Solution Architect

Atlanta, Georgia, United States Full-time

Type: Permanent, full-time

Desired background: 5 to 7 years of relevant working experience (at least 3 years in senior or architect role)

Requested starting date: as soon as possible / can be negotiated

Travel: Anywhere between 50 - 80%

RELEX is a fast-growing software company developing its own products that help retail companies plan and operate more efficiently. We are dedicated to helping retail businesses become more competitive through accurately forecasting consumption of goods, reducing inventory costs, increasing availability and cutting waste. To achieve this we use our SaaS solutions driven by terabyte scale in-memory database, which stores tens of billions of rows of data.

RELEX is a trusted partner by leading brands including e.g. Party City, WHSmith, Delhaize America, Morrisons, Coop Denmark and Circle K Europe. We are a team of more than 650 employees with offices in the US (Atlanta), UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, and our headquarters in Helsinki, Finland.

Are you a consultant-minded, customer centric individual looking for new challenges? Would you like to be part of creating long term success for retail, wholesale and manufacturing customers? Do you like to provide measurable value for your customers and fight against food waste?

Good news! We are now looking for a Solution Architect to join our extraordinary Customer Operations team in Atlanta.

Here at RELEX we work in small teams where everyone’s input is valued. People can move among teams based on required skill set and personal interest. We are passionate about what we do, but do not take ourselves too seriously. New challenges excite us where we can put our skills to test, and we make sure we have fun during the process. Life is supposed to be fun. Now - if you accept the challenge - we give you the opportunity to experience all this and more.

What you will be doing:

  • Leading solution design and configuration of RELEX software in the fields of advanced demand forecasting, space and assortment, allocation and replenishment, price and promotion management, and retail process development
  • Engage and collaborate with customers to drive meeting their business goals while guiding them toward industry best practices
  • Conduct discovery and workshops with customers to understand and optimize their business processes and identify areas of opportunity to increase sales, reduce costs and maximize the efficiency of in-store operations
  • Defining and establishing the solution architecture, starting from an initial conceptual ‘vision’ and evolving into a more concrete business architecture specification
  • Presenting solution design, product build, and project progress to customer and internal executives as well as steering committee
  • Mastering the RELEX product functionality in order to build a superior final product for each unique customer
  • Interface with Product Management and Product Development teams to adapt to US customer needs and continuously impact the improvement of our product
  • Work with our global best practices team to ensure sharing of world views and constantly question conventional approaches in search of continuous improvement
  • Internal guidance on all project builds and training the team of future solution architects

 

Desired background:

  • 5 to 7 years of work experience in management consulting, supply chain development, forecasting, merchandising, or other relevant area in retail / consulting industry
  • Experience in leading software implementation project
  • Leader of an architecture team on a project-based initiative and have experience in the following areas:
    • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
    • Inventory management
    • Demand forecasting
    • Logistics
    • Retail planning & optimization
    • Business analytics
    • Assortment planning
    • Store operations
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operations Research, Information Management or other relevant subject expertise
  • Strong understanding of how all parts of the business model work together including processes, operating systems and application architectures
  • Passion to solve complex development problems and produce innovative solutions while pushing the technical boundaries in cloud space

We value the following aspects in our candidates:

  • Self starter attitude; resourceful, adaptable, and achievement-oriented
  • Proven record in contributing to a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Experience in working with a Grocery / CPG / FMCG retailer or supplier
  • Experience in space and assortment planning, store operations, demand forecast analysis, inventory management, replenishment, and or allocation.
  • Capability to interact confidently with customer stakeholders from end users to C-level
  • Ability to understand SCM and other retail planning systems from business and IT perspectives
  • Technically savvy and understanding the basics of coding and step-logic workflows
  • Ability to gather requirements, carry out process design, training and user testing support
  • Entrepreneurial attitude with interest towards growing the business
  • Outstanding work ethic and a sense of urgency to resolve issues quickly and efficiently
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

We offer:

  • A front row seat in a rapidly growing and international software company
  • Working with a fun, ambitious, and committed team of smart people
  • A respectful and professional, yet flexible atmosphere
  • Responsibilities in challenging projects from day one
  • International career and learning opportunities
  • Position where you can help retailers fight against food waste

How to apply:

Apply by sending your cover letter and resume though the application form (https://careers.relexsolutions.com/).

Please note that the position will be filled as soon as the right person is found.

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