TOOLSGROUP

ToolsGroup is the world’s most experienced provider of market-driven demand analytics, inventory optimization and supply chain planning software.

Our solutions have been recognized by analyst firms such as Gartner and Nucleus research for their ability to support highly intelligent decision-making, combined with an ease-of-use that results in dramatically improved planning productivity. ToolsGroup has been successfully deployed for more than 300 customers worldwide in more than 44 countries, and we have one of the highest customer retention rates in our industry. Our experience includes manufacturers, wholesale distributors and retailers in a wide range of demand and inventory-driven industries.

SOLUTION DEVELOPMENT LEAD

ToolsGroup is seeking a driven, customer-facing Solution Development Lead with strong analytical and team leadership skills to join our Boston based Professional Services team. As a member of this team, you will collaborate with teammates to define, design and deliver ToolsGroup’s SO99+ ‘next-generation’ Sales and Operations Planning and other supply chain decision support solutions to a broad range of e-commerce, retail and distribution, high-tech and industrial companies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Work with client user community and consulting teams to transform business requirements into implemented solutions 
  •  Design solutions and develop functional requirements that best leverage existing solution templates and available technologies
  •  Work with developers and client technical teams to create technical specifications
  •  Lead internal development and testing, including managing timelines and budgets
  •  Lead client roll-out efforts, including use case development, solution design reviews, user acceptance testing, and training
  •  Establish processes and technical infrastructure to ensure solutions are supported in accordance with client service level agreements in a scalable way
  •  Partner with product development teams to drive solution template development and standardization in line with client and market needs
  •  Establish agile development methodologies
  •  Research new technologies, techniques, and concepts and develop prototype applications to showcase value
  •  Be hands on and willing to support with actual development and testing as needed

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline
  • At least 7-10 years of relevant experience, including at least 3 years designing and implementing software-based business solutions
  • Strong track record of leading development teams and delivering high quality solutions on time and on budget
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing Business Intelligence applications, e.g.  Board, Tableau, Qlik, Microsoft Power BI
  • Proven ability to develop and manage relationships with senior business and technical stakeholders
  • Good working knowledge of supply chain planning processes and systems, especially Sales & Operations Planning
  • Strong technical aptitude with prior hands-on development experience preferred e.g. BI application / dashboard development, SQL / ETL development
  • Ability to drive clarity in complex and ambiguous environments
  • Ability to travel up to 50%

WHY TOOLSGROUP
We are a team of people who are crazy about Supply Chain, Machine Learning and Success!! We are driven to help our customers do: grow their businesses by making it possible and “Powerfully Simple” for them to use their data to meet the demands of their customers. Working at ToolsGroup means you’ll work on things you never imagined you would; you’ll grow in ways you didn’t consider possible; and you’ll do the best work of your career with people who are just as motivated and talented as you are.

OUR CULTURE
Our culture is all about Attitude, Aptitude, Accomplishment, Appreciation, and Adaptability. Groupies are upbeat, positive, might not have all the skills needed but have the ability to learn new things quickly; can show success with the skill set they already possess, show appreciation for their past experiences and use it to direct their future; and most importantly, the willingness to change to meet the ever-fluid needs of the company and our customers.

OUR BENEFITS
Our benefits don't stop with competitive salaries, 401K matching with immediate vesting, comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life/disability insurance. We also provide our employees with an annual performance bonus, commuter reimbursement, on-site fitness center, fancy coffee in tiny cups, lots of “groupie grub,” flexible work schedules and most importantly…. the opportunity to surround yourself with the very best and brightest from around the globe.

LOCATIONS
Located in the heart of Boston, ToolsGroup’s North American headquarters is easily accessible by public transportation or on foot. We also have offices in Spain, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands.