Version 1 London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Edinburgh, Belfast

Department: Enterprise Applications

Job Description

The Oracle E-Business Suite Portfolio Director role within the Enterprise Applications practice will lead a team of over 80 consultants and support over 30 customers to deliver a portfolio of c £/€8m. Reporting to the Head of ASPIRE Managed Services in Enterprise Applications, you will lead a team to deliver ASPIRE Managed Services. This is a senior role in Version 1, with opportunity for the right individual to further progress into senior practice leadership roles across Version 1.

ASPIRE is a differentiated value-led approach to Managed Services that relentlessly seeks to make a real difference to our customers business, it places continuous improvement, value, and business innovation at the heart of everything we do. ASPIRE is one of our strategic pillars for 2024 and Service Delivery is key to its success. As the Portfolio Director you will be expected to lead the team and deliver value to our customers and support the commercial and bid team to win new business and grow the customer base and contribute to the ASPIRE strategy and be at the forefront of value-add initiatives.

In this role you will have full ownership for the P&L of the portfolio and as such, you will likely have held portfolio or programme management roles in the past with responsibility for budgets in the region of £/€500k to £/€3m, or beyond. You will have experience in delivering Customer First outcomes and will understand the challenges in delivering transformational change involving ERP systems. Skills such as the ability to inspire and drive teams, commercial acumen and leading on bids for delivery, ability to ask tough questions, curiosity and willingness to learn are regarded as more important in this role than a deep understanding of Oracle ERP.  Oracle Business experience is mandatory for this role. Ideally a background as a Functional Consultant is ideal.  

You will be seen as central in the shaping and delivery of key proposals and will be recognised by customers and colleagues as a leader who can bring together the right group of people to deliver the right solution and play a leading role in understanding the needs of the customer, to address customer challenges and understand the commercial balance required to nurture a growing element of our organisation


You will have experience in leading a team, in managing and growing a portfolio of projects/customers and you will be passionate about defining and developing solutions that meet customer challenges and understand the commercial balance required to deliver these solutions between top and bottom-line growth. You’ll enjoy customer engagement and be comfortable with balancing multiple competing demands whilst leading and developing a diverse and highly talented team and promoting and inspiring our core values right across the delivery team.

  • Key participant in leading and delivering time-pressure bids, including pricing and customer presentations.Pre-sales experience is ideal.
  • High commercial awareness and ability to manage, report and analyse GP, EBITDA, margin for your team.
  • Proven ability to attain and retain customers with high satisfaction levels.
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills – will be required to forge relationships with other Portfolio Directors and the commercial team as examples.
  • Ability to recruit and retain a strong team of consultants as well as resource planning and management.

Role Requirements:

The role will be divided across three areas of responsibility – Customer Delivery, Commercial Growth and People Leadership.

Customer Delivery

You will have full accountability for the delivery of end-to-end Customer engagements ensuring our customer is at the heart of everything we do, we understand their ways of working and that we deliver successfully for them. You will likely spend a considerable amount of time engaged in Customer forums (e.g., Steering Groups etc) and travel to Customer sites from time to time and be accountable for the customer satisfactions scores and feedback.

Commercial Growth

You will work closely with Commercial colleagues to build and support compelling proposals and customer offerings which will enable and support our continued growth ambition for the practice and deliver profitable outcomes.

You will have your own P&L and be accountable for that. You will take ownership of Monthly and quarterly forecasting of team costs and project revenues reviewing actual performance against forecast, understanding gaps and putting corrective measures in place, as appropriate and for achieving GP targets.

People Leadership

You will help lead a team of diverse professionals across Functional, Technical and DBA/OCI teams located in the UK, Ireland and India. You will ensure that we continue to have world-class levels of engagement and that we are ensuring that our teams deliver excellently through the use of our methodologies and accelerators and are suitably skilled.

Additional Information

Why Version 1?

Share in our Success through our Quarterly performance related Profit Share & an opportunity to join our new V1 Equity success Scheme.   

Strong Career Progression & mentorship coaching through our Strength in Balance & Leadership schemes with a dedicated quarterly Pathways Career Development review. 

Financial benefits including; Pension, Private Healthcare Cover, Life Assurance, Financial advice 

Strong Career Progression & mentorship coaching through our Strength in Balance and leadership schemes with a dedicated quarterly Pathways Career Development review

A large training budget for accreditations and educational assistance for courses relevant to your role.

Version 1 Annual Excellence Awards & our ‘ Call-Out’ platform where performance is called out and recognised

Moments that matter & our enhanced maternity & paternity leave policies for life’s journey

Our active ESG & CSR initiative allows you to get involved in local fundraising and development opportunities as part of fostering our diversity, inclusion, and belonging schemes.

  • Quarterly performance-related profit share
  • Certified Great Place to Work for 10 years in a row
  • Flexible mix of Remote/Hybrid working options
  • Pension, Private Healthcare Cover, Life Assurance

This is an opportunity to join one of the fastest-growing Oracle ERP Consultancies in Ireland & the UK.

PLUS, many more exciting benefits… drop us a note to find out more.

Please note that you must have the legal right to live and work in the United Kingdom. This is a full-time permanent role.

Location: This role can be delivered in a hybrid nature from one of these offices:Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, or London and also some occasional client site travel. Expenses will be covered.

#Suzanne Whelan, Talent Acquisition Manager UK & Ireland




Company Description

Version 1’s market leading Enterprise Applications Practice specialises in Finance, Supply Chain, HR, and Payroll Solutions with over 650 Oracle Specialists across the UK, Ireland, US, Australia, India and Slovenia.

We deliver consulting and managed services to transform and optimise ways of working for more than 230 customers through the provision of specialist knowledge right across the Oracle product stack – Oracle Fusion Cloud for ERP, HCM and EPM, eBusiness Suite, JDEdwards, Peoplesoft and Hyperion, not to mention extensive expertise in Analytics, Infrastructure, and Integration.

We have grown both organically and through acquisition, with our most recent acquisition of EPM and Analytics experts Qubix bringing 170 specialists to our team.

Our Oracle Fusion Cloud team has grown significantly over the past 3 years powered by recent business wins including Galliford Try, Bank of England, An Post, Inizio Health, Birmingham City Council, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and QBE Insurance.

We have an exciting growth strategy that will see further rapid growth and opportunity to drive value for our customers into 2024 and beyond.

  • UK & Ireland’s premier Oracle, Microsoft & AWS partner
  • Market leader in Oracle ERP and Cloud Applications
  • Consulting, implementation, and support services
  • 3200+ strong, €347m/£302m revenue business
  • ERP Partner of the Year & 10 years as GPTW to work in Ireland & UK  
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