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Senior IT Architect

Location – Manchester Media City


Are you dynamic, a keen innovator, a trend setter, or a disruptive thinker? Then Kellogg Europe is the place for you because at Kellogg’s we focus on agility, growth and innovation.

As the number one most trusted food and drink brand in the UK and the 3rd most reputable food and drink brand in Europe we have much to be proud of. We have a huge portfolio of over 1,600 tasty foods which includes iconic brands such as Corn Flakes, Special K, Pringles, and Crunchy Nut.

We also believe that our competitive advantage comes from our people. We say it often, because it is true. Our K Values are part of our DNA -we are a company with a heart and soul, and our people care just as much. Our talented teams are encouraged to bring their best selves to work each day.

Kellogg is a diverse Employer, a gold member of the Lead Network, dedicated to meaningfully accelerate gender parity and drive inclusion in the European retail & FMCG value chain and committed to reaching 50:50 gender representation for all Leadership level roles by 2025.

Flexible working will mean different things to you based on your personal needs, the requirements of your role and how this supports you in achieving your goals at both work and home. We offer a range of options to work flexibly and conversations about flexible working are welcomed so please feel free to discuss at your interview.

We are also hugely committed to the communities that we work in and strive to give back as our founder did – you’ll see this in the school breakfast clubs programme and volunteering activities that we encourage all our employees to participate in.

A career with us is exciting. Our modern and collaborative workspace and inclusive culture at our offices in Media City Manchester / Dublin Airport Central reflects that.

Apply and come join our team!


  • Participates in domain technical and business discussions relative to future architecture direction;
  • Aligns architectural strategy with business goals.
  • Assists in the analysis, design, and development of a roadmap and implementation plan based upon a current vs. future state in a cohesive architecture viewpoint;
  • Gathers and analyzes data and develops requirements at project level;
  • Aligns architectural requirements with IT strategy;
  • Works with Chief Enterprise Architect, Regional IT Architecture Director and Global Architects to assure architecture alignment.
  • Works with business leaders to understand business requirements and help them understand how technology trade-offs influence strategy;
  • Analyzes information to evaluate the effectiveness of controls, determine the accuracy of reports, and monitor the efficiency and security of operations.
  • Supports and participates in developing policies, standards, guidelines and procedures;
  • Promotes the EA process, outcomes and results.
  • Participates in EA and Domain’s Architecture Governance process;
  • Reviews exceptions and makes recommendations to architectural standards at a domain level.
  • Provides strategic consultation to clients and IT teams;
  • Keeps IT technology and service managers aware of key customer issues, identifying and resolving potential problems and conflicts;
  • Coordinates architecture implementation and modification activities inline with the project needs;
  • Identifies opportunities for reuse;
  • Ensures the conceptual completeness of the technical solution;
  • Assists in post-implementation continuous-improvement efforts to enhance performance and provide increased functionality;
  • Promote the culture of developing artefacts and solutions that can be widely adopted and used across the various IT teams;
  • Supports change management initiatives;
  • Advises on options, risks, costs versus benefits, system impacts, and technology priorities
  • Good understanding of project delivery;
  • Good understanding of Functional processes in SAP;
  • Ability to work with the project delivery teams through the project life cycle;
  • Experience in working onshore, offshore and remote models with teams based out of various geographies.
  • Researches and evaluates emerging technology, industry and market trends to assist in project development and/or operational support activities;
  • Provides recommendations based on business relevance, appropriate timing and deployment;
  • Recommends expenditures based on the size, scope, and cost of hardware and software components;
  • Assists in developing business cases.
  • Recommends training programs targeting specific areas of improvement;
  • Develops, motivates, and directs staff to create a team environment;
  • In your role as category IT Solutions Architect, you will work with an energetic business team to and provide valuable support to:
  • Consults on business-facing projects and maintains knowledge of their progress

  • Take part in technology focus groups, webinars, and user groups to stay on top of technology changes and cascade the knowledge with the wider Kellogg IT teams.
  • Assist in identifying and shaping current and future needs for the competency;
  • Share best practices, lessons learned and constantly update the architecture artefacts based on changing technologies, and knowledge related to recent, current and upcoming vendor products and solutions.



  • A good understanding of FMCG and Retail environment with an ability to bring insights supported by external and internal data / trends;

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office – Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel skills;

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills and attention to detail;

  • Experience of working in a fast paced, cross functional environment with tight turnaround times for deliverables;

  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrates resilience and leadership when handling challenge / difficult conversations;

  • Fluent English- verbal and written.

  • Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems;

  • Computer Engineering, Systems Analysis or a related field. Or equivalent work experience;

  • Typically has significant experience in multiple IT areas with considerable relevant domain experience (data, network, application, systems, etc.);

  • Requires advanced to expert level knowledge and understanding of architecture, application design, systems engineering and integration;

  • Preferred certification in TOGAF and good understanding of Agile methodology;

  • Awareness / experience in any Operating model for delivering IT Projects.

  • SAP Competency: Strong background in SAP related technologies both on-premise and cloud


    The Growth Competencies are a set of skills and behaviours necessary to drive success for Kellogg and for our employees. They are a common guide to selecting the right talent, developing our people & unlocking high performance across the Company. To gather more detail about the behaviours you will need to demonstrate across our leadership competencies, based on the role and responsibilities of this posting, please click here to find out more about our Growth Competencies model [link to


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    “Our brands tell a story, create your own story with us”

    Please note that we will only accept applications that are made to us via our Careers site. If you experience any difficulty when applying, please contact

    Please note that the closing date may be subject to change. We will interview suitable candidates as they apply, so please don’t hesitate to take this opportunity to submit your application as soon as possible.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, trans identity, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

    “Our diversity strengthens us – our inclusion advances us”

    Job Function
    Information Technology
    Primary Location
    UK-North West England-Manchester
    Job Type
    Closing Date
    Jul 29, 2020, 5:59:00 PM
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