Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Technical Product Owner – IT Manager - Blackline and Core Finance to be located in New Brunswick, NJ.
Do you seek big, complex, ambiguous problems? Are you passionate about having a meaningful impact on the experience, effectiveness, and efficiency of your colleagues through innovative technology solutions? Do you want to be a part of a 133-year-old startup?
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The Technical Product Owner, IT Manager- Blackline, Bravo and CoStar will work at the intersection of the finance team & technology to define strategies that combine a deep understanding of business objectives, challenges, with technology solutions and extending them into development execution, value realization & ongoing product management.
In this role, you will support the Blackline and Brovo squad teams (such as, but not limited to, new products, enhancement, and closing activities). This role will also provide coaching to Product Analyst and other indirect reports.
Vision & Strategy Definition: shaping a ‘future proof’ finance business vision, strategy & capability roadmaps, and corresponding technology strategy & product roadmaps with significant decision-making latitude
Business Problem Definition: understanding and translating business problems faced by the finance function into a value case & comprehensive set of solutions spanning process, technology, data, governance & user experience supported by defined, baselined value realization key performance indicators
External Insights: understand external insights, trends, leading practices in Accounts to Reporting (A2R) product maturity, machine learning and artificial intelligence space.
Solution Design: ensuring that product development efforts incorporate an approach that starts with experimentation to validate expected impact, includes human centered design, Automation to reduce run cost, embraces agile principles, incorporates external insights, required end to end process optimizations, and compliance engagement
Value Realization: defining expected value impact of investments across employee experience, functional excellence, efficiency, and compliance
Architecture: partnering with the finance architecture team to define the role each system plays within our landscape aligned with business capabilities
Internal Partnerships: acting as the primary trusted advisor to senior finance & technology leaders across all lifecycles of Account to Report (A2R) product development starting with inception through to value realization & ongoing continuous improvement, and communication of progress against strategic objectives
Product Management: partnering with product management teams to ensure roadmaps are oriented to deliver finance business & technology strategy, value creation objectives, and measurable key performance indicators
External Partnerships: managing vendor relationships to influence development roadmaps & ensure that our needs will be met by our technology partners
We believe that experience developing insight led strategy, crafting innovative technology solutions, experimentation, agile ways of working, intellectual curiosity, empathy, leading teams, and human centered design are essential to enable you to be successful in this role. Furthermore, it is essential that you are a natural collaborator, who has the leadership presence to influence results and build a strong sense of collective team engagement. We desire a candidate who has experience structuring & facilitating large workshops with senior stakeholders. In addition to these core skills, we would expect you to have the following technical expertise:
Experience with financial close process
Financial planning and analysis
Experience with BlackLine application is preferred
Experience with SAP, SAP Central Finance, and/or JDE ERP systems and processes are preferred
Demonstration of Planning, Prioritization and Project Management skills are critical to success and highly preferred
Human Centered Design
Artificial intelligence /machine learning
People management experience
Reporting to the Director A2R, you would partner closely with global process owners, senior finance personnel, and financial systems leads to maximize the transformational potential of technology investments.
- Bachelor’s degree is required. Preferably in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business or related field.
- A minimum of 5 years of professional business experience and IT experience/leadership
- Previous people management and strong team-building skills
- Prior work experience in developing tools that support financial closing process for SAP/ERP system
- Experience with all aspects of the product development lifecycle as well as Agile methodology
- Must be able to motivate and inspire people and make tough decisions, when necessary, in a timely manner.
- Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Experience working on SAAS applications, such as BLACKLINE and Bravo
- Experience working with external partners to bring products/services to market
- Master’s Degree with focus on Computer Science or Computer Engineering; MBA.
The anticipated base pay range for this position is $93,000 to $159,000. The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation’s performance over a calendar/ performance year. Bonuses are awarded at the Company’s discretion on an individual basis. Employees may be eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs such as health insurance, savings plan, pension plan, disability plan, vacation pay, sick time, holiday pay, and work, personal and family time off in accordance with the terms of the applicable plans. Additional information can be found through the link below.
At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work.
Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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