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Nordstrom Senior Director Finance, Technology - Seattle, WA in Seattle, Washington

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The Senior Director Finance, Technology will be responsible for leading a high-performing team focused on strategic planning support, value creation, and articulating the cross-functional impact of our large Technology Investment portfolio to key stakeholders and JWN executives. Reporting directly to the VP of Finance, this individual will support JWN’s “Closer to You” strategy by working directly with Tech and cross-functional leaders to build the path to achieve the best service for our customers in the most seamless way. This role requires an individual with strong leadership, communication, and influencing skills to develop a value creation framework, set financial/operations targets and measure the success of the organization against their KPIs. the candidate will work closely with stakeholders to translate data-driven findings into actionable insights and optimize our investment portfolio.

A day in the life…

  • Embrace and champion change and process improvement across finance and business

  • Provide coaching, context, and inspiration to the team through daily interactions, to prioritize work, lead issue resolution, and guide solutions and the team’s career development.

  • Lead Technology financial planning, measurement, and financial governance

  • Lead a team supporting the financial planning process through month end close, forecasting, budgeting and long-term planning while analyzing results ensuring execution and accountability across the business

  • Analyze results across Technology organization and provide recommendations on shifts in investments, identify trends and proactively communicate insights ensuring positive ROI

  • Track and communicate performance through reporting on a weekly, monthly, and quarterly basis to ensure transparency and accountability

  • Expertise in driving ad-hoc analyses that help drive strategic decisions.

  • Makes insightful recommendations with a clear understanding of future implications and consideration of scenarios and alternatives

  • Partner with executive management, cross-functional partners, and key stakeholders to anticipate and proactively address future business changes

  • Anticipate changes to trends and patterns to influence change across a diverse set of leaders with a high degree of ambiguity.

  • Build, develop, and foster an efficient and effective team of finance professionals

You own this if you have…

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required; MBA preferred

  • 12+ years of experience in finance or economics with scope and accountability progression

  • Strong team leader with a passion for teaching early and mid-career professionals

  • Skilled with corporate metrics and analytical methods

  • Experienced in driver-based model building that is scalable and flexible

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite

  • Ability to think strategically and communicate effectively with all levels of management

  • Highly collaborative and comfortable dealing with ambiguity, influencing across multiple complex organizations, creating effective internal business partnerships

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively translate financial analysis and insights into meaningful and actionable business communications and recommendations

We’ve got you covered…

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

  • Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away

  • Life Insurance and Disability

  • Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

A few more important points...

The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.

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We’re a fast-moving fashion company that empowers our people to be innovative, creative and always focused on providing the best service to our customers. The retail industry is rapidly changing, and we have interesting, complex problems to solve every day – from developing cutting-edge technology and opening new stores, to designing fresh, must-have fashion.

Whether you’re a genius engineer, a phenomenal salesperson or a supply chain guru, we invite you to bring your unique talents and join our team. We reward great work, promote from within and celebrate diversity.

Our values are the core of who we are. They inspire our employees, delight our customers and bring our business to life every day.

CUSTOMER OBSESSED

We strive to know our customers better than anyone else. We listen, anticipate, build trust and move with speed to deliver on their needs.

OWNERS AT HEART

We treat every interaction as an opportunity to make an impact and deliver excellence.

CURIOUS AND EVER CHANGING

We approach problems with curiosity and create solutions. We unlock potential to be bold, think big and inspire innovation.

HERE TO WIN

We’re committed to delivering results, both today and tomorrow. We win as a team by supporting and challenging one another to be better every day.

WE EXTEND OURSELVES

We treat each other with respect and kindness. We do the small things that make a big difference. We create a welcoming environment, helping people feel connected, valued and part of one community.

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