Client is looking for a Solutions Architect- Distribution Systems . This role is primarily responsible for providing end to end solution design covering distribution, transportation, warehousing and logistics functions. This role will also be responsible to provide overall governance to solution standardization at a global level. This person will closely work with the functional partners, other appropriate IT functions and business team members to fulfill the following responsibilities.RESPONSIBILITIES:• End to End Solution design in the logistics / Order to Deliver space including distribution, warehousing, transportation and trade compliance functions.• Provide overall solution Governance to ensure global standardization (of business processed and solutions) for new projects, improvements and break fixes.• Be an advocate/gate keeper of standard solutions and strong believer of “no customization approach”.• Technology and architecture innovation: Keeping up to date on the latest developments in the logistics systems area including systems like Manhattan WMOS and other state of the art technologies including IOT, AI, Block Chain, Robotics etc.• Configure and build the solutions in the logistics tools/systems like Manhattan WMS and Labor Management• Keep systems roadmap and capability maps (for the distribution systems mentioned above) up to date with the latest trends and business needs• Develop a strong relationship with the system vendors (Like Manhattan on an ongoing basis to ensure we are up to date (in terms of functionality and architecture) on their roadmaps and future releases.• Be the “Go to person” for any types of end to end distribution solution, functionality and process issues/challenges etc.,Required ExperienceEDUCATION:• Required Bachelor’s degree of Science in Information Systems, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering or Supply Chain related disciplines.• Manhattan WMS certification highly desirable.SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:• Minimum 8 years of experience in designing and configuring systems like Manhattan WMS , Labor Management and Slotting.• Successfully delivered at least 2-3 large size IT systems implementations as a solutions architect in the area of Distribution and Logistics• Deep Understanding of the functionality and system capabilities of Logistics/TMS systems like Manhattan .• Experience of designing interfaces between ERP, Manhattan WMS, TMS and other systems.• In-depth experience around mapping business requirements and to systems capabilities, identifying gaps and building systems and solutions roadmaps.• Experience with the process simplification tools like Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, Value stream Mapping, Value Stream simplification is highly desirable• Knowledge of different architectural components and technologies behind.• Knowledge of different interface technologies and middleware• Understanding of the high-level end to end logistics business processes and how these are embedded within the technology.• Knows the systems integration points within different systems in the landscape supporting warehouse and transportation functionalities.• Good presentation and English communication (written and verbal) skills.• Ability to communicate effectively across multiple global cross-functional stakeholders• Ability to communicate complex problems in a non-technical simplified manner and in business terms• Strong analytical skills• Clear thinking• Well organized with the ability to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously• Good interpersonal and collaboration skills, strong ability to influence others at all levels• Strong leadership, consulting, and negotiating skills• Basic knowledge of IT infrastructure elements is required• Automotive experience a plus• Ability to travel 30% domestically and internationallyHours: Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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