Intuitive Surgical Careers

Senior Manager, Finance Applications

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California
IT/Information Systems

Job Description

Job: IT/Information Systems
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 171576


Company Description:

Who is Intuitive Surgical? The numbers tell an amazing story. Learn more about our company.

Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority. Human Resources is the people business of Intuitive Surgical. We attract, manage and engage our talent through advanced programs and global processes to support every employee in understanding how they contribute to our business, how they can develop professionally and how they can maximize their personal potential.


If you exemplify our values and want to be part of Company that is really passionate about providing value for the patients and customers we serve, this is the role for you. 

The Senior Manager, FP&A Applications is responsible for the development of information technology systems and solutions which enable the advancement of the Financial Planning & Analysis function. The job requires the senior manager to work closely with business management in developing IT strategies and implementing those strategies timely and cost effectively. At the same time the senior manager must ensure the resources, processes and standards are in place to effectively support existing systems.

Roles and Responsibilities: 

Core Responsibilities
• Serve and act as the main contact for all IT-related matters for the Finance function in matters concerning Financial Planning and Analysis.
• Provide overall direction for FP&A within the IT Application’s group
• Provide production support for existing applications ensuring responsiveness to customer requests and quality of work
• Assist the Director of Business Applications in the implementation and team adherence to standards, internal controls and processes for the Applications team (including Project Management Office standards and processes)
• Ensure internal controls are followed and exceptions are reported immediately
• Lead projects, internal teams or taskforces as assigned by the Director of Business Applications
• Identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change within the assigned business functions.
• Contribute to the development of the Project Management Office
• Resolve problems in a timely manner and escalate when necessary
• Remain at the forefront of industry practices and application development

The senior manager is responsible for the following applications: 

• SAP CO including Cost Center, Profit Center accounting, Profitability Analysis and Product Costing
• Hyperion Planning

Goal Setting, Planning and Organization :

• Work with senior management to develop long-term plans for the deployment of IT solutions for the assigned business area
• Develop long term work and resource plans for the team
• Communicate team work plans to other teams within the IT group
• Assist in the development of the department budget and monthly forecasts
• Develop performance metrics and report actual performance of the team

Leadership and Team Management :

• Challenge team members to develop as leaders
• Work to ensure team members attain goals and pursue excellence.
• Review the work of team members and address performance issues timely and as appropriate
• Serve as a coach and mentor for team members
• Create job descriptions and define responsibilities for team members
• Conduct annual performance reviews for assigned staff
• Create career and training plans and ensure execution
• Acknowledge team member contributions as appropriate
• Conduct regular status meetings with team members
• Resolve team conflict and communication issues as necessary
• Conduct performance improvement plans as necessary

Skill/Job Requirements: 

Competency Requirements: (Competency is based on: education, training, skills and experience.) In order to adequately perform the responsibilities of this position the individual must have: 

• Experience managing business applications teams supporting Finance.
• At least 10 years of experience designing, implementing and supporting business applications for Finance requirements.
• Ability to influence business teams, including management, in the selection and design of technology solutions as well as implementation and support approaches.
• Successful track record in working on cross-functional, cross-team projects.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong analytical skills, and ability to deal with ambiguity in a rapidly changing business environment.
• Strong project and program management skills.
• Bachelors degree or equivalent. MBA preferred.

We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.