Unilever IT Manager-Oracle Transportation Management in Bangalore, India

IT Manager-Oracle Transportation Management



Location: Bangalore


Each Innovation team provides a focus on the delivery of Innovation into either their Function or cross functional expertise area, including owning the application landscape roadmap, future usability, maintainability and TCO for the business.

Within IT Innovation the ERP/SCM, CBM and BI CoEs are responsible for ensuring that all change introduced into our regional landscapes is of high design quality, introduced in a timely, affordable and sustainable manner, at acceptable risk to ongoing operations and consistent with long-term plans for the evolution of our key landscapes, thus, ensuring that the Project Delivery Process as defined by the Global PMO is adhered to.

In short, the role of the Innovation Analyst is to work with stakeholders and suppliers to ensure that common, high quality functional design is implemented while supporting an integrated plan. At times, the SME will be tasked with ensuring this plan is on target and is adhering to the strategic functional innovation roadmap.

Transportation is a key Supply Chain process and comprises critical steps of O2C, M2D and P2P processes such as shipments planning & execution and freight settlement, primarily over SAP and OTM systems.

In that space , the Transportation Management SME Analyst is responsible for ensuring the delivery of Innovation into our landscapes is of high design quality, adherent to business needs, aligned to all global guidelines, introduced in a timely, affordable and sustainable manner, at acceptable risk to ongoing operations and consistent with long-term plans for the evolution of our key landscapes.


  • Good exposure to all IT disciplines

  • Some experience of working within a project/program

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Knowledge of Project Planning using MS Project

  • Good appreciation and knowledge of project management domain.

  • Good interpersonal/relationship management skills


  • Work in close partnership with Business stakeholders, the Innovation Managers and Business Release Managers to ensure on-time and on-budget execution of application changes for all key projects and programs and ensuring new capabilities are fit for purpose

  • Ensure that the Project Delivery Process as defined by the Global PMO is adhered to.

  • Act as a focal point for establishing consistency, quality and control for documentation relating to the Function’s Application Landscape, such as functional/business requirements and functional specifications.

  • Aid the Innovation Manager in driving Application Convergence within the Function, from Local >Regional >Global.

  • Support the co-ordination and management of business IT projects on the relevant innovation roadmap, including minor enhancements (MEs) for the relevant area of responsibility in an effective and efficient manner delivering the best possible business value.

  • Help drive simplification to support the lowest possible TCO for each relevant component in the systems landscape.

  • Understand and interpret IT strategic architecture, helping ensure all projects follow the principles, guidelines and standards set out by Unilever’s S&T.

  • Understand and interpret the road map for IT systems architecture change/refresh, ensuring it is in line with destination architecture and is aligned with business priorities for change projects and programs.

  • Understand and interpret the Innovation Director’s detailed design guidelines describing how each component of the IT landscape will be used.

  • Support the creation and maintenance of project work packages based on business requirements documents.

  • Proactively become involved in post go-live reviews to ensure IT design and process issues are captured for learning and future improvement.

  • Deliver the above responsibilities within an agreed financial charging structure and budget.

  • Understand, communicate and field queries about the Integrated Innovation and Support plan (Level 1 plan) – escalating as necessary to the Innovation Manager and Business Release Managers.

  • Support the Innovation Manager in the collating and version control of all plans relating to significant Innovation activity across Global IT.

  • Work with other Innovation Managers and key stakeholders to support Lead Innovation Managers and Innovation Directors in building and maintaining a strong governance process for Innovation, to ensure high quality project and program delivery.

  • Carries out assignments, alone or as part of a team, applying knowledge, skills, and experience. Demonstrates an understanding of the issues of interest to the client organization and proposes viable solutions within the scope of own expertise, taking into account the needs of those affected

  • Recognizes needs outside own area of knowledge, recognizes how these areas relate, requests and works effectively with additional expertise as necessary.

  • Plans and organizes own work effectively. Undertakes assignments in a systematic manner.

  • Produces high quality deliverables in terms of both content and presentation. Examples of deliverables include: reports, presentations and reasoned arguments.

  • Maintains detailed knowledge of current practice within own area of expertise. Is aware of current developments within own area of expertise. Develops awareness, and in some cases detailed knowledge, of areas outside own area of expertise as appropriate.

  • Contributes to identifying and securing further business opportunities for the consulting practice or organization.

  • Prepares and maintains realistic project and quality plans and tracks all activities against the plans, providing regular and accurate reports to senior management, and client/user management as appropriate.

  • Manages the change control procedure, gaining authorization for revisions to the project(s) from project sponsors.

  • Works with colleagues and clients/users to investigate and model business functions, processes, and information flows and data structures, using various methodical and consistent techniques.

  • Works with colleagues and clients/users to investigate operational issues, problems and new opportunities, contributing to improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes/procedures, organization and equipment.

  • Works with colleagues and clients/users in specifying information flows, processes/procedures and data objects that align with the needs of the business.

  • Records work with appropriate documentation meeting the required standards, and uses suitable methods and tools.

  • Takes part in client/user meetings and assists in presenting issues and solutions both orally and in writing.

  • Assists colleagues and clients/users in defining acceptance tests for systems.

  • Assists in defining and justifying (in business terms) initiatives to develop/implement automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes.

The specific areas of focus and responsibility for this role are:

Business Processes:

Transport Planning and execution (scheduling, tendering, monitoring)

Freight calculation and settlement

Main Associated Technologies / Applications (current view):


OTM (Oracle Transportation Management)

Brief Description:

  • 6 to 12years of functional experience in Oracle Transportation Management

  • Strong implementation experience

  • Strong Program/Project Management experience

  • Good global stake holder management experience

  • Proven experience in managing small to medium size IT projects and programmes in reputed organizations.

  • Proven experience in managing and maintaining teams in a diverse and extended environment.

  • Appreciation of IT systems landscapes and impact of architecture decisions on quality and delivery

  • Good financial awareness and understanding of TCO models

  • Good knowledge of process area and IT solutions in area of responsibility (ideally with experience of having managed the relevant business process)

Job: Information Technology

Primary Location: India-Karnataka-Bangalore-ETSC - Bangalore

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Aug-16-2017

Req ID: 1700093E