IT Information Architect (m/f/x)

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Date: 22-May-2021

Location: Munich, Germany, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Affiliate: Daiichi Sankyo Europe




Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.™


Daiichi Sankyo and its 15.000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for cardiovascular diseases, under the Group’s 2025 vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany and we have affiliates in 13 European countries including Denmark, where Copenhagen acts as the Nordic headquarter. For more information:



For Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:



IT Information Architect  (m/f/x)


The position:

The job holder will strengthens the impact of, and provides recommendations on, business information that will need to be available and shared consistently across the organization through the identification, definition and analysis of how information assets aid strategies and business outcomes. The IA is responsible for discovering the data and analytics requirements for information for all uses.


Key responsibilities:

  • Influence information strategy: By partnering with business unit through the rationalization of the information value chain, the information architect will provide strategic recommendations to maximize the value of information assets via their creation, access and use.
  • Plan, implement and maintain analytics platforms and technologies: Keep up-to-date with market trends in Analytics and Data technologies and platforms.  Use own experience and organizational know how to build use cases in partnership with business units in order influence adoption of such technologies and platforms.  Work with internal IT teams and external partners to implement and maintain these technologies as an IT service.
  • Maximize value derived from data and analytics: Foster value creation using the organization's data assets, as well as the external data ecosystem. This includes aiding value creation through data exploitation, envisioning data-enabled strategies, as well as enabling all forms of business outcomes through analytics, data and analytics governance, and enterprise information policy.
  • Data security and compliance: Ensure data governance and data security requirements while creating, improving and operationalizing these integrated and reusable data pipelines. This would enable faster data access, integrated data reuse and vastly improved time-to-solution for data and analytics initiatives. 
  • Enable effective data and analytics governance: Suggest who can take what actions with what information, and under what circumstances. Assist data and analytics leaders, and business and IT leadership in developing information governance processes and structures.
  • Enhance decision making: Use tools such as business information models to provide the organization with a future-state view of the information landscape that is unencumbered by the specific data implementation details imposed by proprietary solutions or technologies. Assist decision design.
  • Conduct business information modeling: Create and manage business information models in all their forms, including conceptual models, relational database designs, message models and others.
  • Manage risk: Aid the definition of data classifications and data zoning to allow information assets to be immediately identified and proactively managed as more information becomes federated in a digital economy.
  • Enable enterprise information management: Ensure that the architecture is used as a lens and a filter to identify, prioritize and execute the data and analytic initiatives with clear line of sight to enterprise strategies and business outcomes.
  • Secure data and analytic assets: Aid in the analysis of data and analytics security requirements and solutions, and work with the chief information security officer (CISO) [and CDO] to ensure that enterprise data and analytics assets are treated as protected assets.
  • Improve EIM performance: Aid efforts to improve business performance through enterprise information solutions and capabilities, such as master data management (MDM), metadata management, analytics, content management, data integration 
  • Data Source consolidation: Ensuring data collected in the organization is saved in an easily accessible, secure and cost effective way. This includes development, construction testing and maintenance of data architectures.
  • Drive Automation through effective metadata management: Be responsible for using innovative and modern tools, techniques and architectures to partially or completely automate the most-common, repeatable and tedious data preparation and integration tasks in order to minimize manual and error-prone processes and improve productivity. Also need to assist with renovating the data management infrastructure to drive automation in data integration and management.


Professional experience and personal skills:

  • Master or bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or a related study (or equivalent project-related experience)
  • A minimum 5 years in IT, with at least two years in information system design
  • In-depth experience of designing and implementing information solutions
  • Hands-on experience with implementing data and analytics management programs is preferred
  • Three to five years' experience as a data analyst is highly desirable
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well with others and exhibit leadership
  • Firm understanding of data itself, data importing, cleaning and manipulation, as well as a business understanding and how data benefits organizational value chains
  • Must have an excellent understanding of data warehouse methods and procedures and data architectures and technologies
  • Have a track record of remaining unbiased toward specific technologies or vendors
  • Be an excellent communicator and collaborator, engaging with multiple technical and business stakeholders and leaders
  • Be able to translate the information architecture contribution to business outcomes into simple briefings for use by various data-and-analytics-related roles
  • Ability to communicate, influence and persuade peers and leadership
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations
  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
  • Display intellectual curiosity and integrity

What we offer:


We offer an interesting, diversified and challenging position, good contractual conditions, flexible working models, all the social benefits of a modern company and a professional environment where you will have the opportunity for personal growth.


Please apply online at our Career Portal. We are looking foward to hearing from you.