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Director of Business Architecture

Department: Business Transformation

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

About the role

Abcam has an ambitious strategy and an aggressive transformation agenda. To drive this agenda, Abcam is actively building a new Strategic Programme Office. As part of this Abcam is undertaking significant business transformation. Business Architecture is a newly established area of expertise and forms a part of the Strategic Programmes Office.

    

Roles and responsibilities

  • As a new discipline for Abcam, the Director of Business Architecture is responsible for designing and building the Business Architecture capability, as well as defining and developing the Business Architecture practice to be industry-leading.

  • Map key business processes and use this insight to develop and implement operating model changes that drive value.

  • Work closely with our ERP implementation programme to capture operating model requirements and embed this within Abcam’s business architecture.

  • Work closely with Abcam’s Executive Leadership team to design and build operating models that will support our strategic programmes.

  • Business Architecture includes a business' operating model (‘ways of working’ or processes, tools and applications, data and insight), and defines how the operating model delivers value to and interacts with customers and external stakeholders

  • Establish agreed and measurable business performance indicators to track operational improvements

  • Work closely with the HR and functional management teams to define and embed organisational changes required to adapt to operating model changes.

  • About you

  • 10+ years business architecture subject matter expertise and a proven track record with top tier consultancy experience.

  • Experience delivering complex projects and business change successfully

  • Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) and/or Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), is helpful

About you

  • 10+ years business architecture subject matter expertise and a proven track record with top tier consultancy experience.
  • Experience delivering complex projects and business change successfully

  • Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) and/or Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), is helpful

About us

Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.

 

It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.

 

Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (which includes shares for eligible employees), a culture focussed on wellbeing and opportunities for growth.