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Senior Functional Consultant

This role is both technical facing and business facing and so you will need to have brilliant people skills and the ability to translate technical information to a non-technical audience and vice-versa. As a consultant, you will be providing guidance to customers and must be able to liaise with senior stakeholders and end users understand and document their needs.

The functional consultant is expected to lead client workshops and meetings, gather and document customer requirements and implement changes as part of an implementation team. From a quality assurance perspective, the functional consultant will be responsible for unit testing within the implementation team and supporting customers through more formal testing phases including the analysis/triage and resolution/bug fixing.

 

Location

Chennai, India

Benefits

25 days holiday (pro-rata), Flexible working hours, Private medical insurance, Pension contribution, Life assurance,

Training and Development, Health & Wellness benefits, Food vouchers, Company Days

Key Responsibility Areas

Customer engagement

Plan and lead customer workshops and meetings

Coordinate, as necessary, relationships with and between key stakeholder during the design, management and implementation of business change

Lead both formal demo and informal show & tell sessions

Requirements management

  • Gather and document functional and non-functional customer requirements
  • Lead engagement with relevant stakeholders to actively manage the documented requirements

Analysis, design and documentation

  • Investigate, analyse and define complex business issues
  • Sketch as-is and to-be business processes and data models using agreed standards and templates
  • Propose possible solutions, identifying alternative solutions, assessing feasibility and recommending any new approaches as applicable
  • Create viable specifications and acceptance criteria that can be understood by customer stakeholders and the implementation team
  • Carry out research at the request of a project manager or line manager

Implementation and testing

  • Participate in the configuration of software packages, primarily Salesforce and CloudSense, as part of an implementation project
  • Perform non-configuration activities including simple data loading and deployments using standard capabilities and tools
  • Responsible for the quality of the delivered solution (QA, test support)
  • Document faults, implementing resolutions and retests to agreed standards

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Experience

Essential

  • 4+ years’ experience in a customer-facing consulting position
  • Experience configuring software packages as part of an implementation or roll-out
  • Proven track record of end-to-end delivery, including analysis, build and test phases
  • Understanding of the Salesforce platform
  • Knowledge of business analysis tools and techniques
  • Swift learner, self-directed and organised with a keen eye towards high-quality, on-time work
  • Strong ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience and vice-versa
  • Strong customer facing skills
  • Ability to gather requirements, understand constraints and run workshops and meetings using structured and non-structure methods
  • Excellent presentation and written communication skills
  • Team player, ability to collaborate and lead an effective team

Desired

  • Hands-on Salesforce configuration experience highly desired
  • Order management system knowledge and experience
  • Coding experience a plus
  • Change management practical knowledge and experience
  • Experience with multiple software development methodologies is an advantage including waterfall and Agile is an advantage

Travel (50%+) will be required as part of this role.