Project Director/Program Manager
Oracle
Italy-Cinisello Balsamo
4 gg fa

Line of Business (LOB) : Oracle Consulting

Job Title : Programme Manager, Italy

CONTEXT

Within Oracle Consulting Italy, a team of Project and Programme Manager is in place to deliver programmes / projects ensuring the Customer success in line with Oracle financial goals.

Currently a need exists for experienced Programme Managers for Cloud Transformation Programmes at Key Clients.

SCOPE OF THE ROLE

The Program Director is responsible for the successful and profitable delivery of our major business and IT programs. They will be expected to lead and drive all aspects of the program from staffing, budgetary control and stakeholder management both within the customer and Oracle :

  • To act as a trusted advisor to senior clients :
  • To drive successful outcomes for our major customers using the Oracle product set and Oracle Consulting methods and tools
  • To be commercially astute when delivering an engagement
  • To act as ambassadors for Oracle solutions throughout a customer engagement
  • Take full accountability for the successful delivery of a program or projects
  • Develop a practical program delivery plan and deliver closely against it
  • Manage the staff and resources to ensure optimum outcomes for the customer and Oracle Corporation
  • Manage and mitigate program and project risks
  • Both advise and challenge the customer throughout the program
  • Take full ownership to drive best practice in delivering a program
  • Develop strong relationships with the senior stakeholders within Oracle across our Licence and Consulting businesses
  • Manage the re-use and feedback into the Oracle delivery organisation to enable constant improvement of our program delivery
  • Programme Manager

  • To ensure Programme success for Oracle and Key Clients through :
  • o Programme / Project Management

    Structuring planning and sequencing the programme change in line with defined business transition

    Orchestrating the delivering of the programme in order to deliver the required business transition states and outcomes

    Managing different stakeholder expectations

    Manage programme and project uncertainty and understand the impacts of this on the programme / project and wider business.

    Troubleshoot areas of conflict between projects / parties

    o Governance and Control

    Controlling programmes / projects throughout the project lifecycle.

    Initiating management actions in response to project progress reports (achievement, productivity and risk)

    Establishing appropriate best practice programme / project management techniques

    Provide regular feedback for performance reviews on Senior Project Managers / Project managers working within the programme to their Practice Manager.

    o Financial Management

    Define simple reporting of complex financials on programme / project

    Ensure delivery of the programme in line with the Financial goals.

  • Lead experienced consulting teams on challenging projects; works on significant and unique issues.
  • As a thought leader and trusted advisor, effectively influences difficult decisions at the leadership-level of customer organizations.
  • Enables business development efforts by providing subject matter expertise. Resolves very complex customer escalations.
  • Drives customer process direction and decisions by providing domain leadership within relevant industries on end-to-end enterprise solutions.
  • Work closely with client, sales, pre-sales and delivery staff in programme / projects proposals and delivery. Pre-sales includes EMEA Consulting Transformation Team, Cloud Insight & Customer Strategy, Global Client Advisors and Cloud Enterprise Architects.
  • Engage profitably with counterparts from other parts of the EMEA region.
  • Knowledge and Competency Requirements

    Description / Level Requirements

    Education

  • Degree educated or equivalent
  • Qualified Program or Project Manager through a recognized institute
  • Experience / Technical / Professional knowledge

  • 10-15 years of relevant experience as a program director through full implementation lifecycles
  • 10 years of experience with a consulting organisation
  • Strong and demonstrable awareness of different project management methods
  • Excellent facilitation and management skills of the most senior customer stakeholders within the business and IT
  • Ability to deliver results while under pressure
  • A strong understanding of the commercial aspects of a consulting organisation and the role a program director plays within it
  • Experience of delivering at least 4 major projects using packaged applications (Oracle, SAP, JDE, Microsoft etc)
  • A creative and agile problem-solver
  • Experience with interacting with third party resources, including offshore teams
  • Strong team building skills, with ability to build quick and effective work rapport with distributed team members
  • Must be self-motivated in learning new concepts and willing to share knowledge and skills with other team members
  • Outspoken and passionate about delivering successful programs that exceed business objectives and drive business success for our customers
  • Must have the highest level of leadership and communication skills, with the ability to explain complex solutions and ideas.
  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Can demonstrate a strong awareness of the differences between cloud and on-premise solutions and their benefits
  • Politically-aware
  • Ability to present an argument : persuasive
  • Fluent Italian and English
  • Based in Milan or Rome

    Location : Italy (Milan or Rome)

    Detailed Description and Job Requirements

    As a recognized authority and leading contributor, this project management professional, provides consistent innovative and high quality solution leadership.

    Responsible for guiding the successful implementation of non-routine and complex business solutions ensuring high quality and timely delivery within budget to the customer’s satisfaction.

    Analyzes business needs to help ensure Oracle’s solution meets the customer’s objectives by combining industry best practices and product knowledge.

    Effectively applies Oracle’s methodologies and policies while adhering to contractual obligations, thereby minimizing Oracle’s risk and exposure.

    Exercises judgment and business acumen in selecting methods and techniques for effective project delivery on small to medium engagements.

    Provides direction and mentoring to project team. Effectively influences decisions at the management level of customer organizations.

    Ensures deliverables are acceptable and works closely with the customer to understand and manage project expectations. Supports business development efforts by pursuing new opportunities and extensions.

    Collaborates with the consulting sales team by providing domain credibility. Manages the scope of medium sized projects including the recovery of remedial projects.

    8-10 years of experience relevant to this position. Prior project team leadership or management experience. Demonstrated ability to follow solid project management principles.

    Comfortable working in a matrix management environment. Strong communication skills to deal with internal stakeholders, customers, and vendors.

    Product, technology or industry expertise relevant to the portfolio focus. Selling skills preferred. Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience.

    Ability to travel as needed.

    As part of Oracle's employment process candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process, prior to an offer being made.

    This will involve identity and employment verification, salaryverification, professional references, education verification and professional qualifications and memberships (if applicable).

    As part of Oracle's employment process candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process, prior to an offer being made.

    This will involve identity and employment verification, salaryverification, professional references, education verification and professional qualifications and memberships (if applicable).

    Location

    IT-IT,Italy-Cinisello Balsamo

    Oracle

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