Oracle Solution Architect Oracle/NetSuite Consulting in United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Solution Architect Oracle/NetSuite Consulting

Preferred Qualifications

Context

Within Oracle Consulting, our architects own the solution design of NetSuite solutions for prospective and existing customers. These are senior roles and will act as the conduits between functions in the business.

The Solution Architect ensures solution architecture feasibility and mitigates risk by leveraging a network of subject matter experts in the various domains. The Solution Architect is also capable of proposing designs across multiple industry verticals and will be able to interface to customers plus internal functional and technical teams.

Currently a need exists for a Solution Architect with a focus on functional process architecture and solution architecture across all disciplines of NetSuite including finance, procurement, project portfolio management and supply chain management. NetSuite application knowledge and deployment experience is essential for this role.

Scope of the role

The Solution Architect is responsible for designing, developing and supporting business solutions leveraging the latest product features of NetSuite, across multiple industry verticals.

  • Reports to NetSuite Consulting Practice

  • Works on client-billable assignments to lead and critique consultancy solution development

  • Works with sales and delivery to ensure solutions are sellable and deliverable to a profit

We are looking for architects capable of leading compelling solution development with NetSuite clients with an aptitude and potential skillset for building this role further into the Oracle solution family.

Responsibilities

  • To act as a trusted advisor to senior clients:

  • To develop compelling, profitable and deliverable customer solutions with NetSuite and customers

  • To be commercially astute when engaging and advising a client

  • To act as ambassadors for Oracle application solutions throughout a customer engagement

  • Work closely with client, sales, pre-sales and delivery staff to develop a robust architecture

  • Take full ownership of “best practice” of your competency area, covering the whole strategic footprint

  • Develop strong relationships with the product lines and in co-operation with the delivery management teams, advise on competency requirements

  • Establish strong relationships with your counterparts in other Oracle solution lines

  • Form and maintain strong relationships with colleagues in product development

  • Manage the re-use and knowledge management of your competency area

  • Provide sales awareness to the sales and delivery community within NetSuite Consulting

  • Engage profitably with your counterparts from other parts of the EMEA region

Knowledge and Competency Requirements

Education

  • Degree educated or equivalent

  • Preferably holds a professional qualification (eg accountancy)

Experience/Technical/ Professional knowledge

  • Strong knowledge of the NetSuite product and solution experience. Minimum 3 years. Technical knowledge preferable also.

  • 10 years of relevant industry experience

  • Over 10 years of demonstrable experience with ERP solutions at a consultancy or customer including business process analysis, systems analysis and design, and technical/functional solutions delivery

  • Detailed functional knowledge of all the major business processes and associated functionality in the finance, supply chain, projects or procurement domain

  • A creative and agile problem-solver

  • Excellent facilitation skills, including experience planning and participating in architecture and design sessions. Have been through at least 4 complete implementation cycles

  • Experience with interacting with third party resources, including offshore teams

  • Proven leadership in managing, governing and providing oversight of internal teams, 3rd party integrators, consultants and vendors through various initiatives

  • 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 well designed solutions that exceed business objectives and drive business success for our customers

  • Must have excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to explain complex solutions and ideas

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

  • Commercially astute

  • Politically-aware

  • Deep, proven architecture experience of your competence area

  • Ability to present an argument: persuasive

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral with strong presentation ability

Location

Reading or London

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

As a recognized authority and leading contributor within their practice, this senior-level consulting position provides consistent high quality and innovative solution leadership to a project team. Leads the solution design and implementation aspects of engagement(s) ensuring high quality, integrated software solutions within constraints of time and budget.

Analyzes business needs to help ensure Oracle solution meets the customer’s objectives by combining industry best practices, product knowledge, and business acumen. Exercises judgment and business acumen in selecting methods and techniques to deliver functional and technical solutions on non-routine and very complex aspects of applications and technology installations. Provides direction and mentoring to project teams, and effectively influences customer leadership on key decisions. Supports the business development efforts by pursuing new opportunities and extensions. Collaborates with the consulting sales team by providing domain expertise. Resolves complex customer issues by recommending and implementing solutions. Demonstrates expertise in multiple business processes across two or more product families or ability to architect and design technology solutions encompassing multiple products and make decisions based on impact across the stack.

8-10 years of experience relevant to this position including 4 years of consulting experience. Prior team leadership or management experience preferred. Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience preferred. Product or technical expertise relevant to practice focus. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to build rapport with team members and clients. Strong influencing and negotiation skills. Ability to travel as needed.

Job: Consulting

Location: GB-United Kingdom

Job Type: Regular Employee Hire

Organization: Oracle