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Project Leader Finance - Merchandising Services (164707)

GA - Atlanta Corporate

  • Date Posted: May 19, 2022
  • Company: HOME DEPOT EMPLOYMENT MANAGEMENT
  • Travel: 0-10%
  • Functional Area: Finance/Acctng/Treasury/Investor Relatio
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Relocation Provided: No



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Position Description:
Position Purpose:

This position focuses on financial analysis and strategic planning with our In-Store Environment (ISE) team. The role interacts with ISE, Merchandising, and Merchandising Finance to report, analyze, plan, and forecast financials for capital investments. This position utilizes SQL and other cloud based technologies to help prepare financial analysis and forecasts for use in the development of financial business decisions. The role is a dynamic role that involves multiple aspects of the business and would be exposed to Merchandising, Supply Chain, Sourcing, and P&L management. This individual will be an integral part of formulating and executing strategic investment decisions.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Develops an effective plan for controlling project scope, schedule and cost, and monitors project execution to ensure that the plan is being followed. Creates and effectively coordinates documentation to explain changes or potential changes to the baseline and ensures the approved changes are implemented.
  • Develops an effective plan for communicating project information to the project team and to the project stakeholders. Develops written status reports and scorecards and creates/presents project review documents to leadership.
  • Leads the definition of project risks and the required mitigation approaches. Monitors project activities for the occurrence of risks and takes timely action to escalate or mitigate the risk. Advises project team members and stakeholders of actions required or completed.
  • At the completion of a project or project phase, captures key lessons learned and communicates to business partners. Effectively applies lessons learned in subsequent projects.
  • Shares responsibility with the project leadership for providing a good working environment. Ensures teams are staffed, duties and responsibilities are understood by everyone and that an inclusive environment is maintained.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:

  • 40%- PROJECT CONTROL - Develops an effective plan for controlling project scope, schedule and cost, and monitors project execution to ensure that the plan is being followed. Creates and effectively coordinates documentation to explain changes or potential changes to the baseline and ensures the approved changes are implemented.
  • 30%- PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS - Develops an effective plan for communicating project information to the project team and to the project stakeholders. Develops written status reports and scorecards and creates/presents project review documents to senior leadership.
  • 10%- PROJECT RISK ASSESSMENT - Leads the definition of project risks and the required mitigation approaches. Monitors project activities for the occurrence of risks and takes timely action to escalate or mitigate the risk. Advises project team members and stakeholders of actions required or completed.
  • 10%- PROJECT LESSONS LEARNED - At the completion of a project or project phase, captures key lessons learned and communicates to peer Project Leaders. Effectively applies lessons learned in subsequent projects.
  • 10%- PROJECT ENVIRONMENT - Shares responsibility with the project leadership for providing a good working environment. Ensures teams are staffed, duties and responsibilities are understood by everyone and that an inclusive environment is maintained.

Nature and Scope:
Reports to Sr Finance Manager.
This role has no direct reports.

Environmental Job Requirements:
Environment: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Travel: Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.


ESSENTIAL SKILLS:
Standard Minimum Qualifications:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 3 years

Physical Requirements:
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An MBA or Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or related field
  • Well-developed skill set with manipulating and leveraging data to inform business decisions
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, and financial systems
  • Experience using SQL and / or scriptable programming language
  • Experience with presenting analysis through data visualization
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Accounting or Finance experience.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple works streams and manage multiple relationships
  • Exposure to sourcing/supply chain/merchandising would be a plus but not necessary
  • Strong PowerPoint presentation and story building skills
  • Strong technical background
  • Strong analytical experience
  • Reporting experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.