Solution Architect-Pricing and Promotions Optimization

Location: Any US City
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $130,000.00 - $165,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 11/6/2017
Job ID: 02536800
Job Description

Senior Solution Architect for Professional Services Pricing Optimization and Promotions

 

Retail Vertical Focus

 

Are you ready for your next big opportunity?  Join the industry leader in Supply Chain Solutions with a great culture and opportunity to grow!

 

Total Compensation ranges from $135,000-$165,000 including Salary and Bonus.

 Overview

We are searching for a Senior Solution Architect for the Consulting Services organization of an enterprise software company. 

A Senior Solution Architect provides leadership and direction to the on-site implementation team on the design and execution of the Pricing Optimization and Promotions solution and definition of business process workflows that accompany the solution.

The aim of this role is to take ownership of a solution within an implementation project and architect software solutions that solve the customer’s business problem, while generating maximum value for the customer.

Responsibilities
• Responsible for the overall product/business solution design and delivery aspects of an implementation.
• Assists Project Managers in planning efforts including detailed project plan task detail (work breakdown structure) based on the specific phase/need of the project
• Facilitates/leads business diagnostics, process analysis and/or design workshops to help flush out as-is and desired to-be solution state and ultimately writes a solution design document to support business requirements
• Leads the writing of functional specifications during the design phase of the project that supports the documented solution design
• Develops functional business process test scripts (step by step instructional how to do) which outline new or updated end user functional processes supported by the solution design which may include standard application functionality, customized modifications, data interfaces, reports/layouts, prepares for and conducts customized end user training workshops to support application training content outside of base application knowledge.
• Is a thought leader in their Product Solution area of focus and is able to apply that knowledge to customer situations
• Provides advice to customers regarding industry best practices and process methodology.
• Recognizes and highlights incremental revenue opportunities with existing customers / projects.
• Serves as a functional liaison between the client and compay.
• Understands how the software solutions within area of focus can be configured and delivered to better facilitate customer business processes (ensuring ability to design, execute, and deliver)
• Setup and coordinate user acceptance testing efforts which will support final acceptance and
critical phase sign-off by the business owners
• Follows up on cases opened up with company Support Services to help in resolving defects for the
customer.
• Provides non-technical end user support during the 'go-live' and post go live period
• Ensures knowledge transfer is conducted with key customer project team/end users to
maximize customers’ success
• Communicate project risks that may have a negative impact on the project schedule, scope or
budget
• Escalate project issues which surface and cannot be quickly resolved which will have an impact
on the project schedule, scope or budget
• Communicates and/or supports the business cases to Product Management Group and Product
Development regarding specific trends for future product functionality and enhancements.

Qualifications
• 8+ years of hands-on experience in retail supply chain planning or as a consultant providing
supply chain solutions for retail customers
• 5+ years of specific experience working within Price and Promotion Management and Promotion Optimization either as a customer of or as a consultant implementing Pricing and Promotion Optimization solutions for customers.
• Relevant solutions and consulting experience with leading pricing/promotion/markdown
optimization solutions such as Revionics, JDA or Oracle
• Strong business analysis skills, understanding and usage of statistical algorithms, inventory
optimization concepts, awareness of tactical planning on overall supply chain required
• Experience in configuration and or workings of additional supply chain planning applications
such as collaborate, master planning, sequencing, reporting desired
• Will accept Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Industrial Engineering, or related field or equivalent. A combination of Bachelor’s degree and relevant industry experience may be considered in lieu of advanced degree
• Current or prior experience working in Management consulting organization or Supply Chain
Center or Excellence settings preferred
• Ability to prepare and deliver presentations for user, management, and executive level
audiences. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills required
• This position requires a minimum of 75% travel.