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Solution Architect, Tokyo

Date Posted:

09-25-20 (06:36 AM)


Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan





What you will do:

  • Ability to prepare and deliver presentations for user, management, and executive level audiences.
  • Provides advice to customers regarding industry best practices and process methodology.
  • Assists Project Manager(s) in planning efforts.
  • Ability to estimate effort of task level implementation activities that are within the scope of the project and recommend appropriate role to execute those tasks.
  • Able to ask appropriate questions to assess business needs that fall outside the standard solution, assess integration complexity, architecture constraints.
  • Can demonstrate and facilitate integration discussions of product functionality and product architecture (i.e. Show data and process flow from one Blue Yonder solution to another).
  • Conducts/leads business process analysis or design, construction, validation, and deployment phases of the project.
  • Lead the project team to design and develop functional specifications for modifications, interfaces, reports and screens to ensure smooth integration between technical and functional business requirements.
  • Strong domain knowledge to understand how the Blue Yonder solutions within area of focus can be configured and delivered to better facilitate customer business processes.
  • Creates and modifies procedural and system documentation throughout the project.
  • Supports the development and execution of test scripts to ensure Blue Yonder software consistently meets the customer's business objectives.
  • Provides level 2 non-technical support during the "go-live" period.
  • Provides level 2 user support and verifies that the system provides the required business functions and maintains data integrity.
  • 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, Solution Architects, key customer contacts, and customer users, up to and including key executive project sponsors.
  • Ensures knowledge transfer is conducted with key customer project team.
  • Communicates business cases to PMG and PD regarding customer specific needs related to product functionality and enhancements.
  • Interacts with PMG & PD regarding new releases and new functionality and act as the liaison to communicate to the rest of the team.

To be successful for the role, you will need to have:

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in planning solution
  • Strong business analysis skills, understanding and usage of statistical algorithms, 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 in Japanese and English
  • 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
  • PMP certification preferred.
  • Preferred Experience in the SCM industry; Proven experience working as a Project Manager or similar capacity.
  • Deep understanding of Mfg & retail business processes, with specific work experience in these business areas.
  • Ability to resolve complex problems with little to no guidance
  • Well organized and consistently meets commitments.
  • Willing to travel according to customer project needs