Anaplan. As the engine behind back-office system connectivity, you might not recognize our name, but our customers rank among the who’s who in the Fortune 50. Coca-Cola, LinkedIn, Adobe, and Bayer are just a few of the 2,000+ companies that rely on our best-in-class platform and its native AI capabilities to see, plan, and lead their businesses. By dynamically connecting financial, strategic, and operational plans in real-time, companies trust Anaplan to give them the power to anticipate change, address complexity, deliver operational insights, increase profits, and stay ahead of their competition.

 

What unites Anaplanners across teams and geographies is our commitment to our customers’ success and our collective motivation to achieve ambitious goals. We champion diversity of thought and ideas, and we behave like leaders irrespective of title. When you work for us, you’ll be part of a winning culture that’s dedicated to creating opportunities for our customers, partners, and employees. We hope you’ll join us. Let’s create something incredible together!

 

Your Impact

The Director of Financial Flexibility will lead the efforts across Anaplan to deliver process and systematic changes to the business that result in a more efficient company structure. The candidate will focus on two to three key major initiatives during the year to yield structural cost improvement. The outcome will impact change in the company to move from a fixed cost approach to a cost structure that behaves largely variable and will free up budgetary capacity for funding targeted investments, transition costs, and profit improvement. The ability to influence across functions and through all levels of the organization will be essential to be successful.

As a member of the Finance organization, this crucial hire understands the accounting standards that influence cash costs and Non-GAAP profitability measures coupled with sound financial savvy. Responsibilities include:

  • Timely delivery of project results that meet or exceed agreed-upon metrics or goals
  • Structuring of identified business challenges logically
  • Hands-on leadership and mentoring of Project Managers on process improvement and general project management skills
  • Key driver for change within the business units aligned to supporting project execution and toll-gating and helping them to learn, understand, adjust, and grow with the business transformation
  • Conducting in-depth analyses (when required), including data collection, data analyses, and synthesis of data to generate key insights for projects or Lean deployment strategies
  • Developing presentations for senior management to facilitate discussions on project or program progress, results, and assistance needed from them
  • Ensuring disciplined, data-driven, well-documented approaches to improving end-to-end operational performance led by the voice of the customer
  • Quantifying impact of projects on financials, productivity, customer experience, and compliance
  • Promoting a risk-aware culture; ensuring efficient and effective risk and compliance management practices by adhering to required standards and processes
  • Recognizing obstacles preventing others from achieving their goals and readily intervening, finding resourceful ways to remove them
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with senior leadership

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited university; MBA preferred
  • Background in Lean Six Sigma or related continuous improvement areas
  • Experience in change management, partner management, and influencing people without authority
  • Experience in engineering process re-engineering, offshoring, and outsourcing
  • Strong oral and written communication, interpersonal, presentation, and organization skills
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of staff, management, and senior leadership
  • Proven ability to work in ambiguity
  • Highly motivated to take ownership and drive initiatives with minimal direction
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and empower teams of 3 or more high-performing individuals
  • Capacity to think strategically and innovatively

FYI, we seek to hire a candidate to work a hybrid schedule in one of our US offices.

 

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive equitable benefits and all privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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