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Platform Lead


Location: Kuala Lumpur

Function: Information & Digital Technology

Level: Experienced Professional

Grade: G36

Job Type: Permanent

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT GSD (KL) Sdn Bhd (MY50)


To lead, design strategy and execution plans for products and services supporting APIs, including identification of value drivers, and to be the SME for APIs in BAT.

  • Overall accountabilities:
  • Designs strategy and executes plans for digital platforms supporting API products/services including identification of value drivers
  • Is the SME for digital platforms supporting collaboration and cognitive services
  • Seeks out new innovations to pilot in the areas of collaboration and cognitive services
  • Is the strategic interface with relevant boards / functions
  • Provides the relevant guidance to Product Owners, Scrum Masters, etc
  • Owns the development and continuous evolution according to the organisational needs
  • Ensures the Team Product driven set-up along with the respective supporting aspects: Architects, etc
  • Drives towards the selection and setup of the appropriate Digital Ecosystem to support the Digital Capability Roadmap
  • Day-to-day accountabilities:
  • Drives and delivers execution plans with direct reports, suppliers and consumers of services
  • Tracks and reports progress, issues/action plans and risks/remediation plans to stakeholders
  • Manages supplier and application landscape for collaboration and cognitive services including operational activities, KPIs, financials and service performance
  • Actively monitors the quality of design services and deliverables
  • Engages with the IT functions to identify innovation and improvement opportunities and become a trusted, strategic advisor
  • Strategic business interface with relevant boards / functions
  • Effective introduction of internal / external expertise in order to provide insights and added value to the business
  • Experience in product management and driving product roadmap.
  • 5 years’ experience in leading and implementing solutions in API products/services, either in a vendor environment or in a similar-sized MNC as BAT and/or setting-up an API ecosystem
  • Strong working relationships with API vendors such as Google and Mulesoft
  • Proven experience on delivery capabilities through Dev/Ops methodology
  • Experience in large scale digital transformation preferably working with API vendors such as Google and Mulesoft
  • Experience of leading small internal teams and depending on supplier capability to deliver successful solutions
  • Experience of leading, influencing and operating in a complex geographical/ functional matrix organization
  • Considerable functional change management experience with advanced stakeholder and risk management skills
  • Good grasp of BAT business model and components, IT business systems landscape and roadmap
  • People leadership of large, culturally diverse virtual teams
  • Education: First degree
  • Good grasp of BAT business model and components, IT business systems landscape and roadmap
British American Tobacco is one of the world's leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands - Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans - along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT GSD (KL) Sdn Bhd (MY50)
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