Who are JDA?
JDA are a leading supplier of Supply Chain Management Software and were established in 1985. They also provide merchandising and pricing excellence solutions. They employ over 4,300 members of staff worldwide in more than 70 locations. They have in excess of 400 patents that are approved, or are pending approval within the United States. JDA work with over 4,000 organisations of various sizes to make optimal decisions that improve profitability and achieve real results in the discrete and process manufacturing, wholesale distribution, transportation, retail and services industries. Their integrated solutions span the entire supply chain lifecycle from materials to consumer and their multiple service options provide customers with flexible configurations, rapid time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership and 24/7 functional and technical support and expertise.
What was the brief?
As part of the partnership with JDA, JPS Selection service both the sales and the professional service aspects of their business. As part of the on-going commitment to provide JDA with high-quality candidates, JPS Selection’s dedicated Professional Services division were enlisted to assist with the recruitment of a Senior Project Manager for the DACH region. In terms of their requirement, JDA were looking for an experienced Project Manager with extensive Supply Chain software experience – with particular focus in the Manufacturing sector.
What was our process?
Our Professional Services team approached this hire by focusing on the competitive landscape. Using 17 donor companies; a shortlist of 38 names was produced. Three candidates were put forward to JDA for review, and all three were interviewed. One candidate, who was preferred from the first stage of interview was progressed through the process and placed within JDA.
What was the outcome?
Owing to external factors such as annual leave creating delays in interview arrangements, the process took close to two months to complete. JPS Selection’s candidate is still with JDA, and is performing well in the role.
More information on JDA can be found here: www.jda.com
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