URBN Solutions Architect, Retail Technology @ URBN Outfitters, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA

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4 months ago

URBN Solutions Architect, Retail Technology

URBN Outfitters, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA

Solutions Architect, Retail Technology

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (“URBN”), is a leading lifestyle products and services company which operates a portfolio of global consumer brands comprised of Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People, Terrain, Urban Outfitters and Nuuly brands and the Food and Beverage division. Urban Outfitters, Inc., is a Fortune 1000 company with $4 Billion in revenue.

The Solutions Architect, Retail Technology will be the strategic driver in the development, management and execution of the retail and Omni strategy, plan and vision for URBN – focusing on alignment with Senior Technology Leadership Teams on industry trends and solutions to drive the business.

A critical focus of this role will be to serve as a strategic partner in providing guidance on future roadmaps, sharing key insights, best practices and capabilities across retail channel including but point of sale and omni capabilities within retail locations.

The candidate will be a self-starter with a “can-do” mentality who can provide input into future growth opportunities and provide strategic direction.

  • Responsible to create and maintain overall retail architecture designs for URBN’s global retail store solutions

  • Work with enterprise architects and other solution architects to ensure alignment and fit within the technology roadmaps.

  • Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of systems development efforts, and recommend technologies that will increase effectiveness and systems flexibility.

  • Finding the best tech solution among all possible to solve the existing business problems

  • Describing the structure, characteristics, behavior, and other aspects of software to project stakeholders.

  • Defining features, phases, and solution requirements.

  • Providing specifications according to which the solution is defined, managed, and delivered.

  • Direct and carry out strategic analysis that identifies market trends and new opportunities for future roadmap to execute.

  • Influence cross functional partners to drive towards common goals and objectives.

  • Effectively communicate complex ideas, data points, and strategies to diverse audiences in a compelling, yet simple way that inspires action.

  • Ability to handle new and complex topics, interpret data, spot trends, draw conclusions and make recommendations.

  • Synthesize information, present effectively, and influence at the highest level of the organization.

  • Adaptable to change and capable of re-prioritizing appropriately.


Qualifications & Experience

  • 10 years experience in Retail and/or Omni Channel Technology Systems and Strategy

  • Demonstrated leadership managing or influencing people

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

  • Excellent communication, leadership, problem solving, and analytical skills

  • Ability to elicit cooperation from senior management and other departments

  • Organized

  • Ability to collaborate with our teams on site in Philadelphia, PA

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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