JDA Solution Architect (Manufacturing Planning) in Dallas (Virtual Role), Texas

Solution Architect (Manufacturing Planning)

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AtJDA, we’re fearless leaders. We’re the leading provider of end-to-end, integrated retail, omni-channel and supply chain planning and execution solutions for more than 4,000 customers worldwide. Our unique solutions empower our clients to reduce costs, increase profitability and improve collaboration so they can deliver on their customer promises every time. Using JDA, you can plan to deliver.www.jda.com

Job Title

Solution Architect (Manufacturing Planning)




JDA is searching for a Solution Architect for our Consulting Services organization. Applicant may be located anywhere in the US. This position requires a minimum of 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

  • 5 - 7+ years SCM (Supply Chain Management) experience, ideally in manufacturing industry, with an excellent track record of delivery

  • Working knowledge of JDA Manufacturing Planning Solutions preferably in JDA Master Planning, JDA Supply Chain Planner and/or JDA Enterprise Supply Planning

  • 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.

  • Knowledge of business processes in SCM

  • Experienced in implementing advanced planning solutions from either of JDA, SAP, Oracle, Steelwedge, Kinaxis. JDA experience is preferred.

  • Experienced in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions

  • Strong proactive communicator and presenter, able to influence and collaborate at all levels

  • 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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Job Location

Dallas (Virtual Role), Texas, United States

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