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Oracle Director, Brand Education in Bedford, Massachusetts

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.

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.

YOU AND ORACLE

ORACLE: /The Complete Cloud and Next-Generation Platform for Business/Oracle, a global provider of enterprise cloud computing, is empowering businesses of all sizes on their journey of digital transformation. Oracle Cloud provides leading-edge capabilities in software as a service, platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and data as a service. **

POSITION: Director, Brand Education

LOCATION: Open

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Senior Director, Brand Strategy & Programs* *

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Director,Brand Education is responsible for setting the corporate standard for product messaging and for connecting brand to company culture. You will help us grow awareness and drive strong brand equity for Oracle by helping to build and scale a brand that is both globally consistent and locally relevant. This isanincredible opportunity to come into a newly forming brand organization and be a leading contributor to the next phase of growth at Oracle.

In this role, you will develop standard-setting messaging and content and train product marketing teams worldwide to adopt best practices in their content creation that will advance the clarity, readability, and conversion power of materials presented. For signature brand touchpoints such as our non-product web pages (Homepage, About Us, Our People, Corporate Responsibility), you will partner closely with our Brand Content lead on the content strategy for these pages, working directly with cross functional teams including pillar product marketing, sustainability and D&I to appropriately reflect our brand.

As all great brands must start with their employees, you will help us build our brand internally, so that employees embrace what it stands for. You will create new experiences that provide better, faster, and easier access to our brand for employees and partners. And you will build a best-in-class foundation of tools, training, and processes to elevate and reinforce a feeling of brand pride.

You have a proven track record working with complex technology, combined with a passion for storytelling and experience in communications or product marketing. You must have meticulous attention to detail, a collaborative working style, and relish the numerous and nitty-gritty revision cycles of executive-level copy craft.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and execute training programs to raise the baronmessaging andwriting across Oracle product marketing, communications, and product management teams.

  • Deliver measurable increase in adoption of core brand messaging and materials by soliciting feedback, actively listening to employees, responding to concerns, and optimizing the experience.

  • Drive accountability of cross-functional teams to create on-brand experiences and optimize company investments.

  • Partner with Brand Content and Creative leads on the content strategy for non-product pages for the Oracle website (e.g., Homepage, About Us, Our People, Corporate Responsibility).

  • Drive internal communicationaboutOracle’s product messaging training progress and content strategy. Celebrate wins.

  • Lead corporate narrative enablement and training for product marketing, communications, and product management teams in partnership with Oracle University.

*YEAR ONE CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS *

  • Create and deliver formal product messaging training to 70% of product marketers and 50% of product management.

  • Product marketing, communications, and product management teams demonstrate understanding of the new Oracle corporate narrative and are empowered to deliver its key messages to customers.

  • Uplift in key web metrics including content engagement on non-product pages and traffic driven to product pages.

  • Measurable uptick in adoption of key brand messaging.

  • Documented learning and optimization plan for both training and content.

PREFERRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Tech Marketing Experience

  • 12 years’ experience in product marketing and marketing communications.

  • Technical aptitude and ability to discern complex product information into value-based messaging.

  • Familiarity with building brand around cloud products (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS) as well as licensed products is a plus.

Leadership

  • A brand team advocate with the ability to build trusted relationships with cross-functional leaders and working teams.

  • Ability to work at and navigate all levels of an organization, driving decisions and direction through influence, including executive and senior business stakeholders.

  • A hands-on leader who can be a formidable individual contributor and can also

help foster a high performing, healthy team.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to lead complex stakeholder processes.

Writing/Storytelling

  • A talented storyteller, with a proven track record for creating compelling, actionable, and measurable brand strategies.

  • Amazing written and oral communications skills including ability to craft differentiated positioning and messaging, build effective sales content, and deliver compelling presentationstailored to different audiences and organizations.

Project Management/Prioritizing

  • Shows comfort in juggling multiplecomplexprojects and the needs and expectations of multiple partners.

  • Self-starting, proactive problem solver who truly enjoys working in a fast-paced, high-growth, sometimes ambiguous, and career-defining environment.

Leadership Competencies

  • Impact Orientation– Approaches problem solving with a data-driven mindset and bias for action. Pushes to define and prioritize measures of success early (and reassess often) to ensure they, and their team, are progressing towards high quality outcomes. Seeks out and embraces opportunities to demonstrate accountability.

  • Collaboration– Fosters collaboration and cooperation between team members. Facilitates consensus among diverse stakeholders with opposing viewpoints on critical issues. Drives a diverse and inclusive culture through their team and beyond. Is open, honest, and direct but considerate and respectful in approach to support a sense of shared purpose.

  • Comfort in Complexity– Operates with high confusion tolerance and drives to clarity amidst ambiguity. Thrives on the opportunity to dig into complex problems independently, and collaboratively, through cross-functional team decision making. Balances the ability to visualize a long-term strategic vision, while also identifying short and medium-term goals to move their team and the business forward.

  • Active Curiosity– Brings passion to problem solving. Proactively identifies opportunities to channel areas of interest into impactful team initiatives. Shows committed to their personal and professional development, and that of their team.

  • Accessible & Inspired Leadership– Models authentic leadership across internal and external boundaries. Elevates all team voices and fosters an environment of energy, honesty, respect, and support. Builds internal and external reputation of trust.

  • Focused but Flexible –Creates necessary structure to move work forward but remains adaptable in the face of new or changing information, and encourages teammates to do the same. Demonstrates powerful self-motivation and task management while never losing sight of the “so what”. Exhibits creativity, measured risk-taking, and entrepreneurial thinking.

EDUCATION

A Bachelors’ degree is preferred. An advanced degree is a plus.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (FOR USA ROLES ONLY)

As part of Oracle's U.S. employment process, candidates will be required to complete a background check, prior to an offer being extended. These background checks include:

  • Prior Employment Verification.

  • Education Verification.

  • Social Security Trace.

  • Criminal Background Check.

  • Motor Vehicles Records (where required for position).

/Oracle Supports Workforce Diversity/

ABOUT ORACLE**

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  • World’s first autonomous database.

  • 1 provider of business software with a broad portfolio of solutions for companies of all sizes.

  • Industry’s broadest and deepest suite of cloud applications.

  • More than 18,000 patents worldwide.

  • 38,000 developers and engineers.

  • 19,000 implementation consultants.

  • 5 million registered members of the Oracle Developer Community.

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Job: *Marketing

Organization: *Oracle

Title: Director, Brand Education

Location: United States

Requisition ID: 210001XI

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