Oracle Oracle Applications Project Director - North America Technical Consulting Project Director - US Nationwide - Consulting Project Director in Chicago, Illinois
This director position is responsible for managing business operations and resources of a given project portfolio which can be defined by industry, service line, technology center, specialty area or region. Responsibilities include people management, project oversight, and sales enablement. Accountable for fulfilling business goals, meeting budgets, maintaining project/portfolio profitability while ensuring quality of project delivery and maintaining customer referenceability.
Develops strategy and plans to successfully implement operational policies and achieve portfolio performance in support of strategic objectives. Responsible for solutions and pricing of proposals and supporting the sales process. Is accountable for managing a significant and profitable revenue stream. Typically manages multiple project/program managers and/or senior level individual contributors. May serve as advisor or project sponsor role for moderately complex engagements.
10 years of experience relevant to this position, including 2 years of project or direct line management experience. Demonstrated ability to follow solid project management principles and successfully manage projects of increasing complexity. Comfortable working in a matrix management environment. Strong influencing and negotiation skills to deal with internal stakeholders, customers and vendors. Product, technology or industry expertise relevant to the portfolio focus. Selling skills preferred. Ability to travel as needed.
Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Oracle Applications Project Director - North America Technical Consulting Project Director - US Nationwide - Consulting Project Director
Oracle Consulting is looking for an experienced Project Director/Manager responsible for managing successful migration projects to move Oracle Applications (EBS/PSFT/SEBL/JD Edwards) from client data centers to Oracle Cloud.
We need someone who will thrive on the challenge of working in a fast-moving cloud delivery environment, who has a passion for technology, understands Oracle Applications, cloud solutions (IaaS, PaaS) and who can help, guide our clients to success.
Our Project Managers help our clients throughout US and Canada to change and modernize their strategic HR, ERP management processes and platforms. We achieve this through an experienced and passionate Delivery team, fully dedicated to our Applications Migrations solutions.
We need someone who will manage, advice, support and inspire a team of successful Project Consultants in driving value to our clients.
Ensure Quality of Consulting Delivery and customer satisfaction on Application Migration projects resulting ultimately in customer references
Manage assigned projects, be responsible for accurate status reporting, project progress, lessons learned, financials, adherence to methodology/SOP s, meeting customer s objectives etc.
Lead project teams in delivering Oracle Cloud migration solutions to the assigned customers
Champion re-use on the projects for developed artifacts and providing feedback into the Oracle Consulting delivery organization to enable constant improvement of our delivery
As required develop collateral for use in educating clients about Cloud (IaaS/PaaS) opportunities to address their business goals, priorities, and challenges.
Interact with C-level client management to influence their strategic direction and decision-making.
Review and provide guidance, suggestions and recommendations on Application Migration proposals/bids as the deal solutions are scoped, designed, estimated, and sold to the clients.
Help ensure a successful transition between Bid, Client and the delivery teams at the start of the projects.
Collaborate/Escalate with Oracle Product, Sales teams to help resolve critical product issues impacting projects and relationships with the customers.
Establish oneself on the projects as a first Oracle go to person/trusted advisor for Customer Executives.
**Strong communication skills are a key competency for this role. Applicants should be confident presenting to large audiences and to a range of levels of seniority including C level executives.
They should also be confident communicating in smaller groups and 1:1 with C level executives. Applicants should also feel comfortable facilitating workshops.
Although this role would not typically deliver in depth demonstrations, we would expect the successful candidate to be comfortable leading and delivering high-level Application Migration and Cloud presentations.
Customer Focus*: *
A strong focus on building relationships with customers is crucial for this role. We are looking for a curiosity to really understand the customer and lead them to appropriate solutions.
*Project Delivery Mastery: *
Demonstrated ability to follow project management principles and a track record of having managed successfully Application migration/upgrade projects (HR, Fin, etc.).
Ability to provide leadership and guidance to the project teams and clients through difficulties and challenges encountered during projects delivery.
*Solution Mastery: *
We are looking for a good technical understanding of any of the following Oracle applications; EBS, PSFT, SEBL or JD Edwards. Previous experience with ERP application migrations between different Hardware/Platforms, Data Centers and/or Oracle Application upgrades is desired
Strong project management skills. Proactively manages and adjusts to the dynamic needs of the internal customer base. Ability to prioritize simultaneous projects/deliverables/deadlines to successful completion (i.e. in a quality and timely manner) while keeping focus on strategic priorities.
PMP or Prince2 certification required. Agile, Scrum and Lean a plus
Experienced in delivery of complex projects/programs with an understanding of Agile, Waterfall and Adaptive project management.
Team-player; excellent collaboration skills in a cross-functional and matrix environment. Proven ability to work with Sales, Product Management/Marketing, Finance, Operations, and Executives.
Outstanding knowledge of MS Project, Excel (including advanced reporting, formula, and pivot tables), PowerPoint, Visio and Word.
5 years of experience with Oracle Technology and Application Delivery Consulting
10 years of experience as a project/program manager with an emphasis on IT projects.
Attention to detail and accuracy, strong commitment to quality.
Strategic thinking and problem solving ability (e.g. ability to conceptually frame problems and identify creative solutions)
Strong leadership skills and outstanding ability to influence, persuade, and build confidence and trust.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and writing skills - examples of prior work will be requested
High level of discretion and organizational awareness. Ability to handle and communicate delicate information.
Up to 50% travel required for this position.
All candidates must be legally entitled to work in US.
No visa sponsorship or transfer available for this opportunity.
Title: Oracle Applications Project Director - North America Technical Consulting Project Director - US Nationwide - Consulting Project Director
Location: United States
Requisition ID: 190006VS