Oracle Application Specialist FTD

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Job Description: Oracle Application Specialist, ERP Center of Excellence (COE) – Logistics Domain

Position Profile

Anixter is embarking upon an exciting multi-year Business Process Transformation program. This will be a process-led, global program, which will include the implementation of Business Process Management (BPM) fully supported by Oracle Cloud ERP Platform. This transformation will significantly enhance our company’s organic and inorganic growth strategy. The Anixter ERP Center of Excellence (COE) is being built to support the creation, implementation and ongoing support of the new Oracle Cloud ERP for Anixter.

The Oracle Application Specialist, (COE) – Logistics reports to the Director, ERP COE – Forecast to Deliver at Anixter, Inc. The Oracle Application Specialist will work closely with the Anixter and Deloitte Oracle Cloud project team to transition support of the Logistics processes and work with Anixter’s AMS partner to ensure that Logistics processes within the Oracle Cloud ecosystem meet our users’ needs. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with our business team and stakeholders to define business requirements that deliver key features and capabilities within the Logistics domain supporting the business strategy as well as supporting existing systems and processes.

How You’ll Be Successful / Primary Responsibilities:

The core responsibility of the Oracle Application Specialist, ERP Center of Excellence – Logistics Domain is to design, configure, develop and implement transformative solutions to improve the productivity, efficiency and effectiveness of ANIXTER business operations, specifically within the domain of Trade Compliance and Transportation Management.

  • Design and deliver Oracle Cloud out-of-the-box solutions and services that will help Anixter succeed in the Business Process Transformation journey.
  • Design and deliver solutions to address specific gaps within Oracle Cloud solutions (PaaS solutions to address functional gaps through bolt-ons or interfaces).
  • Gather business requirements, complete gap analysis, document functional designs for Global Trade Compliance (using Oracle Global Trade Management) and Transportation (using Oracle Transportation Management) solutions in the Oracle Cloud, extensions, interfaces and boundary applications. Oracle AIM or OUM documentation preferred.
  • Create flowcharts and diagrams depicting AS-IS, TO-BE business processes and obtain business sign-off for solutions.
  • Analyze impact of business requirements on existing solutions, present findings and facilitate discussions to map the optimal process with Logistics best practices in mind.
  • During the project rollout of Oracle Cloud, collaborate with Anixter’s greater IT team and Deloitte to analyze impact of solutions to legacy processes and systems and give input to design the optimal process.
  • Adhere to the appropriate reference architecture and standards for systems that need to interact with the Oracle Cloud.
  • As a Logistics subject matter expert, act as consultant to the business to improve usage of Oracle Cloud solutions.
  • Analyze impact of functionality delivered through Oracle Cloud updates on current solutions and collaborates with users, QA and AMS teams on the development of testing deliverables.
  • Provide operational support for implemented Oracle Cloud solutions: Collaborate with the ERP COE team, greater IT team and Anixter’s AMS partner to get the necessary support or solutions in place to support business processes.
  • Use My Oracle Support to research new functionality, troubleshoot issues and create Service Requests as needed.
  • Collaborate with Anixter’s PMO to deliver solutions on time and on-budget. Fully participate in Anixter projects and deliver assigned tasks.
  • Collaborate with Anixter’s Change Management organization to develop training materials and rolling out of new solutions.
  • Manage users’ adherence of standard Logistics processes and maintenance of data quality and integrity.

Your Characteristics & Attributes

  • Prior experience implementing process-led ERP solutions for large organizations is a must. Oracle EBS experience is a must. Oracle Cloud ERP implementation is preferred.
  • Experience defining solution and integration architecture within enterprise architecture guidelines
  • Demonstrated track record of creating technology solutions to solve business problems (globally, or across multiple divisions or regions within a single company)
  • Deep understanding of the overall context of business processes (especially in Logistics) and how they relate to other business process domains (Record-to-Report, Source-to-Pay, Quote-to-Cash, Human Capital Management)
  • Experience translating complex business process changes into requirements into technical IT capabilities and solutions
  • Strong collaboration, teamwork and relationship building skills across multiple levels and functions in the organization.
  • Knowledge of ITIL processes
  • Demonstrated experience in project planning and execution as well system management and life cycle
  • Exceptional ability to lead change using positive and collaborative methods.
  • Skilled at conflict resolution and problem-solving to achieve win-win outcomes.
  • Strong communication skills in writing, speaking, listening and presenting.
  • Able to communicate technical or complex subject matter in business terms.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver under tight timelines with minimal oversight and input
  • Strong collaborator – willingness to share ideas, documentation and best practices.
  • Demonstrated success managing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • A flexible, dynamic and proactive individual; able to motivate him/herself and others; easily accepts constructive input from others.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Competitive drive; ardent desire to win.
  • Accepts ownership and welcomes responsibility.
  • Ability to learn on the go with a positive attitude
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Anixter core values.
  • Fluent in English

Your Experience & Education

  • A bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Computer Science, Engineering, or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. MBA a plus.
  • 5-7 years of functional experience implementing Oracle EBS Supply Chain Logistics and Trade Compliance solutions in a whole sale environment with a high growth wholesaler. Experience in Oracle Fusion Cloud a plus.
  • Extensive knowledge of processes and related Oracle EBS or Cloud functionality in Oracle Global Trade Management (GTM) and Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) domains for these areas:
    • Multi-stop local/regional Logistics planning
    • User defined pattern based load configurations
    • Multi-leg international or domestic network routing
    • Booking/tendering using different communication formats
    • Freight payment and settlement
    • Rate maintenance
    • Fleet management
    • Workflow configurations using Business Process Automation
    • Regulatory compliance associated with cross-border trade
      • Configuration of restricted party lists and automated maintenance
      • Reporting to support audits and commercial requirements
  • Experience with SQL, data mapping, migration. Development experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to document clear business requirements and solutions needed to meet business needs and to translate them into functional designs for Oracle, 3rd party add-ons, extensions and interfaces
  • Experience working with Cloud PaaS ecosystems a plus
  • 5+ years of experience delivering solutions in large-scale, Oracle EBS or Cloud environments
  • 5+ years of IT-related experience supporting the Logistics domain
  • 5+ years of demonstrated Logistics business design experience
  • Successful design and delivery of the Logistics components for at least one “end to end” enterprise-wide Business Process Transformation project

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