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Spire Energy Finance Product Manager in St Louis, Missouri

Finance Product Manager

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Date: Dec 4, 2019

Location:

St Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.

We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.

We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.

We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.

Summary

Spire is seeking an experienced, collaborative Product Manager. This position will focus on delivering business value within the department assigned. This role will be responsible for the definition of product needs, allocation of business value, and prioritization for iterative delivery through partnering with functional leaders and product owner/s. They will support the business and delivery teams by proactively engaging as the liaison between the business they represent and the product owner/s.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define the product/solution vision in conjunction with functional business owners.

  • Define product/solution roadmaps based on features elicited with business representatives in partnership with ITS Product Owner.

  • Gathers, manages and prioritizes the product/solution roadmap, with a focus on delivering value through prioritization of features.

  • Actively manage the product/solution backlog through continuous refinement, providing the product owner and the development team with a clear vision of what needs to be delivered.

  • Direct the teams through PI Planning and Iteration Demos, providing feedback and acceptance criteria for features in the roadmap.

  • Work and collaborate with the organization at large and PMO to ensure that non-technology components are considered in the launching of the product/solution.

  • Responsible for the definition of program increments (PI) and releases.

  • Participate in product/solution demos, with a focus on ensuring that the delivery meets the needs and objectives of the product/solution.

  • Actively collaborates with the Product Owner in the definition of user stories and clarification of items, ensuring that the user stories are understood by the team and accurately reflect the product/solution purpose.

  • Researches, analyzes and assists in resolving daily system problems related to the supported financial systems.

  • Liaison between Finance and IT team which includes serving as the Finance representative on cross functional IT related projects.

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Finance or related field required

  • Leading SAFe Certification required

  • SAFe or other agile framework Product Manager or Product Owner certification required

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Finance, IT, or related field

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a product development role using agile/scrum required

  • Experience in definition of products or solutions in the form of feature roadmaps

  • Product Management and/or Solution Architecture experience preferred

  • Knowledge of SAFe and Agile Methodology (Scrum, Kanban, XP)

  • Experience in the fundamentals of iterative and incremental development

  • Understanding of software development life cycles

  • Ability to work in an agile environment and comfort in dealing with ambiguity

  • Experience managing a backlog of features, as well as prioritization techniques

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and mentoring skills

  • Self-motivated to stay focused in the middle of distraction

  • Knowledge of Oracle Hyperion Suite (HFM, Hyperion Planning, PCM, HSF, Essbase, Oracle EBS, Treasury and PowerPlant)

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Work is normally performed in a shared, open-office environment

  • Requires some work during nonstandard business hours

  • Some travel required

Competencies

We Advance

We Care

We Collaborate

We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at jobs.spireenergy.com

Posting requirements: The above posting description is intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Spire, Inc., and its subsidiaries are Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

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