Adaptive Planning Consultant- Nordics

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE BUSINESS :

As an Adaptive Planning Consultant you’ll work in a team or independently helping our clients transform their business planning needs (budgeting, revenue, personnel, KPIs, quotas / capacity, territories, reporting & analytics) with the Workday Adaptive Planning Business Planning Cloud.

You will work as part of a delivery team responsible for implementations for customers of all size, across multiple industries.

You will be a specialist within your field, providing mentoring and oversight to more junior team members.

You will be responsible for :

  • Providing expertise on the Workday Adaptive Planning solution you will be expected to maintain proficiency and certification in the Workday Adaptive Planning solution suite
  • Leading implementations for our clients you will lead all phases of Workday Adaptive Planning implementation projects, including :
  • o Working with clients to understand their current planning process, and take a consultative approach to move legacy models into Workday Adaptive Planning

    o Leveraging your expertise to recommend the best solution based on the client’s requirements, budget, and timeframe, with the flexibility to adapt the scope as additional needs are identified

    o Guiding clients through facilitated design sessions and configuration decisions based on best practices and an understanding of each client’s unique business requirements at all stages of the project

    o Developing and configuring accurate forecasting and planning models in Workday Adaptive Planning to meet clients’ business needs

    o Planning and conducting training sessions for users

    o Documenting the planning models and reporting delivered to clients

    o Ensuring rapid time to value through delivering engagements on time and budget

  • Supporting our clients to ensure success you will communicate regularly, concisely, and clearly with clients to set proper expectations to ensure client success.
  • You will also provide general customer service and assistance and serve as the go-to resource on all project related inquiries.

  • Collaborating internally you will be sharing your learnings and problems solved with your colleagues.
  • Supporting business development activity you will support the sales process including the production of estimates for the delivery of work.
  • Putting people first & developing others you’ll manage, coach and develop a small number of staff, with a focus on managing employee performance and assisting in their career development
  • MINIMUM (ESSENTIAL) REQUIREMENTS :

  • Comprehensive financial and / or management accounting experience, particularly budgeting, planning and management reporting
  • Experience of designing and building complex financial planning models, with advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to conceptualise a client’s business model and translate it into a working model in the software
  • Strong communicator, able to communicate with customers and colleagues with impact, credibility and empathy, including in a remote working situation.
  • Sound ability to formally present to senior Client audiences

  • Broad business and technology understanding and a good awareness of industry trends within Financials and Enterprise Resource Planning
  • We all work in teams here in Kainos a proven ability of leading and working effectively within teams and alongside customers whilst helping to foster an inclusive culture
  • A good understanding of project methodologies, how to manage to them and an appreciation of why and how they contribute to successful projects
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and make sensible decisions under pressure taking a balanced view of Customer demands and project commercials
  • Strong consulting skills e.g. presenting, leading workshops, demonstrating, and explaining complex functionality or solutions to customers
  • We are passionate about developing people a demonstrated ability in managing, coaching and developing members of your team and wider community.
  • Able to implement improvements in tools and / or processes to help the practice
  • Able, if required, to travel to customer sites in the same region (minimal out of region travel may also be required)
  • DESIRABLE :

  • Experience implementing at least one Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) system (e.g., Workday Adaptive Planning, Host Analytics, Anaplan, Oracle Hyperion)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or Business
  • Qualified accountant (CIMA / ACA / ACCA) or a Part Qualified Accountant with strong industry experience
  • PEOPLE MANAGEMENT :

    Your role may or may not involve managing people. Where you do have direct reports, your responsibilities may include :

  • Agreeing, setting and reviewing your and your team’s goals aligned to Kainos, Workday BU and your Capability
  • Providing support so that your and your team’s goals can be achieved
  • Reviewing and refining goals for relevance and to keep performance on track
  • Reviewing performance against goals and provide feedback
  • Conducting 1 : 1 monthly and / or project completion feedback meetings
  • Requesting and providing regular feedback in Workday
  • Completing End of Year reviews and agreeing the outcomes for the year
  • Identifying training to support your and your team’s development
  • Pursuing and supporting you and your team members’ career paths and progression
  • Reviewing weekly workload forecasting (staff allocations and timesheet checks) and utilisation
  • Actively being involved in recruitment / interviews
  • Reviewing attrition and retention metrics
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