HD Supply Lead Solutions Architect – Supply Chain in Atlanta, Georgia
HD Supply (www.hdsupply.com) is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 300,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations. Through 44 distribution centers, in the U.S. and Canada, the company's approximately 5,500 associates provide localized, customer-driven services including will call, direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success. With an active commitment to the communities in which we operate, HD Supply associates are part of a thriving organization that supports the virtues of wellness, diversity and inclusion – all of which are top priorities for the company. Equally as important is empowering our associates to grow professionally while providing competitive benefits and compensation. If you’re ready to find a rewarding career and achieve your full potential with a growing industry leader, HD Supply is ready for you!
Job Description & Qualifications
Top level technical expert who partners with business analysts and engineers in requirements gathering and reviews. Responsible for analyzing and translating business information and technical requirements into an architectural blueprint.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities, and Key Accountabilities
Defines, designs, and oversees the systems and applications architecture for both current and future business applications.
Evaluates new and emerging technologies and developmental methodologies to find faster, cost effective, and more reliable solutions for existing and proposed systems.
Partners with infrastructure, application, and quality teams to ensure that applications meet business requirements, are well documented, and have processes in place for ongoing support and maintenance.
Scopes and implements appropriate process improvement tools and techniques such as Six Sigma, Lean Sigma, and ITIL.
Drives standard and efficient applications and infrastructure design by aligning the infrastructure roadmap with the application technology strategy, hardware vendor roadmaps, and service capabilities.
Identifies emerging technologies that could have a positive impact on the organization; helps evaluate strategic fit.
Consults with application or infrastructure development projects to fit systems or infrastructure to architecture. Identifies when it is necessary to modify the solution architecture to accommodate project needs.
Contributes to technology strategy through consulting support: driving requirements gathering, collection of existing deployment plans, synthesis of business goals, and operating strategies.
Nature and Scope
Solutions require analysis and investigation.
Achieves planned results by decisions and actions based on professional methods, business principles, and practical experience. May recommend/make decisions regarding new programs/initiatives that have significant impact to the business and carry consequences in unsuccessful endeavors.
Manages a larger team or multiple small teams through direction of subordinate management and/or supervisory staff.
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Most of the time is spent sitting or standing in the same location and/or there may be a need to stoop regularly or move/lift light material or equipment (typically less than 8 pounds).
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Education and Experience
- Typically requires BS/BA in a related discipline. Generally 7+ years of experience in a related field. May require certification. Advanced degree may offset less experience in some disciplines.
Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details
The Lead Solutions Architect will be leading the driving of architectural insight, planning, and solutions for our supply chain transformation. This person will lead some key initiatives like advanced forecasting and inventory, same-day delivery network, warehouse automation, and transportation visibility. You will need the following to be successful in this position:
Experience partnering with key business leaders to understand their goals, software partners to shape requirements, and engineering teams to support delivery of capabilities aligned to our holistic supply chain solution plan.
Will own and drive clarity into architectural vision by producing integrated solution roadmaps, leading critical designs for new capabilities, and acting as a point of governance on architectural decisions. Partner and serve as part of a broader architecture team and incorporate patterns, requirements, and standards into their domain.
Current on emerging trends in technology, patterns, and solutions for supply chain. Experience modeling and assessing the current architecture to make recommendations on roadmap to future transformation.
Establish a governance process around architecture decisions. Finds ways to embed processes, patterns, tooling and automation to improve architectural maturity.
Experience leading technical teams in best practices and technical design.
Warehouse Management: SAP EWM
Forecasting & Planning: Blue Yonder Demand Planning
Transportation Management: Blue Yonder or other TMS, Descartes or Roadnet route planning.
Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
Posted Date 1 month ago (3/16/2021 10:11 AM)
Job ID 2021-42052
Business Unit Facilities Maintenance
Functional Area Information Technology
Remote Position? No
Position Type Full-Time
Posting Location : Postal Code 30339
HD Supply is an Equal Opportunity Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer. HD Supply considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law.