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Connected Planning Anaplan Lead


Location: Austin, Texas, Baltimore, Maryland, Boston, Massachusetts, Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago, Illinois, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cleveland, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, Dallas, Texas, Denver, Colorado, Detroit, Michigan, Hartford, Connecticut, Houston, Texas, Indianapolis, Indiana, Kansas City, Missouri, Los Angeles, California, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, New York, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Phoenix, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sacramento, California, Salt Lake City, Utah, San Diego, California, Seattle, Washington, Tampa, Florida, Washington, District of Columbia

Job Type: Full time


Together we do what matters

Avanade is seeking a candidate with exceptional analytical and communication skills, who is a team-player with a collaborative mindset and is passionate about driving change and automation in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. You will play a critical role in shaping and guiding our organization through a connected planning journey. This position will initially focus on FP&A but quickly pivot to include planning processes across the enterprise. In addition to influencing our roadmap, you will be instrumental in building a best-in-class global COE capability and collaborating with cross functional stakeholders. In this position, you will be responsible for working directly with business customers to understand their evolving needs and creating processes and solutions to meet them.

Day-to-day Responsibilities

  • Own the solution design of our Anaplan model landscape. You will ensure the overall capability is optimized for space constraints, speed, maintainability, and user satisfaction
  • Develop and maintain high performance and scalable Anaplan model architecture by leading solution definition, solution architecture reviews, and model design
  • Ensure Anaplan solution fits into the existing enterprise architecture from the technical, business, and user perspectives
  • Provide insight into new product functionality and release schedule
  • Review models and provides recommendations on how to make models more efficient
  • Guide model builders to leverage established best practices to build, test, and deploy models in a scalable and effective manner
  • Lead solution development and support model builders throughout build
  • Lead daily scrum calls and track requirement completion based on communicated timelines
  • Serve as escalation point for production support

About You

You are a results-oriented self-starter with attention to detail. You are a fast-learner and a creative thinker. You can drive change in unstructured environments. You can think and work systematically and logically. You are excited about working with a global technology leader to solve business-critical problems for some of the top companies in the world. You are passionate about software and its potential to move organizations forward through innovation. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Finance, Business Management, or comparable (preferred)
  • 5+ years of professional experience with a multinational corporation and/or a professional services firm focusing on technology, enterprise performance management, business solutions, FP&A and/or digital enablement
  • 2+ years of planning system experience (Anaplan preferred)
  • Experience leading teams and managing collaboration across geographies
  • Savvy analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Technology & Experience Design Skills
  • Strong networking skills
  • Experience identifying and resolving issues independently (e.g., troubleshooting) 
  • Possess a customer service orientation with a demonstrated desire to exceed expectations 
  • Consistent delivery and follow through on commitments 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite - MS Excel, MS Access, MS SharePoint
  • Great organizational skills with attention to detail 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills 
  • Ability to effectively communicate information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders

Required Technical & Business Skill Set

  • Anaplan Solution Architect Certification
  • Master Anaplanner Certification (Preferred)
  • Financial Planning & Analysis experience (strongly preferred)
  • Deep understanding of data architecture and integration across platforms
  • Working knowledge of software development methodologies (Agile)
  • Experience in business analysis and requirements gathering and management
  • Knowledge of Social Collaboration tools
  • Demonstrated ability to think and work systematically and logically
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication
  • Negotiation skills
  • Results oriented / self-directed ability to drive change in unstructured environment
  • Good internal client interface and presentation skills
  • Business acumen
  • Time management skills
  • Customer oriented attitude and good interpersonal skills

Do you want to work in an environment that supports you? We believe in gender equity and an inclusive community! We offer a comprehensive benefits package: generous vacation allowance, disability coverage, retirement plans, paid maternity and paternity leave, life insurance, extended benefits to cover items that support your well-being, health, dental and vision insurance, professional development, and paid Microsoft certification opportunities.

Compensation for roles at Avanade varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set and level of experience. As required by local law, Avanade provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in New York and Colorado as set forth below and information on benefits offered is here.  

Role Location / Range of Starting Pay for Role

New York: $153,000 - $180,000
Colorado: $124,950 - $147,000
California: $138,550 - $180,000
Washington: $144,500 - $170,000