Retail Supply Chain Product Strategy Director - Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30309

**Retail Supply Chain Product Strategy Director**

**Preferred Qualifications**

Location: US, Preferred Minneapolis or Atlanta, but

would consider other locations in the US

Organization Name: Oracle, Retail Global

Business Unit (RGBU)

**DepartmentDescription**

The Oracle

Retail Solution Management group within the Retail Global Business Unit is

comprised of retail industry experts with strong retail solution knowledge and

solution marketing expertise. The main

goals of this team are to capture market and solution requirements, define the

strategic business plans and investment agenda, and build targeted market

offers. The group is measured by plan

attainment, growth in market share, and customer success.

**PositionDescription**

**This opening is for a** **Solution Director** **for our** **Supply Chain** **solutions.** **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 roadmap

for the solution set

* Market Requirements ? create market requirement documents for

solution enhancements

* Messaging ? construct relevant collateral that

conveys not only the features of the solution, but the value it will bring the

retailer

* Business Case Support ? provide quantitative business justification

for the proposed enhancements

* TCO, Partner & Implementation Approach ? document/analyze

current solution TCO, develop partner relationships, and work to optimize the

implementation of the solutions

* Customer Advisory Board ? own the CAB content throughout the year

and membership list

* Customer success - participate in strategic customer discussions and

issue resolution

* Demo Vision ? assist with software demonstration requirements

* Thought Leadership ? internal and external communication related to

key industry trends and how they may be relevant to the solutions

In addition to the above activities, the Solution Director assists

in sales cycles and customer strategy sessions as necessary. They collaborate very closely with the

Solution Senior Director and provide guidance to the Solution Managers on

solution / product requirements. The Solution Director

reports directly to the Senior Director within the solution unit.

**Job Requirements**

First-hand, detailed knowledge of the Retail Industry and

retail business processes with an emphasis on Supply Chain operations. Ideally

the candidate will be familiar with the Oracle Retail solutions (or competitive

vendor equivalent solutions such as JDA, Relex, SAP etc.). The candidate should have consultative selling

or business consulting experience as well as excellent presentation, communication

and influencing skills. They must possess strong financial analytical skills

and business acumen. At least 10 years relevant experience is expected. The ability to travel domestically as well as

sometimes internationally is required. BA/BS required, MBA an advantage.

**Detailed Description and Job Requirements**

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.**

**Job:** Product Development

**Location:** United States

**Other Locations:** US-GA,Georgia-Atlanta, US-MN,Minnesota-Minneapolis

**Job Type:** Regular Employee Hire

**Organization:** Oracle