Retail Supply Chain Product Strategy Director
Posted on: February 26, 2019
Lead a team that acts as the central resource and driving force for the design, process, manufacturing, test, quality and marketing of product(s) as they move from conception to distribution. Organize interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget.As a member of the product development division, you will specify, design and implement major changes to existing software architecture. Define project needs. Build and execute unit tests and unit test plans. Review integration and regression plans created by QA. Communicate with QA and porting engineering to ensure consistency, testability and portability across products in general.Provide leadership and expertise in the development of new products/services/processes, frequently operating at the leading edge of technology. Recommends and justifies major changes to existing products/services/processes. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 8 or more years of software engineering or related experience.*Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.*Location: US, Preferred Minneapolis or Atlanta, butwould consider other locations in the USOrganization Name:Oracle, Retail GlobalBusiness Unit (RGBU)DepartmentDescriptionThe OracleRetail Solution Management group within the Retail Global Business Unit iscomprised of retail industry experts with strong retail solution knowledge andsolution marketing expertise. The maingoals of this team are to capture market and solution requirements, define thestrategic business plans and investment agenda, and build targeted marketoffers. The group is measured by planattainment, growth in market share, and customer success.PositionDescriptionThis opening is for aSolution Directorfor ourSupply Chainsolutions. The role will focus on inventory across our portfolioincluding: inventory operations in the store and warehouse and all aspects of inventoryallocation and replenishment. The SolutionDirector works as part of a small, high-calibre team to deliver upon the visionfor the Supply Chain and wider RGBU solutions. They will work within a team focused on Merchandising, Supply Chain, Analyticsand the end to end processes of our entire Oracle Retail portfolio but willwork across multiple solution management groups.The SolutionDirector provides thought leadership and industry expertise to help shape thesolution roadmap with the Solution Unit Senior Director. They work on market analysis and businesscases for the proposed investments and solicit feedback from the field (sales,consulting and retailers) in order to optimise the revenue generation andmarket share growth.Successful Solution Directors have a strong background in retailsupply chain (Oracle Retail or other) and extensive expertise in the retailsoftware market. They are good at building relationships and understanding thegreater organisation including the Development team. As leaders within the organization, they are evangelistsfor the solutions both externally and internally.The Solution Director is responsible for the following solutiondeliverables:Vision work with the Solution Sr. Director to shape the roadmapfor the solution setMarket Requirements create market requirement documents forsolution enhancementsMessaging construct relevant collateral thatconveys not only the features of the solution, but the value it will bring theretailerBusiness Case Support provide quantitative business justificationfor the proposed enhancementsTCO, Partner & Implementation Approach document/analyzecurrent solution TCO, develop partner relationships, and work to optimize theimplementation of the solutionsCustomer Advisory Board own the CAB content throughout the yearand membership listCustomer success - participate in strategic customer discussions andissue resolutionDemo Vision assist with software demonstration requirementsThought Leadership internal and external communication related tokey industry trends and how they may be relevant to the solutionsIn addition to the above activities, the Solution Director assistsin sales cycles and customer strategy sessions as necessary. They collaborate very closely with theSolution Senior Director and provide guidance to the Solution Managers onsolution / product requirements.** The Solution Directorreports directly to the Senior Director within the solution unit.* *Job RequirementsFirst-hand, detailed knowledge of the Retail Industry andretail business processes with an emphasis on Supply Chain operations. Ideallythe candidate will be familiar with the Oracle Retail solutions (or competitivevendor equivalent solutions such as JDA, Relex, SAP etc.). The candidate should have consultative sellingor business consulting experience as well as excellent presentation, communicationand influencing skills. They must possess strong financial analytical skillsand business acumen. At least 10 years relevant experience is expected. The ability to travel domestically as well assometimes internationally is required. BA/BS required, MBA an advantage.**Job:** **Product Development***Organization:** **Oracle***Title:** *Retail Supply Chain Product Strategy Director***Location:** *United States***Requisition ID:** *18001IUZ***Other Locations:** *US-GA,Georgia-Atlanta, US-MN,Minnesota-Minneapolis*
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