Product Manager/Strategy 3-ProdDev
Columbia , Maryland
February 08, 2017
Department Description
The Solution Management and Product Strategy group within the Oracle Hospitality Global Business Unit is comprised of hospitality industry experts with strong hospitality solution knowledge and solution marketing expertise. The main goals of this team are to capture market and solution requirements, define the strategic business plans and investment agenda, and build targeted market offers. The group is measured by plan attainment, growth in market share, and customer success.

Position Description
This opening is for a Solution Manager, Hospitality . In this role, the Solution Manager works as part of a small, high-calibre team to deliver upon the vision for the Food and Beverage solution set. The Solution Manager provides valuable insight into the roadmap based on various interactions with customers, partners and fellow employees. They work very closely with the Development team to ensure alignment between market requirements and the software releases. The most successful Solution Managers have both deep and broad product/market expertise, and have the ability to focus on a single area or cover a wide variety of solutions as needed depending upon the roadmap investment priorities. Pragmatic Marketing ®principles are frequently leveraged in combination with Oracle HGBU Product Lifecycle Management. They are leaders within the organization and evangelists for their particular product area.

The Solution Manager is responsible for the following solution deliverables:
  • Market and Business Requirement Documents with focus global focus
  • Product Life Cycle Management incl. strategic Roadmap, Launches, Updates
  • Contribution to Product Introductions and Marketing Announcements
  • Market specific solution collateral for sales channels, i.e. Advocated Offers, Playbooks
  • Approve Partner Relationships for the LOB
  • Pricing for Product/Service/Solution/Portfolio
  • Feature and Design Review
  • Thought leader in solution area

In addition to the above activities, the role will be involved in top opportunity pre-sales activities and key customer engagements (i.e. advisory boards) to drive customer success as necessary. Within Solution Management, the role collaborates with the Solution Directors and Marketing roles to help influence all aspects of the solutions. The Solution Manager directly reports to the Director of Solution Management to ensure this role has the visibility and access to decision makers. In addition, the Solution Manager is deeply involved with the Development Group and, in particular, the Functional Architect role to ensure the vision and requirements are delivered in the product releases.

Job Requirements

Work is non-routine and complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in areas of specialization. This role requires hospitality software domain expertise as well as strong presentation and communication skills. Prior experience with Strategy and Product Management functions is a plus. At least 4 years of relevant software experience is preferred. Excellent communication, presentation, and negotiating skills with both internal and external resources required. The ability to travel domestically and internationally on occasion is required. BA/BS or MS degree (or equivalent) in related field.
Work as part of a team that acts as the central resource and driving force for the design, process, manufacturing, test, quality and marketing of product(s) as they move from conception to distribution. Organize interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget.

As a member of the product development division, you will define product specifications and or strategy. Gather and analyze information to define product specifications and review design specifications. Communicate product strategy and functionality. Initiate and foster relationships with other groups. Review product documentation and collateral. Ensure successful product releases based on corporate priorities.

Duties and tasks are varied and complex, needing independent judgment. Fully competent in own area of expertise. May have project lead role and or supervise lower level personnel. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. 4 years of software engineering or related experience.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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