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Technical Consultant



Wilmington, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Company overview:

TraceLink’s software solutions and Opus Platform help the pharmaceutical industry digitize their supply chain and enable greater compliance, visibility, and decision making. It reduces disruption to the supply of medicines to patients who need them, anywhere in the world.

Founded in 2009 with the simple mission of protecting patients, today Tracelink has 8 offices, over 800 employees and more than 1300 customers in over 60 countries around the world. Our expanding product suite continues to protect patients and now also enhances multi-enterprise collaboration through innovative new applications such as MINT.

Tracelink is recognized as an industry leader by Gartner and IDC, and for having a great company culture by Comparably.


The Technical Consultant is a key resource on the project implementation team and is responsible for executing technical deliverables to enable our customers to integrate their systems and their supply chain trade partners to TraceLink’s Opus Digital Network Platform. This role requires a combination of technical, consultative, and interpersonal skills to be successful.


  • Configure customer environments using TraceLink best practices and Work Instructions.

  • Design and document business processes to identify appropriate TraceLink configurations, integration points and event triggers.

  • Translate customer user stories into requirements to create and modify solutions using our low code / no code application.

  • Write technical design documents where required.

  • Provide subject matter expertise on TraceLink’s data interfaces.

  • Review, create, edit and test customer interfaces in various formats (CSV, XML, IDOC, EDI etc.).

  • Support user testing activities such as troubleshooting, reading error messages and ensuring the expected results are delivered.

  • Provide guidance on how global government regulations impact TraceLink configurations.

  • Log product enhancements and defects into the TraceLink tracking systems.

  • Provide deliverable status updates to the Project Manager in a timely, consistent and professional manner.

Skills and Competencies


  • Able to read, parse and manipulate various technical formats such as XML, EDI and CSV.

  • A working knowledge of XML and B2B technologies such as AS2 and SFTP.

  • A working knowledge of Web Services (WSDL, SOAP, etc.).

  • Able to use debugging software.

  • Able to work on and identify multiple solutions to various use cases and problems that may arise.

  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft products (Office, Outlook, SharePoint), Google products (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Groups, Hangouts, Forms), Salesforce and other industry standard collaboration tools (Slack, etc.).

  • Has a curiosity to expand technical knowledge and learn new things

Planning and Organizing

  • Is driven to meeting project milestones; consistently meets commitments.

  • Manages a portfolio of projects and accounts; consistently meets expected billable utilization targets.

  • Highly self-motivated; thrives in a fast-paced environment.


  • Communicates clearly (orally and written), succinctly and logically to all customers.

  • Listens effectively and understands the needs of customers and team members.

  • Facilitates sharing of information and ideas within the PS team.

Leadership and Teamwork

  • Openly shares information, experience and expertise with others to foster team spirit in support of Professional Services goals.

  • Treats others with respect.

  • Builds credibility and trust by delivering quality work on a timely basis.

  • Able to build processes and documentation in situations where there may be ambiguity due to cutting-edge technology or new industry regulations


  • Takes pride in and understands the importance of quality; has a ‘right first time’ approach.

  • Monitors quality of own work and ensures that SOPs, Work Instructions and guidelines are adhered to.

  • Raises concerns where quality is at risk.

Customer Service

  • Initiates and maintains productive relationships with customers.

  • Acts with customer success in mind and strives for positive customer experiences.

  • Can speak intelligently about TraceLink products and how they are positioned in the market.

  • Can handle customer calls independently as the technical resource.

  • May be asked to work with customers in a consultative and/or advisory role.

Essential Qualifications

  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Additional language skills may be required depending on geographic assignment.

  • BS/BA technical degree or equivalent experience.

  • 3 - 4+ years of experience in customer-facing roles, preferably within technology organizations.

  • Able to travel domestically and internationally as needed (up to 50% travel requirement).

Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge of supply chain business processes including distribution, logistics, warehousing and serialization.

  • Working knowledge of UNIX and/or Kibana.

  • Working knowledge of JavaScript.

  • Life Sciences experience.

  • Experience working with an application platform

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