Principal Product Manager

US-WA-Seattle
5 months ago
Job ID
535990
Amazon Corporate LLC
Position Category
Project/Program/Product Management--Non-tech

Job Description

Are you an experienced product manager who wants to be a part of innovating the financial systems for one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world?

Amazon has built a world-class financial platform which processes billions of transactions worldwide. The vision of the platform is to provide Amazon businesses with an easy-to-use, configurable, self-service interface backed by an automated financial system that ensures timely, accurate and complete financial reporting. Success is evidenced by increased speed to market for new business launches, faster expansion of existing businesses, and most importantly, an automated system for delivering accurate, timely and complete financial reports.

You must possess a strong background in product development, and the ability to communicate and coordinate with and influence a range of stakeholders including senior management, product development, system engineering, accounting and business teams. You must have a solid and proven track record of driving multiple initiatives simultaneously. If you have done this within a large organization, it is a plus.
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The Financial Ledger and Accounting System Product Manager is responsible for developing strategy, defining product requirements, coordinating cross functional project resources, and for driving non-engineering activities necessary to land the product capabilities successfully in production. Financial Ledger and Accounting System product managers design, develop and manage the product definition lifecycle (planning through production release, and adoption) as well as monitor and manage the existing capabilities in production today.

1. Product Vision: Define the product vision in alignment with rhythm of business (i.e. annual planning, 3 year planning, etc.). Use knowledge of both Amazon and the industry to ensure the platform stays current with emerging technologies and industry trends.

2. Strategy, roadmap, and requirements: Develop the product roadmap by defining both long term strategy and short term plans to achieve the product vision and deliver business results. Assess the needs, opportunities, and pain points for the platform within Amazon’s evolving systems landscape. Manage a cross-functional process for prioritizing, delivering and launching major product releases and incorporating enhancement requests to existing features. Deliver in a consistent cadence of release. Translate customer needs into product requirements. Customers can be Accountants. TPMs, and/or developers. Develop comprehensive requirements and use cases in alignment with the roadmap.

3. Sustain: Ensure consistent execution of product lifecycle processes from concept to launch. Be the internal and external authority and advocate for your given area of focus.

4. Adoption: Readiness planning starts when the project is conceived. Communicate and coordinate launch across all organizations including line of business teams, engineering teams, and accounting teams. Pre-coordinate with adopting teams. Define, deliver (or update) press releases, readiness materials, FAQs, etc. as required to support the launch.

5. Project management results: Define both long term strategy and short term plans to achieve the product vision and deliver business results. Manages the coordination of activities (from projects to TT) into a single product release. Works closely with engineering teams in an agile environment. Helps with schedule and risk management. Provides escalation management, helps make tradeoffs balancing the business needs versus technical constraints.

6. Communications. Both facilitate and develop content for meetings up to the VP level landing the appropriate message for the audience. Trap key agreements and next steps. Manage effective communication to users and stakeholders using Amazon communication protocols such as Wiki, sharepoint, newsletters, etc.

Basic Qualifications

  • 10+ years in product or program management
  • Ability to communicate effectively to senior management, peers and team members using both written and oral communications
  • Superb analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Previous experience with accounting domains
  • Self-driven
  • Thrives under pressure and working to aggressive timelines
  • Agile product development experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA preferred
  • 3-5 years of financial systems product development
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