JDA Project Manager – Pricing & Revenue Management EMEA in Poland

Project Manager – Pricing & Revenue Management EMEA

Tracking Code

298247-807

Job Description

The Organisation

JDA® Software Inc., is ultimately controlled by New Mountain Capital, a private equity firm with more than $10bn assets under management.

JDA is the leading provider of innovative supply chain management, merchandising, pricing excellence and supply chain execution solutions worldwide. JDA empowers more than 7,000 companies of all sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete and process manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. With an integrated solutions offering that spans the entire supply chain from materials to the consumer, JDA leverages the powerful heritage and knowledge capital of integrated market leaders including Red Prairie, i2 Technologies®, Manugistics®, E3®, Intactix® and Arthur®. JDA's multiple service options provide customers with flexible configurations, rapid time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership and 24/7 functional and technical support and expertise.

Founded in 1985, JDA is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. With 30+ offices in major cities throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia, JDA employs almost 5,000 of the industry’s most experienced supply and demand chain experts to develop, deliver and support its solutions. JDA continues to hire individuals who share the Company’s commitment to customers and fellow associates, offering exceptional career opportunities in a professional, growth-oriented, functionally sound environment.

JDA EMEA is headquartered in Bracknell, UK with offices across major European countries and the wider EMEA region, including Russia and South Africa.

Required Skills

PRM

Since acquiring the Pricing and Revenue Management business from Manugistics in 2006, JDA recognised the value and importance of these assets and people and created JDA Pricing & Revenue Management (PRM). Since that time, JDA Pricing & Revenue Management has built and rolled out next-generation Price Sensitive Revenue Management solutions across hospitality, passenger travel and leisure industries. That vision is based on two key attributes: the long and successful history of innovation in pricing and revenue management; and JDA’s portfolio of leading edge software modules and technologies that are widely installed and proven across multiple industries. JDA has a strong track record of successful Pricing & Revenue Management implementations. The timeline below presents some of our major customer successes over the last ten years:

Job Summary:

JDA are searching for a Project Manager for our Consulting Services group, with a particular focus on Pricing & Revenue Management. The candidate should be fluent in English and will be located in Poland.

This position requires 25 - 50% travel to client sites, focus on Pricing & Revenue Management projects across the UK and Europe; working with teams locally, across EMEA and globally.

Major Responsibilities

  • Ability to deliver major JDA projects to time, cost and quality; ensuring JDA achieve minimum gross margins as agreed at the outset of the project

  • Able to lead from the front project teams in the resolution of customer project issues, escalating to appropriate parties as needed

  • Collaborates with appropriate JDA resources on customer's projects

  • Helps validate and produce appropriate baseline project plans and templates

  • Assists in generating Statement of Work and customer proposal documents

  • Works with appropriate parties to plan project resource requirements

  • May provide guidance, feedback, coaching, and developmental experiences to project team members

  • Assesses project performance and communicates lessons learned to increase institutional knowledge

  • Ensures project team adheres to JDA policies, procedures, methodologies and quality standards

  • Manages services engagements including interactions with client project team and client executives

  • Addresses all project issues including budget, timeline, accounts receivable, scope changes, software functionality and technology

  • Provides regular project communication and status reporting

  • Manages project quality to ensure customer satisfaction

  • Builds collaborative relationship that increases customer's perception of the value JDA brings to their business and expands future business opportunities

  • Keeps individual expenses within budget

  • Records billable time to customer, as appropriate

  • Records cost-transfer time to other JDA teams, as appropriate

  • Escalates issues that may have negative financial impact

  • Manages project budget

  • Reviews billing for all assigned projects

  • Maximizes margin on service engagements

  • Ensures supporting project documentation is in order and submitted timely

Reporting Lines:

Reports to: Practice Lead

Liaison with: The role will interact directly with all levels of management in Services, Sales and other business functions, but not have line management responsibilities..

Required Experience

Experience / Skills required:

  • Sound project management work experience required

  • Experience managing large software implementation projects required and key project leadership / project management

  • PMP or Prince 2 certification and must be willing and able to adapt and adopt to JDA project methodology and processes

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in software consulting, implementation or development projects

  • Knowledgeable about project management best practices

  • Demonstrated experience presenting and interfacing with C-Level Executives is a plus

  • Skilled at leading and coordinating across diverse teams to achieve desired outcomes

  • Ability to resolve complex problems with little to no guidance

  • Capable of facilitating with teams i.e. design sessions, conflict resolutions, brainstorming etc.

  • Ideally experience of multi-tier resource delivery models (on-shore, near-shore, off-shore)

  • Track record in project managing multiple software application projects concurrently is desirable

  • Proven experience of scope and risk management

Technical / Product skills required:

  • Experience with Microsoft Project

  • High level understanding of software and infrastructure – ideally from a major enterprise software house

  • High level understanding of software development processes desirable

  • High Level understanding of Integration desirable

Personal Profile:

  • Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills in English

  • Professional in attitude and appearance to meet with clients

  • Ability to handle multiple and changing priorities and multiple customers, having a proactive hands on approach

  • Excellent questioning and listening skills, with strong influencing skills

  • Approachable and able to communicate effectively at all levels, with excellent relationship skills

  • Possess coaching skills to share information and knowledge effectively with customers and colleagues

  • Ability to organise personal work time around client availability, travel requirements and other constraints in order to meet the assigned deliverables within agreed time/cost constraints and client expectations

  • Motivated, confident, self-sufficient and able to contribute from day one

Travel required to customer site or headquarters which could be based anywhere in the UK or Main-land Europe. 25% - 50% travel on average to attend customer site meetings Mon-Fri (occasional weekends by exception)

Circumstances:

Education: BS/MS level Degree or relevant Professional qualification preferred

Location: JDA EMEA

Hiring: Contractor

Job Location

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular