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704298 JDA Solution Functional Architect

Pros2Plan has been retained by a large Pharmaceutical Company to search for a JDA Solution Functional Architect for a full-time position with a large company in the North Chicago area.

Location: North Chicago, IL

Duration: Full-Time

Salary: Based off experience

Travel Required:No
Location:North Chicago, IL
Position Type:Full Time
Desired Education Level:BS



  • This position will be responsible for the ownership and execution of key IT projects and initiatives supporting the  Supply Planning function, as a member of the Global Supply Chain Systems Center of Excellence.
  • This position is expected to work with minimal oversight.  The role will support a global Planning System responsible for the forecasting of over $28 Billion in annual sales, utilized by over 90 countries and 13 manufacturing plants. 

Primary Responsibilities/Duties


  • Lead complex, global systems projects that support the Supply Planning function
  • Act as the application and process SME for the global Supply Planning function
  • Develop Solution Design, and Functional Requirements documentation 
  • Lead Conference Room Pilot Sessions, and Integrated Testing cycles for projects
  • Develop and deliver Super User and End User training, for a global user base
  • Deliver ongoing functional application consulting support
  • Coach and mentor junior analysts, to create a high-performing Supply Planning Systems Center of Excellence
  • Manage and direct the activities of contractors, consultants, and other third parties, while maintaining accountability for project and application maintenance deliverables
  • Work with cross-functional teams, and other IT and business stake holders, to ensure the successful planning and execution of systems projects
  • Provide input into the development of the strategic roadmap for Planning Systems
  • Identify and implement ongoing opportunities for system and process improvements
  • Follow ITIL based processes to ensure cost effective, continuous operation of the Supply Chain Planning systems



  • Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum of 8 years of work experience including business analysis, solution architecture, and project management
  • Ability to travel globally

Required Skills


  • Strong understanding of the end-to-end Demand and Supply Planning processes
  • Expert level knowledge of JDA Fulfillment v.8.0+(DRP, Deployment, and CPP) and/or Enterprise Supply Planning(ESP), in a consultant, or senior business analyst role, in a manufacturing environment
  • Involvement in at least 4 full-cycle JDA implementations, and/or upgrades in a lead role
  • Ability to facilitate requirements gathering workshops, to elicit user requirements
  • Working knowledge of ITIL processes
  • Ability to lead multiple concurrent projects
  • Strong communication and persuasion skills
  • Track record of driving project deliverables to successful conclusion
  • Advanced knowledge of relational databases and structures
  • Advanced data analysis skills, including the use of query tools like TOAD and SQL
  • Experience working with large ERP systems like SAP, JDE, or equivalent

Preferred Skills


  • Prior consulting experience highly preferred
  • Experience working with a global user base
  • Working knowledge of JDA Demand, Collaborate, Monitor, and S&OP modules
  • SAP ECC 6.0 experience highly preferred
  • APICS certification