Proven Record Of Successful System Implementation

Tom Qualter has over 30 years of retail experience, from store level to Senior Manager of Merchandise Systems. He has held many roles during that time including functional, support, design and training. Prior to joining Columbus Consulting in 2007, he has worked with all of the divisions of L Brands, Hills Department Stores, Meldisco Shoes and Rent-A-Center.


  • Maurice’s – Lead documentation of Merchandise Financial Plan, Assortment Planning & Central Planning
    • Documentation for lift and shift of systems to a new host system
    • Interviewed all in the Planning Organization to understand their methodology
    • Developed process flow diagrams
    • Developed testing scenarios to ensure full functionality
  • Ann Taylor – Custom Assortment Planning Testing
    • Worked with multi-national team to contribute to the testing as development was completed
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  • Ulta Beauty – Project Manager, Merchandise Planning Functional Lead
    • Responsible for the upgrade, troubleshooting and fixing existing system challenges for the migration of existing JDA 2008 version to JDA 2018.1
    • Enhancements to current Planning
  • DSW Shoes – Merchandise Planning Functional Lead
    • Multiple projects, including Enterprise Planning, Store Planning, Forecasting, and combining e-Commerce into existing Enterprise Planning


  • Systems Implementation
  • System Integration
  • System Testing
  • JDA Enterprise Planning


  • JDA EP Configuration
  • Merchandise Planning
  • Retail Consultant


  • Maurice’s
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Ann Taylor
  • Chico’s FAS
  • DSW
  • L Brands

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