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Title:  Finance Senior Program Manager


Sunnyvale, CA, US, 94089

Requisition ID:  32189


Are you data-driven?  We at NetApp believe in the transformative power of data – to expand customer touchpoints, to foster greater innovation, and to optimize operations.  We are designed for simplicity, optimized to protect, created to embrace future opportunity, and open to enrich choice.  We are the data authority for hybrid cloud, and we are helping our customers realize the full potential of their data.


We’ve built a Data Fabric for a data-driven world – to simplify and integrate data management across the resources that are best for the business.  With the Data Fabric, our customers can harness the power of cloud data services, build cloud infrastructures, and modernize storage through data management.

Job Summary


As a NetApp CPMO Finance Program Manager you are part of a team of professionals who plan, perform and implement projects, programs and process improvement initiatives within the Finance environment. As a subject matter expert, you will utilize your strong program management and Finance knowledge/experience to positively contribute to the department’s goals and vision. Strong project management and communication skills, along with strong command over Finance processes are key to success in this role.

Essential Functions:
- Lead projects related to financial systems or business processes.
- Plan, perform and implement process improvement initiatives.
- Organize, lead and facilitate cross-functional project teams.
- Determine project cost, resource requirement, and project timing based on scope and complexity of the project.
- Develop metrics that provide data for process measurement, identifying indicators for future improvement opportunities.
- Collect data to identify root cause of problems.
- Measure performance against process requirements
- Align improvement to performance shortfalls.
- Deliver presentations and training courses including measurement, analysis, improvement and control.
- Survey and analyze best practices for techniques and processes.
- Develop and create corporate communications plans to affected stakeholders.
- Perform cost and benefit analyses.
- Provide mentorship, training and support for more junior CPMO Program Managers

Job Requirements

Excellent oral and written communication skills; including presentation skills.
- Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment to meet aggressive goals and pre-defined measurement criteria.
- Knowledge of Finance tools and processes
- Good interpersonal communication skills as needed to work successfully with staff and managers within and outside of function.
- Strong analytical skills and ability to work both independently and on cross functional teams.
- Ability to build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization, including remote areas.
- Ability to function well in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with competing priorities.
- Strong ability to work in a project based environment.
- Strong computer skills including: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Creative approach to problem solving.
- Preferred experience in delivering projects using Agile/Scrum methodologies


- The tasks this individual is responsible for are often unstructured, have wide implications and there are multiple outcomes.
- This individual will apply broad expertise or unique technical/industry knowledge in solving problems that are unique and extremely complex given time, budget and resource constraints.
- Demonstrate leadership and vision in determining and driving strategy decisions.

- This individual must work effectively with Staff to Vice President level employees within the function, across functions and with external parties.
- Limited supervision is provided, as this individual can operate, drive results, and set priorities independently.
- The ideal candidate will be a proactive contributor and subject matter expert.
- To be successful, this individual must demonstrate favorable results through leadership and influencing multiple individuals and groups.
- Often acts as mentor or facilitator.


A minimum of 12 years of experience is required.
- A Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree is required, or equivalent experience.
- Demonstrated ability to have completed multiple, complex technical projects.


So get ready to tap into the data visionary within, and join us as we accelerate digital transformation and empower our customers to change the world with data!


If you ask a NetApp employee why they work here, the answer is inevitably the same: the people. At NetApp, our culture is at the heart of what we do. We place importance in trust, integrity, teamwork, and caring above all else. NetApp is a place where people are empowered to make a difference. Empowered to innovate. Empowered to collaborate. Empowered to help ourselves and others be data-driven and change the world. We take care of each other, our customers, our partners, and our communities simply because it’s the right thing to do.


We work hard but also recognize the importance of work-life balance for our employees because what’s important to them is important to us!  Recently we implemented Family First, which encourages employees to take paid time off to bond with a new child (through birth or adoption) or to care for a family member with a serious health condition.  Our volunteer time off program is best in class, offering employees 40 hours of paid time off per year to donate their time with their favorite organizations.  We provide comprehensive medical, dental, wellness and vision plans for you and your family.  We offer educational assistance, legal services, and access to discounts and fitness centers. We also offer financial savings programs to help you plan for your future.  


Join us and see what empowerment can do. 



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