Experienced Anaplan Consultant – Bedford Consulting (London)

The Opportunity:


This is a fantastic opportunity for seasoned Anaplan modellers to join our team of leading Management Consultants based in London. We are looking to add highly motivated individuals to join our team of self-managing consultants.


Bedford Consulting is Anaplan’s current EMEA Partner of the Year, where our mission is ‘to empower organisations to plan in a truly connected way, reducing time spent on data collection and preparation and enabling faster, connected decisions across the organisation.'


You will already be an experienced, certified Anaplanner looking to utilise and build upon your pre-existing modelling skills by applying these to Bedford’s growing list of clients.


For any gaps in your Anaplan knowledge, ‘top-up’ training will be provided as appropriate to bring you up to our high-level of technical expertise. It is stressed from the outset that this role will require a high degree of competency on Anaplan from the that allows Bedford to place new starters on client site immediately. That means candidates will have been through multiple iterative build cycles, should have been exposed to the agile methodology and will have presented functional playbacks of completed work to customers.


At Bedford Consulting we take work/life balance as a matter of priority and believe that while your job with us will be extremely fulfilling, challenging and productive; it will also be enjoyable. We offer a range of great benefits including 25 days holiday, quarterly company-funded away-days, smart casual dress code when working at our central office, subsidised travel amongst other benefits. 



The role:


As a consultant with Bedford Consulting, you will be involved in managing all aspects of projects, from working day to day with our customers building best in class planning models, to being a part of the project management team, right through to helping sustain the ongoing relationship with our customers.


There is a big emphasis on being able to self-manage your workload, as you will be working independently from the management team on a day-to-day basis. As such you should have displayed a level of autonomy in your previous employment to be fully suited to this role.


Due to the dispersed nature of our customer base, the role will require an element of travel. While we endeavour to keep travel to a minimum for all our employees you should expect certain periods where overnights away from the base are of a weekly frequency.


You will also be involved in other areas of the company as required, when not directly involved in client work. This can range from becoming involved in business development activities, client support and training, ambassadorial roles at events etc.



Key responsibilities:



  • Working with the Anaplan platform to deliver high-quality solutions within expected timeframes and on budget. Have the capacity to own the delivery of a functional requirement with a full and thorough understanding of the product being delivered.

  • Designing first class proof of concept models for pre-sales meetings

  • Foster relationships with client personnel at appropriate levels. Monitor progress, manage risk and ensure key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes. Manage expectations of client service delivery

  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgement and structured decision-making

  • Demonstrate in-depth technical capabilities and professional knowledge. Demonstrate ability to quickly assimilate to new knowledge and client needs. Possess good business acumen. Remain current on new developments on our services capabilities and industry knowledge.

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple assignments and/or responsibilities in a fast-paced environment



Minimum Requirements:


·         1+ years’ experience of model building in Anaplan

·         Commercial Awareness

·         Attention to detail

·         Excellent Microsoft Excel skills

·         General understanding of modern IT

·         Strong numerical & analytical skills

·         Excellent interpersonal skills

·         Tact and persuasive ability

·         Team-working skills

·         Good problem-solving abilities

·         Excellent communicator with a natural aptitude for consulting

·         Strong presentation skills

·         A high level of professional maturity

·         Self-motivation

·         Good oral and written communication skills

Company Policy Statement


Please note the company’s preferred selection method is to use a combination of interviews and by inviting potential candidates to one of our assessment centres.


Please further note that to protect the Company’s legitimate business interests, and the interests and wellbeing of current staff,  the Company reserves the right to lawfully undertake proportionate pre-employment checks and ongoing diligence both before the commencement of your employment and periodically during your employment.

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