Enterprise Information Architect in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 8/4/2022

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Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

The Enterprise Information Architect is responsible for establishing and executing a vision for the delivery of information and analytic solutions to ATD’s key stakeholders. The Enterprise Information Architect operates across organizational and technology "silos" to implement a platform capable of providing consumable analytics appropriate to end users’ needs. The Enterprise Information Architect ensures the reliability and sustainability of the Company’s platform. This role works closely with Information Security, Technology and Business Subject Matter Experts, IT and Business Leaders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Enterprise Information Architect (EIA) will be accountable for assisting in the analysis and design of the enterprise information architecture to meet the technical and business requirements. This includes assessment of new products and methods, developing and implementing appropriate IT data practices across multiple applications, operating systems, hardware platforms and delivery models (Cloud and Internally hosted).
  • Develops and maintains ATD’s information architecture for the organization to enable knowledge-worker productivity and improve end-user experience and decision-making capabilities.
  • Provides the organization with a future-state view of the information landscape that is unencumbered by the specific data implementation details imposed by proprietary solutions or technologies.
  • Insures the data and the information needs of the business are realized through an intentional information architecture.  Document the Infrastructure architecture environment and procedures to insure the infrastructure remains cost effective, efficient, and of high quality.
  • Re-engineers and maintains an enterprise wide view of the data across all business systems. Analyzes information requirements specified by the user community and designs the required data structures to support those requirements.
  • Assesses the benefits and the risks of information by using tools such as business capability models to create an information-centric view to quickly visualize what information matters most to the organization based on the defined business strategy.
  • Lead evangelist and influencer for all things ‘data’ at ATD by establishing strong business and technology relationships throughout the company. 
  • Consults on establishing data classifications and data zoning to allow information assets to be immediately identified and proactively managed as more information becomes federated in a digital economy.
  • Champions efforts to improve business performance through enterprise information solutions and capabilities, such as master data management (MDM), metadata management, analytics, content management, data integration, and related information management or information infrastructure components.

Key Partners (Positions):

  • This role will report to the Director of Enterprise Architecture and will be a key part of the Enterprise Architecture function at ATD.
  • This role will collaborate with several roles aligned to data and analytics like business analysts, information managers, programmers and data stewards as well as business leaders and should be effective at communicating with these different audiences.

Experience(s) that Best Prepares You: 

  • This role requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Analytics or a related study
  • The candidate should have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in Information Technology disciplines related to data and information management with progressing increases in responsibility throughout their career. 
  • Specifically, the incumbent must have at least 5 years’ experience as an Information Architect
  • Experience working with supply chain and e-commerce data architectures is highly desired.
  • Highly skilled at conceptualizing information through the use of diagrams and models. Effective conceptualization, pattern recognition and design thinking skills.
  • Expert level Data-modeling and information classification expertise at the enterprise level.
  • System integration experience, including interface design, and familiarity with web-oriented architecture techniques.
  • Expert understanding of the differences between relational modeling and object modeling.  Expert understanding of meta-models, taxonomies and ontologies, as well as of the challenges of applying structured techniques (data modeling) to less-structured sources.
  • Expert knowledge and hands-on experience with MDM, BI, data warehouse design and implementation techniques.

Key Competencies:

  • Job Knowledge - Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues.
  • Negotiation Skills - Conducts positive negotiations, ability to compromise, handles conflict, seeks common ground, articulates own and others goals, stays focused on positive outcome.
  • Organizational Savvy - Operates within the organization's formal and informal structures, builds allies and relationships across departments, uses allies to build consensus and create results, is appropriately diplomatic, understands others' roles and perspectives, can sell projects and ideas across the organization.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, adjusts plans to meet changing needs.
  • Creativity/Innovation - Generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, takes risks, supports change, encourages innovation, solves problems creatively.
  • Decision Making/Judgment - Recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, communicates decisions to others.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis - Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.
  • Results Focus - Targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation.
  • Managing Conflict - Listens well, diffuses conflict before it starts, finds causes of and solutions to problems, handles difficult people.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Has good listening skills, builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism.

Physical Demands/Work Environment/Travel Requirements:

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel required:  as required by the specific position.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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Job ID: R20394