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Solution Designer

The Role:  

This is your chance to bring your passion for solving supply chain problems to a fast-growing, dynamic, entrepreneurial team that is pushing the boundaries of Supply Chain simulation and optimization. This is an opportunity to lead a team of experts and also participate directly in customer facing situations. This role is ideally suited to either an experienced Pre-Sales Consultant with solid consulting/project management knowledge, or an experienced Supply Chain Consultant with a desire to move into a pre-sales role.

Job Description:

  • Be the subject matter expert on supply chain design products, processes, and best practices
  • Be the most senior of the group of Solution Design Principals in Brazil.
  • Lead the Solutions Design Group in Brazil in terms of balancing workload, ensuring quality in the deliverables and customer facing situations, and support the regional Go-to Market strategies.
  • Align the Brazil Solutions Design teams’ practices with other regions to ensure we take advantage of the best practices globally and then ensure these practices are executed in the region; working closely with the VP of Global Solutions Design.
  • Report into VP Sales LATAM and coordinate all efforts in the region with him along with the implementation of best practices to improve sales effectiveness.
  • Work together with account managers and partners to establish and understand the customers’ requirements.
  • Work in tandem with our sales team to drive new business opportunities.
  • Present in-depth product demonstrations (on-site and via the web) tailored to the customers’ requirements.
  • Respond to technical and functional information needs in a timely manner.
  • Provide project scoping and implementation resource estimation.
  • Assist with the creation of proposals and statements of work.
  • Develop use case demonstrations and proofs of concept in collaboration with sales, product management, and product development.
  • Work collaboratively with the Sales and Solution Architecture teams at various stages of the sales cycle to ensure the smooth transition from pre to post sale.
  • Liaise with the Product Management team to maintain a detailed working knowledge of the application and development roadmap.
  • Ensure smooth transition of customers to the Solutions Delivery once customers license LLamasoft products.

What Makes this Role Unique:

  • Participate in diverse and interesting projects that combine operations research, optimization, and simulation
  • Get exposed to a wide range of technologies and problems
  • Make real contributions to solving global commercial and humanitarian logistics problems
  • Gain experience working with Fortune 500 companies, prominent consulting firms, humanitarian logistics agencies, and our nation’s military

The Qualification:

  • 5+ years of experience in supply chain planning and design
  • Knowledge of the principles of optimization and how optimization is performed using software packages.
  • Understanding of simulation and the differences between optimization and simulation.
  • Domain expertise in one or more of the following: supply chain design, planning, forecasting, transportation, distribution, inventory management, and strategic sourcing.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication (including presentation) skills are required.
  • Ability to articulate key messages clearly and explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Domain expertise in sales methodologies and/or sales processes is a plus.
  • Self- motivated and creative; having the natural drive to learn and pick up new challenges.
  • Ability to think conceptually on the fly.
  • Adaptive to change, having comfort in fast-changing technology environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required (technical major desirable) or equivalent experience in industrial engineering, operations research, or supply chain management; Master’s degree a plus
  • Clear commitment on the job role for minimum of 2 years of pre-sales environment.
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and possibly internationally.
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