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Product Owner, Accounts Receivable

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Cleveland, OH

Employer:  Sherwin-Williams
Category:  Customer Service
Job Type:  Full Time

Description



Responsibilities

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
  • Develop new concepts for products and features in alignment with the objectives of the Global Transformation Office and assess the product's progress with input from Delivery Leads and Scrum Masters
  • Create user stories to share the Product's development and progress against business outcomes with Business Executives and the Leadership prioritize all stories to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that align with the Global Transformation Office strategy
  • Responsible for strategic and technical execution (end-to-end) of business user stories and coordinate the Business Process Governance with the right stakeholders
  • Work with the Portfolio Product Leadership Team to set the agility strategy and funding requirements
  • Support formal performance reviews, celebrating hard work, individual and team success
  • Comprehend key business objectives and requirements of a product to make final decisions on functionality
  • Provide feedback to the work of the Product Manager to help them define a product differentiation strategy
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams/processes to ensure a shared understanding of requirements for successful implementation, including program management, process management, data management, change management, and customers
  • Work in partnership with process owners to ensure the process is executed appropriately during project initiatives (Order to Cash, Source to Pay, Planning/Manufacturing/Inventory, Acquire to Retire, and Record to Report)
  • Understand what is important to the customer, data standards, process standards; collect feedback from users and incorporate user feedback to enhance product features and usability
  • Understand and support inter-team dependencies and escalate issues with the coordination of the product manager
  • Groom the product backlog, breaking down epics and estimating user stories
  • Track the progress towards the release of a product and keep the project and process teams apprised of the same
  • Communicate the product vision, roadmap and business intent to the Scrum/development team and ensure close collaboration with the development team
  • Coordinate with Scrum team, set and communicate release date and scope
  • Deliver comprehensive product training that aligns with the organization's change management plan
  • Coordinates cross functionally with other product owners in Order to Cash, Source to Pay, Planning/Manufacturing/Inventory, Acquire to Retire, and Record to Report workstreams.
  • Prepare and plan budgets to determine how to use company resources to launch new initiatives.
  • Collaborates with SBS and EFS Product Managers and Product Owners as needed.
  • Collaborate with Key users and SMEs to ensure the processes enrichment and the enhancements of the IT solution.
  • Develop test scripts and test data to thoroughly test the product solution and work with the testing team to identify test scripts to be automated for product and regression testing


Qualifications

FORMAL EDUCATION:

Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree
Preferred:
  • Six Sigma, Lean training
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

Required:
  • 5+ years in an agile delivery framework, or requirement development or Product Owner role.
  • 5+ years accounting, business process improvement, or accounts receivable experience
  • Prior knowledge of key process and technical products within Order to Cash, Source to Pay, Planning/Manufacturing/Inventory, Acquire to Retire, and Record to Report
  • Knowledge of ERP operating systems tools and databases
  • Experience working with Oracle system
  • Experience with, and strong understanding of Product Ownership for Agile Scrum Teams
  • Proven ability to analyze complex cross functional business process and defining integrated user stories using industry standard techniques
  • Experience working as part of an Agile Release Train in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Preferred:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, tailoring to audiences
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and demonstrated ability to proactively manage stakeholder expectations
  • Ability to work in distributed teams and develop multi-level relationships
  • Proven ability to manage dependencies and shifting priorities
  • Ability to support multiple projects, facilitate meetings, and follow up action items
  • Ability to lead and influence without direct authority
  • Ability to utilize Continuous Improvement tools and processes
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Excellent communication skills to be able to influence peers and executives, as well as external partners
  • Experience defining and leading the delivery of an API portfolio that is consumable by both internal and external parties.
  • Strong work ethic demonstrated attention to detail, excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a close team environment.
  • Ability to listen to and understand business needs.
TECHNICAL/SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Required:
  • Product owner experience, ideally managing APIs as a product in a High paced environment, where requirement change management is a key
  • Understanding of agile methodology, techniques, and agile tools (such as Jira and Confluence)
  • Expertise in Agile product development
  • Familiar Security frameworks (e.g., JWT, OATH2) for APIs
  • Experience in creating REST API documentation using tools
  • Hands on experience on Jira, Confluence and Mural board
  • Standard industry certifications such as SAFe, CSPO, or PSPO are preferred.
Travel 10%

About us

Here, we believe there's not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there's a place for you at Sherwin-Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans. We'll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show!

At Sherwin-Williams, part of our mission is to help our employees and their families live healthier, save smarter and feel better. This starts with a wide range of world-class benefits designed for you. From retirement to health care, from total well-being to your daily commute-it matters to us. A general description of benefits offered can be found at http://www.myswbenefits.com/ . Click on "Candidates" to view benefit offerings that you may be eligible for if you are hired as a Sherwin-Williams employee.

Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case and will impact where actual compensation may fall within the stated wage range. The wage range listed for this role takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions including skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.

The wage range, other compensation, and benefits information listed is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, with or without notice, subject to applicable law.

Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.

As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and local employment services delivery systems to provide priority referral of Protected Veterans.
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