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Oracle EMEA Program Director in Espoo, Finland

EMEA Program Director

Preferred Qualifications

Line ofBusiness (LOB):

Oracle Consulting


Senior Program Directors


Oracle Consulting delivers very

large and complex business and IT delivery projects based on the Oracle

product set. These can be highly challenging and at the leading edge of cloud

projects and are therefore strategically important to the Oracle business.

This can be across a wide variety of customers and industries. A need exists

for highly talented senior program directors to deliver customer success

against these challenging situations.

The Program Director has

responsibility for the successful delivery of the Oracle Consulting

engagement at the customer. They are expected to operate at the senior

stakeholder level – typically a C-level executive but equally, they will need

to manage their senior stakeholders in the Oracle organisation. This is a

senior level role and candidates will be expected to take high levels of responsibility

for customer and Oracle success.

It is a very exciting time in

Oracle Consulting with our strong focus on delivery of cloud solutions using

our highly advanced methods and tools across the EMEA region. Industry and IT

experience is highly valuable to us. Existing Oracle application knowledge is

desirable but not essential.


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 seniorclients:

  • To drive successful outcomes for our majorcustomers using the Oracle product set and Oracle Consulting methodsand tools

  • To be commercially astute when deliveringan engagement

  • To act as ambassadors for Oracle solutionsthroughout a customer engagement

  • Take full accountability for the successfuldelivery of a program or projects

  • Develop a practical program delivery planand deliver closely against it

  • Manage the staff and resources to ensureoptimum outcomes for the customer and Oracle Corporation

  • Manage and mitigate program and projectrisks

  • Both advise and challenge the customerthroughout the program

  • Take full ownership to drive “bestpractice” in delivering a program

  • Develop strong relationships with the seniorstakeholders within Oracle across our Licence and Consulting businesses

  • Manage the re-use and feedback into theOracle delivery organisation to enable constant improvement of ourprogram delivery

  • Build a strong personal community withinOracle by sharing and assisting colleagues from other regions andpractices

Knowledge and Competency Requirements

Description/Level Requirements


  • Degree

educated or equivalent

  • Qualified

Program or Project Manager through a recognized institute

  • Preferably

holds a professional qualification (eg accountancy)

Experience/Technical/Professional knowledge

  • 10-15 years of relevant experience as aprogram director through full implementation lifecycles

  • 10 years of experience with a consultingorganisation

  • Strong and demonstrable awareness ofdifferent project management methods

  • Excellent facilitation and management skillsof the most senior customer stakeholders within the business and IT

  • Ability to deliver results while underpressure

  • A strong understanding of the commercialaspects of a consulting organisation and the role a program directorplays within it

  • Experience of delivering at least 4 majorprojects using packaged applications (Oracle, SAP, JDE, Microsoft etc)

  • A creative and agile problem-solver

  • Experience with interacting with third partyresources, including offshore teams

  • Strong team building skills, with ability tobuild quick and effective work rapport with distributed team members

  • Must be self-motivated in learning newconcepts and willing to share knowledge and skills with other teammembers

  • Outspoken and passionate about deliveringsuccessful programs that exceed business objectives and drive businesssuccess for our customers

  • Must have the highest level of leadershipand communication skills, with the ability to explain complex solutionsand ideas. Excellent presentation skills

  • Can demonstrate a strong awareness of thedifferences between cloud and on-premise solutions and their benefits

  • Politically-aware

  • Ability to present an argument: persuasive

  • Willing and able to travel for project workthroughout the EMEA region for extended periods, and has a European workpermit

  • Fluent in English, other European languagean advantage




Detailed Description and Job Requirements

As an acknowledged authority within Oracle, this senior-level project management position provides consistent high quality and innovative solution leadership with industry-wide impact. Responsible for guiding the successful implementation of an integrated business solution 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, minimizing Oracle’s risk and exposure. As a position of professional influence, this individual frequently operates at the leading edge of technology. Recommends and justifies enhancements to Oracle products to meet very complex customer needs. Exercises creativity and independent judgment in identifying and resolving major issues and risks impacting project success. Provides direction and mentoring to project teams. As a thought leader and trusted advisor, effectively influences decisions at the leadership level of customer organizations. Ensures customer deliverables are acceptable, and works closely with the customer to understand and manage project expectations. Enables business development efforts by providing subject matter expertise. Manages the scope of medium to large-scale projects, and accounts with varying levels of complexity.

10 years of experience relevant to this position including 3 years of project 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. Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience. PMI certification preferred. Ability to travel as needed.

As part of Oracle's employment process candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment screening process. This will involve identity and employment verification, professional references, education verification and professional qualifications and memberships (if applicable).

Job: Consulting

Location: SE-SE,Sweden-Solna

Other Locations: FI-FI,Finland-Espoo, NO-NO,Norway-Lysaker, DK-DK,Denmark-Ballerup

Job Type: Regular Employee Hire

Organization: Oracle