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Solution Architect II

Company: ASGN Incorporated
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job#: Job Description:Summary of Position (Job Purpose) - Major purpose and functions of the position.The Solution Architect II - Core Merchandise serves as the primary liaison between IT and Merchandising departments, for both Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. Core Merchandise serves as the backbone of the architecture, empowering all other solutions. This role is critical in determining the key data drivers to all other systems. The Solution Architect is responsible for designing, describing, and maintaining the solution engineering concerning the solutions in and related to Merchandising. They lead the team in making key, enterprise & solution-level decisions and the evaluation of their impact to business objectives and outcomes, focusing on the tradeoffs that impact existing processes. The architect helps develop solutions for business issues, problems, and process change. This role must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of management both within and outside of the IT department.Principal Duties and Responsibilities - Primary responsibilities listed in order of importanceServe as leader of the Architecture of all Core Merchandising. Including Master Data Management, PIM, Cost Management, Purchasing/Order Management, Financial Management (with respect to Inventory Management, Taxation), Invoice ReconciliationConducts an analysis of the system architecture and collaborates with stakeholders on how to improve itHandle architectural problems in order to achieve more productive and successful resultsCommunicate project's/initiative's vision and participate in endeavors for future improvementsAnalyze the impact of various business & technical decisions to processes, applications & overall architectureCollaborate with business leaders to identify and prioritize technology initiativesDefine technology roadmaps that align to long term business objectives for the companyLead and mentor team of Project Managers, developers and Business AnalystsWork with Solution Directors to create and manage annual IT capital budgets for the Merchandising domainProvide regular status and risk reporting to IT and business senior leadershipDefine and ensure adherence to project management processes, templates, standardsResearch new technologies continuously and offer suggestions/adjustments to the present architecturePerform project and non-project related tasks and activities to support the department's goals and objectivesDevelop partnerships with the following key stakeholdersExecutive sponsors to document scope and approve project chartersInternal and external development resources to ensure solutions meet requirementsIT networking, engineering and security to maintain compliance with corporate standardsQA to define testing strategy and execute regression and user acceptance testingTraining to define training strategy, develop materials and deliver trainingInternal Audit to ensure project controls and SDLC processes are followedIT Operations to ensure a successful transition to supportOccasionally serve as primary project lead on strategic initiativesDetermine appropriate project structure, work streams and team lead(s)Develop and maintain project plans with detailed tasks, activities, deliverables and timelinesManage and evaluate project resource requirementsContinuously assess and re-evaluate project priorities; develop contingency plansFacilitate project schedules and meetingsDocument project decisions, action items, issues and risksMaintain project document repositoriesServe as primary liaison with external vendorsMaintain, manage and report on project financial budgets, actuals and forecasts.Prepare project status reports and steering committee presentationsMinimum Requirements/Qualifications - Summary of knowledge, experience and education required.15 years of related work experience, with 3+ years of project leadership experience as a design lead or project managerExperience managing complex technology projectsExperience with all aspect of the system implementation including, but not limited to, gathering requirements, designing the future state solution, testing, change management, and post implementation support15 years in Retail experience15 years in Merchandising technology experience:Core merchandising software applications: MDM, Order Management, Invoice Reconciliation, Inventory Management & ValuationVendor Portal softwareOMS softwarePrice and markdown optimization softwarePIM, PLM, & compliance softwareDigital technology (DAM, eCommerce)Reporting/Analytics softwareExperience in PL/SQL, Oracle, Showcase Query, DB2, Python, Machine Learning libraries, digital/ecommerce technologiesAdvanced oral and written communication skillsStrong facilitation skillsTeam player with excellent collaboration skillsStrong configuration experience, ability to determine when to use configuration vs. codeAdvanced troubleshooting skillsHigh attention to detailSelf-starter with sense of urgencyEnjoys fast paced environmentsDesired Qualifications - Desired but not required.Bachelors in business, engineering, computer science, MIS or other four-year related degree3+ of management experienceTechnology experience inAssortment planning, clustering, floor planning, space planning, and POG softwareForecasting & replenishment softwareFinancial planning softwareGDSNExperience with Syndigo solutionsExperience with SymphonyAI Retail (GOLD), Oracle Retail or Blue Yonder Solution SuitesEEO EmployerApex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or .Employee Type:ContractLocation:Virginia Beach, VA, USJob Type:Applications and Data ManagementDate Posted:March 7, 2023

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