Supply Chain Planning Systems Solution Architect - Supply

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Feb 20, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

AbbVie's Supply Chain IT organization is helping to transform the business by connecting information from packaging lines to patients. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of that change. 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

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