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Solution Architect - Transportation Management Systems
Dallas, TX

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Job Description


JDA is searching for a Solution Architect for our Consulting Services group, specific to the JDA Transportation Management Systems (TMS). This position can be located anywhere in the US. The position requires 75% travel.


* Works with project team to ensure smooth and efficient implementation and integration between technical and functional system requirements
* Assists Project Managers in planning efforts
* Provides advice to customers regarding industry best practices and process methodology
* Provides non-technical support during the "go-live" period
* Provides primary user support and verifies that the system provides the required business functions and maintains data integrity
* Ability to prepare and deliver presentations for user, management, and executive level audiences
* Communicates and/or supports the business cases to PMG and PD regarding specific trends for future product functionality and enhancements.
* Conducts/leads business process analysis or design/construction phase of the project that leads to writing functional specifications
* Creates and modifies procedural and system documentation throughout the project
* Creates detailed tasks on overall project plan (i.e. during sales cycle, after the project plan is complete, or based on enhancements)
* Develops and executes test scripts to ensure JDA software consistently meets the customer's business objectives
* Develops functional specifications for modifications, interfaces, reports and screens that meet the customers' business objectives and are of sound design
* Ensures knowledge transfer is conducted with key customer project team
* Is a thought leader in their Product Solution area of focus and is able to apply that knowledge to customer situations
* Recognizes and highlights incremental revenue opportunities with existing customers / projects.
* Serves as a functional liaison and attends and contributes to key meetings between Project Manager, key customer contacts, and customer users, up to and including key executive project sponsors
* Understands how the JDA solutions within area of focus can be configured and delivered to better facilitate customer business processes (ensuring ability to design, execute, and deliver)

Required Skills

* This position requires a minimum of 75% travel.
* 5 - 7+ years of hands-on experience in transportation management or as a consultant providing TMS solutions for customers
* 3+ years of specific experience working within JDA TMS (Transportation Management System) as either a customer of JDA's or as a consultant implementing JDA solutions for customers.
* Strong business analysis skills, understanding and usage of statistical algorithms, inventory optimization concepts, awareness of tactical planning on overall supply chain required
* Advanced degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Logistics or Operations Research preferred. A combination of Bachelor's degree and relevant industry experience may be considered in lieu of advanced degree
* Ability to prepare and deliver presentations for user, management, and executive level audiences.
* Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills required
* Strong domain knowledge to understand how the JDA solutions within the area of focus can be configured and delivered to better facilitate customer business processes.
* Experienced in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions
* Ability to work independently and be effective/proactive in a relatively unstructured environment
* Ability to develop and maintain strong, productive relationships with customers, partners and consultants
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