Microsoft

Senior Program Manager

Microsoft

July 21, 2021

Global Treasury & Financial Services (GTFS) enables the digital transformation of our customers and partners with innovative financial solutions while optimizing cash. We manage and protect $140B in financial assets are a compliance first organization with customer obsession and deal economics focus.
The Infrastructure and Analytics team within GTFS is focused on optimizing business processes and data usage to deliver world class business solutions. We support all aspects of work in GTFS from credit risk reviews, Treasury operations, cash collections and operational efficiency to business analytics and compliant reporting. We are looking for a strong program manager who has deep comfort and capabilities in leveraging business and technology knowledge to deliver key capabilities. The individual should be a technically savvy and operationally disciplined professional with a proven record of successfully delivering medium-sized, cross-discipline solutions for a finance or business operations team. Some of the recent projects delivered by this team include building a machine learning based approach to credit risk management, a workflow tool for deal reviews, approvals, and processing of requests and a state-of-the-art business intelligence capability leveraging Azure based Power BI reporting. Responsibilities
  • Working collaboratively across disciplines and engaging with stakeholders to frame, structure and prioritize business problems where technology-based solutions can have an impact.
  • End to end ownership of a project including defining scope, identifying core team and cross-functional stakeholders, schedule management, and tracking success.
  • Presentation of program status and issues to management on a regular and consistent basis
  • Providing input represented in both business and technical terms with descriptive requirements and design including mock-ups and process workflows.
  • Creating high quality features and user stories including testable acceptance criteria
  • Ensuring projects consistently meet standards and policies (security, privacy, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple releases at the same time using the agile sprint delivery model.
  • Understanding technical architecture to determine project impacts.
  • Managing vendor engineering teams to ensure on-time project delivery.
  • Managing and working with the business to clean and prioritize product backlogs.
  • Providing actionable detail for the engineering team on future project phase requirements
  • Creating or capturing key business outcomes that can be used to measure the success of the technology being deployed.
  • Having a good understanding of the business and finance needs and be willing to learn, engage and offer innovative ideas.
Qualifications
Required/Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science, or related field AND 4+ years of post-graduate financial analysis, accounting, controllership, or finance work experience
  • OR Master's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Data Science, or related field AND 2+ years of post-graduate financial analysis, accounting, controllership, or finance work experience
  • OR equivalent experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of program management experience with financial services and systems
  • 3+ years’ operating as product owner (or related) building and leading products using Agile methodologies.
  • Certification in project management
  • Demonstrated ability of managing or supporting technology deployment in SAP, workflow solutions or machine learning
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and collaborating across geographically distributed teams.
  • Strong leadership skills with relentless drive for delivering impact.
  • Experience of presenting to senior executives and decision makers
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and drive business decisions with data.
  • Compliance focus is a must.
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