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Functional Analyst - JDA (Red Prairie) WMS

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 2917

Requisition Number: 13078BR

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External Description: JOB SUMMARY:
The JDA (Red Prairie) WMS Functional Analyst is responsible for the high-level configuration and operational support of the JDA WMS in warehouse and manufacturing endeavors. Effectively partners with project managers, application developers, internal and external resources, and business users in defining business processes and writing functional specifications to meet the needs of the business. Demonstrates passion for strengthening and enhancing business results via software solutions.

System Configuration, Design, Validation and Implementation

  • Transforms business needs and application issues into documented requirements or configuration of JDA WMS, Material Handling, and ERP software
  • Documents functional capabilities of JDA WMS and Material Handling software and integrations of JDA WMS and Material Handling software to other Polaris systems
  • Leads in producing deliverables including configuration/tailoring documents; integrations; and user mock-ups
  • Documents functional and integration design specifications for software developers/programmers
  • Leads group to resolve questions and issues during configuration and development cycles
  • Defines testing cases and executes test scripts to ensure that systems meet the needs of the business
  • Performs system testing and leads user acceptance testing cycle
  • Executes implementation tasks and ensures successful go-live
Gathering Requirements and Analysis
  • Analyzes current and future state business processes
  • Evaluates alternatives and defines a recommended system approach
  • Produce deliverables including business process flows; use cases; and storyboards
  • Facilitates project and administrative meetings
  • Evaluates and participates in purchased software selection process
  • Ensures compliance with SOX
System and User Support
  • Provides day-to-day application support to business users
  • Troubleshoots production problems and works to fix issues
  • Understands technology and systems infrastructure
  • Trains users on system processes and changes
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support overall objective of the position

  • 5+ years of operational experience in a warehouse or manufacturing environment
  • Proven experience and success in JDA WMS software with material handling and ERP applications
  • Skilled in being a strong team player, i.e.; flexible, collegial, and enthusiastic
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with multiple project assignments
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to effectively communicate with non-technical audience
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills

  • Bachelor 's degree in Computer Science/Software Design, Computer Information Systems or equivalent
  • Experience with JDA Integrator, Views, Jasper Reporting, and Workflows
  • Knowledge of MOCA, DDA, RF devices, and Label & Barcode Printing
  • Experienced with ERP, manufacturing, and logistics business processes
  • Experienced with Material Handling Systems (Dematic)
  • Experience with Windows SQL Server platforms
  • Able to read and understand Java, C++ and C# languages, coding standards and practices
  • Experience with automated testing software for regression and volume testing (Tryon Cycle)
  • Other software and systems experience (Dynamics AX, DynamicsCRM, AS/400 iSeries IBMi, Logistyx / Agile)
  • Solid understanding of ETL design using ETL tools to extract data from heterogeneous data sources

  • Location - Bass Creek Facility, Plymouth, MN
  • Corporate office environment

QID for the EEO Statement - 89594

About this location

This opportunity is located approximately 30 minutes from Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.  These neighboring cities consistently rank as two of the United States' top cities to live in. Minneapolis's thriving art scene, outdoor culture (even in the winter), affordable prices, and friendly atmosphere make this Midwest metropolis a perfect place to live.

About Polaris

Recognized as the leader in the powersports industry, Polaris Industries is a fast growing, innovative, global organization. The people here at Polaris don't just create products - they are part of a lifestyle. It's the passion & execution of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do.

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris' innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris' presence in adjacent markets globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit for more information.

Polaris prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level. Competitive salary, generous benefits and a comprehensive relocation plan are just a few components of the total compensation package offered at Polaris. Are you ready to join a company where you will work hard and play hard, and be rewarded for your performance?

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

City: Minneapolis

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Functional Analyst - JDA (Red Prairie) WMS

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