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IT&D Manager , Product Stream Architect R&D

At Reckitt we are focused on unleashing the potential of our People, Performance and Purpose. We are committed to fostering a leadership culture that drives sustainable growth. With our Leadership Behaviours at the core, our ambition is to build authentic, purposeful, high performing leaders at an individual, team & organisation level. Inspiring Leaders to Grow Leaders.


This role balances technological opportunities with business requirements at stream level and maintains a holistic view of the stream/platform strategy, processes, information and IT&D/Data Assets for all the product groups within their Stream. They will link the Stream business mission, strategies, and processes to the IT&D strategy. They are the guardian of the architecture across all Products Groups within the Stream/Platform, taking into account all layers: Process/outcome, Application, Technology and Data


This role provides an exciting opportunity to join this journey and be a part of driving the next stage in our IT&D ambition.

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IT&D Manager – Product Stream Architect, R&D

Slough, Berkshire

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 

This role encompasses all product groups of the stream to provide a consistent overall vision on how the different business capabilities, information, IT&D Products, and global/differentiated/tailored offers relate to each other. They are responsible for driving reuse and sharing of technology and best practices to maximise value delivered to the business in coordination with other Strategic Product Architects in other streams, the Enterprise Architecture Team, and the Architecture Community of Practice Lead. The Strategic Product Architect is accountable of the application of the IT&D (architecture) Principles and Standards. They ensure that the Enterprise Architecture and IT&D Landscape within their scope and the integration with other Strategic Product Architects' scopes are optimised to maximise business value while guaranteeing the required agility and speed to grow and innovate. This role also oversees the maintenance and currency of the product catalogue and all other required systems for architecture governance (LeanIX).


You’ll succeed because… 

you will lead identification and analysis of key industry and technology trends to assess potential effect on the Stream businesses and tech landscape, and facilitates testing with the Innovation Team, the Solution Architects, and the Product Managers. You will provide inputs and expertise to the IT&D Strategy Office and to Product (Group) Managers for budget definition and allocation of investments to meet business initiatives while optimizing the Stream Strategic Architecture. You will build the long-term strategic roadmap for the Stream tech and data architecture, linked to the Stream product groups. You will curate and help build the overall Enterprise Architecture community whilst supporting the IT&D strategy and planning process to align continuously with Reckitt’s business goals and objectives


You’ll love it because… 

…you’ll have the freedom to make a difference. You’ll put your own ideas into practice. The products you help us get out there will allow people to live healthier lives and have happier homes. You are passionate for leadership and the tangible impact leadership development can have on sustainable business and people growth. Creative and self-motivated, you build collaborative working relationships which allows you to enthuse and influence other leaders. Importantly, you’re a strategic thinker but can also turn plans into action.  And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will bring the very best out of you, every day.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law. 

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