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Group Product Manager - Financial Systems

Date: Dec 7, 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-14575
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is looking for a talented and highly motivated Group Product Manager with experience in Oracle Financials to join our Corporate Systems Team. Our team is currently implementing Oracle Financials Cloud and this position will be a key link to our business partners for this project and others of diverse size and complexity. You will be responsible for scope and impact assessment of business needs, requirements gathering and definition, functional design and specification. As a senior member of the team, you will act as the functional point of contact across the IT organization with specific focus on financial/accounting business systems functionality.

Your responsibilities and job functions:

* Serve as a liaison between the Finance/Accounting business community and the Technology organization to provide product solutions to meet the business needs
* Provide product expertise to business partners, acting as a resource in understanding how Technology systems perform business and user functions
* Work on issues of high complexity and strategic value where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including a broad understanding of current business trends
* Drive the analysis and definition of efficient, cost effective solutions that support business processes and functional requirements
* Responsible for developing and creating requirements, process flows and gap analyses
* Possess and share subject-matter expertise or in-depth technical knowledge, use expertise to achieve goals in creative and effective ways
* Resolve issues related to Technology systems involving vendor coordination and escalate as needed
* Develop test plans and associated test cases and conduct test execution
* Assist in development of project plans which may include work plans, estimates, schedules, milestones and deliverables
* Frequently interact with our internal customers and work as part of large, cross group teams to provide solutions

We're excited about you because:

* Quality is important to you and is evident in all that you do
* You have strong and reliable business knowledge in the finance and accounting domain
* You have in-depth knowledge of product management best practices, functional design and application delivery methodology
* You demonstrate outstanding business communication skills and the ability to interact with business leadership at all levels
* You have strong analytical abilities and can use your findings to back up recommendations, prioritization and drive action
* You have a strong drive towards execution: you're a can-do type of person and are willing to roll up your sleeves to get the job done
* Your strong decision-making capabilities can help our organization achieve results and impact our corporate and technology goals
* You have strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work with different teams harmoniously


Qualifications and requirements:

* Bachelor's degree in accounting or other business discipline or equivalent work experience
* 7 - 10 years of Product Management or Business Systems Analyst experience
* 5+ Years Oracle Functional Finance experience
* In-depth understanding of application integration, software testing, systems analysis and design, systems development, troubleshooting and problem solving
* Experience in SDLC methodology
* Experience in Agile and hybrid environments preferred
* Experience with Oracle Financials implementation preferred

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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