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Cross Pillar Business Solutions Architect / Lead


10 - 12 years United Arab Emirates - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Arts. Any Nationality

, Posted on May 4, 2018 1 Opening

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*Responsible for leading business-focused, enterprise-level, architecture initiatives; engaged with business/IT customer stakeholders, partners, and Oracle sales and consulting teams; developing a customer*s architecture vision, future state architectures, and implementable architecture roadmaps in the context of solutions Oracle can offer; using Oracle*s EA framework, processes and portfolio; calculating and expressing the value of those solutions to the customer; able to align a customer*s business strategy and objectives with an enabling Oracle based IT architecture and infrastructure.
Facilitates collaborative architecture development sessions with customer, IT and/or LOB executives. Analyzes and creates architecture models based on continuous feedback loop with key customer personnel. Implements and guides customer architecture teams in using EA frameworks, governance and architecture process. Leverages existing industry and Oracle reference architectures and utilizes specialty architecture knowledge. Influences and recommends architecture solutions and roadmaps to customer IT and/or LOB executives. Understand IT challenges and current state, influence IT strategy, suggest suitable Oracle products and services, collaborate on architecture development and future state of roadmap, collaborate with implementers on transition plan. Influence customers towards a recommended business/IT architecture anchored by Oracle solutions articulating its value to the customer.
Relevant Oracle Architect certification such as Oracle Enterprise Architect or Oracle Business Architect. Certification must be obtained within the first 12 months of entering the role if new hire. Strong analytical, facilitation and communication skills (informal, formal, written, verbal and graphical). Experience applying Enterprise and Business architecture and IT frameworks such as TOGAF, FEA/DODAF, MIT-Sloan, Zachman, Gartner, ITIL and COBIT. 12 years of experience working with customers at an enterprise level. Enterprise and/or Business architecture credentials are highly valued. B.S. or B.A. college degree (or higher) preferred.

Industry Type : IT - Software Services
Functional Area : Sales / Business Development

Desired Candidate Profile

Job Title: Solutions Business Solutions Architect
Job Description:
Oracle s Best-in-Class Business Cloud Applicatios Solutions are today, providing organizations, end-to-end solutions with mobile and social capabilities, through cloud deployments. In order to strengthen Oracle s position as a market leader in Cloud Applications, we are looking for an experienced Solutions Business Architects to with deep exprerience in ERP and mainly Supply Chain and Manufacturing area, tied to Oracle s suite of products.
This highly rewarding role will offer the opportunity for you to leverage your knowledge and skills in your domain are. Working in unison with the sales teams, you will be solving complex customer problems and translating customer needs requirements into quantifiably business benefits, articulating Oracle s products, superiorities over competition, ie Oracle s winning case..
In this conext, Business Solutions Architect role bears the responsibility to support the sales team by developping a quality pipeline, building a winning strategy and presenting the business case to customers to accelerate sales cycles.
We are looking for energetic, creative candidates who could easily engage with our customers and prospects and guide them in their journey to Oracle s Cloud ERP Solutions.
Key Responsibilities
Engages in designated opportunities by applying industry insight and broad market & product knowledge to opportunities.
Works with executive and senior level at customer to understand & extend their needs, and subsequently to define the solution and high level blueprint to meet these requirements
Builds and delivers executive level presentations that promote and differentiate the value of the Oracle solutions
Takes the leadpresales role in complex sales cycles and ensures effective utilisation of the resources in the solution teams. Leads the solution definition
Participates in account planning sessions for strategic accounts
Complete knowledge of at least one or two industries and the market, including
o Industry profile and trends
o Offerings by competitors
o Existing Oracle and Partner solutions and the roadmaps relevant to that industry
o Portfolio of case studies of implementations
Demonstrate in-depth understanding of customers' industry and core business processes, and their technical/business requirements.
Use customer specific quantifiable reference points such as insight benchmarking, customer specific data, 3rd party studies, customer reference stories and personal experiences to strengthen the value proposition.
Build a strong business network and connects with customers and industry thought leaders to build knowledge and gather valuable insights for use during the sales cycle.
Leverage others' expertise, and share information, best practices and successes to achieve results.
Seek to maximise customer facing time, and opportunity work.
Actively maintain in depth product knowledge and Supply Chain/Manufacturing trends in the relevant industries
Closely track competitor's product/solution offerings to be able to articulate Oracle advantages
Solid understanding of Supply Chain and Manufacturing processes and relevant industries.
10 years of experience in related area, as pre-sales, implementation consultant.
Business Solution Consulting experience in business consulting organizations is a plus.
Exprerience in cloud-based solutions.
Ability to use tools and modern presentations techniques such as storytelling, whiteboarding, and multimedia to present Oracle solutions in a compelling, simple and memorable manner.
Strong Consultative selling skills
Excellent presentation & communication skills
Fluent in English
No barriers to Travel


ERP Presales Multimedia Supply chain Tools Business solutions TOGAF Cobit English Analytical

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