Functional Retail Blue Yonder (JDA) Solution Architect/Consultant (Allocation-Merchandise Planning--Assortment-Replenishment)

Position Type


Travel Required

Remote, but must be able to travel to Various locations once COVID restrictions are lifted


Greensboro, NC




1 year plus possible extension

Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Pros2Plan, a subsidiary of Spinnaker SCA, has an immediate opening for a Functional Retail Blue Yonder (JDA) Solution Architect/Consultant (Allocation-Merchandise Planning--Assortment-Replenishment) with a large leading Retail Company

Duration: 1 year plus

Bill Rate: Open

Location: Greensboro, NC (For now Remote, but must be able to travel to Various locations once COVID restrictions are lifted.)


We are seeking an experienced Consultant for the duration of a year to lead several projects within the Consumer Retail industry for the duration of assignment. Candidate must be a Blue Yonder (JDA) Functional Solution Architect with applicable product knowledge and work experience.  Candidate must possess the ability to provide guidance on the solution evolution of the retail product solutions with specific emphasis on the functional configuration and underlying business workflow supported by the applications. Candidate should have Functional and Technical Expertise in BlueYonder across, Merchandise, Allocation and Assortment Planning Tools including Enterprise Planning, Assortment Planning, Allocation and Performance Analysis. Must have hands on experience, and also able to lead multiple projects throughout the year. Experience must include at least 2 – 3 full end-to-end projects within the Blue Yonder (JDA) suite of retail applications.


  • Must have the business acumen to clearly articulate the application roadmap, and the technical and service provider management expertise to ensure successful realization and ongoing operations management

  • The ability to propose a high-level solution design and blueprint.

  • Detailed problem solving skills is a critical component of success for this role.

  • Design and implement change management plans to ensure adoption of process improvement changes and technology solutions across the organization

  • Comprehensive domain expertise in the end-to-end processes and application ecosystem supporting planning, assortment, allocations and merchandising processes

  • Implementation experience including a strong understanding of both the functional and technical aspects of the IT package.

  • Business Process driven.

  • Experience 2 -3 end to end implementation/rollouts of Blue Yonder/JDA/Manugistics.  Multiple successful package implementations.

  • Retail Experience / Retail Fashion Architect

  • Leadership abilities and team leader experience.

  • Good organizational skills.

  • Ability to work well with clients and other consulting groups.

Must have experience in the following packages:

  • Merchandise Planning

  • Assortment Planning

  • Allocation

  • Replenishment