Product Manager I

Location: Bellevue, WA
Date Posted: 11-10-2017
Accounting Product Manger 

This Product Manager role will work as an individual contributor in the Accounting organization. This PdM will lead the development of business requirements for projects across the Accounting stakeholders, communicate requirements cross functionally and work collaboratively with Technology to ensure Accounting requirements are met as part of the UAT process. This individual must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and have a strong desire to provide outstanding service to all internal and external project stakeholders while becoming a trusted advisor to the customer. 

Collaboration and strong partnering are “must-haves” and critical to the team’s success. This role is inherently cross functional and you will work closely with Product, Technology, Finance, and Customer Operations. You will need to balance multiple competing priorities as you work to negotiate successful outcomes for all parties involved. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and resourceful, able to use creative problem-solving skills to manage simultaneous Loyalty projects within the Loyalty Program from project inception through project implementation. 

Responsibilities: 
General Responsibilities: 
· Act as a product owner for projects focused on Loyalty through the Loyalty Program in the Accounting Organization; develop & maintain the Loyalty projects through the Loyalty Accounting Delivery Roadmaps & identify resourcing needs to support the approved roadmap. 
· In alignment with the Finance Engagement (EFI) Process, manage the Accounting Project Intake Process for the Loyalty projects through the Loyalty space to identify clear project priorities at all times; manage trade-offs between cost, schedule and business benefit. 
· Think strategically to ensure business objectives are met over the long term; provide input to stakeholders on strategic decisions that affect the Loyalty projects within the Loyalty Program in the Accounting Portfolio. 
· Lead the Annual Accounting Planning cycle for the Loyalty projects within the Loyalty Program. 
· Comply with the various SOX controls (i.e. as applicable to the PdM role). 

Loyalty Program Project-Specific Responsibilities: 
· Lead theWeekly Key User Forumfor the Loyalty Program focused on driving relevant project activity, problem resolution, feedback and fostering open communication within the cross-functional team. 
· Publish bi-weekly Accounting project status for the Loyalty projects within the Loyalty Program. 
· Lead the Accounting Business Requirements Process and the change management process to continuously manage scope. 
· Own the Accounting business issues/ risks log. 
· Own the UAT Planning effort: PdM owns the Finance UAT Plan & Traceability Matrix. 
· Own the UAT Execution effort partnering with the FIT team members who perform the tests & drive the test results. 
· Own the project plan updates for Accounting tasks as applicable. 
· Manage the Accounting Sign-Off/ Approval Process throughout the project’s lifecycle. 
· Conduct Training & Develop “Go-Live” Transition Documentation, as required. 
· Monitor production transactions (for Accounting scope) during the stabilization phase to ensure they meet all operational and business requirements and drive problem resolution as needed. 
· Actively contribute to our team's culture of having fun, embracing change and focusing on quality delivery! 

Qualifications: 
· A proven track record of delivering and supporting medium size projects. 
· Ability to creatively solve challenging business and/or technology problems. 
· Demonstrated experience developing robust business requirements and planning effective UATs. 
· Competency with project management: developing schedules and resource plans, issue/ risk identification and management, tracking dependencies/ milestones, communication of overall project status. 
· Expertise in MS suite of applications (e.g. PowerPoint, MS Project, Excel). 
· Excellent organizational skills and work habits; strong attention to detail. 
· Driven to complete activities on time and draw issues to closure in a timely manner. 
· Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize workload effectively, and thrive in a dynamic and complex environment; demonstrate flexibility in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment. 

Work Experience and Education Guidelines: 
Required: 
· Bachelor's Degree 
· 3-5 years of relative experience managing and supporting projects in a product management role 
· Accounting and/or Finance Background 

Preferred, but not required: 
· Master’s Degree 
· E-commerce Experience 
· Change Management Experience 
· Business Process Mapping Experience 
· Agile Methodology Experience 

Core Competencies: 
· Teamwork:Personable, positive, and enthusiastic team player who effectively interacts with peers, stakeholders and Technology/ other cross-functional partners to drive project delivery as well as resolve operational issues. 
· Communication: Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing; polished presentation skills. 
· Technical Skills: Solid understanding of accounting/finance/business principles.
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