The Supply Chain Solutions Architect is part of a team responsible for building solutions based on the technology suite which is utilized by Future Forwarding to execute Logistics, Freight Forwarding and 3PL end to end supply chain solutions for our customers.
The Supply Chain Solutions Architect works with other functional areas within the company, such as Operations, Sales and Finance and external parties such, as customers and suppliers to understand the business requirements and provide the best technical solution to meet the needs within time lines and budget as defined by the business requirements.
Understand the functional and technical capabilities of the Future Forwarding's technology stack, Cargowise One, to create optimal solutions given the business requirements and applications involved. Manhattan Scale for 3PL warehousing and distribution offerings as well as a host of other leading and niche tools in the Logistics space.
Translate business requirements documentation into a viable technical solution that meets the stated objectives.
Ability to estimate work effort and timelines for deliverables based on business requirements, priorities and existing workloads
Maintain current status of activities in Future Forwarding's service management platform.
Work with cross functional groups within the Future Forwarding organization
Produce technical documentation of all solutions delivered.
Support and enhancement of implemented solutions via the Change Management process.
Adhere to all published organization and safety policies and procedures as defined in the Future Forwarding Employee Handbook.
Experience in using data mapping/transformation tools (Altova product suite preferred)
Knowledge and experience of common application and integration concepts including relational databases, XML, Web Services, Electronic Data Interchange (ANSI X12, EDIFACT etc.)
Ability to understand, write and run Sequel Queries
Knowledge and experience of integrating disparate systems via electronic exchange of data using a variety of methodologies
Experience of modern API technologies, JSON rest API's. Providing and maintaining transformations and APIs for customers and partners
Strong IT background with interest in learning new tools and techniques
.NET C#, MS SQL, Oracle, Azure, Power Platform skills would be an advantage.
Working knowledge of the freight forwarding industry and processes (preferred)
Detail oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines
Excellent written and verbal skills (multi lingual a plus)
Strong problem-solving skills, self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently