Deloitte - Anaplan Solution Architect

Your opportunity

As an Anaplan Solution Architect in our EPM Applications team, you will help address the most significant business challenges across our global strategic clients across a range of business sectors.
Joining Deloitte's Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Applications team will enable you to combine your high level client advisory skills with our deep technical expertise - all within a high-impact environment. Our EPM practice works with CFOs from large national and multinational organisations to develop enterprise performance frameworks to allow them to effectively plan, measure and drive growth within their business. 
Your role

  • You will use your knowledge of Finance processes and architecture to design solutions and future products and services to address the Finance function’s biggest challenges and take these to the CFOs of our clients to influence critical decisions and drive the agenda for Finance on the Cloud.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assess and recommend the best of breed Cloud EPM technology solutions to address client needs including the industrialisation of core Finance (and Risk) processes

  • Provide expertise and leadership in Solutions Architecture in the Finance infrastructure and applications space

  • Define the business case for solutions, design the solution to help with prototyping and development, and take solution through to deployment

  • Demonstrate thought leadership in cloud EPM and become a trusted advisor to the CFO and other key decision makers

  • Grow and strengthen relationships with key technology partners such as Anaplan

  • Support business development and pre-sales activities

  • Ability to effectively prioritise, estimate, plan and delegate workload to meet deadlines

  • Being a strong team player

  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills

Your work, your choice
How long does impact take? How long is a piece of string? How many seconds does a solution contain? How can we possibly tell? After all, impact can be huge or small. Immediate or years in the making. At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. 
We, therefore, carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. If the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated below, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements.

Location: London with occasional domestic and international travel

Suggested work pattern: Permanent full-time 

Your professional experience
Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science (or related software engineering field) and/ or Finance related degree, or equivalent practical experience

  • Anaplan Model Builder Certification or equivalent

  • Proven track record of delivering Anaplan implementations in a complex environment 

  • End to End implementations covering at least 3 implementations (across user stories such as OPEX planning, Workforce planning, CAPEX Planning, Sales Planning etc.)

  • Preferred qualifications:

  • Anaplan Solution Architect Certification or equivalent

  • Experience architecting, developing and/or maintaining production-grade cloud solutions

  • Understanding of Financial planning, reporting and consolidation processes

  • Experience as a Solution Manager or Developer, creating new solutions

  • Demonstrated understanding of the current state of the art for infrastructure automation, continuous integration/deployment and cloud-based delivery models

  • Comfortable talking about technical issues with business people and business issues with technical people. Able to express complex concepts in plain language to reach broader audiences

  • Ability to craft a compelling message and tailor it for a given audience. Ability to mix deep technical expertise with simple, everyday language to deliver a story that is memorable and useful.

  • Experience in consulting or professional services

  • Consistently high quality personal and professional standards

  • Advanced MS Office skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Other package experience (SAP BPC, Oracle Hyperion, etc) valuable but not essential

Our people and the way we work are the two things that set us apart in the consulting universe. For us, collaboration is fundamental to success, along with an unrivalled depth and breadth of expertise. We work closely with our clients and each other, at every stage of every project, solving our clients’ trickiest problems with a mix of knowledge, creativity and intellectual rigour. A hugely diverse range of clients rely on us to deliver the kind of change that adds genuine, lasting value to their business. 

About Deloitte
Our Purpose & Strategy
To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent. 

What do we do?
Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.
Beyond the UK: North West Europe within a Global firm
UK and Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) have combined to create a new Deloitte North West Europe firm on 1 June 2017. This is to support our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and to increase our global influence and lead in EMEA.
A broader geographical shape will create new career development opportunities, helping us develop the very best talent across the region and the world.

What do we value?

At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service. We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture, and we support agile working arrangements. Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways. We are proud to have earnt a Top 10 place on the 2017 list of Top 30 Employers for Working Families and to have been in their Top 10 for seven consecutive years. Additionally we received the Working Families Best for All Stages of Motherhood special award in 2016.

Being a Leader at Deloitte
Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people - both inside and outside work – and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.
We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but we require five leadership imperatives from all of our people:

  • We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make

  • We develop talent: we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities

  • We drive performance: we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders

  • We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters: we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people

  • We move, together, towards a strategic direction: we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction

Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and registered office at 2 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3BZ. Deloitte LLP is the United Kingdom affiliate of Deloitte NWE LLP, a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. 

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