The Oracle SSI Manila team is recruiting Principal Consultants (Financial, Supply Chain, HCM, FMW, and Core Tech) in the Philippines! Read our interview below with Bibaswan, Consulting Practice Manager, and find out if this is the opportunity for you.
Why did you join the Oracle SSI Manila team?
I joined Oracle as a consultant over 16 years ago. While I was learning Oracle SQL, PL/SQL, and Oracle Applications, as well as working with other multi-national companies to implement Oracle Financial modules, it was my dream to be part of Oracle as a consultant. The Oracle SSI Manila team has a wide-ranging talent pool, including functional and technical roles, business analysts, industry experts, solution architects, and enterprise architects. I wanted to work in a fast-paced environment that kept challenging me. I wanted to add value to customers by providing solution design and consultancy services.
How’s it like to work in the Oracle SSI Manila team?
I’ve played many roles within Oracle SSI. I started as a Functional Consultant, working on implementation projects across the globe for customers of various industries, including: education, telecommunications, manufacturing, real estate, travel & transport, public sector, etc.
I’ve grown at Oracle SSI from Consultant to Project Lead, to Solution Architect, to Project Manager, to Program manager, to Competency Manager, to Competency Group Manager, to Bid Office Manager, to Location Manager. I managed 278 consultants with 6 managers at one time during my Competency Group Manager role, and was able to hire the right pool of talent, train them on the latest on-demand technologies, position them in the projects of their interest, and help them to make their customers successful. Our level of employee engagement kept improving with lesser attrition. It’s an amazing journey to work in a knowledge industry with so many skilled and brilliant people around, to learn something every day.
In my current role as Location Manager of the SSI Manila Center, I’m responsible for setting up practice in Manila, hiring the right talent, training them, and deploying on projects across the EMEA and APAC regions. I’m building a self-sufficient team to deliver projects from the Manila Center, with Project Management, Solution Architecture, Presales, Functional, and Technical capabilities. I continue to focus on long-term strategic initiatives like hiring, skills development, and investments in emerging technologies and accelerators to deliver cloud projects more efficiently.
Why do you enjoy working in the Oracle SSI Manila team? What inspires you in your role?
Every day is a new learning opportunity for me. My role allows me to lead a team of brilliant consultants, while always looking for new ways to solve business challenges. I’ve travelled the world, met fantastic customers, and made friends in many countries. With all of that comes growth, both personal and professional. I always want to learn new things, and Oracle has given me that opportunity. I still want to transform our customers’ business and help them achieve their objectives using Oracle products. Every day is exciting, and I honestly love getting up every morning. I start my week saying “Thank God it’s Monday.”
What are the career opportunities available in your team?
My team is broken into individual contributors who work on our customer-facing engagements, as well as Solution Architects who are responsible for architecting solutions and ensuring project delivery. We have career opportunities for people with Finance, Supply Chain, HCM, FMW, and Core Tech skills. Implementer/Consultant roles are available at every level. There’s potential to become a Senior Consultant, Solution Architect, or Practice Lead/Manager, which is part of the career growth that one can have within SSI Manila.
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Why should people join the Oracle SSI Manila team?
There are many reasons. First, we’re one of the few lines of business within Oracle that works with customers across EMEA, APAC, and Latin America. With so many customers and regions comes the opportunity to learn about new cultures. Second, we’re co-located with Product Development, and have inherently become the conduit for many other Consulting lines of business to learn what new products and releases are coming up. Third, the opportunities for technical learning are immense. While we focus on Fusion applications, the boundaries between applications and technology are blurring. If one is looking for growth, is hungry for knowledge, is open to change, and wants to be part of a global company that continuously innovates, I feel you should seize the opportunity.
Does working for the Oracle SSI Manila team sound like the kind of opportunity you’re looking for? If so, click here to send your résumé to our dedicated Oracle Talent Advisor, Lovelyn Sevilla today to be considered for one of our open positions. Or connect with Bibaswan Barpanda on LinkedIn for a friendly chat.