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Associate Product Manager
Our client is hiring an Associate Product Manager for their team in Hillsboro, Oregon. As an Associate Product Manager, you will be a key member of our Enterprise Finance Solutions team, working with the business and its stakeholders to provide cloud-based Source to Pay solutions through SaaS tools. You'll work on defining features, acceptance criteria supporting the Enterprise Finance Solutions Delivery Portfolio of Solutions. You will collaborate with Product Manager, Product Owner and Business partners to deliver technical solutions. You'll be a key contributor in all aspects of development and support, and involvement in all phases of the software development lifecycle. You'll work in a team environment but will also need facilitation skills and the ability to lead project team meetings as needed. It is important in this role to be able to create new ideas, generate consensus, and work cooperatively.
Associate Product Manager Qualifications
Thorough understanding of Source to Pay business processes and SaaS based solutions (Source, contract, manage, purchase, invoice and pay).
Experience conducting research to identify customer needs and market gaps.
Experience working with Agile methodology, including creating features, working in a Kanban environment, participating in Agile ceremonies.
Experience with Version One or similar tool.
Consultancy approach to your work: having the ability to take complex real-world problems, understand and communicate them and translate them into feasible solutions.
Ability to successfully elicit from appropriate business partners all forms of requirements (e.g. functional, performance, usability, compliance, regulatory, technical).
Experience working with business partners from different geographies outside of North America (Europe, China, Asia Pacific) to incorporate their short and long-term source to pay requirements, statutory regulations, and controls into viable solutions.
Commitment to collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.
Experience working with various integration partners and 3rd party consultants to integrate business requirements into implemented technical solution.
Knowledge of SDLC framework to implement tool for initial go live, operational changes, break fixes, and maintenance releases.
Bachelor's degree and Post Graduate/MBA with knowledge of Finance and other relevant area or equivalent experience.
5 years' experience in an Associate Product Manager, Product Owner or similar role.
Experience and knowledge implementing global solutions in a multi-tenant cloud environment using project lifecycle processes, including design, testing, implementation and post go live support.
Success in designing and leading requirements discovery sessions; including use of interviews, document analysis, workshops, surveys, business process modeling and workflow analysis with local and non-local team members.
Anticipates customer needs; assesses requirements and identifies new solutions.
Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with management, technical peers, and business stakeholders.
Candidate must demonstrate excellent communication of complex topics to a diverse audience and positive customer service skills.
Demonstrated ability to build positive business relationships and influence collaboratively across IT and the Global Business Partners.
Ability to engineer or re-engineer processes with a mindset of creating efficiencies and eliminating technical debt.
Provide training on new systems.
Ability to collaborate and consult with a cross functional support team with multiple, competing priorities.
Strong information seeking skills and a drive to deliver results.
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.
VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.
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