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IT Solution Architect: Supply, Production & Transportation Planning

Date:  May 16, 2023

Dallas, TX, US, 75240

Req ID: 151572 



General Purpose

The IT Solution Architect role has ownership of the IT solutions for Supply Planning, Production Planning, and Transportation Planning. The overall responsibilities of this role include delivering on business solution requirements, and strong collaboration with business partners for daily operations needs. The Solution Architect will be responsible for the design, build, test, deployment, and support of the IT solutions, also working with Technology vendors and managed service partners, both on-site and offshore, to deliver high quality IT solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Translate complex business requirements to provide recommendations for enhancements/changes, including recommendations that may involve custom design and third-party products to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Supply Planning, Production Planning, and Transportation Planning information technology systems
  • Conduct requirements gathering to define solution requirements, and create detailed functional specifications to ensure robust solution designs
  • Conduct routine reviews of application security controls through user profile management, and create and update access permissions and maintain user accounts
  • Build comprehensive test plans and perform required system testing to include technical unit testing, functional unit testing and integration testing
  • Exercise project management skills to manage all aspects of the development of assigned projects from ideation/conception through to final implementation, and ensure delivery on-time and within budget following the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology.
  • Collaborate with users and coordinate with project development teams during the design, construction, testing, and implementation of modifications to systems 
  • Provide application support by responding to and resolving incident tickets in a timely manner
  • Provide guidance and training to promote the smooth roll-out and user adoption of application solutions
  • Complete change management and SOX documentation
  • Critically review application solution designs and recommend system or process enhancements
  • Consult with business partners on technology changes that will positively impact business processes, and recommend corrective/preventive actions. 
  • Facilitate the establishment of standards and best practices to include the cross-functional review and fit/gap assessment of all requirements, ensuring alignment with system architecture principles 
  • Lead process analysis and re-engineering with an understanding of technical problems and solutions as they relate to the current and future business needs
  • Lead project teams to deliver solutions that align with agreed guiding SDLC principles, strategy, and destination architecture
  • Identify new solution impacts on existing Business Process Models and identify necessary change management actions to ensure minimal disruption 
  • Design solutions that ensure the most sustainable, flexible, and cost appropriate solutions and technology platforms
  • Provide solution guidance and leadership to business partners and stakeholders for resolving business challenges and problems while improving the user experience
  • Guide business case development and measurement of value realization 
  • Align with other IT leaders and their team’s workload and priorities to effectively manage competing priorities
  • Comply with Cybersecurity standards


  • 5+ years of experience working with SAP, Blue Yonder and/or legacy Supply Planning, Production Planning and Transportation Planning solutions, including integration and development experience across modules / systems, including:
    • Blue Yonder – Supply Planning, Transportation Management and Sequencing
    • SAP APO - Supply Network Planning, Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling, Transportation
    • 3rd Party tools for Transportation Management e.g. BluJay, Oracle TMS, SAP TMS
  • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field 
  • A proven track record of continued high performance in supporting Supply Planning, Production Planning and Transportation Planning IT solutions and business processes with knowledge of Supply Chain Planning & Execution KPIs. Experience must include the following:
    • Supply Chain processes, process analysis & redesign 
    • consulting & relationship management
    • project management to include coordinating work delivery within a multi-team environment. 
  • High energy, with strong will and ambition to learn and work on new things – must be a self-starter with a proven track record of success.
  • Ability to balance high customer focus and service attitude with both tactical and strategic long-term plans for the application area
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth