Oracle provides the world's most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems, with more than 370,000 customers including 100 of the Fortune 100 representing a variety of sizes and industries in more than 145 countries around the globe.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Senior Consulting Sales Manager, Banking - West Africa
Oracle Financial Services Global Business Unit (FSGBU) is a world leader in providing IT solutions to the financial services industry. Oracle’s customers include ten of the top ten global banks, ten of the top ten insurance companies, ten of the top ten securities firms, five of the top five mutual fund companies and four of the top five World stock exchanges.
With the experience of delivering value-based IT solutions to over 840 financial institutions in over 130 countries, the FSGBU understands the specific challenges that financial institutions face: the need for building customer intimacy and competitive advantage through cost-effective solutions while, simultaneously, adhering to the stringent demands of a dynamic regulatory environment.
Our solutions have the world's most comprehensive and contemporary banking applications and provide a technology footprint that addresses their complex IT and business requirements
Within the FSGBU portfolio of offerings includes Oracle FLEXCUBE Universal Banking (FCUBS). This is Core Banking for the Bank of Tomorrow where we help clients to:
Accelerate digital transformation.
Drive business agility.
Deliver optimal efficiency.
Brief Description of the Role
The existing vacancy is for a seasoned banking software application sales person to position and sell Consulting Services for Oracle’s Core and Digital banking solutions. The territory is defined as West Africa Named Accounts across ECOWAS within the banking and Financial Services industry.
The Sales person must tirelessly hunt and farm accounts across the territory assigned and have an outstanding capability to create opportunities in both the white space and the existing accounts. Should have an existing network across financial services coupled with a track record of overachieving annual services sales target i.e. above 6M USD.
We require an excellent networker who has the ability to identify client’s stakeholders (IT and Business) to position our Consulting services in conjunction with license sales and presales.
Position is responsible for selling consulting services and achieve Sales targets for Banking Consulting Sales in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Togo, Mauritania, Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Mali and some named accounts in other African countries. Emphasis is on Nigeria & Ghana markets
Strategically engage customers with the view of building key relationships and creating the foundation for Consulting Sales.
Competency in positioning the portfolio at “C” level at a business, IT and operational level.
Building a deep and active engagement model with Clients.
Creating a tailored ‘case for transformation’ and solution proposal with supporting business case for each opportunity.
Close opportunities in a timely and managed process.
Sales lead generation and pipeline management.
Collaborate and across Oracle Line of Business stakeholders and within the various teams in the FSBGU.
Lead FSGBU account plan and coverage model to identify target Clients
Works with partners, alliances, license sales, and other internal Oracle organizations. Interacts internally and externally with executive management requiring negotiation of difficult matters
Seasoned Banking Software Sales professional with minimum of 10 -12 years of experience in the areas of core & digital banking applications like SAP, Finacle (Infosys), T24/IBIS/Globus (Temenos), Midas/Bankmaster/Equation (Misys), Banks/Quartz (TCS), Symbols (SunGuard, SystemAccess) or similar vendor applications
Experience in shaping and developing significant investment initiatives / projects of $US 5M and upwards, including business case development, detailed solution scope, implementation approach and plan, etc.
Deep knowledge about the African banking industry is vital.
Self-starter / independent worker
Strong combined Sales & business development skills
Used to managing sales cycles for strategic opportunities (solution selling)
Knowledge of finance fundamentals, retail/commercial banking products life cycle, accounting and back-office operations
Knowledge of IT and Banking
Excellent communications and networking skills
Ability to collaborate across internal and external stakeholders.
Partner management experience would be beneficial.
Proven problem solving capacity, including needs analysis and business justification skills.
Ability to travel locally, Regionally and Internationally to cover the market patch allotted.
Fluency in written & spoken English is a must while knowing French will be an advantage