Director of Enterprise Architecture

Job Description

GKN Automotive is the market leader in conventional, all-wheel and electrified drive systems and solutions. With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of driveline technologies for over 90% of the world's car manufacturers. GKN Automotive has a turnover of circa £5 billion and 25,000 employees across 19 countries.

Reporting Line

This role reports directly into our CIO and becomes part of the global IT leadership team.

Location & Working Model

Preferred locations: Birmingham (UK), Porto (Portugal), Auburn Hills (USA), Lohmar (Germany), Offenbach (Germany)

Model: Hybrid

Responsible for the development of the global technical design of the target infrastructure and application landscape. Oversees the implementation and owns the technical roadmap. This individual will work as an internal advisor for the technical teams in Infrastructure Operations, Application Management and Security.

Key responsibilities

  • Business Strategy and IT Strategy alignment
  • Functional Strategy formation
  • Technical design development and implementation oversight
  • IT Capability building
  • Stakeholder engagement

  • Adaptive mindset & good team player
  • Project Management
  • SAP S4/HANA Implementation scenarios
  • Multi-Cloud Design/Management
  • Global Network Design
  • Cyber Defence
  • TOGAF Framework
  • ITIL Framework


Master's Degree in information technology or equivalent level, TOGAF and preferably CISSP certified.


At least 10 years of working experience in a similar global organization as IT Architect, Enterprise Architect or Solution Architect.

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