Oracle Principal Consultant Planning and Optimization - Oracle Retail in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Principal Consultant Planning and Optimization - Oracle Retail
In 2005, Oracle implemented a major shift in strategy by creating dedicated industry business units for a select group of industries to lead its entry into the vertical industries. The retail vertical industry was at the forefront of this push. Oracle Retail Global Business Unit (RGBU), which has proved to be the template for the other industry global business units, includes teams for development, product strategy, business strategy, sales, consulting, product marketing and operations, with the general manager (Mike Webster) of the unit reporting directly into Oracle’s Headquarters. This reporting structure signaled Oracle's intent to make substantial investments in these industries, and, for retail, is borne out by Oracle's strategic acquisitions since 2005 of key applications that had good credibility and a rich heritage of experience in the retail industry, such as Retek (merchandising, merchandise planning, retail supply chain management and store inventory management), ProfitLogic (markdown optimization), Art Technology Group (ATG, e-commerce) and most recently Micros (POS)
More information about Oracle Retail: http://www.oracle.com/industries/retail/index.html
The Oracle Retail Business Unit (RGBU) Consulting Practice is looking to hire Application/Technical Consultants to perform application design, technical requirements gathering, gap resolution and solution testing and to be part of the RGBU consulting team that implements the Oracle Retail Software package and delivers projects in large Retail Clients.
The position requires estimate 70%-80% travel availability
Can function as primary point of contact for project team on technical task requests.
Provides technical leadership to project team and understands project impact of technical issues.
Aids in the gathering of business requirements related to Merchandise Planning, Optimization and Supply Chain Planning retail software implementations and understands how the client’s business process will integrate with our software application.
Work with Business Consultants to translate the business needs of the total solution to application design and configuration specifications
Documents application designs as well as developing other required project documentation.
Ensure the solution being implemented is consistent with the solution defined at the end of the Design phase.
Responsible for assignment of technical tasks to other team members
Ensures best practices are being followed and guides technical resources to complete tasks according to plan.
Develops test cases and unit tests software and configuration against technical specifications.
Be an acknowledged expert in fashion planning, category planning or supply chain planning solutions with ability to present technical best practices as well as present and demo planning applications and product features.
Possess 4 to 6 years’ retail industry experience or in systems implementation addressing retail business areas such as Merchandise Planning and Optimization or Supply Chain Planning
Strong understanding of software development and implementation methodology
Excellent written and oral communication (English – Mandatory; Additional languages ideally with business context)
Hands-on technical Retail Predictive Application Server / RPAS experience
Familiarity with UNIX operating system and shell scripting.
Batch scheduling through cron or an enterprise scheduler.
Optional Java programming and debugging experience.
Experience working at customer sites
Analytical and problem solving skills
Team spirit and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
Actively participating in organizational skill exchanges and transfers expertise to others
Detailed Description and Job Requirements
An experienced consulting professional who has an understanding of solutions, industry best practices, multiple business processes or technology designs within a product/technology family. Operates independently to provide quality work products to an engagement. Performs varied and complex duties and tasks that need independent judgment, in order to implement Oracle products and technology to meet customer needs. Applies Oracle methodology, company procedures, and leading practices.
Operates independently to provide quality work products to an engagement. Performs varied and complex duties and tasks that need independent judgment, in order to implement Oracle products and technology to meet customer needs. Applies Oracle methodology, company procedures, and leading practices. Demonstrates expertise to deliver functional and technical solutions on moderately complex customer engagements. May act as the team lead on projects. Effectively consults with management of customer organizations. Participates in business development activities. Develops and configures detailed solutions for moderately complex projects.
5-7 years of experience relevant to this position including 2 years consulting experience preferred. Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience. Product or technical expertise relevant to practice focus. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to build rapport with team members and clients. Ability to travel as needed.
Other Locations: KW-KW,Kuwait-Kuwait City
Job Type: Regular Employee Hire