Principal Project Manager - AP
Oracle
BUCUREŞTI, Romania
5 zile în urmă

Job Description

This role is for an experienced project manager within Oracle’s Source-to-Settle (S2S) Strategy & Operations organization that is responsible for the transaction processes, policies and systems used to support Procurement, Accounts Payable, and Employee Expenses.

Key Project Management Responsibilities

The Principal Project Manager will report to the Accounts Payable Global Process Owner. This key role provides an opportunity to work with all S2S functional areas and individuals across the globe.

The primary responsibilities of this role are global project management and process support of the Accounts Payable Strategy & Operations functions at Oracle.

This highly skilled and self-directed candidate will apply business experience while leading and managing projects in compliance with Oracle policies.

The Principal Project Manager has end-to-end ownership from concept through delivery. The candidate will take projects from the planning and discovery phases, through post go-live stabilization and process improvement.

The Principal Project Manager must provide strong cross-functional leadership across cultures and around the globe. They will collaborate across functions with Finance, Tax, IT, Global Process Owners, Global Procurement, external vendors, and others as needed.

This person must communicate effectively across all business levels including individual contributors through executive management.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Challenge the status quo all aspects in the Accounts Payable process and provide creative solutions
  • Drive automation, standardization and simplification strategies to support Accounts Payable requirements in the Source-to-Settle processes
  • Responsible for implementing new processes for Source-to-Settle Operations and streamlining current processes in collaboration with Lines of Business
  • Collaborate with operational, business, product development, IT, and / or other key stakeholders to implement Oracle technology successfully
  • Provide strong project leadership and project oversight to global teams
  • Delegate to project team with clearly defined responsibility
  • Provide Source-to-Settle Operations with best practices to resolve complex and critical issues
  • Effectively prioritize workload while overseeing multiple critical projects simultaneously
  • Identify, communicate and document process and technical requirements
  • Deliver project stakeholder updates
  • Anticipate problems and obstacles before they arise and plan accordingly
  • Escalate all risks in a timely and effective manner
  • Contribute to non-standard solution ideas and decisions as needed
  • Create all project documentation, flows, presentations, training guides and reporting
  • Collect, input, verify, correct, and analyze data to measure key performance indicators actual versus business objectives
  • Secure commitment for change initiatives to ensure project success through project success
  • Provide on-going productivity efficiencies and process improvements through project stabilization
  • Preferred Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience leading projects involving cross-functional areas
  • Flexible and comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamically changing, deadline-driven environment
  • Fluency with standard technology, business software, and communication writing and the capacity to master new technology, as needed quickly
  • Ability to resolve conflicts with patience, diplomacy, and tact
  • Experience of Oracle ERP, especially Accounts Payable is a plus
  • Strong Excel and project plan skills
  • Proven strong decision-making skills
  • Proactively identifies and acts upon potential risks and areas for improvement
  • Consistent application of lessons learned to future projects and workload
  • Experience discussing and defining business goals and objectives with key functional stakeholders and then ensuring the design solutions achieve those goals, objectives, and requirements
  • Ability to document requirements and processes
  • Enjoys being part of a global virtual team
  • Ability to support a flexible work schedule which sometimes requires availability to other time zones, projects, and team members as needed
  • BA / BS or equivalent experience in related fields
  • Provides programs to improve operational efficiency, consistency, and compliance in support of the organization's financial and tactical business objectives.

    Provides business practices and processes. Develops, communicates, and trains the organization on business practices and processes.

    Serve as a liaison with other divisions such as Finance, Contracts, HR, Legal, Shared Services, Accounts Receivable, Purchasing, and Risk Management in an effort to ensure accurate and timely transaction processing.

    Collect, input, verify, correct, and analyze data to measure key performance indicator actual versus business objectives.

    Provide updates to management regarding budget to actual, informing them of deviations and opportunities. Provide management with economic impact and compliance issues surrounding key business decisions and / or deals.

    Communicate Oracle Business Practices to the organization and monitor process and approvals for full compliance. Drive implementation of new processes and procedures.

    Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical / business skills in area of specialization.

    Ability to collect, organize, and display data in spreadsheet format. Follow-through skills necessary to get information from internal and third parties and have data errors / omissions corrected.

    For this, relationship management skills strongly desired. Strong written and verbal communication skills. 8 plus years relevant work experience.

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