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Depth and focus that provides results
Despite the challenges that come with starting anew, Oksana found a new home at HSO International as a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Consultant, serving as the focal point between clients and development teams designing customer relationship and enterprise resource management solutions. Before that, like many in the tech sphere, she studied software development. But she immediately sprung into a career as a consultant , applying her technical expertise to effectively address customer needs. Her confidence and ambition quickly put her on the short-list for lead roles, where she now is ultimately responsible for the quality of the project.
Oksana is powered by a strong drive to deliver the best possible business solutions for her clients and a no-nonsense attitude, but if you have a chance to speak to her, you will immediately see the qualities that make her fit to lead and develop strong relationships in a business environment. She has a unique ability to assertively show her level of expertise, while extracting the meaning behind your questions and providing thoughtful advice that she shares with us below.
Leveraging the power of diverse teams
Oksana emphasizes that the true value of diverse teams extends beyond quotas and internal work relationships. “A diverse team allows you to develop more interesting ideas and see a problem from different perspectives,” she offered. “This gives you more flexibility to deliver for international clients with different cultural sensitivities and business needs. In the end, it contributes to the overall success of every project.”
As far as achieving equity in the workplace, Oksana believes we should place value on individually achieved merits and a high-quality standard, supported by strong company programs in training, education, and self-development.
Despite what many may think about roles in a digital business solutions company, Oksana provides her perspective.
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PositionMedior International Dynamics 365 F&O (AX) Supply Chain ConsultantWhat is your goal?To become the best international D365 ERP supply chain, consultantWork on Dynamics 365 (AX) projects across the globeTake the next step!Are you looking for a job where you develop yourself quickly and immediately receive a lot of responsibility? Does the combination of business processes and Microsoft technology appeal to you? Take the next step in your career path!Personal developmentAs a Medior ERP Consultant, you will be in charge of your career and personal development with the support of our organisation, working side by side with the customers, making a difference. In a few weeks, you will be ready to step into the exciting world of IT consultancy and business processes supported by the newest Microsoft solutions.Leading Microsoft PartnerYou work with Microsoft Dynamics 365, Azure cloud platform and our unique, industry-specific solutions to develop the best strategy for a digital transformation and design, implement and manage innovative cloud solutions for our customers.HSO InternationalWith 200+ colleagues at HSO International, you are a point of contact for companies that understand the big picture and oversee issues of cross-border implementations. You follow the HSO Excellerate methodology to execute projects predictably, delivering high-quality results most efficiently.Key Responsibilities Deliver and implement Dynamics 365 F&D (AX) modules internationally; Deliver high-quality business and software application services to clients; The creation of high-quality and sustainable client solutions; Deliver all consultancy according to the HSO Project Methodology, ensuring that all software applications are implemented successfully according to the project plan; Measure customer expectations of business knowledge, skills and behaviour; Identify business/project risk and mitigate or communicate as necessary; Communicate progress updates to relevant parties both formally and informally; Participation in pre-sales activities as requested; Always represent HSO International professionally and positively; Advise customers on industries’ best practices proactively rather than passively. What does that mean for you?You work with Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, Dynamics 365 and our unique, industry-specific solutions to develop the best strategy for a digital transformation and design, implement and manage innovative cloud solutions for our customers.We don’t just want you to join HSO International; we want you to stay! We don’t want you to have a job with us; we want you to have a career with us. We are ambitious to continue to be a world-class global implementation company. Our people are ambitious for the company, and they are ambitious for themselves. We’ll hire you not just because of where you’ve been and what you’ve done but where you can go and what you can do in the future.
Position Title - Enterprise Architect, Manufacturing Industry Segment What is your target? Engage with the customer at the highest business level, understanding and translating that vision into a technology strategy executed via the HSO Consulting teams as an effective and controlled work program. Department the Manufacturing team at HSO International, the global partner for multinational companies. We aim for Senior D365 F&SCM and D365 CE Architects & Functional Consultants working on International Mfg and Automotive projects. Location Europe, WW Work type Remote/Partial RemoteWork globally! Take the next step!Are you either a seasoned Solution Architect in the Manufacturing and Automotive industries or an incredibly talented senior consultant with the ambitious goal of becoming an Enterprise/Solution architect?Then we are looking for you. With your knowledge and experience, you will contribute towards the growth of a young and ambitious team that is just as customer-obsessed as you! Take the next step in your career path! Personal developmentAs a Manufacturing Enterprise Architect, you will oversee your career and personal development with the support of our organisation, working side by side with the customers and other ambitious colleagues, making a difference. This is a highly visible role, both internally and externally.The businessFounded in 1989, HSO specialises in implementing, integrating, optimising, and maintaining enterprise solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and Microsoft Office 365 with a focus on multinational enterprises in industries such as Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail and Services (Construction, O&G, Professional Services, Field Service, Equipment Rental). This role covers the process from presales to initial engagements through to the validation of work completed. The Mfg Enterprise Architect will be the fundamental consultant for the customer in the overall definition and implementation of their business systems.Leading Microsoft PartnerHSO belongs to the elite Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle, restricted to the top 1% of all Microsoft partners worldwide, and has delivered successful implementations in most countries worldwide. Today the business employs ~2,000 professionals and maintains a worldwide presence in Europe, North America, and Asia.What does that mean for you?We do not just want you to join HSO International; we want you to stay! We do not want you to have a job with us; we want you to have a career with us. We are ambitious to continue to be a world-class global implementation company. Our people are ambitious for the company, and they are ambitious for themselves. We will hire you not just because of where you have been and what you have done but where you can go and what you can do in the future.
Work across the globeThe businessFounded in 1989, HSO specialises in implementing, integrating, optimising and maintaining enterprise solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Office 365 with a focus on multinational enterprises in industries such as Distribution, Retail, Manufacturing and Services (Construction, O&G, Professional Services, Field Service, Equipment Rental).Leading Microsoft PartnerHSO belongs to the elite Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle, restricted to the top 1% of all Microsoft partners worldwide, and has delivered successful implementations in almost every country. Today the business employs c. 1.000 professionals and maintains a worldwide presence in Europe, North America and Asia.HSO InternationalIn response to the need for multinational customers to ensure control and consistency in the rollout of their projects, HSO has established an international business unit - HSO International – a team of 200+ which acts as a link between the local HSO country offices, the HSO Alliance partners and customers to minimise risk and to ensure an efficient and consistent approach to international projects. (N.B. HSO uses its Excellerate methodology in combination with its Gartner-recommended Kernel-Rollout approach to ensure that simultaneous multi-country projects can be managed with minimal risk, increased efficiency, and predictable results).Reason for vacancyAs the digital transformation revolution gathers pace, there is a growing need to provide our customers with capabilities beyond the knowledge of ERP and its traditional implementation approach.Who should apply for this role?Only candidates with 4 + years of hands-on software implementation experience with Microsoft ERP Solutions.Job PurposeResponsible for the successful delivery of projects, ensuring: A quality delivery across all customer engagements Achievement of profitable services performance High customer satisfaction levels on implementation Achievement of crucial project objectives Motivation of individual members of the project delivery team Lead the planning and implementation of projects Facilitate the definition of project scope, risks, goals and deliverables Define project tasks and resource requirements Develop full-scale project plans Assemble and coordinate project staff Manage project budget Manage project resource allocation Track project deliverables and issues using appropriate tools Provide direction and support to the project team Quality assurance Constantly monitor and report on the progress of the projects to all stakeholders Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs Project evaluations and assessment of the result Ensure HSO Project Methodology is fully documented, used in all relevant pieces of work and understood and used by all the Consultants on the project
“In the last few years, it has changed quite a bit. There is a lot of specialization, whether that is in technical, business-facing, or creative roles. Positioning within the company is not just plugging holes. They will place you into a position that fits with your values. You just have to speak up.”
Reach full potential
Oksana knew she could do better, and so she went where she could reach her full potential. In 2019, Oksana packed up her toothbrush and her wealth of knowledge on Microsoft Dynamics and left her native Ukraine in search of better professional opportunities. But she was not displaced by a lack of educational options. In fact, she completed her Master’s degree in Kyiv, and earned multiple Microsoft certifications while working there. It was also not her job prospects, as she could have easily continued to grow in her family business.
The key to success?
Considering her impressive resiliency and ascent to success, we couldn’t leave without getting Oksana’s perspective on how to maximize the value you bring to your company. “In the beginning, it’s important to practice your craft and show your skill by gaining certifications. Then you have to sustain this by constantly staying up to speed on software releases and best practices,” she said. But there are also external factors and soft skills she thinks are important. “The technical skills form the foundation, but you then have to know the competition, manage client expectations and take leadership responsibility to deliver on what you promised.”
When it comes to young women considering a career in tech, Oksana has the following big picture recommendations: “Pay attention to the roles and technologies that appeal to you, and find an organization that deals with what you are passionate about. Then, don’t be afraid to step up to the challenge,” she added. Confidence and resiliency are perhaps the most valuable characteristics to separate yourself from the pack, and she shares that she developed these by fostering strong relationships with her clients and showing her value to quickly earn their trust “And sometimes,” she said, “you have to realize that things don’t always go your way.” She may be right about that, but when you’re as well-prepared and driven as Oksana, the odds are definitely stacked in your favour.