michele harris


michele harris

email: mharris@columbusconsulting.com
phone: +1 614-580-9083


Michele Harris has been a staff consultant with Columbus Consulting for over 5 years. She has more than 10 years of consulting experience developing and implementing retail allocation applications. Michele’s experience includes testing JDA Allocation for Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, Express, DSW and George/Walmart; testing customer rewards Web management relaunch for BigLots and WebStore relaunch for American Signature Furniture and Big Lots; developing test documents, functional requirements, use cases and consulting on the initial implementation of JDA Advance Allocation for VF Corporation (specifically Vans); consulting on upgrades/enhancements to existing JDA allocation processes for DSW, George and Michael Kors; developing allocation variables for Dressbarn; and test coordinator for American Signature and BigLots (including creating functional requirements).

Prior to joining Columbus, she developed requirements and PL/SQL allocation applications for Limited, Victoria’s Secret, and Express; developed use cases, performed tests, provided support for Nationwide’s customer service applications; and developed PL/SQL stored procedures, UNIX shell scripts, Oracle tables and databases, triggers and indices and used XML at American Electric Power.

In addition to her retail experience, Michele has over 10 years’ experience developing requirements and PL/SQL stored procedures and testing applications for insurance, utilities, and local, state and federal government organizations.

Relevant Experience

  • Tested, prepared data and resolved issues for JDA Allocation upgrade for a specialty retailer.
  • Tested web-site on a re-launch project for a furniture retailer.
  • Tested upgrades to an online rewards system for an off-price retailer.
  • Defined requirements for a new government benefits system for an off-price retailer.
  • Data management for testing phases of planning application for global multi-channel brand.
  • Created, validated and troubleshot JDA Allocation for a specialty apparel retailer.
  • Tested backend system after JDA Allocation upgrade for a shoe retailer.
  • Tested backend system after both a JDA Allocation upgrade and a JDA allocation disengagement from original host system for a specialty apparel retailer.
  • Tested JDA Allocation tool for implementation for a global multi-channel brand.
  • Defined requirements for company-specific allocation system for an off-price retailer.
  • Defined requirements as well as designed and created test scripts for JDA Allocation solution for a multi-channel shoe brand.
  • Defined requirements for Global AMS initiative and tested implementation of JDA Allocation for large off-price department store.

Client List

  • American Eagle
  • American Signature
  • Big Lot Stores
  • Coach
  • dressbarn
  • DSW
  • Express
  • George
  • Michael Kors
  • Ralph Lauren
  • TJX Companies
  • Vans
  • WalMart

Education and Certification

DeVry University – BS