updates in a timely manner
  • Define and Maintain system security and integrity
  • Master Data Management, Ensure Data Quality, migration and maintenance
  • Constantly review As Is system landscape, identify gaps and provide desired solution design recommendation applying Infor Best practices

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience in an Infor Architecture role with an extensive understanding of Cloudsuite Automotive platform offerings (ie Extensions, deployments, product set )
  • Multiple Infor certifications
  • Good understanding of underlying infrastructure components such as cloud IaaS and network architecture
  • Infor Integration experience using a variety of application integration approaches but primarily using tools such as Infor OS and an understanding of API's
  • Degree in IT related field, or equivalent experience
  • Project management – Prince 2 preferred
  • Knowledge and experience of Infor development and configuration preferred

Behaviours:

Relationship management 

  • Build strategic relationships with senior stakeholders in a business team or area, and foster partnerships across the business landscape
  • Share information to educate customers about available Salesforce capabilities and services and how they meet business needs
  • Manage communication with customers, suppliers and other partners to ensure business needs are addressed
  • Show empathy with stakeholders and ensure their requirements, concerns or complaints are understood and addressed 
  • Anticipate how actions and plans to develop IT services will affect customers, and ensure their business requirements are understood and addressed
  • Assess demand for services and ensure that that the necessary investments are made

Business Awareness & Strategy Alignment 

  • Understand business drivers and business capabilities (future and current state), and determine corresponding system designs and change requirements to drive the organisation's targeted business outcomes
  • Actively research industry trends and apply these to the Architecture
  • Identify and minimise risk in your area of operation

Negotiation 

  • Challenge stakeholders on their assumptions of how they will successfully implement their ideas and challenge scope why this is needed
  • Engage in collaborative problem solving, identifying a range of positions and evaluating them openly
  • Present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others

Communication and Knowledge sharing 

  • Convey complex messages and issues clearly and credibly
  • Use a mix of communication methods and strategies to promote dialogue and shared understanding across diverse audiences
  • Use persuasive logic to win support or change views
  • Deliver difficult/unpopular messages with clarity and diplomacy

Leadership and Teamwork 

  • Capable of creating and delivering clear presentations and to facilitate workshops to gain and agree requirements and solutions
  • Win, through your performance, trust and support for your leadership
  • Create an environment where team members consistently push to improve performance and productivity

Ensure that appropriate linkages/partnerships between teams are maintained. 

Belong at Aston Martin

We understand that the incredible beauty, craft and art that defines an Aston Martin comes from the inclusion of our amazing people.

We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.  We celebrate diversity and are seeking applicants who can bring something different.  Please speak to us if there is anything you need to support making an application with us.

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