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Anaplan Model Builder

Company: Pella Corporation
Location: Pella
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Anaplan Model Builder

Pella, IA

* Relocation offered


The Anaplan Model Builder - Technical Analyst will partner with cross-functional S&OP, Finance, and business teams in designing, building, modeling, testing, deploying, and supporting critical business solutions and processes on the Anaplan platform. They will also assist in maintaining existing models and driving Anaplan standard methodologies for enterprise-wide initiatives. This role will be responsible for working with stakeholders to identify, understand, and prioritize business requirements, attend meetings, and provide status updates on progress. Technical documentation is also required, both of the model structures and designs for system administration purposes, as well as business requirements and end user training documentation. This Role will be involved in the administration, configuration, technical development, integrations, security, and overall integrity of the Anaplan application in partnership with other teams. The scope of work is for the enterprise including current and future acquisitions.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

* Build robust and sophisticated models in Anaplan that support S&OP and Financial activities
* Maintain and continuously improve upon models and processes in order to support S&OP and Finance as business needs evolve
* Curate the development of Anaplan datahub, datasets, and analytics best practices
* Collaborate with internal teams (Sales, Ops, Finance, Tech, etc.) to design, build and implement new Anaplan models
* 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 better daily operations
* Continuously work with model users to identify model issues and opportunity for enhancements
* Participate in data integration efforts between internal data sources and Anaplan
* Monitor and validate data flows to and from Anaplan platform
* Actively participate in UAT testing and deployment with the project team
* Provide technical support post implementation
* Follow Anaplan best practices for model design and implementation (Anaplan Way/Agile)
* Develop model technical documentation as well as functional training documentation.
* Scope and estimate effort for new model requests.
* Build lists, modules, and dashboards supporting business processes.
* Point of contact for end user questions and feedback.
* Serves as first level of support for defect resolution.

About us:

In the small Dutch Community of Pella, Iowa in 1925, Pete and Lucille Kuyper invested in a new invention - a window screen that rolled up and down like a shade. The couple went on to found a company based on the principles of traditional American values, integrity and the desire to enrich the homes and lives of our customers.

Today, Pella Corporation is still privately owned and continues to be a leader in technology and product innovation. In fact, they've been awarded more than 150 product and design patents. And the team at Pella is as committed as ever to continuing the company's proud heritage of building innovative windows and doors.

At Pella, we want to help you find what makes you an extraordinary team member. That's why we offer individualized talent development plans, cross-functional experiences, and opportunities for career advancement through personal and professional development.

Our national brand is supported by 8,000+ team members at 17 manufacturing sites and 90+ sales branches across the country who are dedicated to serving our customers with Pella Passion - a way of being that inspires us to go above and beyond for each other, our customers, and our communities. Pella Passion has guided our actions for 95 years and will carry us forward as we capture the rare blend of inspired design and exceptional detail in our work and our lives.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Minimum 1 year of Anaplan experience
* Familiarity with Anaplan Datahub best practices and implementation principles
* Experience with Anaplan dashboarding / reporting features
* Experience with Anaplan ALM best practices and working across multiple workspaces / models
* Experience building complex Anaplan models and working with complex LOOKUP and SUM formulas
* Understanding of Anaplan model performance best practices and standards
* Anaplan Model Builder Level 1 certification

* Basic understanding of fundamental Supply, Demand, and Financial Planning concepts
* Subject matter expertise in planning and modeling in Supply Chain, Finance or Sales strongly preferred
* Strong Root-cause Analysis skills with the ability to understand and articulate downstream impacts to model changes, as well as triage and recommend solutions for bugs and issues
* Proven ability to connect business requirements to technical solution design
* Proficiency in maintaining good data hygiene and automating processes
* Experience working on a development team and coordinating feature releases
* Good communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to articulate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner to a non-technical audience
* Knowledge of one or more programming languages
* Understanding of Anaplan API
* Familiarity with Anaplan New UX reporting
* Understanding of data/integration with internal source systems (ERP, CRM, Data Lake, etc.).
* Experience with standard connectors like HyperConnect and automation using Anaplan connect preferred


* None.


* Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university in Finance, Accounting, Logistics, Engineering and/or Management Information Systems related field; one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


* Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


* Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


* To perform this job successfully an individual should have knowledge of the Anaplan products and any integrations within other Pella Systems. A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access is also required.


* Anaplan Model Builder Level 1 certification


* The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


* The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Keywords: Pella Corporation, Des Moines , Anaplan Model Builder, Other , Pella, Iowa

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