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Blue Yonder (JDA) Demand Planning Functional Principal Consultant

Position Type

Full Time

Travel Required

Need Based, if any


Hybrid/Travel to client sites/Remote




Full Time

Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Spinnaker SCA, is immediately hiring for a  Blue Yonder (JDA) Demand Planning Functional Principal / Senior Principal Consultant

Location: Various Cities of US

Duration: Full Time

Bill Rate: Open

Job Description:

  • Individually manage moderate to large sized supply chain related work streams during the delivery of consulting or outsourcing client engagements

  • Provide limited oversight, guidance, knowledge transfer and mentorship of project related resources including other Spinnaker SCA consultants, client resources, and approved third-party personnel during engagements as appropriate and as defined within the governing statement of work

  • Support the development of client proposals where applicable, inclusive of development of statements of work associated with a proposal

  • Manage the delivery of work products associated with specific project work streams including project plans, design documents, solution specifications, testing scenarios, and deployment approaches

  • Deliver consulting and outsourcing services for client engagements by providing business analysis, creating detailed solution documentation, and doing research to support the creation of high-quality business solutions on behalf high profile commercial companies.

  • Lead the creation of functional and technical design documents, detailed interfacing and data mapping specifications, design test cases that validate the proper execution against business requirements, and execute test scripts for systems implementation engagements

  • Lead the development and dissemination of high-quality project deliverables in a manner that encourages client participation and ensures timely delivery against the defined project timeline

  • Support knowledge share amongst the Spinnaker SCA consulting community by providing direct support to internal colleagues with pertinent questions, and through the development of collateral that can be shared within the group

  • Utilize personal know-how and critical experience to help clients to determine the optimal path for key supply chain process related decisions

  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in support of business processes (demand planning, forecasting), planning technology solutions (such as Blue Yonder (JDA), Kinaxis, etc.), and industries and support client service delivery in these areas across the firm

  • Guide clients in leading practices and be knowledgeable and self-directed in educating themselves on leading practices


  • Performing current state assessment of existing supply chain planning system and business processes

  • Performing fit/gap analysis to determine opportunities for business improvement

  • Developing a blueprint and roadmap for the future state supply chain design(s)

  • Defining scope of responsibility using RACIs and organizational design tools

  • Supporting the facilitation of organizational change management programs and processes

  • Leveraging technology approaches such as WATERFALL (system development life cycle / SDLC) and AGILE / SCRUM to deploy robust multi-faceted planning solutions

  • Translating functional and technical business requirements into comprehensive business designs and documenting the output in well-developed business specifications

  • Testing related activities including test planning, test case and scenario definition, and execution for test phases that include unit, system, integrated systems, user acceptance, performance, and regression

  • Supporting end user training development and delivery

  • Supporting system production deployment and production support activities

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Advanced Degree in Business Management, Statistics, Mathematics, Supply Chain, Information Systems, Data Science, Industrial Engineering, or similar field

  • 7+ (10+ for senior principal consultant) years of business process development and / or APS application support that include but not limited to forecasting, demand planning, and fulfillment

  • 7+ (10+ for senior principal consultant) years of specific knowledge related to the user configuration of Blue Yonder, Kinaxis, O9, e2Open, etc.

  • Led and managed minimum 2-3 full lifecycle BY Supply Chain Planning implementations in large and complex environment

  • A detailed knowledge of Demand, Demand Classification, and Demand 360 is required

  • Experience with BY S&OP and/or Luminate Demand Edge is a plus

  • PMP, APICS, Six Sigma, ACPF or similar industry Certifications are a plus

  • Strong written and oral presentation skills

  • Outstanding problem-solving and analytical skills, knowledge of data analytics toolkits such as Alteryx a plus

  • Willingness to manage extensive travel as dictated by engagement requirements

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