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Oracle Analyst Relations Director, Utilities Global Business Unit in Itasca, Illinois

Development and implementation of business plans, marketing strategy, and forecasts for a product/service or vertical market. As a product analyst you will participate in every stage of the product life cycle to ensure product meets the needs of users. Drive the implementation of programs in support of the marketing strategy, business plans, and forecasts for assigned product lines. Maintains current status of customer specifications for existing and future products. Identify, evaluate, and recommend marketing opportunities in support of product line objectives. Drive product functionality delivering high quality product documentation. Lead products through scheduled release assisting others to manage commitments and resources. Measure and report progress and review deliverables. Acknowledged authority within the Corporation. Provides leadership and expertise in the development of new products/services/processes, frequently operating at the leading edge of technology. Demonstrated product/project management experience. Ability to work with Executives. Strong interpersonal skills. Excellent written and verbal communication. Demonstrated product/project management experience. Creative, energetic, and enthusiastic. Team player. Experience using or implementing Oracle, SAP, or Peoplesoft applications. Basic HTML and web technology skills a plus. BA/BS/MBA degree. This is a remote/office based position which may be performed anywhere in the United States except for within the state of Colorado. Oracle is an Affirmative Action-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, protected veterans status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Director, Analyst Relations, Utilities GBU, Remote Director, Analyst Relations, is responsible for managing Oracle’s Analyst Relations (AR) program forOracle’s Industry Solutions. We are looking for someone with a strategic mind, strong relationship-building skills, and a track record of executing successful analyst relations, strategic communications, or product marketing programs. The ideal candidate must have experience managing cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities. There are thousands of analysts at hundreds of firms worldwide trying to understand and help customers understand Oracle’s Industry solutions and related markets within the paradigm of cloud computing. Your role is to inform these analysts and explain how Oracle’s Industry solutions are superior and work with them to understand core customer requirements and concerns. You should be creative and curious and able to think “out of the box” to find the right analysts to get our Industry solutions and broader Oracle message across. You will be responsible for proactively maintaining positive relationships with leading industry analysts and influencers and driving awareness and coverage of Industry solutions vision, strategy, differentiation, and market momentum. This person will support the Senior Director of Analyst Relations for Industries and work closely with senior executives and functional team leaders. You will also collaborate with other AR managers who cover the Oracle solution spaces. In this role, the candidate will have a direct opportunity to impact Oracle results while also helping to do things differently, bringing in new approaches, and innovating AR processes and communications as needed. Leadership and decision-making skills are a must. You must be collaborative. You also have the ability AND the willingness to be an integral part of ateam, participative, a contributor, somebody that complements the existing team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Plan and execute all aspects of a targeted, global analyst relations Industry program * Develop and maintain positive relationships with key analysts, influencers, and internal stakeholders * Manage regular analyst engagements, including strategy days, briefings, inquiries, meetings, and events * Educate analysts about the Industry vision, strategy, growth, and customer success * Lead analyst engagement for 3-4 Industry products within the Industry portfolio * Provide strategic guidance to product strategy and product marketing teams based on insights gained from analyst research and feedback/input * Manage the creation of presentations and briefing documents for analyst engagements * Interface with local sales executive teams to align to their priorities and to report on AR activities and analysts’ perspectives * Develop and monitor an analyst report calendar to maximize coverage * Create internal blogs regarding key analyst reports providing the field with ways to leverage these reports * Communicate key analyst reports to the field to assist in sales deals * Contribute to sales strategies based on analyst recommendations and perspectives * Assist sales in managing analyst impact in deals * Support marketing teams with analyst contributions to marketing activities * Periodically communicate program direction and achievements to internal audiences * Deliver spokesperson training as needed Professional Experience & Skills Required * 8 years of Analyst Relations or Product Management/Marketing experience in Enterprise Software solutions * Experience working in large, global companies - ability to work through organizational complexity to influence thinking and drive results across disparate geographies and disparate business units * Experience working with one or more Industry solutions such as Utilities, Communications, Retail, Hospitality, and Food and Beverage is preferred. * Ability to “think across boundaries” -work with Development, PR, and Product Marketing and distill and deliver messages from those teams back to our own * Know how to explain complex things in a simple way that people can understand * Ability to create and tell a simple customer-oriented benefit-driven value proposition * Strategic, analytical thinker with strong leadership skills * Strong attention to detail and an ability to manage numerous deadline-driven projects simultaneously * Influencing, negotiating, and relationship management skills * Public speaking and writing skills * Strong organizational skills * Creative thinker with a bias for action * Can live nationwide Travel 25% Job: Marketing* *Organization: Oracle *Title: *Analyst Relations Director, Utilities Global Business Unit Location: United States Requisition ID: 21000H2R