We are looking for an Implementation Consultant to work with demand planning and forecasting software within warehouse management. You may be an ERP Consultant who has experience with Inventory, WMS, Supply Chain, Logistics, or Distribution software solutions, or you might be at an end user site as a Supply Planner or Supply Planning Manager, with experience of inventory demand & forecasting software solutions in the warehouse. Starting salary from £35-40k plus a car allowance and bonus of up to two months' salary - so between £5-6k.
The company is the market leader in specialist inventory and supply chain software and has a 25 year track record. The Consulting Manager is a terrific guy who has risen though the ranks within the firm over the last 10 years, knows the software inside out and now runs a team of 8 Consultants. They are looking to hire another 3 people this year, one senior and two junior consultants.
This is a fully client facing Functional Implementation Consultant role implementing their inventory demand planning and forecasting solution. You will work with clients who are wholesalers. Sometimes these clients will have one person looking after 5,000 separate products and inevitably what happens is they concentrate on the core 500 products and mostly ignore the other 4,500 products. The solution integrates with existing ERP and looks at previous historical sales information and seasonal factors, and loads of other elements and helps the buyers and merchandisers buy more effectively and efficiently.
A typical project can be 20 days working on client site or 100 days, depending on the size and complexity of the client's operation. The job involves understanding the clients' needs and getting their requirements, integrating the inventory planning and forecasting solution with the existing ERP software and going through the whole software implementation process.
During the first 3 months you will be in the office pretty much every day working with consultants, learning the product and shadowing the existing consultants. Once you are up and running, a typical week will be 3 days on client site, 1 day from home and 1 day in the office near Bromsgrove. They like people to come to the office because there are lots of opportunities to share project information and learn from each other, plus it makes people part of the team. But working from home is part of the role as well.
There are two routes into this role:
You may come from a purchasing, supply chain, forecasting or merchandising background. Your job title might well be Supply Planner or Supply Planning Manager. You will have worked on inventory planning and forecasting software products like Just Enough, TXT e-soln, AGR, Barloworld - (acquired by Llamasoft), Demand Solutions, Slim4, Nettstock, Future Master, John Galt, Infor division Mercia, Infor Demand Planning, Lama software, or Relex. You understand the difficulty of merchandising and the issues with sizes, seasons, and a vast array of products. Plus, you will have used one of the demand planning or forecasting tools and ideally have worked through a complete software implementation project.
Or you may be an experienced ERP Implementation consultant working on mid-market solutions, used to taking the clients through the complete software implementation cycle. You will be accustomed to the issues of helping clients to decide what needs business process needs to be changed or what aspects of the software need to change. You will have solid experience with logistics, warehousing, stock and inventory, ideally working on WMS or distribution solutions. This would suit an experienced Implementation Consultant looking for a step up and a chance to engage with larger clients who already have complex ERP solutions. The projects will offer a step up and long-term challenge plus the opportunity to get into a niche software market with an amazing future.
They are also looking for two Junior ERP Consultants - bright, motivated graduates with a couple of years ERP or WMS software implementation or support experience looking for a fast track role - upt to around £28k plus car allowance and bonus.
For further details and information on these roles, please get in touch with Jake King or Carolyn MacLurg at Ambis Resourcing.
- ERP Software
- Implementation Consultant
- WMS Software
- Demand Planning Software
- Inventory Software
- Forecasting Software
- Merchandising Software
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