Business Solutions Architect in Warroad, MN at Volt

Date Posted: 10/25/2018

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    Warroad, MN
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Job Description

IT Manager |Business Solutions Architect - Manufacturing

In Warroad, Minnesota!

Job Overview:

Your primary focus for this position is to effectively connect technology with manufacturing and supply chain business strategies and priorities, empowering cross functional collaboration to deliver high impact results.  The right candidate will leverage their strong business acumen and relationship skills and immersed themselves within these operational landscapes and gain comprehensive understanding of the critical path business objectives.  Armed with this understanding you will bring forward viable technology solutions, develop overarching strategic solution roadmaps and secure alignment on solution priorities with stakeholders at all levels.  Ensuring rapid solution delivery, adoption and maximum return on investment.

Essential Job Functions:

Business Partnership (50%)

Strategic Mindset-

  • High Impact Outcomes (ROI)
  • Thought Leader (Strategic Point of View and Solution Roadmaps)
  • Proactive Partner (Driving vs. Reacting)
  • Solution Architecture in Context (Present, Near Future, Long Term)


  • Be immersed in our Operational Landscapes
  • Skilled in Bi-Lingual Communication (Business Conversations with Business Partners, Technical Conversations with Technology Partners)
  • Earn Respect of Business and Technology Stakeholders
  • Develop Strategic Partnerships
  • Secure Alignment on Solutions and Priorities


  • Lead, Manage and Hold Team Members Accountable for Delivering Desired Results
  • Set Vision for Solution Architecture Landscape!!
  • Develop and Refine Strategic Roadmaps!!
  • Prepare and Present Executive Alignment and Business Case Presentations
  • Optimize Functional Budget Utilization
  • Effectively Manage 3rd Party Vendor Partnerships

Values and Culture Ambassador-

  • Company Values in Action
  • Solutions Speed and Agility
  • Ownership in the Outcome
  • Enjoy Delivering Amazing Solutions to our Internal and External Customers

Business Analysis and Solution Architecture (40%)

Business Analysis-

  • Understand and Assess the Operational Landscape
  • Develop a Strategic Point of View
  • Collaborate with Stakeholders to Identify Pain Points and Opportunities
  • Define ROI and Business Impact
  • As an expert Senior Business Analyst and Solution Architect, possesses the ability to start quick, take charge, and generate a positive impact immediately.

Solution Architecture-

  • Identify Key Stakeholders and Shared Ownership in Outcomes
  • Define Required Outcomes for Success
  • Document Project Requirements and Current State Process Flows
  • Rapidly Prototype Solutions
  • Gain Solution Architecture Alignment and Sign-Off
  • Finalize Business Requirements Document and Project Plan

Solution Delivery-

  • Align with Technical Architects on Business Solution and Data Requirements
  • Manage Projects to Ensure Deliverables and Timelines are Met
  • Prepare Unit, Systems Integration and User Acceptance Test Plans
  • Coordinate User Acceptance Testing, Training and Production Launch Schedules.
  • Post Production Launch Support and Continuous Improvement

Enterprise Technology and Data Ecosystem Governance and Alignment (10%)

Governance and Alignment-

  • Collaborate and Ensure Alignment on Solution Architecture with Enterprise Technology and Data Ecosystem Vision, Strategies and Protocols
  • Strong Working Knowledge of Systems and Data Security Best Practices

Education / Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Information Technology, or related discipline desired.  
  • Hands on experience in gathering, documenting, and communicating project business requirements using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio, as well as prototyping (Axure) or other appropriate software.
  • 10+ years of experience in software development life cycle, including business process and requirements documentation, analysis, design, system construction, testing, training, communication planning and deployment (concept to deployment). 
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing and supporting custom integrated, enterprise and 3rd party packaged software and web solutions, preferably in an agile environment.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer!


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