HR Enterprise Architect, Open to flexible working

London (Central), London (Greater)
22 Sep 2020
06 Oct 2020
Contract Type

Diageo Digital & Technology (D&T) is a multi-functional global shared services function created to drive effectiveness and efficiency across our core operations and achieve our productivity goals. We fuel growth for our markets through a focus on new capabilities, consistent, common and available analytics and data, and equipping our markets and functions through integrated solutions.

We have transformed how we deliver services to the markets:

  • Single point of responsibility to manage relationships, shape demand, & manage service and outcome delivery
  • Standardised business service lines to drive efficiency and scalability
  • Insight-focused business analytics service
  • Market outcome focused services, underpinned by efficient IT process management
  • More control, cost efficiency and transparency of application delivery
  • One D&T strategy supported by strategic multi-year financial goals and modelling
  • Transparent /differentiated pricing to drive standardisation and year-on-year efficiency improvements

Within D&T, Diageo has a Global 'Enterprise Architecture' group with responsibility for:

  • Be thought leaders able to set the future direction for our technology and build support among key stakeholders
  • Provide deep expertise for key technologies and platforms
  • Enable execution and the realization of tangible business outcomes by partnering with the markets/functions to design and create solutions that leverage our existing capabilities while also identifying innovations that can benefit the enterprise.

About the role:

The “HR Enterprise Architect” roles will report into the People Domain Lead within the Enterprise Architecture team and will be focused on driving our strategic people, HR and employee capabilities, lining up the technology and architecture to ensure we are a best in class employer

  • You will own and develop the architecture for everything that touches our strategic use of Workday, including
    • Recruiting and onboarding employee experience (covering sourcing channels, screening and assessment; recruitment operations, hiring and onboarding apps)
    • Organisational Effectiveness
    • Planning and Forecasting
    • Learning
    • HR Operations
    • People Analytics
  • You will own and maintain the Workday platform roadmap
  • Govern and support how Workday projects are designed and delivered

Although you will be a Workday expert, your influence won’t be restricted to that, and you will be a trusted advisor to D&T and business teams. You will bring your strategic insight and technical product knowledge to ensure we deliver a brilliant experience for our People through our HR and employee experience applications

Top Accountabilities

The HR Enterprise Architect will be responsible for:

  • Defining the end to end architecture for people services across Diageo globally; covering business process, data, applications and technology
  • Stretch the Diageo business by developing the roadmap for a fantastic recruiting and onboarding experience for both the candidate and the hiring team
  • You’ll redesign the sourcing, assessment, hiring and onboarding services we deliver, covering Workday and non-Workday applications
  • You will also own how we plan, attract and retain the best talent through innovative use of technology across the people domain, covering both HR and IT services
  • As a Workday expert you will ensure that business process, data, applications and technology come together in individual Workday project solutions to meet business needs
  • You will develop the future focussed roadmap for how we use Workday in Diageo, keeping close to the Workday roadmap and influencing how we adopt new capability to drive business advantage
  • Provide technical consulting and advisory services to internal and external solution and development teams.  Services include technical workshops, design reviews, integration reviews, creating architecture designs, solution optimization and ad-hoc technical inquiries from implementation teams.
  • Continual expansion of your architecture knowledge, constantly seeking ways to broaden exposure to the latest and greatest trends and developments in the technology space

About you:

Architecture Expertise:

  • Demonstrated expertise designing solutions in a global enterprise environment
  • Demonstrated broad working knowledge of Workday application including HCM, recruiting & Applicant Tracking and Learning
    • Experience of other people applications and architecture across talent, recruit and onboarding, workforce planning (such as Avature, Beamery, OrgVue)
    • Experienced in IS joiner and onboarding processes and applications; ServiceNow experience will be an advantage
    • Experience of integration middleware (such as IBM API Connect, Mulesoft etc)
    • Experience with AI Search and match solutions, and online assessment tools will be a definite advantage (such as Hiredscore, Watson, Leoforce Arya, HireVue, Pymetrics)
  • Experience with architecting, designing and implementing cloud-based solutions 
  • 10 years demonstrated experience successfully delivering information technologies business solutions for large-scale global applications across multiple hardware and software platforms 
  • Some experience of implementing or utilizing relevant integration platforms
  • Leading solution design during all phases of development and deployment
  • TOGAF certification preferred

Functional Expertise:


  • Significant knowledge of Workday systems, implementations and processes, preferably within a large, global organization (preferably FMCG)
  • Strong experience within the Workday ecosystem; Significant knowledge of the product and platform capabilities including Business Process, Security, Data, Analytics, API development, UI design
  • Likely to have a Workday certification
  • Experience in Agile project delivery methods


  • Bold and strategic thinker – able to develop stretching and ambitious future vision
  • Fantastic communicator – able to articulate and sell the vision to senior stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver integrated Business-IT strategy
  • Building International and cross functional relationships to drive engagement
  • 5 years’ experience working with executive sponsors and senior business leadership teams developing and delivering strategy and operating plans with demonstrated competency 


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