Oracle Functional Architect
at Agility

Date Posted: 5/19/2019

Job Description

Your future @ Agility

Agility Global Integrated Logistics is one of the world’s top freight forwarders and providers of contract logistics. It offers ocean, air and road freight, warehousing and distribution, and integrated supply chain services in more than 100 countries. GIL and its parent, Agility, are pioneers in emerging markets, and leader and investors in the use of technology to enhance supply chain efficiency. Agility is a publicly traded company with $4.6 billion in annual revenue.

We are currently looking for a new member to our Global Finance team based in Baar, Switzerland


Oracle Functional Architect


The organization is currently implementing a significant change program across its financial global services, in country and within its internal shared service centers across all regions. We are looking for the best talent to head up our Project Management Office, as the Program Management Director this role is a pivotal to the leadership and successful delivery of existing and future Agility projects.

You will have the opportunity to work for a dynamic and growing company with a strong empowerment culture within a multicultural environment. The role purpose is to act as an intermediary between the finance community, implementation teams and the Global Process Owners in understanding and communicating financial business requirements to the Oracle Technical Architects.

You will sit within the Global Finance Team, working closely with the Global Process Owners, Program Management, Information Technology and the Oracle implementation team, with a direct reporting line to the SVP Finance Operations. The role will be two-fold, firstly a deep dive and integration of the Oracle implementation program that is underway. Secondly, managing new requests for change and improved solutions.

Your responsibilities

  • You will assist in the completion functional specifications and interface documents to enable the technical implementation team to configure Oracle and related systems to meet the business needs whilst maintaining design integrity
  • You will promote standard processes and practices across the business, for technical decisions concerning functional architecture, including functional changes and approval of critical integration documents
  • You will lead and participate in discussions with the business and global process owners on their process, business and technical challenges to ensure fit for purpose technical solutions are designed
  • You will ensure that all process design concept and solutions are valid and are correctly integrated to meet technical requirements.
  • You will be required to formulate and present solution options to different levels within the organization, influencing and directing outcomes and decisions that optimize processes and deliverables.

Job Requirements

Your qualification

  • Preferred Bachelor degree in Project Management, Business Administration, Finance or Economics
  • Advanced knowledge of ERP finance applications, Oracle Financials (R12) and HFM is required
  • Lead architect experience on two or more major Oracle ERP software implementations, with one being a Global Program
  • 5+ years’ experience of leading functional solutions within finance
  • Finance subject matter expert / generalist: R2R, P2P and O2C
  • Experience working on Financial Transformation Projects required
  • Experience working in a freight forwarding, supply chain and logistics’ industry, or another network business model is highly preferred, as well as working in a matrixed organization
  • Proven ability to develop trusted advisor role, influencing and enhancing collaborative relationships across teams and stakeholders, easily gaining trust and confidence of multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to successfully challenge throughout the organization, presenting the technical possibilities and solutions that can be understood by the business and promote positive adoption of change.
  • Ability to present complex technical solutions to the business, in a manner that the business can easily understand and relate to business practices/requirements whilst minimizing technical jargon
  • Excellent written and spoken English is essential


Hand-in your application by e-mail to Mrs. Katharina Antwi, kantwiATagilityDOTcom. Welcome on board!

Job Snapshot

About Us

Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed and developing economies alike. Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than $4.4 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries.

Agility’s core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including e-government customs optimization and consulting, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

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