Supply Chain Business Systems Technical Lead


On Site
Full Time


Analytical skill
Business systems
IT management
Systems architecture
Requirements elicitation
Business requirements
System requirements
System integration
Software deployment
Computer hardware
Process mapping
Product development
Customer experience
Computer science
Computer engineering
Information systems
Supply chain management
Inventory optimization
Demand forecasting
Supply chain planning
Material requirements planning
Product research
Software engineering
Continuous Integration and Development
Continuous integration
Continuous delivery
Cloud computing
Amazon Web Services
Microsoft Azure
Google Cloud
Google Cloud Platform

Job Details

Job Description

We are the movers of the world and the makers of the future. We get up every day, roll up our sleeves, and build a better world -- together. At Ford, we're all a part of something bigger than ourselves. Are you ready to change the way the world moves?

As a key member of our Enterprise Technology Group, you'll play a critical part in crafting the future of mobility. If you're looking for the chance to bring to bear advanced technology to redefine the transportation landscape, enhance the customer experience, and improve people's lives, this is your opportunity. Join us and challenge your IT expertise and analytical skills to help build vehicles that are as inquisitive as you are.

To thrive in this position, you should:
  • Have a deep understanding of supply chain principles, advanced modeling of complex supply chain networks, and optimization thereof.
  • Emphasize and advocate for the customer based on validated research, academic knowledge, and domain experience.
  • Understand the structure of workflow systems and processes.
  • Identify and validate pain points and opportunities with the team for impactful solutions.
  • Research and design highly usable and intuitive solutions for products and services to solve customers' problems that align with targeted business opportunities.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams across the enterprise to solve critical business needs.

What you'll be able to do:
  • Function as a Supply Chain Business Systems Technical Lead in the creation and implementation of Supply Chain IT solutions to meet business and infrastructure needs (based on functional/nonfunctional requirements).
  • Analyze system architecture and identify gaps and integration optimization opportunities.
  • Validate researched data to bring leading indicators into focus, allowing the team to actively analyze, synthesize, and determine valuable product and service options.
  • Iteratively hypothesize and discover new opportunities for the customer's needs and desires, aligning with business objectives and technical standards.
  • Drive requirements gathering and convert business requirements into technical and system requirements and sequence the activities per priorities, dependencies, and feasibility
  • Drive system integration and data point discussions from solution definition to deployment.
  • Collaborate with vendors to design, develop, document, and maintain software and hardware prototypes and two-way data integrations.
  • Provide solutions to optimize performance, scalability, security protocols, and analytics integration.
  • Interact with external and internal technical peers (Product Managers, Product Designers, Software Engineers, Architects, and vendors) to deliver a shared understanding of the solution.
  • Work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Participate in triage and debugging sessions for systems/tools integration issues.
  • Plan and conduct business process mapping workshops and idea-generating sessions facilitate the prioritization of relevant ideas and define the minimum viable product requirements.
  • Contribute to maintaining a ready-made backlog and enable the team to go further with effective usage of Rally and Jira

The minimum requirements we seek:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of leading the technical delivery of enterprise-scale solutions.
  • Minimum 5 years of gathering and analyzing requirements and designing software prototypes to support product development.
  • 3+ years of producing research assets (journey maps, affinity walls, empathy maps, storyboards, personas, etc.) to capture learning and communicate the immersive customer experience with the team and other stakeholders.

Our preferred qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Supply chain management or a related field
  • Strong domain knowledge of supply chain, manufacturing, and automotive industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in actioning the voice of customers to develop efficient solutions.
  • Experience with supply chain planning, inventory optimization, demand forecasting, and/or supply planning, as well as material requirement planning (MRP) software products, will be considered a plus.
  • Working knowledge of ERPs will be an asset.
  • Product research experience to learn from industry trends and use that to create awareness and deliver the required capabilities
  • High degree of initiative, self-motivation, and ability to work autonomously.
  • Engages in and provides a design perspective for cross-product integrated experiences.
  • Ensures a cohesive design within product groups and platforms by adhering to the Ford Design System, running usability tests, creating open feedback forums, etc.
  • Good communication and collaboration skills in working with cross-functional global teams.
  • Expertise in modern software engineering practices, including Agile development, DevOps, and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD)
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform
  • UI Configuration, Reporting and Analytics, API testing and development

What you'll receive in return:

As an established global company, we offer the benefit of choice. You can choose what your Ford future will look like: will your story span the globe, or keep you close to home? Will your career be a deep dive into what you love or a series of new teams and new skills? Will you be a leader, a changemaker, a technical expert, a culture builder...or all the above? No matter what you choose, we offer a work life that works for you, including Immediate medical, dental, and prescription drug coverage, generous PTO, retirement, and savings plans, incentive compensation, tuition assistance, a vehicle discount program, and much more

For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit: Please see our Company Profile.

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