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Title:  IT Business Solutions Manager (Data Architect)

Job ID:  85746
Country:  Philippines
City:  Taguig City
Professional area:  Information Technology
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Taguig City, 00, PH, 1634



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The incumbent is responsible for formulating the right IT solution strategy for the Market, in line with Market ASP and Market IT Lead. He/She serves as data architect responsible for driving the selection, design, and delivery of IT solutions to support Market's growth and transformation objectives, actively engaging with business stakeholders to ensure a clear understanding of business requirements, and alignment with strategic priorities. 
He/She leads the detailed project planning and execution of approved projects, in accordance with JTI’s Project Management Framework, and established IT standards, policies and procedures, J-Sox controls, and industry best practices. 
He/She is responsible for ensuring that 3rd-party solution providers and external project resources comply with JTI quality standards and fulfill agreed-upon project commitments and contractual obligations. He/She is expected to exercise fiscal discipline and transparency in the overall management of any project budget.

While ensuring adherence to JTI IT and Corporate governance standards, the incumbent leads and manages identified projects, and on occasions related teams, to ensure they are executed successfully while day-to-day operations continue in an effective and efficient manner. 





  • Business Relationship Management

    • In alignment with IT Market Lead, proactively engage with relevant business stakeholders to gain a solid understanding of JTI commercial processes in order to effectively formulate the right solution strategy, ensuring alignment with Market ASP

    • Serve as IT solution consultant to business stakeholders and take the lead in mapping relevant technologies and IT services to support business plan execution. 

    • Evaluate the current and anticipated demand for IT solutions and services vis-a-vis business priorities and IT resource capacity and capabilities and support the Market IT Lead in the overall demand management and business stakeholder management. 

    • Provide effective communication to relevant parties.

  • Business Transformation / Change Management

    • Serve as IT solution subject matter expert for business transformation and change initiatives, collaborating with internal and external subject matter experts to define the required technology solution(s) and to assess the business impact, for the site or within the cluster, as required

    • Ensure timely processing and approval of IT change requests to support the business
      transformation and change initiatives. 

    • Support the IT Market Lead in ensuring clear business ownership, sufficient funding, proper project governance, and quality control, adherence to IT project management standards and best practices, and compliance with Operating Guidelines.

    • Evaluate IT resource requirements. 

    • Define the requisite resource plan and work with the Market IT Lead to secure qualified IT project resources to ensure project success.

  • Business Analysis

    • Work closely with business process owners to ensure proper scoping, analysis, and documentation of business requirements related to business transformation and change initiatives. 

    • Provide overall guidance in the fit-gap analysis, and ensure that business process inefficiencies and opportunities for improvements are clearly identified and documented.

    • Ensure that data flows and data migration requirements are duly analyzed and documented, in order to achieve data integrity. 

    • Enforce strict adherence to data-related risk management policies and procedures.

  • Solution Design and Delivery

    • As assigned Market, IT Lead, serve as solution architect responsible for driving the evaluation, selection, design, and delivery of reliable, scalable, and cost-effective solutions to successfully complete business transformation and change initiatives

    • Work with relevant internal and external subject matter experts to ensure that the solution fulfills business requirements and is successfully implemented within the agreed-upon timeline and budget, in line with established JTI standards and best practices. 

    • Accountable for ensuring that the operational support model is well-formulated and the requisite knowledge transfer and solution documentation are successfully completed prior to go-live. 

    • Work closely with the IT Services Manager to ensure that the operational impact is minimized.

  • Project Management

    • Ensure that solution implementation projects are planned and executed in line with business strategy and established global IT standards and best practices. 

    • Enforce strong project management discipline and ensure adherence to JTI’s Project Management
      Framework (PMF). 

    • Provide oversight during effort and cost estimation, and ensure that project constraints and dependencies are clearly identified and aligned with all stakeholders. 

    • Ensure that the IT project resource plan is well-defined, and secure qualified IT resources for project implementation. 

    • Serve as overall project owner, ensuring successful execution according to agreed-upon budget and timeline.

    • Responsible for driving the successful roll-out of global solutions as required.

  • People/Talent

    • Recruit, motivate and guide the professional development of the team reporting directly and indirectly to the incumbent.

    • Work as required in a team of IT Business Solutions Managers/Analysts supporting the site; advice/ensure it is well-equipped to deliver high-quality performance; work with IT Market Lead to provide development opportunities to enhance overall team capabilities. 

    • Ensure compliance with People & Culture policies and procedures. 

    • In alignment with Market, may be responsible for managing 3rd-party project resources and ensuring that they adhere to relevant JTI policies and procedures.

  • Other: Security, Business Continuity, Compliance & Governance

    • Manage various tasks and projects as they arise and upon manager’s request.

    • Actively support the IT Market Lead in securing early IT involvement in technology-related initiatives, and ensuring alignment with Corporate IT standards, policies and procedures, and applicable J-Sox and IT risk controls, in order to reduce technology risk. 

    • Drive the evaluation of existing solutions and, where feasible, and recommend reuse in order to optimize expected benefits and total cost of ownership. 

    • Provide change management governance and ensure that subsequent solution change requests are backed by a solid business case, preserve solution integrity, and are in line with the underlying solution architecture. 

    • Ensure transparency and visibility of system-related changes and decisions.

    • Supports the development, implementation, and execution of the IT Services part of the IT Service Continuity Plan as per requirements of the IT Services Team

    • Ensure transparency of the financial impact of solution(s) to be implemented on Market budget commitments. 

    • Provide project-related inputs to complete Market's SPC/ASP/LE submission. 

    • Take ownership of project budget management during solution implementation as assigned. 

    • Support BAP/Memo submission; execute and ensure PR/PO/invoicing is in line with Operating Guidelines and Procurement policies and procedures.

    • Support or lead the evaluation and selection of qualified 3rd-party IT suppliers to support solution design and delivery. 

    • Build strong partnerships and ensure timely solution delivery, adherence to JTI quality standards, and fulfillment of agreed-upon project commitments and contractual obligations. 

    • Review supplier performance evaluation, to serve as valuable input into subsequent contractual review and negotiation.




  • 8+ years experience in the IT discipline with experience of managing direct/in-direct resources of data engineers and visualization resources
  • Preferred background of employment experience in multinational companies & managing data and analytics related projects coupled with artificial intelligence.
  • Exposure to data solutions design and architecture including, but not limited to, interface design, capacity planning and scalability 
  • Good fundamentals around security integration including Kerberos authentication, SAML and data security and privacy such as data masking and tokenisation technique
  • Hands-on working knowledge of topics such as solutions (for example: data lakes, data meshes, data platforms, data streaming solutions
  • Experience leading projects relating to system integration, cloud modernization, data migration, data warehousing experience with cloud-based data platforms; experience driving technical workshops with technical and business clients to derive value added services and implementation
  • Exposure to  IT Service Portal  (as a plus)
  • Fluent oral and written English
  • Functional Skills
  • Experience in the following  new technology trends:
    •     Advance Analytics (Tableau, Qlik, MS Power BI, etc.)
    •     Azure DevOps & Azure ML Ops, Cloud SAAS solutions, Azure Synapse, R Language,  & Python
    •     ETL Design, ELT Operations and Azure Data Factory
    •     DB & Data Flow designs
    •     Sales Force Automation Solutions, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Digital Route to Market, Mobile Technology systems
  • Business requirements analysis
  • Data solutions design and architecture including but not limited to application design methodology (including Agile methodology), interface design, capacity planning, scalability
  • Good financial and budgetary understanding 
  • Project management (medium to large scale projects); 
  • Business Analysis
  • Supplier management
  • Leads by example; Works effectively in a fast-paced environment and is able to diffuse project-related conflict
  • Able to think clearly and act decisively in crisis situations; thinks and acts with a sense of urgency and clear understanding of priorities and strategic importance; highly organized
  • Creative, innovative, enterprising; think outside the box, challenges status quo
  • Able to work with ambiguity and “connect the dots”
  • Team-oriented, collaborative; able to network and establish good connections
  • Proactive; driven to learn and keep pace with business and technology trends
  • Thinks outside the box
  • Able to network and establish good connections
  • Works seamlessly between macro and micro views
  • Communicates effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Goal-oriented, high level of commitment
  • Customer service-oriented




  • Work in JTI Philippines Headquarters Taguig
  • Be covered with medical insurance and HMO upon hiring, with HMO dependent coverage and medicine allowance
  • Receive bonuses and cash allowances such as meal and transport allowance
  • Have access to over 200 company training
  • Well-being programs for employees
  • Opportunities for your career growth
  • Recreational facilities in the office - Videoke, billiard and table tennis
  • Be part of a truly international and diverse company with over 40,000 employees in 130 countries.
  • Experience the culture of an Investors in People certified company
  • Find out why 9 out of 10 employees recommend us to a friend.
  • Understand why 9 out of 10 employees say they feel free to be themselves.




Thank you very much for applying! We will make sure every candidate will receive a reply within 2 weeks after the application deadline. 


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