Strategic Services Director (Category Management)

JDA Software   •  

Dallas, TX

Industry: Technology


Not Specified years

Posted 55 days ago


  • Act as an industry expert with the ability to exhibit deep domain knowledge in retail and category management, in order to guide clients toward improved processes to drive profit, enhance resource effectiveness, and improve overall process efficiency.
  • Use expert facilitation skills to lead clients to solutions and opportunities in the areas of business process, resource use and technology.
  • Stay ahead of current industry best practices and operate as a thought leader in supply chain processes.
  • Assist in driving major software and services sales by demonstrating the value of the proposed solutions and proposing a recommended roadmap to lead companies to greater success.
  • Maintain close working relationship with sales, management, consulting, customer support and product management relating to securing and presenting appropriate proposal information to prospective clients and existing clients.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations and publications for appropriate industry conferences and forums.

Required Skills

  • 75% extensive travelrequired - both domestic and international
  • BS/BA degree equivalent required; MS/MBApreferred.
  • Substantial functional experience in retail and store operations, managing teams and complex project environments.
  • Demonstrated experience negotiating and interfacing with C-Level Executives.
  • Experience in End-to-End design, multichannel and international network design, ideally with e-commerce and digital business background.
  • Experience in the delivery of strategy consulting, either from the perspective of a third-party consultancy or as part of an in-house strategy function.
  • Deep knowledge of the pertinent business processes.
  • Profound understanding of the industry, products, and trends for the area of expertise.
  • Ability to resolve complex problems with little to no guidance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, presentation and client relationship building skills.
  • Exceptional facilitation skills (meeting sessions, conflict resolutions, brainstorming etc.)
  • Commercial instinct to discover and develop new opportunities.
  • Impressive executive demeanor, a team oriented and collaborative approach.
  • Demonstrates independence in action, decision making, goal-oriented and driven.
  • Motivated, confident, self-sufficient and able to contribute from day one.
  • Focused and determined.
  • Well organized and consistently meets commitments.
  • Change management experience a plus.