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Kinaxis Planning Solution Architect/Senior Manager

Company: Accenture
Location: Bentonville
Posted on: July 2, 2024

Job Description:

We are :

We are a global collective of innovators applying the New every day to improve the way the world works and lives. New doesn't mean being ahead of the curve; new is pushing forward the curve, riding the edge where the impossible meets the transformational and making it reality where it matters. Help us show the world what's possible as you partner with clients to unlock hidden value and deliver innovative solutions. Empowered with innovative tools, continuous learning and a global community of diverse talent and perspectives, we drive success in a new business architecture that disrupts conventional practices. Our expertise spans 40+ industries across 120+ countries and impacts millions of lives every day. We turn ideas into reality.

Accenture's Supply Chain and Operations (SC&O) partners with the world's most powerful platforms to push the boundaries of what technology can enable, empowering new ways of working and transformation at speed. With the largest and most influential tech ecosystem behind us, we play a pivotal role in helping clients accelerate their path to value.

Supply Chain and Operations houses individuals who help clients develop strategies and operating models that integrate planning, procurement, product design, manufacturing, and fulfillment functions within an organization, as well as connect suppliers and customers across the extended supply chain.

You Are:

A Kinaxis Planning Solution Architect that will help develop and grow our Supply Chain & Operations Planning business for the Kinaxis platform.

The Work:

At Accenture, Supply Chain and Operations Connected Solutions professionals develop and implement integrated supply and demand planning solutions that improve cost efficiency, increase business effectiveness, and create synergies and collaboration within an organization, as well as connect suppliers and customers across the extended supply chain. Supply Chain Planning leaders shape integrated planning and execution solutions that drive business growth while increasing supply chain resiliency.

A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:

--- Design new business capabilities based on customer requirements and conduct user review sessions and run stakeholder agreement meetings.

--- Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment, applying research and analysis skills as well as diagnosis skills.

--- Contribute to a team-oriented environment as well as demonstrate leadership and collaboration in professional setting.

--- Work alone or manage large, diverse teams as needed, either at the client or at Accenture

--- Translate strategic direction and business objectives established by clients into holistic strategies and actions.

--- Participate in diagnosing problems and planning and leading transformations.

--- Implement programs/interventions that prepare the organization for implementation of new business capabilities.

--- Leverage Accenture's methods, tools, and assets to design and deliver outcomes.

--- Identify and assess complex problems and create solutions that require in-depth evaluation of variable factors that are implemented by team.

--- Shape client's planning transformation and technology vision, focus areas and journey from the current state to a "to-be" enterprise architecture.

--- Provide point-of-view on supply chain solutions to deliver on transformational goals along with strengths and weaknesses of various planning solutions.

--- Collaborate with senior client leaders to ensure buy-in to recommended solutions.

--- Oversee the design and implementation of Supply Chain solutions and process by leveraging Accenture's implementation methodology.

--- Manage business development opportunities to bring innovative solutions and ways of working to clients

--- Build and apply technical, industry, organization, and functional knowledge to support efforts in selling opportunities to existing and new clients.

--- Manage medium to large sized Kinaxis Business Solution teams and/or work efforts at a client or within Accenture.

--- Serve as the chief planner/architect for Kinaxis delivery initiative

--- Travel may be required for this role. The amount of travel will vary from 0 to 100% depending on business need and client requirements.

Here's What You Need:

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience scoping and delivering transformation and innovation technology advisory solutions and services, preferably in Kinaxis

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in any the following areas: ( Supply Chain Technology Cloud Advisory, Enterprise Technology Architecture, Enterprise Agility, or Transformation Management)

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (minimum 12 years' work experience). If Associate's Degree, must have equivalent (minimum 6-year work experience)



    Bonus Points If:

    • Evidence of leading Kinaxis as a product owner, technical client service lead or lead solution consultant

    • Advance knowledge/Expertise for Kinaxis: such as Supply Planning, Forecasting and Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Capacity Planning, Attribute Based Planning, Sales & Operations Planning and S&OE / Control Tower

    • Senior Level Expertise in functional integration (ongoing closed loop) to major ERP

    • Advanced Understanding of Kinaxis Data Models

    • Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment

    • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

    • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

    • Excellent leadership and management skills



      Compensation at Accenture varies depending on a wide array of factors, which may include but are not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, New York or Washington as set forth below. We accept applications on an on-going basis and there is no fixed deadline to apply. Information on benefits is here.

      Role Location Annual Salary Range

      California $131,100 to $302,400

      Colorado $131,100 to $261,300

      New York $121,400 to $302,400

      Washington $139,600 to $278,200

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      We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

      Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

      Equal Employment Opportunity Statement



      Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

      All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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      For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement .

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      Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

      If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

      Other Employment Statements

      Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

      Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

      Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

      The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

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