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BCTG’s direct retail client is looking for a JDA Allocation Administrator/ MP&A (Merchandise Planning & Allocation) Systems Analyst


The individual will be responsible for supporting applications & strategic initiatives within our Merchandise Planning & Inventory Planning systems and processes. Associates can have a broad range of responsibilities, including requirements definition, quality assurance testing & best practice development. The individual will contribute to the deployment of Blue Yonder allocation software across the client’s Portfolio of brands.


  • Serve as a liaison between Merchandise Planning, IT, & external software providers.
  • Support strategic initiatives by directly contributing to the process design, documentation, user acceptance testing, and implementation of sustainable processes and system capabilities.
  • Serve as a systems administrator for multiple JDA allocation system across brands, acting as the first point of communication on application support issues from the business teams.
  • Support integration between JDA and CLIENT’s host systems.
  • Analyze, write or modify basic JDA need variables.
  • Support other MP&A systems in use.
  • Assist user acceptance testing by developing scripts & compile a testing plan that can be executed in partnership with business teams.
  • Develop training materials and help facilitate user training to ensure successful implementation of new systems and process
  • Document business requirements by working with users and translate them into system development or modification.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree (Information Science & Technology, MIS, or related field) or equivalent experience is required.
  • 2-3 years of experience in a retail environment supporting business teams & system’s implementations preferred.
  • Understand the merchandize allocation business process and have worked on integrations between MP&A and other core systems such as ERP and/or WMS.
  • Administrative experience with BY (JDA) suite of products.
  • Experience in supporting various MP&A applications.
  • Practical knowledge of SQL
  • (C#) a plus.
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines, and reporting
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