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!

Anaplan is hiring a PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LEADER based in London, UK.

This is a business-critical position within our customer success function to build and lead the local team of Solution Architects that serve Anaplan customers and partners to help ensure the successful implementation of the Anaplan Platform at our customers. Specifically, you will drive and manage the regional Professional Services resources to assess, design, build and deliver commercially viable Anaplan planning and analytics solutions.

You’ll be someone who is not afraid to advise a company or your team members, in Supply Chain one day, then Finance or Sales the next. Anaplan’s Platform is diverse across multiple use cases and industries. We truly go across the entire business, so you’ll need to be flexible and have knowledge across multiple business processes.

It means you need to take all your experience in business process, technology and client management and combine them to guide and manage the customer, and your team members, to an appropriate solution. It sometimes means you need to re-direct a customer or team member in the most tactful way possible in order for them to have a smooth first implementation. At the same time, you also need to help make our customers self-sufficient so that they can expand beyond their first process in Anaplan and quickly make Anaplan their spine of decision making across their business.

You will be required to maintain KPIs at required levels to maintain the business. Major KPIs include:

  • Services Bookings
  • Services Revenue
  • Services Margin
  • Billable and Productive Utilisation % for Professional Services team members
  • Revenue Mix % (partner vs Anaplan)

Skills Required for the Role:
Leadership, Business Acumen. Persuasiveness, Resilience, Calmness, Methodical, Innovative, Intelligent, Articulate, Active listener

What you'll be doing:

  • Taking complex issues and breaking them down into simple, manageable steps or milestones
  • Leveraging your spirit and tenacity to drive excellence throughout the entire customer lifecycle; from leading services scoping efforts during pre-sale, to ensuring on-time, on-budget deliveries and often assisting with enablement and expansion efforts post-live as well.
  • Bringing together and cooperating with various different stakeholders to lead diverse teams comprised of customer resources, implementation partner resources, and Anaplan employees from the sales process through to their go-live
  • Providing technical and functional vision, guidance, insight, expertise and advice to a team of Anaplan Solution Architect who are working on several projects simultaneously
  • Spot and identify additional opportunities for customer adoption and expansion and bring this to the attention of the Customer Success and/or Sales organization promptly
  • Resolve all customer escalations promptly and effectively
  • Coach, mentor, and spend considerable time with your direct reports to ensure they onboard and ramp-up quickly on the Anaplan platform while developing themselves personally and professionally.
  • Build relationships with, and enable, key partners in your territory
  • Maintain weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly cadence calls with various stakeholders for services bookings/revenue forecasting, project status reporting, key initiative progress, etc.
  • Actively recruiting new talent to join the Professional Services team as it grows.
  • Assist Regional Director in managing weekly revenue forecast and team utilisation.

More about you:

  • You must possess a successful track record of minimum of 5+ years’ experience managing software projects and teams, ideally in a cloud applications/Connected Planning environment
  • A customer services orientated background, ideally with Enterprise Performance Management, Software Infrastructure Support and/or multi-dimensional modelling (Anaplan platform expertise is strongly preferred)
  • Must have been responsible for managing teams in diverse environments. Onsite/offshore model in a multi-vendor environment ideal
  • Experience with Agile methodology
  • Ability to constantly exceed SLAs and improve processes
  • Ability to scope and help team members scope client engagements at any level
  • Strong contract negotiation skills
  • Strong client management skills with Executive Level communication experience
  • Extensive travel (up to 50%) is expected across the region to support new opportunities and active customer engagements

 

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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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  1. Extend offers to candidates without an extensive interview process with a member of our recruitment team and a hiring manager via video or in person. 
  2. Send job offers via email. All offers are first extended verbally by a member of our internal recruitment team whenever possible, and then followed up via written communication.


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