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Enterprise Architect


Dublin 18, IE, D18 PX68 Belfast, Northern Ireland, NIR, GB, BT36 5TB Chester, ENG, GB, CH1 2BQ

Job ID:  46869
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  IT



Hybrid Working Contract (Minimum 2 days a week in the office)


Role Description:

As an Enterprise Architect you will be a key leader in the identification of risks and opportunities within the current technology landscape, identifying and recommending the implementation of overarching strategies, directing initiatives to mitigate risk, and contributing to the IT community activities (e.g., templates, processes, execution models). In this role, you will foster a positive, engaging and challenging team-focused global work environment and provide thought leadership and support to a global virtual team of solution architects.

Key deliverables include:

  • Contribute in defining the architecture principles, Standards and reference models 
  • Ensure solution designs are appropriate, innovative and compliant with governance frameworks and align with the Enterprise Architecture strategy
  • Contribute to Ardagh’s IT Strategy, the long range plan and other assessments across capability & technology areas
  • Engage with all appropriate stakeholders to ensure early involvement of Architecture
  • Manage Ardagh’s global virtual team of solution architects
  • Present to business leaders and other stakeholders on IT architectural aspects
  • Share insight into areas for improvement, mitigation of risks and opportunities to generate business value
  • Encourage cross functional collaboration across Ardagh Group



  • Previous experience in IT Architecture role, preferably Enterprise Architecture
  • Experience in executing or working with TOGA Architecture Development Method (ADM) or equivalent architecture framework
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Stakeholder management, including being able to handle ambiguity and managing conflict
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to translate strategy into action for the Enterprise Architecture team
  • Understanding technology trends in our industry
  • Capability to assess the opportunities and constraints of new technologies for our organisation


About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 16,000 people with revenues of almost $7 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe and the Americas.


  • Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favourite beverages from?
  • Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?


Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

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