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Title:  Director, Business Architecture, Business Transformation




Requisition ID: 156627

Join a purpose driven winning team, committed to results, in an inclusive and high-performing culture.


Director Business Architecture, Business Transformation




Reporting to the VP, Business Architecture and Transformation, the Director Business Architecture will direct the business architecture practice within business transformation to ensure the following benefits are achieved:\

•    An optimized transition from strategy to execution with streamlined investment decisions
•    Business-driven, customer-centric, front to back transformation roadmaps
•    Optimized, re-usable capabilities, supported by streamlined people, process, technology and data components
•    Business-driven, cross-functional governance of business transformations
•    Support governance of the PMO office.


This role contributes to the overall success of the Canadian Bank (Retail, Small Business and/or Business Banking) ensuring specific individual goals, plans, initiatives are executed / delivered in support of the team’s business strategies and objectives; ensures all activities conducted are in compliance with governing regulations, internal policies and procedures.



•    Champions a customer focused culture to deepen client relationships and leverage broader Bank relationships, systems and knowledge.


•    Business Architecture Artefacts & Processes: 

•    Develop, update, and maintain business architecture artefacts (e.g., business capability maps, business architecture modelling) following Enterprise Business Architecture Standards
•    Lead the effort to identify and document capabilities, initiative needs and, strategic prioritization into business architecture deliverables (roadmaps, etc.)
•    Understand business objectives for assigned domains and enable the design of future state capabilities (people, process, technology, data), while ensuring alignment with the strategic vision
•    Identify impacts to Business Capabilities by participating in transformation programs & initiatives
•    Map processes to business capabilities as per Enterprise Standards and collaborating with appropriate SMEs
•    Model and approve updates to existing business architecture models for the business domain
•    Engage in all phases of ongoing critical initiatives including target state definition, design & execution, as well as having deep knowledge of all systems and processes in the business domain
•    Support various initiatives across teams, by identifying relevant opportunities for rationalization, transformation & simplification
•    Analyze industry & market trends to determine new & potential business capabilities
•    Participate in agile squads/sprints to support the delivery of enhancements to existing capabilities or new capabilities and functions

•    Governance & Standards Alignment

•    Participate in Architecture Governance Forums to prepare and present materials for necessary approvals
•    Ensure solutions developed across the organization are aligned to Enterprise Architecture standards/principles and leverage common solutions & services

•    Business Artefacts Consolidation

•    Create appropriate process documentation and store these in a central business architecture repository



•    Work closely with technology project teams, particularly the team focused on executing the Salesforce Ecosystem of tools, to ensure the projects are aligned across priorities, minimize rework and ensure cross-business line collaboration.  


•    Understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.


•    Actively pursue effective and efficient operations of his/her respective area in accordance with Scotiabank’s Values, its Code of Conduct and the Global Sales Principles, while ensuring the adequacy, adherence to and effectiveness of day-to-day business controls to meet obligations with respect to operational, compliance, AML/ATF/sanctions and conduct risk. 


•    Champion a high-performance environment and contribute to an inclusive work environment.


Education / Experience / Other Information:

•    Post-secondary Education i.e., Computer Engineering degree or similar discipline
•    5+ years of practical work experience ideally in a similar or related position 
•    Prior Business Architecture and/or Consulting experience highly relatable to this position
•    Knowledge in Project Management & Training
•    Experience in Agile Methodology
•    Experience using model-based representations & ability to visualize & create high level models
•    Relevant business line background/experience to ensure consistent view of evolving business needs
•    Strong understanding of architecture, systems & integration 
•    Ability to apply architectural principles to business solutions
•    Strong analytical and problem solving
•    Ability to work non-standard business hours as needed
•    Ability to travel domestically as required


Location(s):  Canada : Ontario : Toronto 

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.  

At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here. Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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