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Date: Jan 14, 2018

Location: Marlborough, MA, US

Company: TJX Companies, Inc.

There's nothing as exciting as that moment when you find an amazing value when you least expect it – except being part of the team that makes magical moments like these happen! At TJX, we are proud that, for 40 years, we have been providing amazing value to our customers, but the merchandise we sell is just part of our story. We believe our Associates bring our business to life, and we aim to support them by making TJX a terrific place to work. We are committed to leveraging the differences among our Associates, and believe that the diverse skills, experiences and background that they bring into the organization will help us continue to succeed.

We are a Fortune 100 company and the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. Our retail chains include TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, Sierra Trading Post and Homesense, as well as and in the U.S.; Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada; TK Maxx in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands, as well as Homesense and in the U.K.; and TK Maxx in Australia. In 2016, we had over $33 billion in sales, more than 3,800 stores, and 235,000 Associates. As a retailer committed to growth, success is always in style at TJX!

Major Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, publishes and communicates strategic technology standards, frameworks, principles and roadmaps to be used throughout the IT organization to guide technology decisions and leverage opportunities through efficient design. Defines the roadmap from the "as-is state" to the “to-be state”. Designs a secure, efficient, and adaptable future state model. Defines the high level migration plan to address the gaps between the "as-is" and future state. 
  • Lead definition of an enterprise strategy for TJX, including definition of standards, guidelines and best practices for application-to-application and business-to-business integrations.
  • Lead definition and implementation of TJX’s enterprise architecture strategy and framework.
  • Develop an understanding of TJX’s global business strategies and contribute to development of an application rationalization roadmap.
  • Contribute as a principal team member of the Enterprise Architecture organization, ensuring this high-performing team coordinates delivery with enterprise strategies and roadmaps that are integrated and aligned with the business strategy.
  •  Maintain awareness of industry trends and best-practices tied to enterprise technologies in order to introduce innovation and ensure cost-effectiveness of TJX’s standards and strategies.
  • Researches and recommends opportunities to adopt new technologies. Analyzes the impact of implementing new technologies.
  • Proactively researches IT enterprise architecture best practices and methodologies and determines relevancy to the TJX IT and business organizations. Participates in the lifecycle planning of existing IT assets.
  • Assists Solution Architects, and Project Managers in matching technology assets to specific business service and application development projects to ensure consistent use models throughout the enterprise. Identifies and leverages opportunities across IT departments to ensure a consistent and efficient infrastructure framework.
  • Educates and guides engineers in the vision and use cases of specific solutions within the Enterprise Architecture portfolio.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Decision Making Qualifications:

  • Influence and guide external Service Integrator’s/Providers and internal architects in implementation of the strategy, providing guidance and review architecture plans and designs to ensure methodology, best practices and standards are followed and to ensure overall quality of the integration solution.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and influence across multiple levels of the organization and with internal and external team members.
  • Develops and participates in the governance of Enterprise Architecture principles and framework to assure compliance to the EA strategy and that exceptions are well justified and documented through a formal waiver process. Analyzes the impact of technology exceptions and its effect on future IT and enterprise goals. 
  • Defines technology standards, guidelines and frameworks
  • Selects technology solutions
  • Matches technology assets to specific business architecture requirements
  • Analyzes trade-offs associated with granting exceptions and waivers to technology and process standards

Scope of Responsibility:

  • Proven track record of successful strategy development and demonstrated strong planning skills.
  • Deep knowledge of IT principals and processes.
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the capabilities of new technologies
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technical configurations, technologies and processing environments
  • Track record of remaining unbiased toward specific technology or vendor solutions
  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills
  • Focused on long term results
  • Understanding of IT organizational culture and how to appropriately respond to points of resistance
  • Ability to articulate a vision to motivate key stakeholders
  • Ability to understand the big picture and the short term perspectives of specific situations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills
  • Strong learning skills
  • Strong business perspective
  • Strong communications skills

Knowledge Desired:

• Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or equivalent technical experience. Master’s degree in Computer Science field preferred.

• 10+ years of progressive experience  performing definition and implementation of enterprise solutions using a leading software and hardware platforms; experience with backend integration to legacy applications and to SaaS.  

• Demonstrate an understanding of all elements required to architect, design, build, test, operate and maintain complex, global systems utilizing enterprise infrastructure and applications.

• Awareness of the retail industries is beneficial.

• In-depth knowledge of project management including budget & resource management

• Understanding of the technology, trends, and techniques in the IT industry.

• Global experience dealing with challenges of diverse cultures, time zones, travel and communications

• Broad understanding of multiple business processes and ERP solutions related to these functions including manufacturing, customer service, logistics, finance and procurement.

  • Background and knowledge of TOGAF, Zachmann or other EA Frameworks.

• Understanding of KPIs and Metrics associated with Enterprise Application Integration.

What's In It For You?

At TJX, you'll not only enjoy working for an industry leader, but we also strive to provide a competitive salary and benefits package.

TJX considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. TJX also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.

Posting Notes: Marlborough  || MA


Nearest Major Market: Boston

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