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JDA IT Functional Lead

Date:  Dec 5, 2019

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  1278
Job Function:  Information Technology

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


This position is responsible for the implementation and support of the Demand & Supply Planning process area solutions utilizing JDA and SAP functionality.  The ability to analyze, design, test and implement systems, which enable the business community to achieve their goals and objectives, is critical to the success of this role.  This position requires an individual with a deep understanding of JDA Demand, Demand 360 and ESP functions.


This position is eligible for teleworking/remote location for the right candidate.


Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Understands business goals and requirements associated with IT strategic roadmap.
  • Researches and proposes JDA system solutions to realize business goals for strategic projects in subject area.
  • Responsible to determine system solutions to achieve goals of the IT strategic roadmap in subject area. Responsible to formulate and deliver an enterprise level functional design for JDA and reporting systems in respective area. 
  • Participates in Pre-Planning, Blueprinting, Realization, Final Preparation and Go-Live/Support phases of IT Strategic Roadmap projects assigned. 
  • Assists and evaluates business requirements to hypothesize JDA centric business solutions. 
  • Researches solutions and develops beta or pilot test configuration of proposed solutions. 
  • Demonstrates beta or pilot test configurations to IT and/or business personnel to influence final design selection. 
  • Completes JDA configuration to meet the design criteria for strategic projects in respective area.
  •  Evaluates system solution design proposals from other Perdue personnel and contractors. 
  • Assists and supports the project teams to complete projects successfully. 
  • Provides advanced level JDA system configuration training to internal resources. 
  • Responsible to provide Level 1 & 2 system maintenance support for subject area.
Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelors degree in Information Technology, Engineering or related discipline or in the absence of a degree, related work experience may be considered, and 8 – 10 years experience in an Information Technology systems analysis function, working with end-users to translate business requirements into system functional specifications.

Guide the technical team on enhancements or reporting requirements and establish testing procedures. 5 – 7 years minimum experience with JDA ESP and Demand. JDA business process and configuration experience in the following modules: Demand, Demand 360, Enterprise Supply Planning. Minimum of two to three, full project lifecycle implementations of JDA systems with concentration in subject modules. Experience with SQL and shell scripting is a plus.  Strong understanding of demand and supply planning processes; strong business and technical leadership and facilitation skills; excellent communication skills - verbal, written and presentation; ability to lead teams and resolve conflict.  Project lead experience and knowledge and understanding of integrated solutions involving JDA, SAP ERP and reporting systems are a plus.  Some minor travel to plant sites to support strategic projects.



Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Salisbury