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Anaplan

Senior Manager, Product Management

at Anaplan

London, United Kingdom



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 looking for a passionate Senior Manager, Product Management to join the team to create and execute a business modelling vision and strategy for the platform. Reporting to the Director, Product Management for Modelling & Applications, this person will be based in our London office in the UK, and will be instrumental in the execution of our product and company strategy. Applicants should have an extensive Product Management background and relevant industry experience at Enterprise SaaS vendors. 

Business modelling at Anaplan involves the building of models for financial, supply chain, sales, or workforce planning that are constructed from metadata elements like organisations, regions, product hierarchies, and account structures. As a business-owned experience, users can create formulas and calculate key metrics to solve their business planning problems. As the leader of the team, you will be responsible for shaping the direction of the platform and go-to-market approaches with your team to enhance our platform and provide powerful tooling to our customers that enables sophisticated planning and decision making.

This role requires a visionary leader with a deep understanding of business modelling on SaaS platforms, market dynamics, and emerging technologies. You should be a strategic thinker, and will be responsible for ensuring alignment of the business modelling strategy and go-to-market approach with the company’s overall product vision and platform strategy. Candidates should have prior people management experience with a proven record of building high-calibre teams with strong operational effectiveness.

Your Impact 

  • Define, maintain, and execute a strategy for our platform modelling capabilities that aligns with the company’s overall product vision and market goals.
  • Lead and mentor a team of Product Managers, fostering a culture of collaboration, growth, and high performance while ensuring alignment with organisational goals and objectives. Set clear goals and expectations, delegate responsibilities effectively, and facilitate collaboration across product teams and other departments.
  • Oversee the product lifecycle from concept to launch and beyond, collaborating closely with cross-functional teams such as engineering, design, marketing, and sales. Ensure timely delivery of high-quality products that meet customer requirements and drive business growth. Effectively communicate plans through a culture of transparency, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • Continuously analyse market trends and competitive landscape to guide the strategic direction of our planning and analysis capabilities and create compelling roadmaps to achieve our goals. Collaborate with, influence, and manage expectations of key stakeholders and senior leadership to ensure a consistent and coherent strategy.
  • Collaborate with the product management peers and align on a common set of objectives to elevate customer outcomes through more advanced end-to-end scenario modelling.
  • Engage with customers and partners to understand pain points and gaps in our current offering, and work closely with GTM and customer success teams to provide clarity on best practices and modelling approaches.
  • Define and build a roadmap for enterprise-scale landscape management capabilities to give customers greater control, flexibility, and governance over their Anaplan deployments and development practices.

Requirements

  • Domain knowledge of Anaplan solutions, or relevant experience with planning and modelling tools
  • Strong understanding of the product management lifecycle and launching new products
  • Proficiency in gathering and analysing market and customer insights
  • Experience in creating and delivering go-to-market enablement material to drive consistency
  • Experience influencing senior management and setting expectations for major cross-functional initiatives
  • Outstanding leadership and organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment where some key contributors may report into a separate functional area
  • A passion for building communities and enabling people

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Build your job in a place that thrives on diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We believe in maintaining a hiring and working experience in which all people are respected and valued, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes people unique. We hire you for who you are, and we want you to bring your true self to work every day!

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.

Fraud Recruitment Disclaimer:

It has come to our attention that fraudulent and fictitious job opportunities are being circulated on the Internet. Prospective candidates are being contacted by certain individuals, mainly through telephone calls, emails and correspondences, claiming they are representatives of Anaplan. The main purpose of these correspondences and announcement is to obtain privileged information from individuals. 


Anaplan does not:

  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.


All emails from Anaplan would come from an @anaplan.com email address. Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of an email, letter or telephone communication purportedly from, for, or on behalf of Anaplan, please send an email to humanresources@anaplan.com before taking any further action in relation to the correspondence. 

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