Reporting & Analytics Architect

Tate & Lyle - Hoffman Estates, IL

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Business Unit/Function

Business Performance, IS/IT


Hoffman Estates, IL



Reporting structure

Reports to (Title & band)

Manager, Enterprise Architecture

Line Manager +1 (Title & band)

Director, IT Innovation

Direct Reports

Developers / Technical Analysts

Role purpose

The Reporting & Analytics Architect combines many different skills and experiences to address and solve business, information, and technology related opportunities, and problems.

The Architecture developed by the Reporting & Analytics Architect is the “glue” that integrates the project and program strategies across multiple reporting programs and projects, and ensures alignment with business strategies and drivers, and management priorities. This “glue” is a series of explicit graphical models that, at a minimum, are “human consumable” and define and describe:

The Goals the Enterprise is trying to achieve
The Processes needed to be performed to meet these Goals
The Things (Technology, Data, and Data Structures) needed to perform these Processes

The Reporting & Analytics Architect sets the direction and establishes the approach for integrating information applications and programs, providing what is required for business users to make informed decisions.

This role will provide specialist architectural ownership, governance control and solution management across all reporting & analytics initiatives.

Finally, the Reporting & Analytics Architect catalogs, develops, coordinates, communicates, maintains, and enforces the overall Reporting Data Structure and Architecture Models, Representations, Initiatives, Capabilities, and Standard Components used by the Enterprise.

Main accountabilities

The Reporting & Analytics Architect is responsible for the development or coordination of the following deliverables:

Developing the Reporting & Analytics Architecture across all applications in the Enterprise
Define and develop a data lake to cover structured and unstructured data
Assisting in aligning reporting initiatives with the Enterprise Architecture
Auditing compliance to the Reporting & Analytics architecture standards
Serving as advisor to senior business management on business and information integration strategies
Leading the team of developers / analysts / engineers in the development activities for new reporting projects

Strategy Development Competencies

Design and develop architecture framework in line with Tate & Lyle ISIT operating principles of business led solutions, delivered with agility, and in an end-to-end delivery model
Translating or mapping business strategy into information strategy with a focus on Reporting & Analytics
Understanding technology product and vendor strategies, products, and customer preferences
Understanding, modelling, and representing the organizations informed decision making requirements in a human consumable manner, as it relates to IT strategy
Able to articulate a road map from current reporting & analytics footprint to a futuristic model with clear trigger points identified
Able to integrate security design and roadmap into the architecture design
A good understanding of legal, tax and regulatory rules

Organizational Competencies

Communicating with business and technology leaders, both within and outside the organization
Understanding the business needs for solutions
Being viewed as the trusted advisor to the organization
Understanding developers / engineers needs in parallel with business needs
Lead product and technology validation process

Modelling Competencies

Abilities to derive, define, and explicitly represent various artefacts within The Enterprise Framework
Understanding the meanings and relationships between various models
Developing and maintaining project level and Enterprise level model consistency and integration

Technology Competencies

Understanding of appropriate technologies
Developing methods and techniques for modelling technologies
SAP BW, HANA, Business Objects Suite (AFO, Webi, Lumira), SAP Analytics Cloud, Tableau, MS-Power BI, Data Services, BPC, embedded analytics, etc.

Performance measures

Successful delivery of assigned projects in reporting space. Success is defined as:
Full scope, On time, On budget, On quality, 100% customer satisfaction
As a people manager, on-time recruiting of new team members / open positions (100 days or less) and the professional development of team members

Skills and experience required

Minimum of 7 years of Analysis Experience, and 3 years as a Solution Architect.
Broad background in reporting & analytics technologies (SAP BW, HANA, Business Objects Suite, SAP Analytics Cloud, Tableau, MS-Power BI, Data Services, BPC, embedded analytics, etc.)
Experience and knowledge in at least one are of the business (example: engineering, manufacturing, planning, etc.)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Group session facilitation
Team leadership and experience leading without authority / influencing stakeholders
Demonstrated skills, and experience building models using The Enterprise Framework.
A Master’s Degree in a related field is desirable

Our Culture


Partnership- We work together as one global team to deliver for our customers.
Agility-We have the courage to act quickly and allow others to experiment and learn.
Execution-We deliver long term results, balancing today’s needs with tomorrow’s possibilities.

Comply with all environmental standards, procedures and work instructions at all times
Report any environmental violations or near misses in order to prevent any impact upon the local environment, its inhabitants and Tate & Lyle
Adhere to the safety policies, procedures and site rules
Fully participate in the safety programme, including reporting any incidents (or near misses) and participating in audits
Demonstrate understanding of the STOP Work Authority and be able to apply in any unsafe situation
Working knowledge and application of Tate and Lyle Life Saving Principles in day to day job
Participate in at least one emergency drill
Complete all required EHS facility trainings