"Provides direction and specialist knowledge in applying the technology/application to client business. Facilitation of customer product/application understanding through presentations demonstrations and benchmarks; provision of support throughout the sell.As a Principal Sales Consultant you will be responsible as the expert for formulating and leading presales technical / functional support activity to prospective clients and customers while ensuring customer satisfaction. Acts as a technical resource and mentor for less experienced Sales Consultants. Focuses on large or complex sales opportunities that need creative and complex solutions. Develops productivity tools and training for other Sales Consultants. Develops and delivers outstanding Oracle presentations and demonstrations. Leads any and all aspects of the technical sales process. Advises internal and external clients on overall architect solutions.Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. 3 years vendor (sales and marketing) experience. 7 years business experience with relevant computer applications or database/tools. Ability to implement the most advanced product features. Thorough knowledge of system and application design. In depth knowledge of competitors. Demonstrated project management skills. Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills: needs analysis, positioning, business justification, closing techniques. Ability to persuade others through presentations, demonstrations, and written communication. Ability to travel as needed. A/BS degree or equivalent, advanced degree highly desirable.*Oracle is an Affirmative Action-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, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.**This is a remote/office based position which may be performed anywhere in the United States except for within the state of Colorado.*Principal Financials Solution Engineer (Pre-Sales)Higher EducationCompany Description:Oracles Best-in-Class Enterprise ERP Solutions provide end-to-end Cloud solutions with social and mobile optimization for world-class organizations. Oracle Student Cloud is Oracles next-generation, cloud-based SIS designed for all academic models across every stage of the modern student lifecycle. Oracle works with thousands of financial aid sources to optimize funding for any type of higher education learning model. With more than a decade of R&D invested in a solution to help students identify eligibility and obtain financing so they can achieve their academic goals.Position DescriptionOracle is known for the most progressive sales model in the industry, and a track record for developing the very best, investing generously in employee benefits, development, training and resources.Attention University administrator Professionals, tired of sitting at a desk everyday looking at numbers? How would you like to apply your knowledge of Financials in a completely different way? We would love to talk to you about a dynamic, flexible position where you can use your knowledge to demonstrate how software can optimize and advance the value of people who have jobs like you do now.We are seeking highly motivated candidates to join Oracles Higher Education Regional pre-sales team, focusing on cloud and on-premise application solution sales to Higher Education prospects and customers.As a Principal Sales Consultant you will be responsible as the expert for formulating and leading presales functional support activity to prospective clients and customers while ensuring customer satisfaction. Acts as a SME resource and mentor for less experienced Sales Consultants. Focuses on large or complex sales opportunities that need creative and complex solutions. Develops productivity tools and training for other Solution Engineers. Develops and delivers outstanding Oracle presentations and demonstrations. Advises internal and external clients on overall architect solutions.ResponsibilitiesActively maintain an in-depth of product knowledge in their designated product areas, including:1. Competitive offerings2. All solutions enabled by the products3. Portfolio of case studies of implementations4. Links to development teams and information on future product developmentCover all aspects of pre-sales activities required to generate license sales.Able to respond to RFP's, conduct discovery, prepare and deliver demonstrations to our strategic customer base and prospective clients.Able to collaborate with all surrounding sales support teams to facilitate our selling cycles.Ensuring the Presales team and specified groups have up-to-date and relevant product knowledge in the designated product areasMaintain awareness of all relevant competitive products (e.g. Ellucian, Campus Management, Jenzabar, Workday, Unit 4, SAP, and others)Understand the needs and pains of the customer and then link them to a set of products/solutions provided by OracleDemonstrate leadership abilities and superior presentation skills in a multi-cultural environment.Contributing to the generation and maintenance of relevant product area-specific Value PropositionsCreate and maintain relationships with key product stakeholders like Product Marketing, Development, Strategy, Partners, etc.Contributes to the achievement of a product/business unit targetEnthusiastic and confidentPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Extensive knowledge of Financials regulations and policies Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. Higher Education Industry experience High-level understanding of all aspects of Financials: Financials, Procure-to-Pay, Plan-to- Build, Quote-to-Cash, Reporting and Data Quality Thorough knowledge of system and application design & In-depth knowledge of competitors. Demonstrated project management and leadership skills. Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills: needs analysis, positioning, business justification, closing techniques. Ability to persuade others through presentations, demonstrations, and written communication. Bachelors from an accredited university with a degree in Accounting/Finance/Economics and an advanced degree highly desirable. Minimum of 4 years in either applications pre-sales or experience implementing the following solutions: Oracle Campus Solutions, Ellucian Banner or Colleague solutions, SAP, Campus Management, Jenzabar, Workday or Unit 4. Productive and self-motivated while working virtually. Able to work under pressure Strong leadership skills and experience leading teams of people toward a common goal Strong executive presence and presentation skills Travel: 70% (post pandemic)**Job:** **Pre Sales***Organization:** **Oracle***Title:** *ERP Financials Principal Solution Engineer- Higher Education***Location:** *United States***Requisition ID:** *210006AO*"