Planning Scheduling and Optimisation Application Consultant



Milwaukee, WI
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

At IFS you will work in a growing, global enterprise software company where informal hierarchies promote simplicity and trust with responsibility. We strive to deepen our expertise by taking on challenging and varying work assignments in a collaborative global environment together with committed colleagues. With professionalism and a strong customer focus in everything we do, from Product Development to Sales and Consultancy, we are proud to serve world-class customers all over the globe with our leading products.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.

You will be a part of the IFS Global Customer Organisation, and in a position to provide best in class support to a high growth, global business and with the opportunity to make your mark on the future of the company. Sound interesting? Then join us now!

Job Description

An Application Consultant (PSO) enables a customer to understand the proper combination, and weighting, of scheduling parameters required to enable the scheduling engine to achieve the optimization required to meet their business objectives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality PSO Application consultancy during implementations, upgrades and ongoing support to our customers in the Region.
  • Understand and document complex planning and scheduling requirements.
  • Good technical understanding of data, databases and interfaces.
  • Set up and configure PSO to meet customer requirements / expectations.
  • Provide training and mentoring to customer team members and other IFS consultants.
  • Remain knowledgeable and familiar on supported versions of the software.
  • Work closely with other IFS consultants to ensure complete solutions are provided to customers.
  • Maintain a degree of knowledge of methods and requirements for interfacing with external applications.
  • Document clear specifications for delivery by others (e.g. Partners, offshore, Customer, etc.).
  • Actively contribute to continuous improvement of existing IFS processes and methodology
  • Self manage smaller activities, particularly where no IFS Project Manager has been assigned.
  • Take an active part in building a strong network globally.
  • Assist with pre-sales opportunities or activities outside of the Region when required.
  • Deliver a high degree of customer service (internally and externally).
  • Mentors junior project and team members.
  • Willing to travel to customer sites as required.


Overall Required Competence

  • Experience of implementing applications that solve complex scheduling problems (ideally from a Field Service industry).
  • Ability to run workshops and lead project teams.
  • Good understanding of project management methodologies.
  • Commercially aware.
  • Can demonstrate a 'can do' attitude and willingness to push through obstacles.

Required Education & Experience

  • An academic background with a Bachelor or Master’s degree in engineering, Business or IT is preferred.
  • Essential - Prior experience with advanced scheduling and optimization applications.

Additional Information


Interviews and selections are being made continuously. If you are interested, apply via our applicant tracking system.

As a step in our recruitment process, all final candidates will undergo a background check, to get us an understanding of our future employees.


IFS develop and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than 10,000 customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit:

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