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Campus Profile: Lydia Dobson, Principal Consultant

Principal Consultant
University of Michigan
–B.S. Industrial and Operations Engineering
“There’s a lot of opportunity right away—to travel, to get exposure to customers in a wide variety of industries, to participate in online and instructor-led classroom training, and to interact with senior leaders from Manhattan and customers.”


Why I’m here

I first heard about Manhattan Associates from friends who were hired the year before I graduated and were having a great experience. When Manhattan attended the Career Fair at the University of Michigan, I stopped by to see what they were all about. The people seemed intelligent and fun, and the work sounded challenging and rewarding. That excited me, so I started attending their on-campus information sessions and came on board the summer after graduation.

What I do

I’ve been working as a consultant in the Professional Services Organization for the past four years. I focus primarily on helping customers implement our Slotting Optimization solution, which helps them locate products optimally in the warehouse to increase efficiency and lower costs. I spend a lot of time at the customer’s location, working face-to-face with clients, doing anything from design and configuration to testing and training. I often take on the role of project manager, overseeing the project budget, resources and timeline.

After hours

Growing up in a suburban town, there was never much to do, so I have been taking full advantage of city life. I live in the heart of Atlanta. I spend my time walking to restaurants and bars, running in the park, or taking day trips to the lake or to go hiking. Summers are full of Braves games and festivals, which are great for enjoying the warm weather.

Why I’d recommend Manhattan Associates to a friend

The people here are the #1 reason I enjoy working at Manhattan. My colleagues are some of the most knowledgeable, fun, hardworking and supportive people I know. You will get a chance to work directly with customers soon after being hired, which can be challenging, but other team members are there to train you and help you along the way. There’s also a lot of opportunity right away—to travel, to get exposure to customers in a wide variety of industries, to participate in online or instructor training, and to interact with senior leaders from Manhattan and the customer.


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