Applications Functional Consultant

Ref No. EMP424989
Location Reading, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (12 Months)
Job Status Applicants Required


A well-known Defence organisation requires an Applications Functional Consultant for a 12 months contract based in Reading.


Applications Functional Consultant

The Job

A well-known Defence organisation requires an Applications Functional Consultant for a 12 months contract based in Reading.

This role has primary responsibility for managing the Functional Support Team for the company's major enterprise business systems. The role will manage and shape the functional team's response to day to day support and enhancement of systems including both on premise and cloud delivered services. The current role is primarily in support of the On Premise Oracle eBusiness Suite and Oracle BI supporting Finance which are in the process of transitioning to a Cloud Service.

* Act on behalf of the Operational Run organisation to ensure that new services or changes are supportable before transition and acceptance into live operation.
* Inputting into the configuration management of the service and related documents
* Assist in defining and agreeing the service SLA/OLA (in collaboration with the Business Service Owner)
* Act with authority and influence to balance the push/pull between operational needs and project deliverables.
* Develop and demonstrate expertise through best practice in, methods, procedures, tools, equipment and standards for relevant ICT to ensure that the operational teams meet service level and operational level agreements.
* Work with multiple suppliers to ensure continuous improvement & cost effective services for AWE.
* Support wider operational teams and serve as an operational point of escalation for major service incidents.
* Ensure consistent and appropriate communication between Functional Team and Business Customers for service-related enquiries and issues.
* Ensure that Team Members support SOX Compliance

Skills required -
* Knowledge of one or more Business Supporting Enterprise systems.
* IT and information related principles, standards, and requirements when operating within MOD and UK legislative environments
* Information Security standards and procedure and incident response
* A working knowledge Oracle, Workday or other Business related ERP system
* Encourages people to question and challenge practices or procedures that are not fit for purpose.
* Calls people to account when they under-deliver or let standards slip.
* Experience of a Functional support role, in a multi skilled environment
* Experience in the use of process management processes
* Able to comprehensively capture, challenge, justify, articulate and manage customer, business, capability and operational user requirements
* Able to provide comprehensive documentation
* Able to set and manage realistic expectations for timescales, costs, benefits and measures for success
* Possess a good level of negotiating skills
* Able to lead, undertake, interpret and analyse business requirements
* Able to objectively weigh risks against benefits and make appropriate decisions and manage their implementation
* Numerate, computer and business literate
* Investigation and auditing skills
* Self motivated and able to work effectively in a team
* Good Communicator (Written and Oral) with sound facilitation skills that can be related to colleagues of all levels including 3rd parties

Security Requirements
This role will require the person to hold full Security Clearance (SC) prior to working onsite. You must currently hold or be eligible and willing to obtain SC. You must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship and have lived and worked in the UK for a minimum 5 year period. If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible, please contact me to discuss.

Contract paying in the region of £600-£700 per day LTD/Umbrella.

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