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Fortna Sr. Implementation Consultant (Milton Keynes, UK location) in Milton Keynes, Indiana

Job Descriptions:

For over 70 years, Fortna® has partnered with the world’s top brands to transform their distribution operations into a competitive advantage. Fortna helps clients make and keep bold promises to their customers – fast, accurate and cost-effective fulfillment consistently at every touchpoint, across every channel. Fortna's expertise spans distribution strategy, distribution centre operations, material handling automation, supply chain systems and warehouse execution software systems. We built our firm on a promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable for results.

Fortna UK is going through an exciting period of growth and looking to expand its team with enthusiastic, career-driven and motivated individuals. As the successful candidate, you will receive significant support and mentoring to ensure a successful transition into the Fortna team, where you will be surrounded by collaborative and like-minded individuals who will support your development as you build your career with the business.

The Sr. Implementation Consultant will assist in the planning, organising and implementation of multiple complex technical projects involving several system integration points and Client specific development. The position requires the implementer to take projects from original concept through final implementation and is responsible for working on project teams and assigning individual responsibilities in addition to providing technical and analytical guidance.

A selection of primary responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that projects meet the business requirements and goals, fulfill end-user requirements, and identify and resolve systems issues.

  • Reviewing and analysng existing application effectiveness and efficiency and recommend improvements.

  • Ensuring that any software systems being integrated meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications.

  • Collaborating with analysts, designers, and system owners in the testing of new software programs and applications.

  • Cultivating, disseminating, and enforcing functional policies, procedures, and quality assurance best practices.

  • Writing specifications for programs of low to moderate complexity.

  • Developing test plans to verify logic of new or modified programs.

  • Remaining abreast of industry technical trends and new development to maintain current skills and remain current with industry standards.

  • Participating in design and discovery sessions and lead project planning sessions with clients and evaluate the product lifecycle with respect to equipment, functionality, installation and post-production support.

  • Promoting the advantages of Fortna’s customized product suite while supporting the efforts of the Sales team.

  • Working closely with the Software team to develop software platforms/applications based on Client’s needs.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, information technology or related field

  • Knowledge of network hardware, protocols, and standards, including TCP/IP, FTP, SOA.

  • Knowledge of database design and file management techniques

  • Working knowledge of network and PC operating systems, including Linux, Microsoft Windows

  • Professional experience in Material Handling Systems and/or Warehouse Execution Systems (WES)

  • Hands-on experience with implementation of supply chain systems or equivalent

  • Experience working with Software Development Life-cycle (SDLC) methodologies

  • Strong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies

  • In-depth knowledge of IT solution planning and management

  • Good project management skills and/or substantial exposure to project-based work structures, project lifecycle models, etc.

  • Excellent client-facing, teamwork, and communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, time management and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally


  • 4+ years’ experience with JSE/JEE technologies including Swing, Applets

  • 2+ years’ experience in application server implementation

  • Proficiency in diagnosing transactions in J2EE and C++ environments

  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our organisation who, in addition to providing a competitive salary package, offer many additional benefits including Private Healthcare, Health Cash Plan, Company Contributory Pension scheme, Fitness/Wellness reimbursement programme, Volunteer time off as well as significant personal development opportunities, all within a modern working environment.

If you are looking for an opportunity to develop your existing skills in a positive and supportive working environment, think you can add value to our aim of constantly striving to anticipate the rapidly changing needs of our Clients and develop new services to meet those needs, please submit your application and we hope to meet you soon.

Fortna is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons

Keyword: WES Consultant, Warehouse execution system, warehouse management system, WMS, quality assurance, testing, Linux, MS Windows, SDLC, implementation, JSE, JSEE

From: Fortna