Remote IT Solutions Architect - Remote Opportunity

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Position Summary:

An IT Solutions Analyst/Solutions Architect is an information technology professional who functionally designs systems, applications and user interfaces for a solution that supports a specific business process. An IT Solutions Analyst/ Solutions Architect works closely with our external customers and operations (internal and external) to identify process and system improvement opportunities and documents business and technical requirements. An IT Solutions Analyst/ Solutions Architect assists with implementation and training of the solution which ensures business and technical process compliance. These professionals have a wide range of technical and business knowledge rather than focusing their skills in a specific area of information technology.

Major Responsibilities:

• Works closely with external customers, operations (internal and external), IT departments and project team during freight management solution design and definition.

• Translates business requirements into system requirements

• Manages the projects and/or solutions to meet client group expectations.

• Main point of contact for client group updates, issues, and questions.

• Tests and certifies that the solution meets the customer and business process requirements.

• Participates in Customer sales presentations to articulate Penske’s technology solution capabilities

• Designs business process solutions based on system capabilities.

• Identifies new applications and functionality required to support a specific requirement.

• Trains end user groups on how to use the solution.

• Leads project scope and recommend technical solutions to meet customer needs.

• Creates project plans, timelines, milestones, goals and ownership

• Leads regular meetings to ensure effectiveness of plan, cost implications and quality of solution

• Involved in analyzing system/software capabilities and how it relates to creating a technical solution.

• Identifies future opportunities for system enhancement and value generation.

• Identifies and communicates tasks to the appropriate departments required to develop and implement the solution.

• Assesses solution quality and certify that it meets the customers’ requirements.

• Provides feedback to managers of project members that helped to develop and implement the solution.

• Other projects as assigned by the supervisor


• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or Business Administration.

•7 years of Solutions Design experience

• 5 years of direct and relevant work experience with TMS systems. JDA/BlueYonder is preferred.

• 3 years of Data analysis and SQL skills

• Project management experience (including large scale projects, and managing multiple projects at one time)

• Prior consulting and business solution experiences

• Experience working as a liaison between customers, operations and technology

• Green Belt, Black Belt, Lean, or PMP certification preferred

• Must have full understanding implementation project lifecycle, methodologies and standards

• Must be proficient in troubleshooting skills and show the ability to apply knowledge to resolve issues.

• Should have knowledge of technologies and how to apply them to develop a solution

• Must have the following skills:

-Effectively collaborate with all project members

-Effective listening & influencing

-Written and oral interpersonal communication

-Strong customer service focus

-Ability to work independently or on a team

-Time management

-Initiative in issue resolution and prevention

-Consultative skills

• Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job

• Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

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