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Senior/ Principal IT Product Manager - Finance (Remote)

Company: Palo Alto Networks
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks - everything starts and ends with our mission:

Being the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life.

We have the vision of a world where each day is safer and more secure than the one before. These aren't easy goals to accomplish - but we're not here for easy. We're here for better. We are a company built on the foundation of challenging and disrupting the way things are done, and we're looking for innovators who are as committed to shaping the future of cybersecurity as we are.

Disruption is at the core of our technology and on our way of work to meet the needs of our employees now and in the future through FLEXWORK, our approach to how we work. We're changing the nature of work from benefits to learning, location to leadership, we've rethought and recreated every aspect of the employee experience at Palo Alto Networks. And because it FLEXes around each individual employee based on their individual choices, employees are empowered to push boundaries and help us all evolve, together.

Job Description

Your Career

As the Senior Product Manager, FinTech you will own and manage the Finance application (SAP Analytics Cloud - SAC). Using your experience in SAC, you are expected to develop a strategic roadmap and provide solutions for the Finance business function. You will be partnering with cross-functional teams both on IT and business functions to drive process automation, efficiency, scalability and consistency to support business growth. In addition, you will also drive project prioritization, project delivery across finance initiatives delivering high business value and in the process foster great partnerships. By partnering with key stakeholders across the finance and other cross functional organizations, applying leading practices, help transform the finance business function to adopt new technologies and drive to be the best in class.

Your Impact

  • You will be responsible for the creation, maintenance, dissemination, and delivery of the roadmap as it applies to the finance business function
  • Develop SAP Analytics Cloud roadmap, manage deadlines and deliver projects on time with high quality
  • Develop functional / technical specification documents and design best in class technical solution to support analytical/reporting activities utilizing SAC
  • Collaborate with the cross-functional team to develop integrated SAC solution to support business processes, executing project deliverables, with an emphasis on quality, productivity, and consistency
  • Help drive our Finance digital transformation Product roadmap, drive automation, scalability and efficiency
  • Use data to discover opportunities, track product performance and support decision-making
  • Measure success- Measure everything: A feature release does not indicate success- Define what success means for each feature and each function before it even goes to development- Develop ways to constantly define and monitor success
  • Collaborate across teams- We win or lose as a team- Play a critical role in creating alignment across the cross-functional Leadership team
  • Communicate clearly and efficiently- Coordinate product release communications and drive transformational change for the Sales workforce
  • Possess an acute sense of urgency and is able to resolve project issues and roadblocks throughout the product development lifecycle
  • Prepare technical implementation and testing in close collaboration with Sales Operations partner in an agile setup
  • Enjoy working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, by creating products that will make a profound impact on the user

    Your Experience
    • Minimum of 12 years of experience required in SAP Analytical/Reporting work streams
    • Hands on and deep technical understanding of SAP Analytics Cloud
    • Familiarity with SAC as a planning tool, creating planning data models and working with categories actual, budget, planning, forecast, rolling forecast
    • Familiarity with analytic applications and analytic designer, screen layout, widgets, custom scripts JavaScript
    • Extensive experience in data modeling and preparing datasets, merging, appending, custom hierarchies, custom calculations, groupings, formatting values, data wrangling, dimensions and measures
    • Strong finance and cross functional business process, focussed on FP&A
    • Ability to work closely with Process Owners and other key stakeholders
    • Ability to interact and influence variety of users including process stakeholders, drive adoption of SAC tool across the organization
    • Highly data-driven with a commitment to drive business outcome and value realization
    • Experience in Scrum related activities, including sprints and client demos- Knowledge of leading multiple projects, workstreams, and Kanban boards in Jira
    • Experience in Agile principles: Focus on the business need; Deliver on time; Never compromise quality; Build incrementally from firm foundations; Develop iteratively; Communicate continuously and clearly
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to chair change management sessions
      Additional Information

      Our Commitment

      We're trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity's status quo. It's simple: we can't accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks page and our diversity website.

      Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

      Additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at

      All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

      Disclosure required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) of the minimum compensation (includes on-target earnings = base + on target incentives for sales roles) for this role to be located in the state of Colorado. If hired in Colorado, this position starts at $146,200/yr. Depending on the position offered, restricted stock units and incentive or bonus pay may be provided as part of this compensation package. Additional benefits may be found here.

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