Product Manager - Finance + Operations at sweetgreen

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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. 

sweetgreen participates in the federal government's E-Verify program to determine employment eligibility. To learn more about the E-Verify program, please click here.

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Location

Our office is positioned in the centerpiece for LA's newest creative generation, PLATFORM and directly across the street from the Metro Station.

What are sweetgreen Perks + Benefits

sweetgreen Benefits Overview

sweetgreen is committed to offering a benefit package with flexibility and options to help you live your sweetlife. Our suite of benefits includes the core options of medical, dental, and vision as well as other voluntary benefit options to help you create the benefit package that best meets the needs of you and your family.

We believe that our employees are the most important ingredients in our restaurants and aim to support you throughout your journey at sweetgreen. FAMILY FUND

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 5 months of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We believe in fully supporting new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
sweetgreen provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times. Do what you love on *and* off the clock.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees Give back with 5 paid volunteering hours per year.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Sweetgreen has partnered with Classpass to offer a different kind of gym membership. All benefits-eligible employees receive a subsidy per month to use towards your membership.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
sweetgreen hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

FAMILY FUND

The family fund provides emergency financial aid to employees experiencing financial hardship caused by catastrophic events outside of your control, like a natural disaster or life altering personal crisis.

Every person in the sweetgreen family can elect to donate part of their paycheck to the family fund pool of money. This is the money that will be distributed to individuals who apply for funds that will help them cope with an unfortunate situation.

With your continued support, we can truly make an impact in the lives of our sweetgreen family members who are experiencing hardship.

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