IT Project Manager, Finance - Manhattan Beach - job 854374

Skechers

Date: 06/11/2021

City: Manhattan Beach, California

Employment type: Full-time

Company Description

Join the thousands of innovators, advocates and forces who are making an impact every day at one of the biggest footwear brands in the world. Whether you love to connect with consumers on the retail floor or want to drive our award-winning powerhouse in new directions, the SKECHERS team is the place to be. Learn more about our brand at skx.com. 

Job Description

Join the thousands of innovators, advocates and forces who are making an impact every day at one of the biggest footwear brands in the world. Whether you love to connect with consumers on the retail floor or want to drive our award-winning powerhouse in new directions, the SKECHERS team is the place to be. Learn more about our brand at skx.com. The candidate should enjoy working in a fast-paced collaborative environment where team efficiency is critical to our success.

Job Description
As a member of the SKECHERS USA, Inc. Information Technology team, this role will be responsible for the management and ongoing successful project execution within the SKECHERS Finance organization.  This role will primarily support Finance transformation efforts, both technical and business process, while being a part of a team who serve as project lead, partnering with the business, and other areas within IT, to be the go-to project support for the global finance community. This role is also responsible for identifying ways to make processes more efficient, offering continuous improvement recommendations, project managing the development and delivery of enhancements, and providing support to the finance and accounting teams.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide project management leadership and hands-on project execution
  • Ensure all projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget
  • Meet with stakeholders to understand, gather, and clarify project scope, objectives, and requirements to create and maintain comprehensive project artifacts (project charters, business cases, BRDs, project plans, resourcing, budgets, process maps, data flow diagrams, etc.)
  • Analyze projects and solutions to ensure they meet business objectives (traceability matrix)
  • Monitor and track project progress and lead communication meetings (status updates, steering committee, etc.)
  • Coordinate resources (internal, contractors, and third-party vendors) for the execution of finance projects which will include both technical implementations and business process reengineering efforts
  • Lead process to identify and resolve issues, minimize risks, and manage changes to the project scope, schedule, and resources (RAID, RACI)
  • Report and escalate obstacles to management as needed 
  • Manage communication and the relationship between key stakeholders, project team members and management (communication plan)
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation (resource plan)
  •  Assist with quality assurance testing and coordination of user-acceptance testing
  • Other duties as assigned

Core Competencies and Requirements

  • Working knowledge of project management techniques (hybrid, waterfall, agile)
  • Previous project management experience in complex Financial Systems implementation projects
  • Project management experience with business process reengineering efforts specific to the Finance and Accounting including training, user adoption & organizational change management
  • Ability to learn new and unfamiliar technologies independently using documentation and online resources
  • Takes personal responsibility to improve processes and systems
  • Ability to conceptualize, formulate, and succinctly convey complex solutions to a wide audience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent documentation skills using Microsoft Office, MS Projects, Visio/LucidChart, Smartsheets, ServiceNow etc.
  • Excellent presentation, negotiation, and influence skills
  • Demonstrated innovation, creativity, and considers alternatatives to issue resolution
  • Excellent relationship building skills, able to build trust with stakeholders
  • Demonstrated track record of process improvement and desire to implement best practices
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Positive, proactive, and self-motivated
  • Must have high degree of accuracy, results-oriented, highly accountable
  • Adaptable, flexible in a changing environment, comfortable with ambiguity
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment with tight timelines for deliverables

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, or equivalent professional experience
  • Degree or certifications in project management and change management, a plus
  • 8 years of combined experience working with Accounting/Finance departments and Financial Systems technical teams
  • Previous experience implementing a financial system (ex. SAP FI/CO, Oracle Cloud Financials, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Hyperion Planning, EPBCS, Blackline, ARCS, Concur, Coupa, HFM, HTP etc.)
  • Previous experience with accounting and finance processes (ex. Order to Cash (O2C), Procure to Pay (P2P) and Record to Report (R2R), including but not limited to AR, AP, Lease, GL, PO, Payments, Planning/Forecasting &  Reporting)
  • 7+ years eComm payments and merchant acquiring experience with a minimum of 3 years managing global accounts in the merchant payments industry from a technical perspective
  • Experience in the retail industry, helpful, but not required

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The skills, abilities and physical demands described are representative of those duties that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified for the job position, to perform the essential functions.

Additional Information

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop, and kneel. The employee is occasionally required to sit for long period of times.  

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