Anaplan Model Builder

3+ months agoPortland, OR

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Autodesk is looking for a passionate and driven individual that wants to be part of a fast-moving company transforming how it delivers value to its customers through connected forecast and planning.

The Opportunity
We are seeking a highly motivated person to join the Anaplan Forecast and Planning team to help shape the future of connected forecasting and planning. The Anaplan Model Builder is an in key role in Autodesk's Global Operations and Finance area and is responsible for the successful design, build and implementation of Anaplan-based solutions. The ideal candidate is a team player who possesses strong analytical skills, has experience building financial models and enjoys solving and streamlining complex business problems. A successful candidate enjoys detailed and challenging puzzles, thrives in a fast-paced dynamic environment, and possesses the aptitude to work independently. The ability to ask inquisitive questions to improve financial business processes and solution those with business stakeholders is essential.

What You'll Do

  • Translate existing solutions, spreadsheets, and business problems into sophisticated Anaplan multi-dimensional models.
  • Maintain existing Anaplan models with a focus on continuous improvement, incorporating new functionality and fixing issues in production to support business objectives and initiatives.
  • Write model documentation to capture requirements, design solutions, deployment and run state activities.
  • Participate in data integration efforts between internal systems and Anaplan.
  • Monitor and validate data flows to and from Anaplan platform.
  • Provide candid, meaningful feedback, communication and progress updates to the business model owner and project team.
  • Participate and/or lead UAT testing and deployment with project team.
  • Provide hands-on training to end users to facilitate adoption of the Anaplan model.
  • Utilize and share Anaplan model building best practices.
  • Estimate level of effort and prioritize your backlog of work in a way that satisfies stakeholder and team expectations.

Who We Want

We're after a smart model builder who can speak in the language of the business, influence and advise on process optimization opportunities, and develop those improvements in Anaplan. If you're a good candidate, you will have:

  • Real life experience that turned you into a subject matter expert in planning and modeling for Finance and Sales.
  • Experience working in highly-iterative software-focused work practices - Lean, Agile, Anaplan Way. You understand the principles of them but aren't married to any particular methodology.
  • Be someone that has walked-the-walk and has a strong finance or sales planning and forecasting background with the technical chops building solutions with Excel, Anaplan, SAP BPC, Planful, Jedox or other cloud solutions.
  • Demonstrate a good credit history of paying down technical debt. Forecasting and planning via software that is connected to a variety of different systems and platforms isn't easy, and you've shown you know how to do it.
  • A keen sense for problem solving. Excellent quantitative and analytical skills. High attention to detail and scrutiny of discrepancies that sparks conversations to develop better solutions.
  • Adaptability to work in a large team, small team, independently, remote and in-person.
  • Hungry to learn and adopt Anaplan's ever-evolving best practices.
  • Learned how to learn. You have an undergrad degree in finance, business, or engineering or have a combination of other education and equivalent work.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to switch contexts between highly technical and business-focused topics quickly and easily.
  • Someone that embraces diversity, and values people not just for what they do but who they are.
  • Actively foster an environment where people can bring their authentic selves to work.
  • Speak up with divergent views in productive ways and comes prepared to difficult conversations with solutions in mind.

At Autodesk, we're building a diverse workplace and an inclusive culture to give more people the chance to imagine, design, and make a better world. Autodesk is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic. We also consider for employment all qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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Client-provided location(s): Portland, OR, USA
Job ID: autodesk-21WD48144

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Wellness Program
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • FSA
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • On-Site Gym
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Paid Family Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Home Office Stipend
    • Work-From-Home Stipend
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Company Outings
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Unlimited Vacation
    • Leave of Absence
    • Paid Vacation
    • Sabbatical
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Performance Bonus
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Company Equity
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
  • Professional Development
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Promote From Within
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Mentor Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Female founded/led
    • Black founded/led
    • BIPOC founded/led
    • Latinx founded/led
    • Asian founded/led
    • LGBTQ+ founded/led
    • Veteran founded/led