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VP, Finance (Product Development)

Company: JDA Software
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Overview and background on product development organization and role

Blue Yonder’s product organization consists of a leading industry team of engineers and product managers passionate about leveraging new innovative technologies to create an optimal customer experience. The organization invests in and develops Blue Yonder’s current market-leading planning, execution and retail solutions to harness the collective power of cloud, IoT, analytics and big data to bring new solutions to market that deliver real-time, actionable insights and customer value.

The VP, Finance – Product Development will be the global finance leader for Blue Yonder’s Chief Development Officer, supporting their product management and research and development organizations. Representing an annual budgeting spend of ~$160M across 8 main product verticals and business planning for Blue Yonder product management organization, the VP Finance will lead global planning and analysis efforts both for short- and long-range revenue outlook as well as to drive improvements in profitability through gross margin and cost productivity efforts. This individual will work closely with key business partners and executives to identify and implement financial and operational strategies within the business units. The successful candidate will possess software industry experience (SaaS experience a plus), strong business partnering skills, deep financial analysis skills, effective executive communication style, both oral and written, and the ability to impact the business and finance in a cross-functional capacity.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The VP Finance will be responsible for:

Partnering with, and providing financial and operational support to our Chief Development Officer (CDO) and our SVPs of the Industry Strategy Teams (Manufacturing and Distribution Solutions, Retail Solutions and Cognitive SaaS Solutions)

Leading the strategic financial planning for the product organization (e.g.; Long range model) business units and annual budget process, preparation, and modeling in accordance with the company’s strategic plan.

All monthly forecasting and annual budgeting for the CDO’s organization

Preparing and reviewing with the CDO and their team our product’s profitability and key analytical insights

Participating in product investment strategy development by providing product line profitability; and market and competitor analysis and benchmarking. Tracking and reporting on progress of strategy through monitoring of actual results, sales pipeline, etc. Proactively identifying and escalating potential need for course correction

Developing in support with the CDOs organization business plan cases for strategic product investments and measuring both planned and actual return on investment

Partnering with leadership to identify opportunities to provide financial knowledge, data and information to individuals within the organization to empower and enable them to make well informed decisions.

Provide leadership for finance staff and serve as a key member of the CFO’s direct staff

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

Software (SaaS) experience preferred

Required to have 15 years of experience in Operations finance and/or FP&A; must have significant finance, data analysis, and modeling experience

Minimum of 7 years of experience having held significant financial leadership position/s

Experience working for a global company

High proficiency in financial planning systems (e.g. Hyperion)

High proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

Experience applying financial planning and analysis to a broad range of business problems and opportunities in a strategic and proactive manner

Excellent presentation, communication and organizational skills

LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS

Understanding the Business

Knows the business and the mission-critical technical and functional skills needed to do the job; understands various types of business propositions and understands how businesses operate in general; learns new methods and technologies easily.

Making Complex Decisions

Can solve even the toughest and most complex of problems; great at gleaning meaning from whatever data is available; is a quick study of the new and different; adds personal wisdom and experience to come to the best conclusion and solution, given the situation; uses multiple problem-solving tools and techniques

Creating the New and Different

Is able to come up with the next great breakthrough thing to do; is creative, a visionary and can manage innovation; is an effective strategist full of ideas and possibilities; sees multiple futures; has broad interests and knowledge; can both create and bring exciting ideas to market; comfortable speculating about alternative futures without all of the data.

Getting Work Done Through Others

Manages people well; gets the most and best out of the people he/she has; sets and communicates guiding goals; measures accomplishments, holds people accountable, and gives useful feedback; delegates and develops; keeps people informed; provides coaching for today and for the future.

Managing Diverse Relationships

Relates well to a wide variety of diverse styles, types, and classes; open to differences; effective up, down, sideways, inside and outside; builds diverse networks; quick to find common ground; treats differences fairly and equitably; treats everyone as a preferred customer.

Inspiring Others

Is skilled at getting individuals, teams, and an entire organization to perform at a higher level and to embrace change; negotiates skillfully to achieve a fair outcome or promote a common cause; communicates a compelling vision and is committed to what needs to be done; inspires others; builds motivated, high-performing teams; understands what motivates different people.

Acting with Honor and Character

Is a person of high character; is consistent and acts in line with a clear and visible set of values and beliefs; deals and talks straight; walks his/her talk; is direct and truthful but at the same time can keep confidences.

If you want to know the heart of a company, take a look at their values. Ours unite us. They are what drive our success – and the success of our customers. Does your heart beat like ours? Find out here: Core Values

Check out Blue Yonder's blog - Supply Chain Nation - the platform for supply chain trends and innovations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Posted 30+ Days Ago

Full time

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About Us Who are we?

We are a proven, passionate bunch of disruptors. Our work is all about tapping into your potential so we can deliver the best solutions and customer experiences on the planet. Collaboration, respect, and a great work-life balance earned us the title of "Best Place to Work- Employees' Choice" by Glassdoor. Our people are smart, creative, rock stars with over 400 patents and 10,000 people years of domain expertise.

What do we do?

Blue Yonder is the world's leading, end-to-end, digital supply chain platform provider, enabling companies to better predict, optimize and fulfill customer demand. Blue Yonder empowers companies to dynamically improve business planning and execution to drive more autonomous, profitable business outcomes and reimagined customer experiences. With Blue Yonder, you can Fulfill your Potential.TM Visit blueyonder.com

“Blue Yonder” is a trademark or registered trademark of Blue Yonder, Inc. Any trade, product or service name referenced in this document using the name “Blue Yonder” is a trademark and/or property of Blue Yonder, Inc.

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