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Senior Principal Consultant At Oracle

Date Posted: 26/Nov/2013
Deadline: Not Specified

Oracle Retail Business Unit (RGBU) - Supply Chain, Planning & Optimization

Senior Principal Consultantv

Department Description

Oracle Retail provides the industry's most comprehensive suite of merchandise planning and optimisation solutions, supporting pre-season and in-season planning processes, as well as inventory execution.  These solutions provide retail-specific, science-based decision support and profit optimisation by utilising sophisticated mathematical models and optimisation routines to create intelligent estimates of future business opportunities, giving retailers a common demand-planning engine across the enterprise execution system.

20 of the top 20 retailers worldwide use Oracle Retail solutions to drive performance, deliver critical insights and fuel growth across traditional, mobile and commerce channels. 

Oracle Retail is seeking to recruit a Senior Principal Application/Technical Consultant to join their EMEA Merchandise Planning & Optimisation team, working with the highly configurable, multi-dimensional, Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) platform.  The Senior Principal Application Consultant applies retail business process knowledge combined with functional and technical expertise of the Oracle Retail Planning & Optimisation applications to design and implement retail planning solutions.  Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their exceptional aptitude to understand and construct customised RPAS solutions.


Brief Description

An experienced consulting professional who has a broad 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.

Detailed Description

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 lead the solution design and implementation aspects of engagement(s) ensuring high quality, integrated software solutions within constraints of time and budget. May act as the team lead on projects, providing coaching, guidance and feedback to develop skills of team members. Effectively consults with management of customer organizations. Participates in business development activities.

Job Requirements

6-8 years of experience relevant to this position including 3-4 years consulting 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. Ability to travel as needed.



·    Playing a lead role in solutions definition and contributing to the scoping of bids

·    Working with the relevant bid teams to describe Oracle's approach, potential task estimates and plans

·    Contributing as required to the generation of proposals ensuring they reflect the capability of the practice(s)

·    Working with the client to understand data requirements, functionality and business processes

·    Designing, developing and documenting solutions that meets client needs and delivers benefits

·    Presenting solutions and approaches to the relevant clients

·    Contributing to project planning and project management as required

·    Following the Project Plan for the designated deliverables

·    Escalating client issues to the relevant contact in Oracle

·    Working with an account team to discover and exploit opportunities for cross and up selling

·    Reviewing invitations to tender and advising as required

·    Proposing the most effective use of Oracle's implementation methodologies

·    Representing Oracle at internal and external events as required e.g. special interest groups

·    Providing recommendations for improvements in Oracle's products, services and processes





·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. 




·         5+ years of experience in the implementation of Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server or other merchandise planning solutions

·         Functional and Technical knowledge across multiple Oracle Retail Planning & Optimisation applications, from: Merchandise Financial Planning, Assortment Planning, Item Planning, Category Management, Demand Forecasting, Advanced Inventory Planning, Retail Price Optimisation, Size Profile Optimisation, Mark Down Optimisation, Merchandise Space Planning

·         Experience with assisting in functional requirements definition and solution design

·         Experience with translating business requirements to solution design and technical implementation

·         Previous consulting or participation in large-scale integration projects preferred.

·         Experience working with a large systems integrator preferred.

·         Proficiency with Excel

·         Strong inter-personal skills (developing trusted relationships, team-working, sharing ideas and knowledge)

·         Ability to identify and proactively solve problems

·         Demonstrated time management skills


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·    Fluent in English.

·    Strong verbal presentation and written communication skills.

·    Ability to analyse current business scenarios and provide business process solutions 

·    Strong client negotiation skills and demonstrated consulting skills.

·    Flexible & easily adaptable to change.

·    Demonstrated time management skills.

·    Ability to travel up to 75%. 



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