Oracle Cloud Projects/Grants (PPM) Lead

| Lisle, IL, USA
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Applications Software Technology (AST) was founded on one simple thought, we put our people and our customers first, and you can never lose. AST is a globally recognized award-winning full-service enterprise cloud transformation and systems integrator, specializing in Oracle Cloud, Salesforce, NetSuite, and JD Edwards, serving clients in the Public and Commercial Sectors for over 28 years. Clients look to AST for leadership and assistance in systems integration, business process redesign, project management, systems administration, and training. From on-premise applications to modern cloud technology, AST's services encompass all aspects of Enterprise Resource Planning, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management, Customer Experience, and Middleware. AST also offers flexible Managed Services, supporting the needs of over 200 Public Sector and Commercial customers around the globe. If you're someone with energy, drive, and creativity, AST might be the place for you.

Currently, we are looking for an Oracle Cloud Project Portfolio Management Lead to join our team. This is a full-time position that can sit anywhere in the United States. Travel to client sites as needed.

What You'll Do:

  • Provide subject matter expertise and lead functional tracks on Oracle ERP Cloud Project Management for the modules Project Financials, Oracle Grants Management and Project Contract Billing.
  • Provide solutions based on accounting principles and rules for the PPM modules
  • Complete project tasks and deliverables as per established project timelines. Written deliverables should be of the highest quality as per established project templates
  • Engage with clients and lead workshops to define business requirements
  • Conduct gap analysis between delivered functionality and client requirements. Provide solutions to gaps along with recommended solution for the PPM modules
  • Document Gaps, Issues and Solution Process Flows.
  • Map customer's business process to Oracle Cloud PPM processes
  • Configure Cloud PPM to align with customer's business processes
  • Migrate customer financial data from Legacy to Oracle Cloud Applications
  • Prepare the functional design for all technical objects in AST template along with documentation of the test criteria for each technical object
  • Develop testing scenarios and day in the life scenarios for testing
  • Lead testing events like unit, integration and acceptance testing for the PPM area. Tasks include finalizing scenarios with the client, prepping data for testing, providing the schedule for the events, coordination of completion of testing and ensuring accuracy in testing
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer and business transformation
  • Create RAID items as necessary per direction of the PMO, update the status on RAID items for items assigned and coordinate with the client for timely closure of items
  • Be available during the client working hours using AST and Client communication tools for the project
  • Work and engage with offshore AST counterparts, other module leads and technical team for project work
  • Execute the project work based on AST and Client defined project process, project execution methodology and templates

What You'll Bring:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of ERP implementation experience on Cloud Applications.
  • Preferably at least one City or County Client with exposure to Grants Accounting, Budgetary Controls and Encumbrance Accounting
  • Demonstrated ability to provide subject matter expertise in Oracle Cloud ERP Project Portfolio Management (PPM) modules Project Financials, Oracle Grants Management and Project Contract Billing.
  • Hands on experience in configuring and transaction processing on the PPM modules
  • Exposure to SCM, Financial applications, Project Management, Project Scheduling, Resource Management and Task management is a plus
  • Completed 2+ full cycle implementations as the Lead Consultant Oracle Cloud PPM Applications
  • Experience in Business Process Consulting, problem definition, facilitating global design workshops, business process analysis, providing subject matter guidance, system integration testing, training and production deployment
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with a diverse group of people
  • Able to effectively collaborate with customers, PMO, onsite & offshore team
  • Capable to work independently, take initiative with minimal supervision yet can participate as a team member with a willingness to help where needed
  • Ability to communicate through remote tools effectively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, active listening and interpersonal skills
  • 4-year Bachelor degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Ability to travel as per project and organizational needs

What We Bring:

At AST, people are the center of everything we do, and we work to provide you with benefits beyond a paycheck. We strive to develop and recognize our people at all levels and give them the rewards they deserve. We offer full benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement/401k, disability, life insurance, and unlimited PTO for all our North American employees to balance your work and life. We also offer additional benefits, such as commuter benefits, legal insurance, pet insurance, sabbatical leave, education reimbursement, parental leave, and much more.

Our Culture:

At AST, people are the center of everything we do. In over 28 years of business, we know that putting our people first is the key to success. Our passion for people has earned us multiple awards. Here are some of the most recent:

  • 2023 National Cultural Excellence for Remote Work by Energage
  • 2023 National Cultural Excellence for Innovation by Energage
  • 2023 National Cultural Excellence for DE&I Practices by Energage
  • 2023 National Cultural Excellence for Leadership by Energage
  • 2023 Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces by Energage (5th consecutive year)
  • 2022 Top Workplaces in the Nation by Energage
  • 2022 National Cultural Excellence for Leadership by Energage
  • 2022 National Cultural Excellence for Innovation by Energage
  • 2022 Dallas Fort Worth's 2022 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for by National Association for Business Resources (NABR)

We foster a culture of trust, ownership, and innovation at every level of the organization. All doors are open and everyone's ideas matter, giving our people the ability to quickly understand our customers' needs and translate those needs into action. While we celebrate individual wins, we always strive for shared success. We are One AST.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: We value global diversity and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. AST is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic or classification protected by law.

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AST Corporation operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Lisle, IL. It has 989 total employees. To see all 9 open jobs at AST Corporation, click here.
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