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Corporate IT WMS Development Consultant

Date: 13-May-2019

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Company: Panalpina

Req ID: 159025
Job Function: IT
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-time
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Level: Professional
Sub-department: Logistics IT Products

Office Location: Lisbon CoE (LIS_COE)

Travel Required: up to 10%

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions, combining its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 70 countries, and employs around 16,000 people worldwide.

We are looking to hire a Corporate IT WMS Development Consultant to assists Logistics in all warehouse projects requiring the usage of a Corporate standard Warehouse Management System (WMS).


* Define and execute application strategy

* Participate in the application vision, strategy and footprint definition

* Ensure that business solutions team and external consultants use the standard project management methodology and conform to guidelines regarding WMS configuration and usage

* Proactively support the project managers to deliver the full business project scope regarding configuration and development of the WMS

* Ensure that software vendors meet expectations towards development and configuration of the WMS

* Plan and control software development and configuration

* Act as interface between the demand functions and software provider to ensure the IT development meets business expectation and generates business value

* Proactively recognize risk and work to prevent and resolve it


* Degree in IT, business administration, logistics or a similar discipline

* Minimum 5 years working experience, ideally in an international environment, 3 years thereof in the forwarding/supply chain management industry (air and ocean freight)

* Minimum of 3 years of experience with Red Prairie Discrete in any of those domain knowledge: WMS configuration, MOCA/DDA, Integrator, Parcel/Centiro, EMS, Nice Label and Jasper/JDA reports.

* Preferably with working experience in a multinational freight forwarder


* Know how in warehousing / logistics / supply chain management

* General IT and Warehouse Management Systems knowledge

* Understanding of IT trends, related to logistics and supply chain management solutions

* Project management skills

* Methodical approach and process-oriented

* Analytical skills (incl. systematic thinking)

* Action oriented and target driven

* High Integrity

* Responsible, dependable and can work with minimum supervision

* Good communication skills

* Excellent interpersonal skills

* Conflict management skills (incl. understanding of people)

* Ability to work and understand different kind of cultures and people

* Ability to motivate, cooperate and work in a team

* Capability to train people

* High stress level (Ability to work under pressure and deal with tight dead lines)


* English spoken & written

* German language an advantage

Specific for job / Environment:

• Your job location will be in Saldanha (center of Lisbon, Portugal) and you will be part of the Corporate IT Center of Excellence with peers working in Basel, Switzerland;

• International environment

• Permanent contract with 35h/week

If you are interested, please submit your CV in English!

Thank you and I hope to see you soon!