Portland, OR, US
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Finance Program Manager

Country : USA USA

State : Oregon

County : Multnomah County

Town : Portland

Category : Finance

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:
Develop, support and manage key strategic initiatives/projects/programs, from planning to execution, across the North America organization. Key priority will be on managing NAM TRANS4RM PROJECT representing the Manage Business segment specifically for FINANCE.
- Translating high-level, long-term corporate strategy into concrete activities, metrics, milestones and goals
- Driving and guiding initiative owners in planning, execution and tracking the modules and initiatives - while providing deep-dive support on select initiatives with value-added analysis
- Initiating regular communication and working sessions with the management team on initiative progress, issues, decisions and recommended future actions
- Developing, sharing & implementing best practices across the organization
- Develop and execute a systematic approach to support senior management in identifying the right strategic priorities to focus on
- Coordinate and manage initiative development, planning and prioritization across functions
- Drive and guide initiative business owners in setting objectives, developing detailed plans and KPIs
- Alignment with Transformation Office leadership to ensure projects are focused on the right strategic initiatives and priorities
- Engage with business owners and management to determine role and contribution for each initiative
- Coordinate and drive regular progress updates while ensuring consistent planning and execution from function to function
- Drive budget management, business case modelling, cost/return estimations, analytics (as required)
Systems and Processes
- Closely track project life cycle and organize regular updates with management on initiative progress
- During planning and execution, provide value-added analytical support to enable fact-based decisions
- Creates and maintains tools to support Strategy Execution governance processes
People Management
- Develop and lead the project/program team to fulfill its mission and targets
- Provide objective perspective on progress, priorities and directions while managing expectations
- Provide feedback to initiative business owners/team to ensure high quality, timely execution
- Actively manage a network across the organization to ensure the project remains highly relevant to the business and its priorities
Key Relationships:
- Global project leaders & stakeholders
- Function heads, senior management, key stakeholders of projects and initiatives
- Service providers / vendors
- Accounts


- Project Management methodologies, tools, and processes
- Change Management
- Manage relationships and diversity
- Analysis and problem solving
- Influencing others
- Executive engagement
- Willingness and ability to rapidly learn and adapt - to build business acumen in new areas
- Initiative & entrepreneurial - to take initiative and proactively seek opportunity for improvement
- Managing through change - ability to manage through changes and uncertainties
- Strong team player with proven ability to work cross functionally to achieve goals and objectives
- Ability to be self-directed while working under tight deadlines
- Ability to effectively communicate (both written and verbal)
- Ability to lead and facilitate discussions in small and large groups
- Ability to understand, analyze, and use data to make decisions and influence outcomes.
- Proficiency in MS Office, Smartshteet, Tableau & basic financial and modeling knowledge
- Excellent logical thinking and analytical skills
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
- Minimum of 3-5 years of general business experience
- Experience with leading consumer brands
- Experience in working closely with senior managers and leaders across functions
- Experience in leading management consulting firm is a plus
- MBA or other business related qualification a plus
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