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San Jose, CA
October 03, 2019

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A Kumar Acharya San Jose, CA •• 424-***-****

Senior Manager/ Sr Solution Architect, Business Applications

Cloud and DevOps/Oracle ERP / Master Data Management/ DW, BI and Analytics / CRM / HR Systems / Business Process / Data Strategy / Program Management / Budget and Cost Controls / Software Development / Enterprise Integration / Cloud SaaS / Agile / Scrum / Data Quality and Governance / IT Policies and Procedures /ITGC / SOX

An innovative business application leader with an exceptional record at companies like Informatica, The Wonderful Company, Marvell Semiconductor, Deloitte/Solbourne, Indorama Synthetics, PWC and Sony. 18+ years of experience driving large-scale business transformation using IT applications. In addition to managing global day-to-day user support, collaborated with senior leadership to prepare strategic IT roadmaps. Executed the plan partnering with key business stakeholders. Made build vs buy decisions for various IT applications. Used technology to improve quality and user productivity while reining in costs.

Lead several successful business transformation initiatives using ERP and other business systems in Cloud

Transformed IT from a cost-center to business enabler by improving data quality, user adoption and efficiency

20+ full cycle implementation of IT applications including Oracle ERP, BI, CRM, HRIS, and Financial Planning

Improved and automated end-to-end Business Process flows - Record to Report, Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Opportunity to Sales, Hire to Retire. Strong system integration including B2B with suppliers like Amazon vendor network and customers.

Defined master data architecture, data creation and maintenance, data ownership, data flow and data lifecycle

Lead, Planned and Executed large programs with multi-million dollars investment with cost effectiveness

Strategic relationship management with business leaders, software vendors and system integrators

Customer focused change agent with hands on system experience

Strong blend of Business, Technology and Leadership skills

A highly recommended transformational leader and visionary strategist. MS Comp Sc from Utkal University, India. Member of Oracle customer advisory board and presenter at OUAG world and other forums. Passionate about IOT and data analytics.

Career History

Informatica, Redwood City, CA Jun 2019 – Till Date

Informatica is a Software development company offering, data integration products, most notably Informatica Power center ETL. Joined as Sr Solution Architect responsible for creating data model for CPQ and ERP financial modules.

Sr Solution Architect, Product Manager, Data Model and Business Process

Responsible for creating new data models, and migration to on-premise to Microsoft Azure and improving data visualization performance.

Creating New Sales Dashboard. Solution architect for creating new data models from data lake. Extracted Sales Force and Marketo system information from data lake and transformed to create new sales dash board.

Creating Finance Dashboard. Integrated Oracle Cloud Financial and sales commission and revenue recognition.

Migration from Oracle EDW to Azur Cloud: Designing, constructing, testing, and supporting complex data migration from Oracle EDW to Azure cloud using Informatica Power Center.

Integration with Oracle Fusion: iSupplier, iProcurement, PUR, AP, GL, AR

The Fox Factory, Scotts Valley, CA Oct 2017 – May 2019

FOX Factory, Inc., designs and develops shock absorbers and racing suspension products in the United States and internationally. The company offers its products for snowmobiles, mountain bikes, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, off-road cars, trucks, and SUVs. Joined as Sr. Manager/ Sr Business Architect responsible for creating support structure post go-live.

Senior Manager/Sr Solution Architect, Business Applications

Responsible for creating roadmap and rolling out Oracle ERP in all business units. Record to Report, Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Opportunity to Sales, Hire to Retire

Streamlining Business Processes using Oracle ERP. Program manager and lead solution architect for new Oracle ERP implementation worldwide. Streamlined business processes for Corporate Finance, Manufacturing, Order-to-Cash and Procure-to-Pay for three different entities and consolidated them into one IT system. Replaced Epicor system used by US and Europe.

Design and Implement Production Scheduling: Designed, constructed, tested, and supported complex supply chain planning solutions for multiple locations in US and Taiwan.

Segregation of Duties, ITGC and SOX compliance – Worked with financial and IT auditors to define segregation of duties to manage data as part of ITGC and SOX compliance.

Integrating new BU in Oracle 12.2.7 (Sports Truck Division –iSupplier, iProcurement, PUR, AP, AR, GL, FA, INV, OM, Shipping, Assembly to Order)

oProject Planning

oTangible AIM documentation and deliverables assembly

oCustomizations design and testing

oCurrent Configuration Assessment of readiness of business, support.

oPre-Planning and initial setup for Oracle Project Suite of modules implementation.

oData Conversion

oMonth-end Closing Process

Implementation of expense system, POC on Concur System and Oracle i-Expenses.

o Configured Concur and Oracle i-Expenses to check the functionality and reporting capability.

oConfigured and integrated with Oracle ERP (Define Organization, Employee, Travel rules)

The Wonderful Company (TWC), Los Angeles, CA Aug 2014 – Sep 2017

The Wonderful Company/Roll Global ( is a 4-Billion-dollar company with agriculturally based products (Fiji Water, POM Wonderful, Wonderful Brand (Halos, Almond, and Pistachios), Justine Wineries, Teleflora). Joined as a Manager and promoted to Sr. Manager

Senior Manager, Business Applications

Responsible for providing IT application leadership to the entire organization. Owns the complete portfolio of 10+ business applications (in-house and cloud) and software development worldwide. Provides leadership for the vision, planning, development, implementation and support cost-effective IT applications to maximize user productivity. Ensured support to global users in 5 countries to improve and automate business processes(Record to Report, Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Opportunity to Sales, Hire to Retire). Managed multi-million dollars of IT budget. Hired, built, and mentored world-class application teams.

End to End Business Process Automation at POM Wonderful. Made several new implementations, enhancements, optimizations and ERP transformation to improve user adoption of Oracle ERP worldwide.

oERP System implementation (12.1.3) and upgrade from 12.1.3 to 12.2.5.

oSoftware selection for PLM, MES, B2B system

oSelected and implemented OBIEE, Hyperion, CRM, and custom revenue recognition

oEDI integration to warehouses

oExecution of CRPs, UAT, and migration to Production

oDeveloping project plan elements and components for key project areas.

oCreating new approaches relative to interface, conversion, and balance conversion design.

oPerforming end user training

oConversion and migration controls

oReport development, management and design strategy

oSystem Administration, Instance Management, and other IT Controls

Supported existing business operations

oPlanning hybrid approach to include SCM, Manufacturing on-site and Cloud Financial.

oSolution support to current production issues.

oConstruction and design of full testing scenarios, approach, issue deification and resolution for upgrade.

oIntegrating new BU in Oracle 12.1 (Accusations and Merger)

oDocumentation and delivery of Month End close process and steps for modules (FA, GL, AP, AR, INV, PO, OTM, OM)

Customized the existing SLA rules to accommodate oracle design change

Design and Implement Production Scheduling: Designing, constructing, testing, and supporting complex supply chain planning solutions for multiple Business Units (POM, Fiji Water)

Saved $500K with Cloud IT Applications. Collaborated with VP’s and devised a plan to migrate all HR, financial, manufacturing, distribution, legal, file sharing and collaboration applications from an in-house to a SaaS cloud model. Selected and implementation of Oracle Cloud ERP in pilot business unit, Inspyrus (Invoice and Payment Automation), Oracle Transportation Management (OTM). Currently in process of implementing Oracle ERP, and Adaptive Financial Planning systems which are projected to be completed. The program will cut headcount, data center costs while increasing flexibility, functionality and scalability.

Single Source of Master Data. Identified all master data structures for the company, defined business owners and created a parent-child system relationship for the master data spread over Oracle ERP and non-Oracle systems. Integrated master data from parent to child systems to provide single source of truth. Established master data life cycle process from creation to inactivation. Setup a periodic data review process for data cleansing to ensure data quality.

OTM (Oracle Transportation Management) implementation in POM Wonderful and Fiji Water – Selected and implemented Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) and integrated with Oracle ERP. Increased logistic productivity per stop by implementing Oracle Transportation Management; reduced transportation expenses by 15%

Oracle Business Intelligence and Analytics - Selected and implemented OBIEE as corporate reporting tool worldwide using custom data warehouse. Developed ETL interfaces from Oracle ERP, Hyperion, CRM, and OTM to DW. This tool is used as a single source of truth for data and provide analytics.

Move to Agile/Scrum speeds new releases 36%. Replaced Waterfall approach with an Agile methodology, creating joint developer/QA Scrum teams. Leveraged improved collaboration to accelerate new releases to two-week intervals, improving planned delivery schedules from 70% to 95%+.

Created a virtual manufacturing platform. Supervised development of a platform to integrate master and transactional data from manufacturing suppliers to Oracle EBS using APIs. Enabled real time WIP tracking, reporting and analytics for our customers using web-based tool. This tool helped scale production multi fold without adding any headcount.

POC - MES system integration with Rockwell Automation (IOT) based Factory talk software with Oracle ERP using (Active Messaging and Web Services)

Established a cost-effective Software Development and QA center in India. Created a high performing team in India and transferred helpdesk support and production B2B development/QA/monitoring offshore saving $200K annually. Oracle Upgrade from Rel 12.1 to 12.2.5 of roll out and merger projects were implemented from India.

Marvell Technology Group, Santa Clara, CA May 2003 – Aug 2014

Semiconductor Company. Joined the company when it was 500 million and witnessed 4 billion marks. Several promotions and in quick time became part of the executive team

Program Manager/Solution Architect and Executive Team Member

Led global internal consulting team in planning, managing, executing and delivering multiple IT application projects. Responsible for ensuring successful closure of project on time, scope, budget and quality with complete user adoption. Serviced and managed off-shore center in India and Singapore to oversee system design and solution delivery(Record to Report, Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Opportunity to Sales, Hire to Retire). Few key projects personally implemented are:

Global Implementation of ERP - Streamlining Business Processes using Oracle ERP. Program manager and lead solution architect for new Oracle ERP implementation worldwide. Streamlined business processes for Corporate Finance, Manufacturing, Order-to-Cash and Procure-to-Pay for five different entities and consolidated them into one IT system (US, Singapore, China, Germany, Israel, Italy). Established IT PMO and CCB process with Business leaders. Developed IT PMO process and CCB with business leaders to align IT with business objectives. Regularly reviewed business/system footprint with business executives to identify improvement areas and prepare IT applications roadmap to support future business needs.

Implemented Global Trade Management (GTM)

Implementation of expense system on Concur System.

o Configured Concur system and check the functionality and reporting capability.

oImplementation of Marvell Expense rules in based on location and reporting

oConfigured and integrated with Oracle ERP (Define Organization, Employee, Travel rules)

oConfigured Concur system in Singapore and Europe integrate with AP system

Custom Disti Revenue/Channel Revenue implementation. Led implementation of Channel Revenue Management (ModelN/Oracle) worldwide and system/data merger of Intel communications and application processor business to Marvell by aligning the business processes. Designed the data flows integrating all distributors especially for distributor “point of sale (POS), inventory, claim, price protection data including international business structure.

Integrated Operation Planning. Worked with CFO and Corporate controller to implement “Integrated Operational Planning (IOP)” system for gross margin planning/analysis and standard cost development.

Integrated Fabless Manufacturing using Oracle ERP. Led a team of solution architects to design and implement Oracle Master Data, Order to Cash, Procure to Pay and Demand to Build solution using Oracle ERP worldwide. Integrated data from all manufacturing suppliers to Oracle ERP seamlessly to help financial data timely. Improved and optimized the Finance close process.

Marvell Singapore and US. Implemented Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning. Helped to stabilize the system post go live

China - Oracle ERP implementation. Program manager for new Oracle ERP implementation for Marvell China.

Global Expense Management (US, Europe, Singapore) – Implemented expense management using concur and integrated with oracle ERP.

Providing oversight and strategic IT roadmap planning related to the evolution of customer facing and distribution applications.

Rolled out Order to Cash system in other regions (China, Singapore, UK, Germany, Italy)

Evaluation and Implementation of Software like Oracle BPEL/Tibco

Evaluate and implement IT code promotion, version control, Code migration and deployment in production system.

Deloitte/ Solbourne Consulting, US, CO Jul 2000 – Jun 2003

Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services. Joined as a consultant and promoted to senior consultant

Ultimate Electronics Inc. - Oracle Applications R11.5.6 Multi-Org, Multi-Currency Financial (AP, AR, Projects, GL, I-Expenses, I-Time Modules, Financial Intelligence)

Sony Technology. - Oracle R11.0.3 Multi-org manufacturing implementation (Inv., BOM, ENG., WIP, PO, COST)

Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA), Under Ministry of Finance Govt. of Indonesia, Jakarta, Mar 1999 – Jun 2000

The establishment of the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) (Indonesian: Badan Penyehatan Perbankan Nasional (BPPN)) in early 1998 was one of a series of steps taken by the Indonesian government, in agreement with the International Monetary Fund on 15 January 1998, in response to the banking and economic crisis

IBRA - Implementation Consultant for Financial and Distribution Modules. Integrating custom assets tracking system with oracle ERP.

PT Indorama Synthetics Indonesia, Jakarta, Mar 1996 – Feb 1999

PT Indo-Rama Synthetics Tbk is an Indonesia-based company primarily engaged in manufacturing polyester products. Joined as program analyst and promoted to IT BU division head within three years

Indorama Synthetics- Project Manager for Financial and Distribution Module implementation and Reporting solution using standard Oracle DW tools

Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC)/ Lovelock & Lewes India, Calcutta Aug 1994 – Apr 1995

PWC provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services. Joined as a consultant and promoted to senior consultant

Essar Steel – Create custom costing system using oracle technology stack

Technology Toolbox

Oracle ERP - Financials, HRMS, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Planning, Projects, Oracle PS, Demantra, Oracle Transportation Management (OTM), Global Trade Management (GTM), Oracle Channel Management

Other On-Prem Apps – OBIEE, Hyperion, Agile PLM, Tableau, SharePoint, MES systems, etc.

Cloud Apps – Salesforce, HubSpot, DocuSign, ADP, Oracle Cloud, ModelN, Dell Boomi, Concur, Jira, Cloud Infrastructure, Amazon AWS

Software Development - PL/SQL, Web Services, SOA, Java, Workflows, B2B integrations, Data Modeling

Misc. - Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Dev Ops, Agile Scrum, Software QA automation, Blackline


MS Computer Science Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India

Bachelor of Science Math(Hons) Sambalpur University, India

Certifications Business Administration.

Stanford Advanced Project Management Program (SAPM)

Introduction to the Internet of Things and Embedded Systems – Coursera Certification

The Data Scientist’s Toolbox – Coursera Certification

R Programming – Coursera Certification

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