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EY JDA Merchandising Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa

JDA Merchandising Consultant

Consulting

Requisition # UNI00G9N

Post Date Oct 08, 2020

The opportunity

This is a rapidly growing area, so you will have plenty of opportunity to spread your wings and develop your skillset to keep up with the ever-growing demands of the digital landscape. Most of your time will be spent embedded with our clients’ team and we’ll look to you to provide our clients with a unique business perspective on how they must continue to innovate and remain competitive in this ever-changing industry.

Your Key Responsibilities

You will focus on the evaluation, design, customization and optimization of Digital and Cloud based solutions in support of major Merchandising processes. You will team with various EY groups with digital capabilities to pursue and deliver digital engagements and deliver solutions that will bring our client’s digital vision and strategy to life.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Working in project teams through agreed upon phases ofproject governance, requirements definition, vendor selection, riskanalysis, customization, testing, training and rollout of a client'sproject lifecycle

  • Leading team members in developing applicablemethodologies, tools, approaches, points of view, thought leadership andaccelerators to differentiate EY in the Digital and Emerging Technology Consultingmarket

  • Providing broad technical and functional knowledge ofvarious key technology and business platforms

  • Teaming with client technology professionals, andthird-party strategic alliances

  • Developing long-term relationships and networks bothinternally and externally

  • Interacting and communicating effectively withteammates, clients, stakeholders, and executives

To qualify for the role you musthave:

  • Bachelor's degree and 10 or more years of relatedwork experience

  • Extensive experiencewithin leadership role and responsibilities delivering projects in SupplyChain Management, with focus toward Core Merchandising, PromotionalManagement, Category Management and Merchandise Financial Planning, as abusiness domain.

  • A good understandingof Value Chain Synchronization and Supply Chain Re- Invention will bebeneficial

  • Thesuccessful candidate must also be willing and able to travel 70-90% of awork schedule

  • Hands-onknowledge of BY (formerly JDA) Portfolio Merchandise Management, BYCategory Management Suite and/or BY Enterprise Planning

  • Experience withAdvanced Planning tools like JDA, OM Partners, o9 and/or Kinaxis isrequired.

  • Experience with BlueYonder Supply Chain software with deep functional / domain expertise andhands on experiences in configurations, training, knowledge transfer,customer communications and documentations

  • Led and managed minimum2-3 full lifecycle Supply Chain implementations in large and complexenvironment

  • Lead and participate in:

  • Gather Businessrequirements

  • Analyze and transformto application requirements

  • Perform Fit-GapAnalysis

  • Lead Functional Designapproval process

  • Strong interaction withdevelopment team to test and delivery the solution

  • Assist customer duringUAT

  • Prepare and Reviewdocumentations

  • Working experience withOnsite & Offshore delivery model environment is preferred.

  • Subject matter in thefollowing Supply Chain areas:

  • Clustering

  • Assortment Planning

  • Merchandise FinancialPlanning

  • Promotional Planning

  • Space Planning

  • Floor Planning

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Degree emphasis in Computer Science, IT, ComputerEngineering, MIS, Mathematics desired; Master’s degree in one of theseareas preferred

  • Certifications and prior consulting experience highlypreferred

What we look for

We’re interested in passionate leaders with a strong vision and a desire to stay on top of trends in the Digital and Emerging Technology space. If you have a strong passion for helping businesses achieve their digital strategy, this role is for you.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, both pension and 401(k) plans, a minimum of 15 days of vacation plus ten observed holidays and three paid personal days, and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being. Plus, we offer:

  • The opportunity to manage a portfolio of talent withina designated service line

  • A collaborative environment where everyone workstogether to create a better working world

  • Excellent training and development prospects, boththrough established programs and on-the-job training

  • An excellent team of senior colleagues, dedicated tomanaging and varying your workload

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and consulting services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Join us in building a better workingworld. Apply today.

EY provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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