Academic Program Manager
Posted on 1/25/2024

1,001-5,000 employees

AI-driven supply chain management for agile business planning.
Company Overview
Kinaxis stands out as a leader in the digital supply chain and integrated business planning sector, offering a unique blend of human intelligence, AI, and concurrent planning to enable swift, informed decision-making. The company's cloud-based platform and industry-proven applications empower teams to anticipate changes, respond rapidly, and eliminate waste, thereby enhancing agility in an unpredictable business environment. With a trusted reputation among forward-thinking brands, Kinaxis demonstrates its commitment to helping companies plan for any future and adapt at the pace of change.
AI & Machine Learning
Consumer Software
Industrial & Manufacturing

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding





Ottawa, Canada

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Montreal, QC, Canada • Toronto, ON, Canada • Ottawa, ON, Canada
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
Operations & Logistics
  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in relevant field, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years’ experience preferably in a fast-paced high-tech environment, data and analytics
  • Proven track record managing complex programs and projects to completion
  • Advanced analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Agile and adaptable; excels at managing and prioritizing workloads in an environment of ongoing urgency, ambiguity, and change
  • Manage well-designed and timely communications to our global academic communities
  • Expand global reach with academic thought leaders and communities in EMEA and Asia and engage with the field to foster additional brand credibility
  • Execute on a strategy to scale the Kinaxis Supply Chain Game in collaboration with product development, marketing, HR, faculty, students, partners, and others
  • Promote game players and their enthusiasm and create novel supply chain thought leadership
  • Attend industry/academic conferences and elevate Kinaxis brand; speak on behalf of Kinaxis to faculty, students, and industry communities
  • Continuously enhance our Kinaxis Academic Program website and invite more academics, students and collaborators to engage with Kinaxis; leverage social media and other channels for additional brand impact, and to amplify achievements
  • Drive increased student engagement via Kinaxis Certifications in partnership with Training and Enablement
  • Partner with HR to help build a talent pipeline and increase global brand awareness. Proliferate job-ready skills and learning development for Kinaxis and our customers
  • Create case studies that capture customer stories in collaboration with leading professors and manage participation in student case competitions. Execute on steps required to deliver a case from idea to dissemination with legal sign-off
  • Oversee academic research collaborations that improve upon the practice of supply chain and provide timely insights for customers/prospects
  • Track program metrics and use data and storytelling skills to effectively communicate program results and cascade value
Desired Qualifications
  • Skills to design a program, articulate metrics, evangelize engagement and accomplish objectives
  • Strong Communicator with the ability to provide clear, concise messaging and present information in a way that engages various audiences