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Project Lead

Category: Product ID: 175

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About the job

Job Description

Oracle Consulting delivers very large and complex business and IT delivery projects based on the Oracle SaaS offerings (ERP, EPM, HCM, CX). These leading edge Cloud and Non-Cloud engagements can be highly challenging and are therefore strategically important to the Oracle business running across a wide variety of customers and industries.


Often Project/Program Managers are hard pressed for time due to multi-tasking on projects, necessitating a need to offload/supplement certain repeatable operational tasks, thus enabling them to focus on strategic activities.


Oracle Global Services Center (GSC), leadership team have decided to launch a new Project PMO service across EMEA Consulting & other geographies across the globe, to help supplement the role of Project/Program Managers.


The individual PMO member will be an integral part of the project, enabling the Project/Program Manager towards ensuring successful delivery & customer outcomes, by providing a consistent framework to facilitate best practices for project governance and support. 


Scope of the role

The project PMO supports the Project / Program Management teams to keep the project running as effectively as possible. They have the responsibility for timely reporting of financial aspects, help the PM in planning & monitoring, tracking of actions, signoffs, risks & issues, and be the custodian of project repository, standards, tools etc to ensure compliance and adherence. The detailed list of activities is depicted below.


Financial

  • Track & Reporting on budget, milestones, revenue forecasting, invoicing, timesheets

Planning

  • Update the project plan or collate inputs for the same
  • Onboarding & Offboarding of project team members
  • Help facilitation of meetings & minuting

Governance

  • Preparation of internal (weekly & monthly status reports) & internal steerco
  • Tracking of project deliverables & acceptance certificates sign-off
  • Track actions related to risks, issues & change requests
  • Support, track and record the using of re-usable assets and the harvesting of assets
  • Work closely with customer PMO organizations when needed, and interact with stakeholders at various levels

Quality Assurance

  • Proof reading of PM artefacts
  • Assuring formatting/presentation
  • Tracking peer reviews
  • Supporting OSSA compliance (track team members OSSA certifications)

Standards & Processes

  • Help setup standards, templates, tools, and procedures for smooth project delivery
  • Ensure all members of the project follow all relevant policies and procedures relating to the project
  • Manage Project Repository/Collaboration Portal
  • Setup and control of the project Library, Confluence and Jira
  • Work on own initiative on a day-to-day basis, autonomously, escalating any issues that may arise to project management team


Experience & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, business, or a related field
  • Have been playing a Project Manager or PMO role in IT companies
  • Oracle Applications & Oracle Cloud Products based experience would be preferred
  • 2+ years of exclusive Project Management and/or PMO and related experience
  • PMI PMP or PRINCE2 certification desirable
  • Strong Knowledge/Experience of Project Management Methodologies, systems & tools
  • Having expertise & experience in Microsoft Project Plan (MSP)
  • Exposure/experience in Oracle related systems, tools & processes such as – GSOP, TCM, PFM, PEM, Jira, IP, Collab Portal would be an advantage
  • Ability and experienced in preparing accurate weekly and monthly project status reports.
  • Performing analysis & insights for Management reporting
  • Ability to see through potential risks and issues with suitable mitigation plans
  • Collaborative & Assertive; Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with & influence both peer & senior level stakeholders
  • Proven ability to standardize processes, compile & implement best practices
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work at both micro and macro levels
  • Ability to work independently, follow-up & get things done
  • Multi-tasker; be able to manage multiple projects in parallel
  • Self-motivated & Proactive
  • Keen eye for detail and desire to probe further into data
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, in English