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Oracle Cloud Program Director

Chicago, IL

Oracle Cloud Program Director

Our client is a mid-sized, entrepreneurial leader in the Oracle Cloud Consulting space, with exceptionally strong delivery teams. We are engaged on a search for an Oracle Cloud Program Director within the PMO. In this role, you will manage large-scale implementation projects containing multiple sub-projects within an overall program. These programs will have a high degree of complexity, are often global in scale, and contain multiple technology components.


Collaborate with client contacts managing cross-functional client project team members to facilitate project delivery

Ensure the delivery of programs through the following phases: Concept, Requirements Definition, Design, Build, Test, and Deployment

Collaborate with Apps Associates project team members, who are both onshore and offshore to successfully deliver projects

Manage the execution of the project's activities and resources in partnership with the division technical leads and business partners

Lead project teams through scoping definition and ensure all execution efforts align to project goals

Lead the establishment of measurable and achievable critical success factors for the project

Control planning and execution to ensure that cost, time, and quality goals are met

Develop and maintain project plans and related project artifacts and provide view of plans and progress to date

Manage against the approved budget and recommend course correction as necessary.

Conduct periodic stakeholder meetings to ensure status clarity and clear expectations

Possesses the ability to turn troubled projects around when and if needed

Make continuous improvement a priority - The Program Director should have a solid grasp of basic and many advanced project management principles, along with having experience in successfully applying and advancing those principles.

Support Apps Associates sales team with the development support of new sales opportunities and/or support changes to existing scope utilizing internal change control processes


  • Education and years of experience: BS/BBA 16-18, MS/MBA 14+
  • 5+ years of Program Management experience with programs of $7M+ in annual revenue
  • 10+ years of consulting experience, most recently in a Senior Project Manager, Program Manager, or similar level role
  • Leadership of a minimum of twelve (12) full life-cycle implementations in the Senior Project Manager or Program Manager role
  • Global/multi-product implementation experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time management, organization, and collaboration skills
  • Proficiency with project management tools such as Microsoft Project, Smartsheet (preferred), Jira (preferred)
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft suite of business productivity tools (for example: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, One Note, Teams)
  • Strong understanding of the cloud software development lifecycle including waterfall, agile and hybrid methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multi-pillar, multi-project programs
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with C-Suite Stakeholders
  • The Program Director must have project management and/or hands on experience with at least three (3) of the following technologies:
  1. Oracle Cloud ERP (Fusion, SCM, Financials, HCM, or equivalent)
  2. Amazon AWS
  3. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
  4. Custom Software Development (with the Enterprise space)
  5. Integration technologies such Boomi, Mulesoft, Oracle Cloud Integration Service or equivalent
  6. Analytics technologies such as SnowFlake, Hyperion, Oracle Analytics Cloud or equivalent
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 75% if needed

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