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Blue Yonder (JDA) SCPO Functional Consultant (Promotions and Demand Planning)

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) SCPO Functional Consultant (Promotions and Demand Planning)

Location: Remote

Duration: Full Time

Salary: Open

Job Description:

As a Consultant, eligible candidates must demonstrate depth of knowledge and skill within the software platform, its major/minor capabilities, and its critical upstream and downstream interaction points. Candidates must be able to convey their practitioner knowledge by leveraging their experiences to facilitate current state capture, identify relevant user stories and necessary future state capabilities, then translate these into a comprehensive design for our customers.  A well-rounded candidate will be able to explain not just how to configure the software but why their choices and recommendations create a fluid workflow and how their feature/function selection supports optimal business process.

Specifically, this role is for a Blue Yonder (JDA) SCPO Functional Consultant (Business Consultant) whose primary domain is Promotions and Demand Planning.

Consulting activities include the following:

  • 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


Duties and responsibilities assume limited supervision, based on prior experience

  • 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

  • Other duties, as assigned


  • Hands-on knowledge of BY (formerly JDA) Promotions is required

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

  • 1-3 years of business process development and/or APS application support that includes but not limited to demand planning, forecasting, collaborative planning, or S&OP / SO&E; with the ability to assess forecast performance

  • 1-3 years of specific knowledge related to the user configuration of Blue Yonder / JDA, Kinaxis, O9, e2Open, SAP SCM, etc.

  • 1-3 years demand planning functional or consulting experience

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

  • Strong written and oral presentation skills

  • Outstanding problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple activities and deadlines within a semi-autonomous environment

  • Willingness to manage extensive travel as dictated by individual engagement requirements

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