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Solutions Architect
Ref No.: 18-04821
Location: Waukegan, Illinois
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 05/23/2018
Position: Solutions Architect
Location: North Chicago
Contract Duration: 6+ months


The selected individual will be responsible for identifying, prioritizing and improving long-term technological
capabilities (API, Blockchain, Google Glass, Artificial Intelligence etc.), monitor market/technology trends along
with vendor strategies and determine potential impacts to the Global Supply Chain.

Job Requirements
 Provide insights to technical trends within the logistics industry as well as with vendors specializing in
logistics.
 Identify and recommend process improvements or configuration changes needed to support and drive
gross margin improvement within Logistics.
 Able to assist in preparing near & long term strategic plans and implementation strategies that will
position Client for operational excellence today and tomorrow.
 Collaborate with the Enterprise Architect Team to review solution design, any new implementation
or introduction of new technology to ensure compliance with standards
 Create detailed architectural specifications, document architectural assumptions and constraints
 Communicate architectural specifications to vendors, contractors and business sponsors in an
actionable, clear and unambiguous manner
 Provide technical expertise in the areas of warehouse management, transportation management, and
labor management solutions
 Identify technical risks early and bring to the attention of management for transparency and mitigation.
 Proficient in authoring, editing and presenting technical documents.

Qualifications
 Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related
 3-5 years of prior Supply Chain industry experience.
 1-3 years of experience operating, configuring, and/or integrating freight transportation management
software (TMS), preferably MercuryGate or another leading TMS (BluJay, JDA, Manhattan, SAP, OTM, etc.)
 MercuryGate-specific contract setup / testing – certified preferred, but not required
 Experience navigating standardized workflows and dynamic rule sets to satisfy complex process
requirements
 Experience using TMS or related planning and optimization software to conduct "what if” scenarios for
freight consolidation, pooling, scheduling and other analyses
 Business process focus and experience mapping process flows
 Experience using or integrating TMS with ERP, WMS systems
 Experience conducting general transportation and shipment data analysis
 An understanding of how transportation impacts overall supply chain operations
 Demonstrated ability to deliver projects leveraging SDLC methodologies.
 Strong problem solving skills with the ability to think out of the box
 Proven communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills across all organizational levels
• What are the top 3 skills/requirements this person should have? Transportation, TMS, API, MercuryGate
• What are the top 3 soft skills this person should have? Data analysis, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
• Years of experience/education/certifications required: 3-5 years of prior Supply Chain industry experience; 1-3 years of experience operating, configuring, and/or integrating freight transportation management software (TMS); Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related