Enterprise Data Architect Specialist

Date: Jun 22, 2019

Location: North York, ON, CA, M9L 1N7

Company: Apotex


Apotex is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines (both generic and innovative pharmaceuticals) for patients around the world. We are the 7th largest generic pharmaceutical company globally with more than 12,000 employees and estimated sales of approximately $3 billion. Our fully integrated operation is comprised of four lines of business: Global Generics; Apobiologix; Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API); and ApoPharma (Innovative Products). With our worldwide manufacturing sites, Apotex can produce up to 24 billion dosages per year. We produce 300 medicines in 4,000 dosages and formats that are exported to 115 countries. Apotex will spend $2 billion over the next 10 years on research and development.


Job Summary


Reporting to the Director,  Enterprise Architecture and Business Relationship Management, the Enterprise Data Architect is responsible for leading the development of cross-domain data solutions for business and IT projects. In addition to leading projects, the Enterprise Data Architect is responsible for setting direction, researching emerging technologies and defining/realizing data governance policies.

In addition to project-specific data solution design support, the Enterprise Data Architect is also responsible for developing shared guidance on data management and maintaining up-to-date documentation on data stores at the Enterprise level.

The Enterprise Data Architect is part of the Enterprise Architecture team whose missions are to ensure coherence of our technical solutions, continuously improve our technical environment and IT team and foster communications between IT teams and projects.

Job Responsibilities


  • Defines vision, strategy and principles for data management at the Enterprise level
  • Defines standards for naming, describing, governing, managing, modelling, cleansing, enriching, transforming, moving, storing, securing, searching and delivering data within the enterprise
  • Ensures consistency across the board for internal and external data-sets
  • Creates logical and physical designs for data management capabilities (full-lifecycle)
  • Evaluates data management platforms and solutions
  • Documents and defines data processes, eliminating activities that don't add value through process analysis redesign
  • Defines, socializes and supports implementation of Data Architecture (business intelligence reporting, predictive/reactive analytics, business rules, data warehouse, data-mart, data migration, ETL, backup and archival)
  • Reviews projects for impact and compliance
  • Identifies and maintains an up to date picture of organization and industry opportunities and risks
  • Participate in research, development, testing and production support activities as relevant
  • Prepare and present recommendations to GIS and Business Leadership teams as required
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with common and emerging data protection and data security principles


Job Requirements


  • Education and Experience
    • University or College Degree or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Proven track record for working effectively with technical and business functions
    • Advanced understanding of Enterprise Data architecture concepts, patterns and standards
    • Proven project delivery experience
    • Understanding of software development lifecycle
    • Excellent data modelling skills
    • Strong analytical skills required in identifying problems, validating and making recommendations
    • Excellent documentation skills
    • Advanced, concise and clear written and verbal communication skills in a variety of settings and styles
    • Excellent listening skills with ability to follow instructions and guidelines clearly
    • Demonstrated ability to make decisions, solve and troubleshoot problems based on analysis, experience and judgement
    • Demonstrated ability to originate or initiate new and unique ideas to business/technical problems
    • Proven ability to function in a fast paced and continuously changing environment
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to manage multiple priorities to accomplish objectives and goals anticipating and adjusting for problems and interruptions/roadblocks
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Good presentation skills in a variety of settings with business or technical users in small and large groups
    • Experience delivering training and/or creating training materials on business or technical topics
    • High degree of commitment and demonstrated ability to continuous learning and improvement
  • Experience
    • Minimum Five years' experience in technology delivery or design capability with exposure to enterprise or solution architecture proceses and activities




At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.
Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


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