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Solution Architect (Supply Chain)

RS Group
Nationwide, GB
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Role: Solutions Architect (Supply Chain Systems)

Location: Remote

Full Time, Permanent

RS supply the manufacturing industry with everything it needs across the globe, with operatons in 32 different countries and a truly global supply chain. As a Supply Chain Solution Architect you will be part of a thriving digital and tech community within RS, designing, developing and operating an end-to-end supply chain system solutions.

Our goal is champion technical excellence and the art of the possible to make amazing happen.

What will you be doing?

The solutions Architect will work on some of the most exciting product developments and enterprise initiatives, and we design the technology solutions to support these. We ensure our digital products, platforms and services are built to meet and exceed customers' expectations.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Support and participate in, governance processes relating to target and transition conceptual, logical and physical architectures for solutions.
  • Facilitate the process of making Key Design decisions, ensuring that all key stakeholders can contribute to the process.
  • Contribute to cross functional Design Working Groups to discuss, agree and communicate key design elements.
  • Ensuring that the programmes, projects and initiatives are aware of, and comply with, the documented Architectural governance processes.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching for less experienced members of the Solution Architecture team.

What do you need to be successful?

You have a passion for technology and everything that goes into creating great solutions. That includes code, software, products, platforms, people and processes. You understand how to use the latest engineering and architecture techniques, working with internal teams, vendors and partners alike to achieve the best outcomes.

We work with a number of solutions and often find the best tool for the job. Some of the tools we work with include:

  • Cloud: predominantly AWS but Azure and others too
  • Warehouse Management: SAP WM, SAP EWM, Manhattan, Dematic DAI Matflow, Sicalis. CCS/WCS, Automated Warehouse Technology
  • Inventory Management/Planning: Blue Yonder, SAP BW, Coupa
  • Carrier Service Management: Metapack
  • Global Trade/Compliance: E2Open - Amber Road/TA22, GTS, Atlas and more
  • Data: the Cloudera and Snowflake ecosystems, plus several integrated tools
  • Marketing: Adobe, Google plus a slew of ad tech
  • ML and AI: using all the above
  • Containers: from docker, hashicorp and the cloud native foundation
  • Custom development: Java, node.js, graphql, react and much more.
  • DevOps: we like engineers to own their technology choices and work with them on automation, testing, security, and monitoring.

If this sounds like you then please apply and join us on this journey.

What's in it for you?

At RS, as well as the usual employee benefits, you'd expect from a FTSE listed company, including an annual performance bonus, private healthcare, and generous holiday, in the UK&I, we've just introduced several new Family Friendly Policies including:
  • Help for people to take control of ongoing Health conditions such as diabetes or asthma with £500 a year available for monitoring & consultation
  • Support for Neurodiverse colleagues and families with neurodiverse members with needs assessment, diagnosis and post-diagnostic support for autism spectrum, ADHD and Tourette's syndrome
  • Support for Women at different life stages from streamlined fertility support to diagnosis and monitoring of both endometriosis and menopause
  • Helping our LGBTQ+ community through enhanced coverage for trans colleagues, including voice coaching, facial surgery and gender confirmation surgery

We are RS

At RS we've been solving engineering problems for over 80 years: big ones, small ones, easy and difficult ones. We turn the 'what ifs' into the 'why nots', the impossible into the possible.

Our purpose? Making amazing happen for a better world.

We offer service and product solutions. We send out a parcel every 2 seconds, to over 130 countries. We provide over 700,000 in-stock and over 3 million unstocked products to more than 1.2 million customers.

We want people like you, as you are curious about things, you like doing things differently and also in a human way with empathy. Because that's exactly how we partner with people - our customers, suppliers, colleagues and communities - to solve problems.

We'll also invest in your development and wellbeing - because building a more diverse and inclusive culture, being ethical, responsible and committed to our Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) action plan is at the heart of everything we do.

Come and join us and over 2,000 colleagues in the UK - and we'll help you to think big, do more and unleash your brilliance, so you do amazing things too.




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