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Accenture Strategy Capability Network JDA Senior Manager

Job Location: IL - Chicago

Regional Description: Midwest

Job Number: 00560016


- Job description

Organization: Accenture Strategy Capability Network
Title: JDA Retail Merchandize Financial Planning Solution and Process Architect
Location: Negotiable. 
Travel Required: 80-100%

Looking for a rewarding career with global impact? Then consider Accenture’s rapidly expanding Capability Network with approximately 3,000 Management Consulting and Strategy professionals (we like to call them rock stars!) based in a network of prominent locations around the world. Capability Network Professionals…. 
-Love the variety and excitement of moving from project to project
-Thrive in a fast-paced, inclusive environment with countless opportunities to learn and grow
-Collaborate with diverse organizations on groundbreaking projects -
- Enjoy the camaraderie of working together towards a common goal and forming lasting friendships.
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Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets. They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales.

Management Consulting professionals design and implement process and change interventions that integrate strategy, technology and people to enable process improvements that create value for clients.

The Management Consulting Senior Manager designs and implements business changes that drive industry-specific, function and digital operating model transformation, focusing on tasks relating to people and processes.

Supply Chain and Operations professionals help clients develop strategies and operating models that integrate planning, procurement, product design, manufacturing and fulfillment functions within an organization, as well as connect suppliers and customers across the extended supply chain.

Supply Chain Planning professionals develop and implement integrated supply and demand planning strategies that improve cost efficiency, increase business effectiveness and create synergies and collaboration across companies.

A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:
  • Provides solutions to complex business problems for area(s) of responsibility where analysis of situations requires an in depth knowledge of organizational objectives.
  • Involved in setting strategic direction to establish near term goals for area of responsibility.
  • Interacts with senior management levels at a client and/or within Accenture, which involves negotiating or influencing on significant matters.
  • Has latitude in decision-making and determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments.
  • Decisions have a lasting impact on area of responsibility with the potential to impact outside area of responsibility.
  • Manages large teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.

Basic Qualifications 
  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in Sourcing and Procurement 
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with JDA
Professional Qualifications
  • 8 – 10 years of experience in implementing large scale Merch Financial Planning solutions in the retail industry (Apparel and/or Fashion retail industry preferred)
  • Hands on functional experience with JDA EP application and Implemented JDA Enterprise Planning and Performance Analysis to support Merchandise Financial Planning is a must
  • Experienced in integrating JDA EP solution with JDA Demand and JDA Allocation in retail industry
  • Experience in driving a business team through designing and/or re-designing complex merchandize hierarchy / attribute from legacy/ obsolete hierarchy
  • An architect that can provide thought leadership around best practices, developed or supported business team in overall business processes, and defined functional requirements that needed to be supported by JDA EP application
  • Ability to prepare materials and drive/ conduct required design workshops with the client personnel to explain how JDA EP works and document the as-is to to-be process
  • Experienced in full development lifecycle in JDA EP – Business Process Design, Solution Blueprint, System Design, Build, Test, Deploy and Business Stabilization/ Hyper Care

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