Portfolio Director for Financial Services & Banking – Oracle Enterprise Applicat

Company Description

Version 1’s market leading Enterprise Applications Practice specialises in Finance, Supply Chain, HR, and Payroll Solutions with over 650 Oracle Specialists across the UK, Ireland, US, Australia, India and Slovenia.

We deliver consulting and managed services to transform and optimise ways of working for more than 230 customers through the provision of specialist knowledge right across the Oracle product stack – Oracle Fusion Cloud for ERP, HCM and EPM, eBusiness Suite, JDEdwards, Peoplesoft and Hyperion, not to mention extensive expertise in Analytics, Infrastructure, and Integration.

We have grown both organically and through acquisition, with our most recent acquisition of EPM and Analytics experts Qubix bringing 170 specialists to our team.

Our Oracle Fusion Cloud team has grown significantly over the past 3 years powered by recent business wins including Galliford Try, Bank of England, An Post, Inizio Health, Birmingham City Council, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and QBE Insurance.

We have an exciting growth strategy that will see further rapid growth and opportunity to drive value for our customers into 2024 and beyond.

Number 1 – Best place to work in Ireland #GPTW2023
5th Best Large Workplace in the UK #GPTW
10th place in Glassdoor’s Top 50 UK companies
UK & Ireland’s premier Oracle, Microsoft & AWS partner 
Market leader in Oracle ERP and Cloud Applications 
Consulting, implementation, and support services 
3200+ strong, €347m/£302m revenue business 
ERP Partner of the Year 

Job Description

The Portfolio Director role within the Enterprise Applications practice will help lead a teams within the practice of over 600 consultants to deliver a portfolio of c £/€10m project services in the Private Financial Services sector. Reporting to the Head of Private Sector in Enterprise Applications, you will lead a team of senior colleagues across the delivery and commercial roles. This is a senior role in Version 1, with opportunity for the right individual to further progress into senior practice leadership roles across Version 1.

In this role you will have full ownership for the P&L of the portfolio and as such, you will likely have held portfolio or programme management roles in the past with responsibility for budgets in the region of £/€500k to £/€5m, or beyond. You will have experience in delivering Customer First outcomes and will understand the challenges in delivering transformational change involving Finance and HR systems . Skills such as the ability to inspire and drive teams, commercial acumen, ability to ask tough questions, curiosity and willingness to learn are regarded as more important in this role than a deep understanding of Oracle ERP, EPM or HCM. Oracle experience is NOT mandatory for this role. The role will suit experienced Portfolio Directors who have worked in Finance andor HR transformation projects, with Oracle or other technologies such as SAP, Workday, Sage, etc.

You will be seen as central in the shaping and delivery of key proposals and will be recognised by customers and colleagues as a leader who can bring together the right group of people to deliver the right solution.


You will have experience in leading a team, in managing and growing a portfolio of projects/customers and you will be passionate about defining and developing solutions which meet customer challenges and understand the commercial balance required to deliver these solutions between top and bottom-line growth. You’ll enjoy customer engagement and be comfortable with balancing multiple competing demands whilst leading and developing a diverse and highly talented team and promoting and inspiring our core values right across the delivery team.

Role Requirements:

The role will be divided across three areas of responsibility – Customer Delivery, Commercial Growth and People Leadership.

Customer Delivery

You will have full accountability for the delivery of end-to-end Customer engagements ensuring our customer is at the heart of everything we do, we understand their ways of working and that we deliver successfully for them. You will likely spend a considerable amount of time engaged in Customer forums (e.g., Steering Groups etc) and travel to Customer sites from time to time.

Commercial Growth

You will work closely with Commercial colleagues to build and support compelling proposals and customer offerings which will enable and support our continued growth ambition for the practice and deliver profitable outcomes. You’ll have your own P&L and be accountable for that.

People Leadership

You will help lead a team of diverse professionals across our ERP, EPM and HCM teams located across the UK, Ireland and India in the Financial services & Banking area. You will ensure that we continue to have world class levels of engagement and that we are ensuring that our teams deliver excellently through the use of our methodologies and accelerators and are suitably skilled and informed in line with the continuously changing nature of Oracle Fusion Cloud products.

Additional Information

Why Version 1?

Share in our Success through our Quarterly performance related Profit Share & an opportunity to join our new V1 Equity success Scheme.

Strong Career Progression & mentorship coaching through our Strength in Balance & Leadership schemes with a dedicated quarterly Pathways Career Development review.

Financial benefits including; Pension, Private Healthcare Cover, Life Assurance, Financial advice

Ways of working now with remote & hybrid working options but there is always as a good excuse to get together too.

Moments that matter & our enhanced maternity & paternity leave policies for life’s journey

A large training budget for accreditations and educational assistance for courses relevant to your role. Ways

Wellbeing activities: an innovative Well Tech Scheme, MyGym Discounts, Octopus Car Lease (electric UK only), Yoga, sponsored marathon, and local team sports

Version 1 Annual Excellence Awards & our ‘ Call-Out’ platform where performance is called out and recognised

Our active ESG & CSR initiative allows you to get involved in local fundraising and development opportunities as part of fostering our diversity, inclusion and belonging schemes.

PLUS, many more exciting benefits… drop us a note to find out more.

Additional Information:

This is an opportunity to join one of the fastest-growing ERP Consultancies in Ireland & the UK.

This is a full-time permanent role with some occasional client site travel.

Location: This role can be delivered in a hybrid nature from one of these offices Dublin, Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, or London.

Permanent applications ideally. Must have work permit due to timeframes.

Suzanne Whelan, Talent Acquisition Manager UK & Ireland


We are an equal opportunities employer. Please refer to our Diversity & Inclusion statement located at: Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging | Version 1 Careers

Please note: We have an internal recruitment team and does not accept agency candidates. If you want to join the team here at Version 1, get in touch with us directly!

Please note: We have an internal recruitment team and do not accept agency candidates.

If you want to join the team here at Version 1, get in touch with us directly!

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