Michael St John

Michael St John

Oracle & SAP HCM Certified Consultant, Strathearn Consulting Ltd
 

Currently employed at Strathearn Consulting Ltd, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Previous: iTrain, London, United Kingdom, The Scottish Government, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Strathearn Consulting Ltd, Rzeszów, Poland, Oracle Contractors.Com (now Contractors Network Ltd), Chertsey, Surrey, UK, Capgemini, Oslo, Norway, Sapient, London, UK, Vertex Data Science, Liverpool, UK, IBM Canada Ltd, Kanata, Ontario, Canada, Mazars, La Défense, Paris, France, Devon County Council, Oracle Deutschland, Munich, Germany, Africom Togo, Lomé, Togo, Main Connection Services Ltd, Beccles, Suffolk, UK, Global Crossing (now Level 3 Communications), Basingstoke, UK, Ernst & Young, Milan, Italy, VIAG Interkom (now Telefónica O2 Germany), Munich, Germany, Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), London, UK, IAPM Ltd, Little Horkesley, Colchester, UK, Athylon, Zellik, Belgium, Oracle Czech AS, Prague, Czech Republic, Astra Pharmaceuticals (now AstraZeneca UK), Kings Langley, UK, Grootcon (UK) Ltd (now AMEC plc), Great Yarmouth, UK, The Lord Chancellor's Department (now The Ministry of Justice), Northampton, UK, Gruppe für Angewandte Informatik (now CSC), Berne, Switzerland, South Yorkshire Police, Sheffield, UK, Oracle Switzerland, Bottmingen, Switzerland, Oracle East Central Europe, Vienna, Austria, ICL (UK) Ltd (now Fujitsu), Slough, UK, Fourth Shift Ltd (now Infor), Yeovil, Somerset, DMR Group (now Fujitsu), Gouda, The Netherlands, Stateside Ltd, Colchester, UK, TCAM Systems (UK) Ltd (now NASDAQ OMX), London, UK, Workplace Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, UK, SE Technologies (UK) Ltd, Milton Keynes, UK, Milton Keynes City Counselling Centre, Milton Keynes, UK, Pizza International, Norwich, UK, Microtech Computer Services, London, UK, Federal District Court, San Diego, USA, Volkshochschule (Adult Evening School), Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany, Vita Zahnfabrik H Rauter GmbH & Co KG, Bad Säckingen, Germany

 

Previous: SAP Global Services, SAP Education (UK) Ltd, Oracle University

 

    Summary

    --------- Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. --------- British Citizen, completely mobile and willing to travel anywhere in the UK or overseas. I am an Oracle & SAP HCM Certified Consultant who started out in the Oracle technical field, moved into functional work and has now cross-trained into SAP. I would describe myself as productive, very much hands-on and at my happiest getting down to the real implementation work. I am also proficient in most aspects of project management. I was previously an interpreter and have therefore made HCM foreign language localizations one of my specialities. I also have a teaching background so I am quite comfortable giving training. I work through a UK limited company. Email: mstjohn.hcm@gmail.com Foreign Languages: My mother tongue is English and I am completely bilingual in German. I am also fluent in French and Italian; and have a good working knowledge of Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish and Dutch. Areas of Expertise: Oracle EBS HCM R12, Oracle Localizations, Oracle HRMS, Oracle HR, Oracle Payroll, Self-Service HR, Oracle Learning Management, Occupational Sick Pay / Maternity Pay, Statutory Sick Pay / Maternity Pay, Forms Configurator, Approvals Management, Absence Management, iRecruitment, FastFormulas, Advanced Benefits, Career Management, Time & Labor, Compensation Workbench, Web ADI, Oracle Discoverer, Oracle Workflow. SAP Certified Application Associate - Human Capital Management with SAP ERP 6.0 EhP5 (C_THR12_65). SAP ERP 6.0, SAP HCM, SAP HR, SAP Payroll, SAP Time Management, SAP E-Recruiting, SAP Talent Warehouse, SAP Employee Self Service, SAP Manager Self Service, SAP Analytics, SAP Training & Event Management, SAP Personnel Development, SAP Learning Solution, SAP Enterprise Learning, SAP Performance Management, SAP NetWeaver. Project Management skills include: MS Office Professional Plus 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) including MS Project Pro 2013 and Adobe Acrobat XI Pro.

Experiences

Oracle & SAP HCM Certified Consultant

At Strathearn Consulting Ltd, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

From April 1992 to Present
I have always kept myself up-to-date with new skills and trends within HCM, which is why I now include SAP HCM in my field of expertise. Thanks to over 25 years of consultancy work, I remain well versed in all aspects of Oracle EBS HCM R12, but have used this to build on with SAP HCM. Recent work...
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HCM Trainer

At iTrain, London, United Kingdom

September 2015
Conducted Oracle HR & Payroll End User Training Course for iTrain Cloud Service Ltd, London, UK, on site at Bournemouth Water, Dorset, UK. Gave intensive tuition in using Oracle EBS HCM, including: Navigation, Date Tracking, basic System Administration; Setting up People, Assignments and...
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SAP Global Services, Walldorf

SAP Certified Application Associate - Human Capital Management with SAP ERP 6.0

October 2014
Certification URL: http://www.sapconsultantregistry.com
 

SAP Education (UK) Ltd, London

SAP HCM THR12 e-academy

2014
Payroll Organizational Management and Integration with Personnel Administration
 

SAP Education (UK) Ltd, London

SAP HCM THR12 e-academy

2014
Personnel Administration Time Management, Reporting and Analytics
 

Oracle EBS HCM / HRMS Functional Consultant

At The Scottish Government, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

From October 2012 to November 2012
Worked through Fernhill Systems on site at Victoria Quay in Edinburgh on the Scottish Government’s Oracle EBS R12.1.3 Single Instance System, advising on the integration of HRMS into Financials, analysing the existing system and creating detailed implementation and setup documentation.
 

Oracle EBS HCM / HRMS Functional Consultant

At Strathearn Consulting Ltd, Rzeszów, Poland

From January 2009 to September 2012
Based in Europe to take advantage of the more boyant European market as well as maximize opportunities with projects for Oracle EBS HRMS localizations
 

Authored 2 White Papers on Oracle EBS HRMS R12

At Oracle Contractors.Com (now Contractors Network Ltd), Chertsey, Surrey, UK

From September 2008 to December 2008
Authored 2 White Papers entitled: “An Understanding of Date Tracking in Oracle HRMS” “Implementing Oracle HRMS Localizations” (revised and extended for R12)
 

Oracle HRMS Functional Consultant

At Capgemini, Oslo, Norway

From July 2007 to August 2007
Worked short term on the Norway Post Norwegian localization of HRMS 11.5.10.
 

Oracle HRMS Functional Consultant

At Sapient, London, UK

From March 2007 to May 2007
Worked on the Department of Health implementation of HRMS 11.5.10.
 

Oracle HRMS Functional Consultant

At Vertex Data Science, Liverpool, UK

From December 2006 to January 2007
Worked on the Westminster City Council implementation of HRMS Local Government 11.5.10.
 

White Paper Author

At Oracle Contractors.Com (now Contractors Network Ltd), Chertsey, Surrey, UK

From October 2006 to November 2006
Authored White Paper entitled “Oracle HRMS – Implementing European Localizations”.
 

Oracle HRMS Functional Consultant

At IBM Canada Ltd, Kanata, Ontario, Canada

From January 2006 to March 2006
Worked on the French and German localizations of HRMS 11.5.9 for MDS Pharma, Lyon, France.
 

Oracle HRMS Functional Consultant

At Mazars, La Défense, Paris, France

From July 2005 to October 2005
Worked on the French language localization and implementation of HRMS 11.5.10.
 

Oracle HRMS Functional Consultant

At Devon County Council

From April 2005 to June 2005
Worked on the implementation of HRMS 11.5.10 local government payroll.
 

Oracle HRMS Functional Consultant

At Oracle Deutschland, Munich, Germany

From January 2005 to March 2005
Worked on the German language localization and implementation of HRMS 11.5.10 at Hochtief AG, Essen, Germany
 

Oracle HRMS Functional Consultant

At Africom Togo, Lomé, Togo

From September 2004 to December 2004
Worked on their French language localization and implementation of Global Payroll 11.5.8 at Togo Telecom, Lomé, Togo.
 

Oracle HRMS Functional/Technical Consultant

At Main Connection Services Ltd, Beccles, Suffolk, UK

From July 2001 to April 2004
Ad hoc short term consultancy work.
 

Oracle University, Reading

eCourses

2004
11i HRMS Advanced Pay, 11i HRMS Costing, 11i HRMS System Administration, 11i HRMS Workstructures, 11i Implement ADI – Module 1 Overview of ADI Features & Functionality, 11i Implement ADI – Module 2 Setting Up ADI, 11i Implement Oracle Time and Labor
 

Oracle University, Reading

eCourses

2004
11i Total Compensation Elements Setup for HR, 11i Total Compensation Elements Setup for UK Payroll, 11i Using and Maintaining Oracle Approvals Mgt, 11i Workforce Sourcing and Deployment Fundamentals (iRecruitment)
 

Oracle University, Reading

eCourses

2004
11i/2.6 Workflow Business Event System, 11i Absence Management & PTO Accrual Plans, 11i Benefits Technical Foundation, 11i Career Management, 11i Compensation Workbench, 11i FastFormula Common Information
 

Oracle University, Reading

11i Implement and Use HRMS Career and Succession Management (11.5.9)

2004
 

Oracle University, Reading

11i Oracle HRMS Implement and Administer Payroll (UK) (11.5.9)

2004
 

Oracle University, Reading

11i Implement Self-Service Human Resources V4 (11.5.9)

2004
 

Oracle University, Reading

eCourses

2004
Custom Library in Oracle HRMS 11i, Modelling the Employment Relationship, R11i Oracle HRMS Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) - Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) UK, CD Study Course: Oracle 9i Discoverer Administration
 

Oracle HRMS Functional/Technical Consultant

At Global Crossing (now Level 3 Communications), Basingstoke, UK

From October 2000 to June 2001
Worked on the migration of their Oracle HRMS system to SAP HR, whilst continuing to utilize and support Oracle Payroll.
 

Oracle HRMS Functional/Technical Consultant

At Ernst & Young, Milan, Italy

From April 1999 to July 1999
Worked on the implementation of their Oracle HRMS Release 11 System in Italian, on site at FIAT Auto SpA in Turin, Italy.
 

Oracle HRMS/OTA Consultant

At VIAG Interkom (now Telefónica O2 Germany), Munich, Germany

From January 1998 to December 1998
Worked on the implementation of their Oracle7/Windows NT Oracle HRMS/OTA 10.7SC System in German, on site in Munich, Germany.
 

Oracle HRMS Consultant

At Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), London, UK

From September 1997 to December 1997
Worked on the implementation of their Widows/Oracle7 Oracle HR/Payroll 10.7SC System, on site at the National Grid Company plc, Coventry.
 

Oracle Consultant

At IAPM Ltd, Little Horkesley, Colchester, UK

From May 1997 to August 1997
Worked on site on their Windows/Oracle7 White Knight Warranty system.
 

Oracle Consultant

At Athylon, Zellik, Belgium

From October 1996 to April 1997
Worked on site at Creyf’s Interim NV, Antwerp, Belgium on their Windows/Oracle7 KOS temping agency management system.
 

Advanced Oracle Forms Trainer

At Oracle Czech AS, Prague, Czech Republic

September 1996
Gave pilot one week advanced Forms 4.5 training course at request of Oracle Czech - covering all aspects of the standard Forms 4.5 II course held by Oracle UK.
 

Oracle HRMS Consultant

At Astra Pharmaceuticals (now AstraZeneca UK), Kings Langley, UK

From July 1996 to September 1996
Worked on implementation of their Windows/Oracle7 Oracle HRMS 10.6 System.
 

Oracle Consultant

At Grootcon (UK) Ltd (now AMEC plc), Great Yarmouth, UK

From November 1995 to June 1996
Worked on their Windows/Oracle7 Roadbuild project for the oil and gas support industry.
 

Oracle Consultant

At The Lord Chancellor's Department (now The Ministry of Justice), Northampton, UK

From July 1995 to November 1995
Working on the Warrant Control and Suitors' Cash Modules of their Unix/Oracle7 Caseman system for entering court cases, judgements, payments, and issuing warrants and summonses.
 

Oracle Consultant

At Gruppe für Angewandte Informatik (now CSC), Berne, Switzerland

From May 1995 to June 1995
Worked on their Unix/Oracle7 Swiss PTT Telecommunications Monitoring system.
 

Oracle Consultant

At South Yorkshire Police, Sheffield, UK

From February 1995 to April 1995
Worked in the HQ on their Unix/Oracle7 Discipline & Complaints System as well as CDE based Tape Librarian system.
 

Oracle Consultant

At Oracle Switzerland, Bottmingen, Switzerland

From December 1994 to January 1995
Working on site at Ascom Telematic AG, Berne, on their Unix/Oracle7 Customer Support system.
 

Oracle Financials Consultant

At Oracle East Central Europe, Vienna, Austria

From October 1994 to November 1994
Working on site at Severomaravskó Energetika A.S. Ostrava, Czech Republic, on their Vax/VMS Oracle Financials System.
 

Oracle Analyst/Programmer

At ICL (UK) Ltd (now Fujitsu), Slough, UK

From June 1994 to September 1994
Worked on their PC Oracle Magistrates' Courts Licensing System.
 

Oracle Analyst/Programmer

At Fourth Shift Ltd (now Infor), Yeovil, Somerset

From March 1994 to May 1994
Worked on site at Westland Engineering Ltd, Yeovil on their Oracle7 based JIT Manufacturing and Stock Control Package.
 

Oracle Analyst/Programmer

At DMR Group (now Fujitsu), Gouda, The Netherlands

From November 1993 to February 1994
Worked on the Critical Equipment Module of their Vax VMS/Oracle Wellhead oil and gas industry information system.
 

IT Consultant

At Stateside Ltd, Colchester, UK

From June 1993 to November 1993
Advice and installation of various software programs, followed by staff training.
 

Oracle Analyst/Programmer

At TCAM Systems (UK) Ltd (now NASDAQ OMX), London, UK

From March 1993 to June 1993
Worked on site at UBS Ltd at Broadgate on their Unix/Oracle Settlements system.
 

Oracle Programmer

At Workplace Systems Ltd, Milton Keynes, UK

From September 1992 to March 1993
Worked on their Oracle Time & Attendance and Job Booking system.
 

Oracle Programmer

At SE Technologies (UK) Ltd, Milton Keynes, UK

From April 1992 to September 1992
Worked on their Oracle based Pharmaceutical program.
 

IT Consultant

At Milton Keynes City Counselling Centre, Milton Keynes, UK

From 1991 to 1992
Specification and installation of hardware and software for the centre with training.
 

IT Consultant

At Pizza International, Norwich, UK

From 1989 to 1992
Computerization of correspondence, accounts and wages using PCs, including training.
 

Programmer

At Microtech Computer Services, London, UK

From 1990 to 1991
Completed one year intensive training in Oracle, Unix and 'C'.
 

Freelance Interpreter/Translator

At Federal District Court, San Diego, USA

From 1989 to 1990
Worked in the San Diego Federal Courtroom and Judge's Chambers.
 

EFL English Teacher

At Volkshochschule (Adult Evening School), Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany

From 1985 to 1988
As a part time second job, taught English as a foreign language to students aged 16+.
 

Official Interpreter/Translator

At Vita Zahnfabrik H Rauter GmbH & Co KG, Bad Säckingen, Germany

From 1980 to 1988
Working in this German dental company's head office.
 

Skills

 
  • Absence Management
  • Adobe Acrobat XI Pro
  • Advanced Benefits
  • AME
  • Approvals Management
  • Career Management
  • Compensation Workbench
  • FastFormulas
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Centres d'intérêt

 
  • Families in British India Society - London UK
  • Historic Scotland - Edinburgh UK
  • The National Trust (Life Member) - London UK