March 31, 2023 3:47 am CDT

Director of IT Product Management, Financial & Inventory Systems

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Five Below

nn POSITION SUMMARY: nn nnThe Director of Product Management is a leadership role defining how Five Below uses technology for inventory management and financial operations. Working with senior leaders in our Merchandise Planning, Finance and Analytics organizations, they will actively participate in inventory optimization strategy and oversee a team that develops and maintains a roadmap of capabilities supporting those strategies. The role will guide multiple scrum teams in delivering business value frequently through an established agile development process. Product managers are accountable for real-time engagement with senior business leaders for both strategic and tactical initiatives while ensuring our applications uptime and performance meets the operating need.nn nn Job Responsibilities: nn nListen carefully to and influence merchandise planning and finance leadership. Lead collaborative processes to create a long range plan/roadmap for the next generation of inventory management and financial systems technology: capabilities that support product and vendor data; purchasing and in-season merchandise management; perpetual inventory; inventory control and sales audit processes.n nAnticipates changes in inventory and financial management technologies based on market trends, ensuring that product capabilities can easily evolve.n nManage day-to-day activities of a team of product managers who translate strategy into requirements. Acts as mentor and leader; drives customer-centric (empathic) culture through user-centric design, with a goal of delighting users driving high adoption rates.n nActively advocates for agile methodologies with direct reports, peers, and business function owners. Provides coaching and training; ensures quality of agile stories including acceptance criteria.n nManage vendors who have varying degrees of agile capabilities; act as translator and balance agile goals with realities of vendor operating models.n nIdentifies approaches/metrics to measure the benefit of features, fostering a test-and-learn culture that leads to data driven decisions about the roadmap.n nCultivates a culture of accountability, autonomy, recognition and learning. Reviews progress of product teams at the end of each sprint to ensure iterative delivery of business value, actively working with leaders from the engineering organization to course correct and/or unblock issues.n nEnsure that cross-functional processes are smooth; builds bridges with other technology product teams; Coaches team on how to identify and anticipate key relationship needs cross-functionally. Communicate critical business-impacting technology issues to leaders in a timely manner and ensure maintenance and critical issues are swiftly resolved.n nn Qualifications: nn n10+ years’ experience in product management or product ownership of inventory and finance technology, preferably for a national retail organization with omnichannel capabilities.n nSolid understanding of retail inventory management and finance business processes including planning, purchasing, allocation, pricing, inventory management, inventory control, sales audit and accounts payable.n nUnderstanding of technologies such as:n nEnterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and General Ledger applications such as Oracle (RMS, RESA, EBS), SAP, Aptos Planning, Epicor Eagle, or Infor in a retail environmentn nVendor Management Solutions (e.g., Bamboo Rose,, Vistex, ICIX)n nElectronic Data Interchange (e.g., SPS Commerce)n nExperience implementing both packaged software and custom application development in an Agile/DevOps environment is preferred.n nEmpathic leadership style that includes being hands-on when needed.n nRelevant undergraduate BA, BS degree in IT or Business or equivalent experience.n nCreative and flexible mindset to planning and problem-solving, ability to lean into the details while maintaining the “big picture”n nStrength in building partnerships; working collaboratively in a matrix, proven influencing skillsn nStrong oral, written, and presentation skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas in simple ways to all levels of the organizationn nExecution and results focused, with emphasis on on-time delivery, ability to structure complex work streams and work independently and with teamsn nn n nn nn The pay range for this position is $125,000 to $172,250 annually. Pay may vary based on a number of factors, including but not limited to a candidate’s job-related knowledge, skills, and experience; educational background; and geographic location. Dependent on the position offered, benefits, bonus and incentive payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package. nn nn n nn nnAt Five Below our growth is a result of the people who embrace our purpose: We know life is way better when you are free to Let Go & Have Fun in an amazing experience, filled with unlimited possibilities, priced so low, you can always say yes to the newest, coolest stuff! Just ask any of our over 17,000 associates who work at Five Below and they’ll tell you there’s no other place like it. It all starts with our purpose and then, The Five Below Way, which is our values and behaviors that each and every associate believes in.nn nn n nn nnIt’s all about culture at Five Below, making this a place that can inspire you as much as you inspire us with big ideas, super energy, passion, and the ability to make the workplace a WOWplace! nn nn n nn nn If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you’ll enjoy your career with us! nn nn n nn nnFive Below is an Equal Opportunity Employernn




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