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Solution Architect – Japan

Solution Architect – Japan

Apriso Corporation is the world leader in execution software – a new event-driven, real-time,process-aware software that provides enterprises total global control of their manufacturing and supply processes. Over 200 Global 5000 companies have partnered with Apriso to achieve operational excellence in the new “execution” economy. As a member of the Apriso Corporation Professional Services Team, you will assist in developing and implementing a strong product.

This position will include these responsibilities:

You will be responsible for architecting and delivering Apriso solutions to our customers, from blueprint to go live, jointly with our local partners. Your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Work together with pre-sales consultant and partners to assess technical risk of projects in presales stage and to make recommendation on approach of positioning and proposal.
  • Provide expertise in FlexNet functionalities to support pre-sales and solution design in the area of MES, LES, QMS, Maintenance and Time/Labor
  • To articulate business value of FlexNet application to potential customers and partners
  • Support ad hoc development request for pre-sales demo.
  • Plan and lead the business blueprint following “Best of Breed” business practices and leveraging FlexNet standard functionalities. This includes requirements gathering, gap identification / gap resolution, scope definition, FlexNet detailed process design, solution architecture, and creation of detailed functional designs for extensions.
  • Lead the execution of training activities for customers and partners (FlexNet standard training, FlexNet configuration best practices training, customer solution training)
  • Architect product integration
  • Plan and lead FlexNet process authoring and testing. This includes hands-on process configuration and testing, system integration configuration, end-to-end testing, deployment (including installation of 3rd party software and configuration of 3rd party hardware), conference room pilot and go live activities.
  • Support our partners and/or customers in all of the above activities
  • Present FlexNet solution in public seminars and tradeshows
  • Travel up to 50%, primarily in Japan

This position will require these skills/qualifications:

We are looking for a dynamic, result-driven individual who possesses not only technical and functional skills but also cross-cultural training, leadership and team building skills in order to leverage resources in partners organization to fuel the business launching in the North-Asian region. The following qualifications are required:

  • Minimum of seven years experience in the Information Technology Industry.
  • Minimum of five years of software solution architect experience.
  • Fluent in English and Japanese.
  • Minimum of two years in a Supply Chain/ LES/ MES/ ERP functional role (either business or I.T.) providing familiarity with business processes and practices.
  • Strong understanding of the service business in the region
  • Experience in business process design for production or logistics. Must be able to help customers to prioritize business requirements to meet budget and timing constraint.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing and logistics process (Production planning, inventory management, Warehouse and logistic, Sales and distribution, SCM)
  • Industry knowledge of our target industry; High-tech, Auto, CPG
  • Consulting skill to assist customer in requirement definition, business process change and solution proposal
  • Ability to explain latest technology with business acumen
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good Knowledge of MS SQL Server and Oracle Databases

These additional skills would be helpful, but are not necessary:

  • Experiences in a Major consulting firm
  • Experience with on site software implementation and project full lifecycle
  • Experience with Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and / or Warehouse Management System / Supply Chain
  • SAP or Oracle applications experience is a plus.
  • Experience with XML W3C Integration Broker (Websphere, WebMethods, Biztalk, etc.)
  • Experience with administration and tuning of RDBMS
  • Experience with SAP interface technology (IDOC, RFC, BAPI, XI, Business Connectors)
  • Experience programming Javascript, C++, C#
  • Business Process Certifications, such as APICS, CPIM
  • Strategic Program Certifications, such as Six Sigma Black Belt


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in the related field

To express interest in this position, submit your cover letter & resume to: info@apriso.co.jp
For more information about the company please visit us at http://apriso.co.jp/