Project Product Owner - Finance (Hybrid Schedule) at Koch Industries (Wichita, KS)

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INVISTA is a global manufacturer of chemical intermediates, polymers, and fibers. From parts for the automotive industry to medical equipment, air bags, food packaging, carpet and clothing, our ingredients in the nylon 6,6 and polypropylene value chains help bring many of life's essential products to market. A subsidiary of Koch Industries since 2004, INVISTA is committed to innovation and responsibly creating more value for its customers and society while consuming fewer resources to make these products. See the bigger picture at

About The Role

Invista is looking for a highly motivated and self-driven Project Product Owner to join the finance team! This role would be responsible for advancing a significant system conversion by ensuring strategies align with overall vision while proactively identifying and managing risks. The successful candidate would be responsible for acting as the Finance/Accounting liaison between the business, stakeholders, IT, and subject matter experts. The candidate should have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to effectively challenge to ensure the end state achieves the vision of the project. The Project Product Owner will interact with various capabilities and levels within the organization; therefore, strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential for this opportunity.

This role will sit in Wichita, KS and will work on a hybrid in office/home work schedule.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Understanding and clearly communicating accounting & finance requirements based upon business objectives.
  • Partnering with IT to evaluate solutions and make risk-based decisions on alternatives.
  • Actively participating in the challenge process and raising concerns/constraints to key stakeholders.
  • Engaging with subject matter experts across Accounting, Finance, and IT to ensure best knowledge is utilized.
  • Being a champion of effective change management by proactively partnering within the accounting & finance organization on future state processes and outcomes.
  • Determining requirements for replacement of current desktop solutions and analytics. Utilize data visualization & data transformation tools to rebuild processes and measures off new data sources.
  • Participating in prioritization of key deliverables throughout the project and ensuring that gaps post go-live are identified and addressed in a timely manner.

The Experience You Will Bring

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Information Technology, or related field
  • Experience with integrated financial systems, accounting systems, database structure
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite or Office 365; that includes Advanced Excel and Access skills (spreadsheet creation/editing, pivot tables, graphs, data manipulation/analysis and formula creation)
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Proven problem solving and critical thinking skills

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Finance/Operations Accounting experience in a manufacturing organization
  • SAP or other large ERP, integrated system experience
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with Business Intelligence tools for data visualization and data mining/blending such as PowerBI or other software

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

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More Information on Koch Industries
Koch Industries operates in the Energy industry. The company is located in Wichita, KS. Koch Industries was founded in 1953. It has 31000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 463 open jobs at Koch Industries, click here.
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