Application Consultant

Aptos, China - Shanghai

Engaging customers differently… no matter when, where or how they shop.

A quick snapshot…

The Planning and PLM Application Consultant’s role is to provide Solution and technical expertise in the areas of retail software applications and the retail business processes which are supported and facilitated by these applications.

Successful fulfilment of the role requires a wide range of skills and capabilities, centred on the Aptos retail software suite of products and how they are used to help retailers operate and develop their businesses. The requisite skills include both detailed application knowledge and a thorough understanding of the retailer’s business processes. In addition, the Application Consultant must possess excellent communication skills and can interact with a wide community within both Aptos and the retail client. What you’ll be doing...


  • Be the key role in Aptos planning and PLM solution set up and configuration

  • Participate to Functional Solution Design

  • Aptos Planning and PLM Solution set up in target environments

  • Deliver well tested Aptos Planning and PLM Solution Configuration starting from Solution Design provided by Business Consultants/ Solution Architects and assist in the preparation of user and execute system test plans.

  • Integration of Aptos planning and PLM with Client systems landscape. Integration of data flows by the configuration of our proprietary ETL tools.

  • development of customer specific procedures

  • Support knowledge transfer to other project team members and support organization and performance of tests.

  • Work in autonomy, actively managing own Task List by ensuring that it is accurate and is updated on a weekly basis.

  • Engage in peer reviews of colleague’s work, as appropriate to experience and expertise.

  • Provide training and assistance to colleagues where appropriate.



Let’s start with technical proficiency. When it comes to your technical acumen, you are proficient and experienced in the areas listed below. This isn’t to say you’re an expert in each of these areas -- but you’re beyond the basics. You haven’t just followed someone’s instructions or dabbled in them a few times -- you’ve owned them to a various degree.


  • Windows Server and Client Operating Systems

●      General comprehension of IT systems architecture

●      Good Microsoft SQL Server knowledge (T-SQL)

●      Microsoft Analysis services

●      Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

●      Microsoft SharePoint knowledge is a nice to have



Here’s what business skills you’ll need…

  • Previous experience of working in a professional services / service environment, providing specialist consultancy skills to clients.

  • Experience in facilitating client workshops and liaising with senior stakeholders.

  • Requirements gathering to high standard.

  • Gap analysis and writing functional specifications.

  • Ability to produce clear, accurate and articulate AS-IS and TO-BE business processes.

  • Willing to travel to customer sites.


Here’s what will give you an edge…

  • Software implementation (a true differentiator!)

  • Working on complex projects (6 months or longer)

●      MDX Language                                                           (nice to have, included in Aptos training)

●      Microsoft .net framework                                           (nice to have)

●      Batch manager                                                            (nice to have, included in Aptos training)





Here’s what we expect…

Passion. We know it when we see it. Passion is not saying how much you love what you do in your most excited voice. Passion is revealed in your truest self. It’s about what you’ve accomplished; how you want to grow; the ideas you have; your philosophies. It’s demonstrating through your words and your actions that you truly believe in what you do -- and where you work. That it matters to you. And that’s pretty cool.


Resourcefulness and application. At Aptos, we have a pioneering spirit -- when we have questions, we find answers; when we’re faced with challenges, we find solutions. We turn to a variety of resources, including our own colleagues, our professional network, the Internet, articles and books -- whatever helps us get the job done. But’s it’s not just about using a variety of resources to gain knowledge -- it’s also about applying that knowledge to other areas of the job or business where it might make sense.


Initiative. You don’t wait around for things to happen or for your manager to tell you what to do. You’re not only proactive about completing your own work, but when you sense the need to introduce a project that will benefit the team or the organization -- even if it’s outside your scope of work -- you put a proposal together, talk to the team about it, and own it. And that also goes back to having a pioneering spirit.


Quality orientation. You rarely make mistakes because you have good processes in place to ensure that every detail is correct. There’s hardly an error that gets past you -- even when you’re under pressure to complete something in a very short timeframe.


Here’s how we’ll measure success in this role...

Behaviour: Actively give and receive feedback on your performance

  • Feedback from customers/colleagues

  • Active participation in 1-2-1 / performance / PDP / training plan conversations, where appropriate

  • Suggested areas of improvement and acknowledgement of areas of good performance, where appropriate

Behaviour: Use the correct working practices and booking practices as detailed in training courses, process documents and job instructions

  • Working in line with documented standards, processes and procedures; including, but not limited to, delivery methodology, escalation routes, development standards, peer reviews

  • Demonstrating a commitment to get the job done

  • Carrying out the role in accordance with training completed

  • Book time accurately in time booking system

  • Administration activities are completed in a timely and accurate manner; including but not limited to mandatory training, time booking, expense claims, overtime, and notification of absence.



Behaviour: Ensure interactions with customers and colleagues are respectful and courteous and represent Aptos in a professional way

  • Feedback from customers/colleagues

  • Communications with fellow developers, non-technical colleagues and customers, demonstrating a high standard of professional conduct and relevant level of detail / technical content

  • Evidence of teamwork

  • Willingness to support others and Aptos

  • Safeguard Aptos property

  • Smart appearance (including corporate clothing where appropriate) when representing Aptos


Behaviour: Conduct yourself with pride, honesty and integrity

  • Trusted member of the team who can be relied on by colleagues and managers

  • Be able to work unsupervised


Behaviour: Be aware of, take responsibility and own assigned tasks and activities within the project.

  • Understand what the allocated tasks/activities per project are

  • Follow assigned scheduled of work

  • Proactively highlight issues/concerns early on to the appropriate resource manager

  • Feedback from PMs


Behaviour: Be aware of, and make every effort to comply with, the commercial objectives and constraints of the project.

  • Understand what the allocated time budget is per task/activity

  • Proactively challenge/highlight issues early on to the appropriate resource manager

  • Feedback from PMs


Behaviour: Be adaptable to new software applications, methodologies & techniques

  • Maintain development skills to ensure this are up to date with appropriate versions

  • Feedback on new methodologies and techniques

  • Adopt new technologies, methodologies, applications where appropriate/assigned


Behaviour: Complete tasks independently with minimal supervision, demonstrating full competence in own work areas.

  • Share expertise by mentoring, providing guidance and support

  • Promote effective team working and knowledge sharing

  • Be capable of owning and delivering work without assistance

Did we pique your interest?

If this sounds like the kind of job you would love in the kind of environment you would thrive in, please drop us a line -- we’d love to hear from you!


About Aptos

Aptos drives growth for more than 1,000 leading retail brands with a pioneering spirit, authenticity, and a strong sense of community. We believe in doing things the right way, and we back it up. It’s that simple. You’re committed to advancing your business—to achieving higher goals and sustaining growth. We share that commitment, unconditionally. To fulfil it, we’ll work with you not just as providers but as fully engaged long-term partners. So while our technology matters, along with our services, experience and expertise, so do our values. Values determine not just what gets decided and done but how. They can make or break how confident and comfortable you are in working with our teams. That’s why we’re very clear about our values. And why the ones that underpin our relationship with you are the same ones that are actively reinforced in our workplace, day in and day out. Our values define our corporate culture. They drive performance. And they ensure that we always work together in the right way: with a pioneering spirit, a sense of community, and authenticity. It’s The Aptos Way.


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