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Date:  May 24, 2024

Tokyo, JP

Lectra Japan Ltd

PLM Business Consultant

INTRODUCTION

Lectra develops premium solutions that give fashion, automotive and furniture companies the means to embark on Industry 4.0 with confidence. We empower brands, manufacturers and retailers by providing them Collection Design, Manufacturing and Management solutions (CAD, CAM, PLM, PIM, DAM), Cutting Room solutions and Competitive Intelligence solutions. Founded in 1973, the company reported revenues of 522 million euros in 2022, is listed on Euronext (LSS) and employs 2500 people.

In June 2021, Lectra acquired Gerber Technology, a USA-based company founded in 1968. Like Lectra, Gerber Technology develops software and automation solutions for fashion, automotive, furniture and other businesses across the globe.

By uniting, Lectra and Gerber Technology has become the ultimate Industry 4.0 partner for their customers. For more information, please visit www.lectra.com.

 

WHY IS THIS AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY?

  • Growing environment with ability to develop within a highly qualified team
  • Working in a multi-cultural team and international company
  • Working with well-known products and with very good references in this market
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  1. Position Summary:

The PLM Business Consultant is a key member of the overall project team and expected to deliver thought leadership in challenging situations when implementing Lectra’s Product Lifecycle Management software offering for our customers.

The Business consultant is the functional and process expert of a customer engagement team – consulting with customers and guiding them in the endeavor of transitioning business requirements to configuration requirements of the products – all with the goal of accelerating and driving customer business outcomes.

  1. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Be the functional expert in how to best support customers by using Lectra PLM solutions best practices
  • Driving business process definition, re-engineering, improvement and gap analysis of current/future state processes during workshops with key customer sponsors and stakeholders
  • Lead customers in their efforts to take advantage of the Lectra PLM Solution’s standard capabilities in their efforts to improve their business processes
  • Lead customer design workshops focused on Lectra PLM solution functionality
  • Guides and advocates for the customer’s needs throughout the engagement
  • Drive customer unit and user-acceptance testing requirements throughout and at key stages of an engagement
  • Be a lead member of an overall engagement project team focused on delivering successful and substantive customer outcomes
  • Prepare all customer-facing deliverables
  • Juggle multiple and complex projects/initiatives
  • Promoting continuous improvement practices for delivery/engagement materials
  • Project delivery oversight: Perform as project manager if necessary to oversee project delivery status, providing strategic direction and performing escalation management
  1. PoFILE
  • Bachelor's degree in Business studies, Fashion Merchandising or Engineering, discipline or related area will be required.
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in the Fashion Industry, among which, 3+ years direct relevant solution consulting and delivery experience.
  • Must be fluent in both written and spoken English.
  • Advanced technical knowledge and business acumen of the creation, product development & manufacturing processes/operations.
  • High level of process analysis and synthesis skills, as well as problem identification and resolution abilities.
  • Good ability to build and maintain customer relationships, able to interact with senior-level decision makers
  • Commercial awareness of the marketplace and ability to think strategically Ability to present a reasoned argument and objections handling skills.
  • Very good business writing skills.
  • Team player and ability to work independently.
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
  1. TRAVEL:
  • The position is based in Tokyo or Osaka
  • Up to 30% travel annually, driven by customer needs and internal meetings