Product Manager, Finance + Operations

at sweetgreen (View all jobs)

Treehouse Support Center - LA

About sweetgreen

Our people are our most valuable ingredient at sweetgreen - the heart of our company, the face of our brand, and what truly make the sweetgreen experience special and unique.


Since opening our doors in 2007, our team has been on a mission to build healthier communities, starting with real food. We’ve been unwavering in our commitment to scratch cooking and transparent sourcing, but over time customer appetite and demand for convenience has grown.


As we continue to scale, we need to ensure that our team members have access to best in class tools and experiences to do their jobs well - from HR/Finance to Customer Support and IT. 


We are seeking a Product Manager, Finance + Operations to support platforms and tools within our HQ environment. This role will partner with business stakeholders and development teams to deliver value and features that enables sweetgreen to achieve business goals & drive our internal organization forward.


Key Areas of Ownership Include:

  • Serve as product/platform solution owner to internal, people-focused teams. Select, implement, and optimize the use of platforms in the ERP, Financial Planning, and Data/Analytics space
  • Owning roadmap for finance-focused product backlog - including planning, prioritization, trade-offs, stakeholder communication, and delivery
  • Building strong relationships with internal stakeholders to understand their business needs and translate them into workable backlog items
  • Lead vendor evaluation, selection, integration, and ongoing management for current and future people-focused systems
  • Writing, maintaining, and designing technical and product documentation for internal use
  • Problem solving across various technology systems & business processes to propose ideas, scope features, and implement solutions

Long-Term Focus:

  • Strategic vision and the ability to see where the organization is headed, define opportunities, and iterate products/features with current and to be selected solutions;
  • Align with current internal teams/processes and support ongoing improvements to make them more efficient. Ensure project teams have a proactive approach to delivery against commitments.
  • Continually seek opportunities for driving greater impact through our systems/tools. Prioritize product and feature enhancements to align with overall enterprise product roadmap

Your Background:

  • 7-10 years in corporate strategy & planning, product management, management consulting, investment banking for the technology sector
  • Comprehensive understanding the workflows within a Finance and Operations environment - e.g. planning, AR/AP, procurement, supply chain, order to cash, accounting close processes, etc.
  • Operating experience in product managing in SaaS products and/or ERP product is highly desired
  • Experience in bringing recommendations to development teams and executives supported by data-driven analysis
  • Demonstrated experience translating product features and experiences into platform capabilities and requirements within agile, fast-moving environment
  • Must have excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills to share insights in a way that is easy to grasp and actionable. Experience conveying key insights from complex analysis in summarized business terms.
  • Broad exposure to SaaS and ERP cloud market landscape, including competitive intelligence, venture and strategic partnerships
  • Management of product and vendor teams through the development/configuration lifecycle
  • Demonstrated success being a strategic partner to internal-facing teams; understanding of finance and operations technology processes and best practices

Great Candidates for the position will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:

  • Analytical Mind + Approach
    • Able to work from the end customer backwards, understanding their challenges and relentlessly pursuing opportunities to improve operational excellence
    • Data-driven within people-first environment
    • Understands KPIs from quantitative and qualitative perspective, the way digital products affect them, and how to build measurement and feedback loops for both
  • Process Management
    • Exceptional combination of strategic thinking and detail orientation.
    • Superior communication, interpersonal and influence skills with a variety of styles.
    • Able to clearly explain complex concepts, clarify context, requirements, and processes.
    • Forward thinking to identify opportunities, take initiative, and think through future implications
  • Passion + Patience
    • A healthy obsession with digital tools + technology that lead to new and useful ways for solving problems 
    • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to consider multiple audiences, bring people along the change curve, and articulate rationale for change throughout the organization
    • A proactive, high energy attitude geared towards achieving continuous improvement.
    • A laser focus on getting things done, and an inspiring level of patience as you work through ambiguity. Ability to creatively solve hard problems in a fast-paced, cross-functional environment

What you'll get:

  • Competitive pay + bonus plan granted based on performance 
  • Health, dental + vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO, because we respect the need for work/life harmony
  • An opportunity to make a real impact on the people around you, both by growing them and by connecting them to real food
  • To live the sweetlife and celebrate your passion + purpose
  • A collaborative family of people who live our core values and have your back
  • A clear career path with opportunities for development, both personally and professionally
  • Our annual Impact Retreat offsite
  • Free sweetgreen swag
  • Complimentary sweetgreen

Come join the sweetlife! 

sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law. 

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