IBM Next Gen Supply Chain - JDA Demand Managing Consultant in Austin, Texas

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

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IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is seeking to hire a Next Generation Supply Chain - JDA Demand Managing Consultant to join our consulting team - a tremendous opportunity to work with some of the world's most essential companies across a variety of industries.

The JDA Demand Managing Consultant will develop and deliver solutions that leverage JDA technologies uniquely combined with Artificial Intelligence to help solve our client's business challenges as they relate to strategic supply chain design, improved planning & execution systems, optimizing customer service levels, inventory, assets and operational costs. The JDA Demand Managing Consultant will work across consumer products, retail, manufacturing, distribution and other industries that leverage the supply chain.


  • Participate in pre-sales activities and client assessments

  • Lead work streams within complex supply chain planning engagements including design, development and delivery for JDA demand planning solutions

  • Lead design sessions to drive process design, requirements, configuration, technical architecture and other aspects of projects

  • Provide hands-on leadership to drive key project deliverables including process design, gap analysis, functional and technical design, configuration, integration, data conversion, testing and deployment plans

  • Establish and maintain firm-wide supply chain thought leadership regarding JDA and demand management aspects

  • Provide hands-on direction and contributions to grow intellectual capital and development of other consultants


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family Planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support and guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.




Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills and promoting internally

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee's strength and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation


With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients and the communities we live, work, and play in!




Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of JDA Demand and 360, JDA Collaborate, JDA Demand Classification, JDA Dynamic Demand Response and SCPO platform, including driving design sessions, defining requirements, configuration, testing and training

  • At least 5 years of experience working cross functionally to achieve common project and business goals

  • At least 2 years of experience in data analysis, queries and reporting

  • At least 2 years of experience leading and managing teams

  • At least 2 years of experience in the evaluation, selection and implementation of forecasting and planning systems including JDA, SAP APO, Oracle, Logility and similar technologies

  • Experience working in one or more of the following industries: Retail, Consumer Products, Grocery, Food, Manufacturing, Electronics, Industrial Products, Medical Devices / Pharma, Aerospace

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • At least 10 years of experience in Demand Management, including some familiarity and experience to JDA Fulfillment and/or Retail Solutions

  • At least 2 years of experience in a demand planner forecasting role in industry

  • Experience as a consultant, working at a leading supply chain consulting firm

  • Experiencewith statistical forecasting algorithms

  • Experience driving best practices and improving exception management processes, including defining KPIs and measuring performance. Best practices include familiarity with Artificial Intelligence concepts such as demand sensing, backcasting