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Kinaxis Solution Architect

Cognizant
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted 12 days ago Permanent Competitive
Kinaxis Solution Architect
The position:

As a Kinaxis Solution Architect, you will provide technical and thought leadership to help customers realize their transformation goals. You will be a critical link between the project delivery team and customer stakeholders you will thoroughly understand customer's technology footprint, future roadmap, business enablement plans and how create the best possible path for implementing Kinaxis. You will also validate the solution and ensure it meets business requirements and is in-line with industry best practices.

Responsibilities:
  • Master competency on SCM planning (end-to-end) architecture, along with proven expertise in Kinaxis-Rapid Response.
  • Create the blueprint (solution footprint) and accordingly formulate the business models in supply chain platform using the key principles of planning, optimization, collaboration, and visibility
  • Perform requirements analysis, discovery, and gap analysis for Kinaxis Rapid Response functionalities
  • Lead the blueprint for Rapid Response solution focusing on L1 to L5 level processes
  • Conduct business workshops and lead client discussions
  • Perform Data readiness assessment, understand data cleansing & transformation rules, and ensure the successful implementation of Rapid Response solution
  • Ensure that the configuration of Rapid Response analytics and customizations, supports the to-be processes of the client
  • Perform Data Harmonization across different ERP Source systems integrated with Rapid Response
  • Ensure functional specifications are converted into flexible, scalable, and maintainable solution designs by writing, reviewing, and validating clear technical specifications
  • Foster business relationship with key customer contact and provide technical expertise to stakeholders
  • Act as a Cost Advisor, engage in environment capacity and sizing review and provide insights into optimization opportunities
  • Define & deliver enhancements/features that will scale to peak volumes without compromising on the SLAs
  • Work closely with Integration Lead to ensure successful data migration from different ERP Source systems to Kinaxis and vice versa (Double Closed Loop)
  • Help customers with change management activities, check the quality and accuracy of deliverables provided by the extended team ensuring that delivery is without errors and will participate in day-to-day interactions with clients and team members
  • Provide advice to customers and Deploy & Operate Team regarding industry best practices and process methodology
  • Ensure successful UAT in close coordination with Business Users and process stewards.
Desired experience:
  • 10+ Years of Supply Chain Planning experience on transformation projects and 5+ years of experience in Kinaxis Rapid Response Implementations.
  • Strong functional knowledge and experience in the following Rapid Response applications: Supply Planning, Capacity Planning (Constraints), DRP, MPS, MEIO, S&OP
  • Multiple cycles of leading development teams in complex supply-chain delivery projects, through all stages of the project life cycle.
  • Detailed knowledge of functional supply chain capabilities such as ERP/MRP, APS, Sales and Operations Planning, Demand Planning, Aggregated Supply Planning, Order Fulfilment, Capacity Planning, Inventory Management, and managing planning activities with distributors and contract manufacturers.
  • Good understanding of the solution development life cycle, including business requirements definition, review of functional specifications, development of test plans, testing, user training, and deployment.
  • Strong knowledge of standard business processes, control settings and data model for the above applications in Kinaxis
  • Experience of overseeing training activities for business users for Kinaxis Rapid Response applications & processes
  • Hands on experience as a configuration and modelling lead
  • Industry subject matter expert from a subset of the following: Retail, CPG, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries (Pharma Industry experience preferred)


Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : May 20 2022

About Cognizant
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at www.cognizant.com or follow us @Cognizant.
Job ID  COGNGLOBAL40033
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