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Job Description:

Grant Thornton’s Business Consulting consists of Enterprise Applications, Technology, Finance, Operations, Deals and People focus areas. The Enterprise Applications (EA) Practice is responsible for advisory and project implementation services related to Oracle Cloud Applications and Technology in particular, and ERP/HCM applications advisory consultancy more generally.

You will undertake the leading of Oracle ERP solution definition activity for the EA Practice in both pre-sales and post-sales capacities, with the latter in both advisory and project engagements. Scope of engagements will include services spanning full ERP solutions (eg Finance and Procurement solutions), using Oracle Cloud ERP SaaS products in the main, but extending to other parts of the Oracle Cloud footprint and other solutions and technologies where needed.

Within project engagements and sales activity, you will promote a strong working relationship and team spirit with both Grant Thornton colleagues and customer project teams. Additionally, outside specific opportunity and project activity, you will contribute particularly to solution and proposition development and business development.

Let’s talk about the job

If you enjoy working on a wide-reaching range of projects that will help businesses and communities flourish, you’ll fit right in. Here are some things you can expect from this Enterprise Applications Solution Lead role.

  • Making quality second nature.  This means doing what’s right even when no one’s looking. The work that you will do has a major impact on our clients and our firm. We pride ourselves on the high-level standards we have for the work that we do. 
  • Own your own work.  Within an opportunity process or a specific delivery engagement, you will own all aspects of the ERP solution definition (in collaboration with other senior sales and delivery leaders), able to use your knowledge of Oracle ERP Cloud functionality to architect specific client solutions, and to convince customers of the appropriateness of those solutions. You will also be able to own the interaction with senior customer stakeholders, to understand their requirements and build relationship in which they buy into your solution vision.
  • Be a part of a team. You will be part of the Enterprise Applications Practice team, taking a key role in leading solution teams (including both on shore and off shore consultants) in the implementation of your solution vision. You will work collaboratively with the EA practice sales leaders in defining solutions and with Project Managers, other Solutions Architects and implementation consultants in the delivery of customer projects.
  • Take responsibility. Your responsibilities will be measured both in terms of helping to win new solutions business, and in then delivering those solutions to referenceable customers. You will be primarily in terms of project and customer success. At a more detail level you will be responsible for development and success of solution propositions (both generic and customer specific), customer proposals, and in the oversight of the delivery of your solutions.
  • Build your brand. The EA team is the leading enterprise solutions team within Grant Thornton and your success will be aligned to your ability to build an internal and external brand as an established leader for the definition of all aspects of enterprise solutions, and particularly Oracle Cloud solutions. Your knowledge will be visible and respected internally within the EA and Business Consulting teams and within Oracle UK’s sales and solution consulting teams.


The minimum criteria

Minimum criteria include 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent), relevant Oracle certification in Cloud ERP, and multiple years’ experience in similar Solution Architect roles, covering both successful solution sales and delivery.

Skills to set you apart

Here are a few more skills we are looking for:

  • Oracle Cloud solution design experience and certification beyond core ERP – eg Supply Chain or HCM
  • Solution design experience and certification across a wider Oracle and non-Oracle footprint; eg PaaS, Analytics, other Tier 1 & 2 ERP solutions etc.
  • Experience of building lasting relationships with C Level and Senior Solution stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications – and a demonstrable track record of being able to use those skills to convince customers regarding your solution vision as part of sales and delivery processes
  • Experience in Project Delivery roles encompassing project leadership and oversight alongside your solution responsibilities
  • Willingness to travel up to 100% at times depending on customer requirements, mostly in UK, but throughout Europe & the Middle East if needed.

Do you care about the same things we do?

We have six values we work by. When we meet, we’ll want you to show us how they’re important to you, too.

Collaboration: We work together, share ideas and always make time to help each other out.

Leadership: Everyone has the chance to lead their own projects.

Excellence: Quality is central to our purpose. We love what we do, and it shows. We sweat the details. We see things through, no matter how tricky.

Agility: The world moves quickly. To keep up, we stay flexible – changing approaches, changing projects, working offline, online, together and alone to get things done.

Respect: A given, of course: we value each other and our clients. We listen, we understand, we care.

Responsibility: The decisions we make and advice we give affects people’s lives and livelihoods. We take that seriously and always do well by doing what’s right.

Bring your whole self

Now you’ve seen our values, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re creating a respectful, open, diverse place to work. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

“We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone – regardless of background or gender.” Dave Dunckley, CEO

There’s more to life than work

Families, children, sports, night classes…the things you do and the people you’re with outside work matter. They can inspire, motivate and energise you. Inside the office and out. So if you’d like to work flexibly, let us know. We’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.

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