Trade & Transportation Systems Product Director

Competitive
Permanent
Dublin City Centre
04 Jun 2019
BBBH730046

An exciting opportunity as a Product Director for a leading Logistics ERP software company in either Dublin or Limerick

You will be the key subject matter expert (SME) in high volume package delivery and transportation operations to help drive the tactical and strategic road map for North America and EMEA.

What you'll do:

Product Direction and Research

  • Transportation Execution product owner with responsibility for documentation and thought-leadership aspects in this area.
  • Perform Market Research and competitive analysis. Where do we currently stand? Where do we need to be?
  • Develop a "Needs Analysis" for the QAD Precision Trade & Transportation product road map:
    • Document major gaps together with recommendations for bridging the gaps
    • What's needed to drive the product forward?
    • What 'differentiators' would be required for a 'next generation solution' to help us gain more of a leadership role in the industry.
  • Work closely with Precision customers in gathering desired functional requirements
  • Work with all aspects of the Precision business to further define high volume parcel and transportation execution strategy, product development plan, release management and roll-out plans.

Pre Sales

  • Support Sales, Pre-Sales and Services in client and net new prospect engagements, on-site and or remotely as the SME.
  • Work with Global Trade Content team on identifying content necessary to support QAD Precision Transportation, including potential content sources/providers.

Marketing

  • Author and or co-author articles, sales collateral and white papers.
  • Attend and participate with industry events, speaking as part of expert panel engagements.
  • Participate in Webinars, user-group meetings, etc. Evangelize through social media channels and programs.
  • Revises existing assets in the Transportation Management, GTM, etc., library.

Services / Implementation

  • Provide expertise and guidance in Transportation Execution to project team and customers.
  • Provide training to the organization.

What you'll need

  • A minimum of 10 years of industry experience within the shipment planning/execution operations of a high volume carrier (e.g., UPS, FedEX, DHL, Purolator), or within a multinational manufacturer/distributor (e.g., Amazon), with similar high-volume shipping requirements, for North America and EMEA (experience with APAC a plus)
  • Familiarity with Trade & Transportation systems and related enabling technologies, including experience with system selection and implementation
  • Proven ability to develop internal procedures that improved operational performance/efficiency
  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field such as Trade & Transportation, Business/International Business, Supply Chain, Logistics or Engineering. An advanced degree (e.g., MBA) a plus.
  • Industry trade certification from a recognized body, such as the NCBFFA (US), Institute of Export & International Trade (UK), eBSI Export Academy (IE), IATA (CH) , or similar.

What we offer:

  • Your health and well being are important to us at QAD. We provide programs that help you strike a healthy work life balance.
  • Opportunity to join a growing business, launching into its next phase of expansion and transformation.
  • Collaborative culture of smart and hard-working people who support one another to get the job done.
  • An atmosphere of growth and opportunity, where idea-sharing is always prioritized over level or hierarchy.
  • Competitive compensation packages based on experience and desired skill set

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Please note that any references to salary or pay rates in this advertisement and in the salary refinement section are indicative only and should only be used as a guide.

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