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Platform Lead

  1. Full Time
  2. Hammersmith
  3. IT
  4. Permanent
VAC- 36162

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We are looking for a Platform Lead  to join our IT team in Harrods. The role will take full technical ownership of the digital solutions and applications that sit across the Harrods Customer, Product and Corporate domains. Working alongside other Platform Leads, Product Managers, Engineering teams, and a range of third parties, you will deliver best in class solutions that meet the needs of a variety of stakeholders across the Harrods business.

About the Role

As the Senior Platform Lead you will become an expert on your product and the industry landscape it sits in. You will drive service delivery excellence, enablement, and constant platform improvement, while continually looking to identify opportunities to drive operational efficiency and maintain a high-quality service at all times.

You will also:

  • Working alongside the SAP CX Product Owner and SAP CX Solutions Manager, use insight and analysis to identify, prioritise and implement new opportunities and improvements that align with the commercial objectives of the Harrods business strategy, and the technical objectives of the Harrods IT Strategy
  • Reduce overall SVC project risk by challenging and uncovering design issues early in the project lifecycle, sharing implementation best practices, and recommending solution alternatives
  • Be an escalation point during major incidents, who can help technical teams as well as easily access the higher levels of vendors to positively influence the service and focus we receive. Service dependant, this can be a 24-hour function
  • Own the technical solution from ‘cradle to grave’, being the face of the service within Harrods, ensuring functional needs are met while supporting scalability, reliability, and performance of the system - this may include a budget for that service

About You

As the Senior Platform Lead you will have previous experience with SAP CX Solutions, particularly SAP Customer Data Cloud, SAP Customer Data Platform, SAP Cloud for Customer, SAP Marketing Cloud / SAP Emarsys Customer Engagement. You will also have familiarity with agile development methodologies, including Scrum and Kanban, and working with managed backlogs using tools like Azure DevOps or Jira.

You will also have the following:

  • Fantastic stakeholder management
  • Passionate for technology – curiosity towards new and emerging technology
  • Strong awareness and adherence to best practices of testing and deployment
  • Expertise gathering and analysing requirements for large IT projects
  • Ability to identify, track, and monitor technical dependencies across systems
  • Good knowledge of current web technologies including topics like security, data protection, performance and high availability

About Us

Harrods is one of the world’s leading luxury department stores and we’re becoming a destination for top designers, and the most sought-after brands from around the globe. Our combined mission is to make visiting our iconic Knightsbridge store one of the world’s most inspiring shopping experiences.

Our Promise to You

Help us make the impossible possible for our customers and we’ll do something remarkable for you. As well as offering a friendly environment to inspire your best work, we provide abundant opportunities and support to build an exceptional career across the varied specialisms of our business.

In return you’ll receive an excellent benefits package, including a company pension, flexible working, 22 days’ holiday, and your birthday off, up to 33% in-store discount (including across our food hall and restaurants) and a season ticket loan.

Uniquely You

At Harrods we believe the personality and authenticity of our people sets us apart. We celebrate and invite applications from all cultures, backgrounds, tastes, and experiences and are proud of our culture where people from all walks of life can grow and thrive. What makes you unique makes us exceptional.

While our job adverts outline the ideal qualities, skills, and prior experience for the role, we believe in the potential for growth and value individual strengths. If you do not meet every desired criteria but feel you have the skills and experience to thrive in this role as well as a genuine interest in working for Harrods and you can demonstrate an alignment with our values, we would encourage you to apply.

If you want to know more about our people and our culture, search #TogetherHarrods on LinkedIn, Facebook or follow us on Instagram @togetherharrods

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