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Product, Full Time    New York    Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019
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About the Role

WeWork is currently seeking a Product Owner, Finance Systems experienced in business process transformation & leading high-performing teams. The role will focus primarily on projects in the realm of Cash Management, helping improve reconciliation considering all components that impact the cash world. The ideal candidate will have a combination of experience managing complex global projects (experience with Workday Financials is a plus), along with multiple other integrated systems. This person will work closely with company leaders in the Finance, Shared Services, & Technology organizations on strategic system initiatives to elicit requirements, create & execute on project plans, assess system changes & cross-functional impact/risk, run comprehensive testing & deliver impactful change management across all end users. They will balance multiple projects at once & drive high-velocity change, & know when to escalate risks & issues. The ideal candidate is organized, analytical, motivated, resourceful & collaborative.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple Cash focused projects including new features, integrations, Workday releases, feature redesigns, as well as interact with other 3rd party & proprietary tools

  • Identify opportunities for business transformation to increase revenue, decrease cost & improve operating efficiency & scalability.

  • Consult with business sponsors to create new project justifications & prioritize the existing portfolio according to business drivers.

  • Scope, plan, implement & support various projects through complete software development life cycle across finance functions

  • Develop & manage detailed project plans for complex projects with strong change control.

  • Develop detailed system requirements, test plans & training materials.

  • Lead all testing efforts & drive the remediation of defects encountered.

  • Ensure comprehensive change management including change communications, user training & ongoing education.

  • Manage project vendors & consultants, as necessary, to ensure streamlined communication, delineation of responsibility & adequate business & technical support

Job Requirements

  • 7+ years of experience in a Project/Product Management, Product Owner, Business Analyst, and/or Process Engineering role working with Finance ERP systems. Workday preferred.

  • Illustrated familiarity with the Cash close process, as well as previous interactions with industry leading payment processors (Adyen, Stripe, etc) preferred

  • Industry experience in Real Estate/Hospitality/Retail with multi-unit & international businesses is a plus

  • Experience with Alternative Revenue streams & Mergers & Acquisitions integrations

  • Outstanding negotiation, facilitation, & consensus building skills.

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills & the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers, subject matter experts, & 3rd party vendors.

  • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects, & execute in a fast-paced & dynamic environment with a strong work ethic & ownership mentality

  • Experience in SDLC Agile methodology, running Sprint ceremonies & using PM tools to capture Epics, user stories, test documentation, sign-offs, etc. JIRA & Smartsheets is preferred.

  • Expert Excel, Visio & PowerPoint Skills

  • Bachelors degree in accounting, finance or related field. MBA a plus.

  • Certifications such as Lean Six Sigma, PMP, PMI-PBA, CBAP or CCBA is preferred

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