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Enterprise Architect

Hours per week
40 hours


GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners which operate more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,000 stores and with more than 36,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.


Some key figures:

  • 7,000+ stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 700,000 store visitors per day
  • ~16 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2017: EUR 3,5 billion
  • EBITDA 2017: EUR 552 million
  • Over 36,000 employees


Developing Careers & Potential

Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. Our preference is to always promote internally where possible. So, wherever people start, there’s always somewhere else to go. We strive for continuous improvement and our new recruits help us to further raise the future potential of our company.

Our whole business is full of people who have gone on to achieve a successful career through experiencing a variety of different roles in different locations and area of our business. We continually support and develop our people who have the desire, ambition and potential to grow.

Enterprise Architect, Amsterdam Area

Your role of Enterprise Architect:

  • As GrandVision Enterprise Architect you will support GrandVision IT Management in the development of Architecture Strategy, engaging with the business and actively developing stakeholder relations. You will be responsible for the Architecture Content & Models, Principles & Standards applied in the resulting IT Roadmaps

  • You keep abreast of new and emerging technologies that will drive business performance and ensure the timely use of IT Innovations and new technologies.

  • You will be part of the SAP landscape team

  • You are an excellent communicator of EA goals and the EA approach, and drive Innovation for business value.

  • You help project execution by supporting Business Case Development and providing project guidance through architecture reviews, ensuring project results are aligned with Strategy and the IT Roadmaps.

  • We will be looking to you to guide the business on Application Portfolio and Application Lifecycle Management decisions.

What we need from you in Qualifications:

  • We expect you have a master’s degree (or equivalent) in business, applied sciences, computer sciences or another related field. We expect a self-starter with a strong can-do attitude and excellent communicative skills. Knowledge of and experience with applying TOGAF as architecture Framework is essential

  • You’ll have at least 8 years (senior IT managerial) experience in large international environments

  • SAP environment experience

What we need from you in Characteristics:

  • Be Trusted and respected as a thought leader who can influence and persuade business and IT leaders

  • Be Comfortable, experienced and accomplished at working with business executives, and able to push back in a professional and diplomatic way and withstand opposition to architectural ideals

  • Excellent people skills will come naturally to you. You’ll be comfortable working within a global, virtual team, flexing your leadership & negotiating skills across a range of stakeholders, from senior IT and business management to project managers and other architects

  • You are Organizationally savvy, and understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate obstacles and politics

  • You are able to balance the long-term ("big picture") and short-term implications of individual decisions


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NB. If you have not heard back from us after 27 days, please consider your application not to be successful.

Application process

1. Apply
2. 1st interview
3. 2nd interview
4. Offer
5. Hired

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