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AES Manager, Anaplan Solution Architect in Arlington, Virginia

Are you ready to be part of a company that's not just talking about the future, but actively shaping it? Join The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), a Fortune 500 company that's leading the charge in the global energy revolution. With operations spanning 14 countries , AES is committed to shaping a future through innovation and collaboration. Our dedication to innovation has earned us recognition as one of the Top Ten Best Workplaces for Innovators by Fast Company in 2022. And with our certification as a Great Place to Work , you can be confident that you're joining a company that values its people just as much as its groundbreaking ideas.

AES is proudly ranked #1 globally in renewable energy sales to corporations, and with $12.7B in revenues in 2023 , we have the resources and expertise to make a significant impact as we provide electricity to 25 million customers worldwide. As the world moves towards a net-zero future, AES is committed to meeting the Paris Agreement's goals by 2050. Our innovative solutions, such as 24/7 carbon-free energy for data centers, are setting the pace for rapid, global decarbonization.

If you're ready to be part of a company that's not just adapting to change, but driving it, AES is the place for you. We're not just building a cleaner, more sustainable future - we're powering it. Apply now and energize your career with a true leader in the global energy transformation.

The AES Corporation is driving global change by accelerating the energy transition. AES is a leading renewable energy developer in the United States with operations in fourteen countries worldwide. In collaboration with our customers, partners and stakeholders we work to improve lives by delivering greener, smarter energy products that the world needs. At AES, we believe our differences make us extraordinary and that respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live, work, and serve. We believe the strength of an organization and its sustainability come through diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging.

We are currently seeking to hire an Anaplan Certified Solution Architect. This position will hold a key role in building the Anaplan Center of Excellence within the Financial Planning & Analysis team at AES. The Anaplan Solution Architect works as a trusted advisor to the financial planning and analysis team and key executives. In this position, you will advise, implement and help develop strategies and capabilities to support enterprise-wide decision-making, and improve finance operations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, build, and lead the operations and maintenance of workspaces and models in Anaplan, identify and implementing new business functionality to build scalable processes.

  • Be the subject matter expert on company's Anaplan platform by guiding model builders to leverage established best practices, and build, test, and deploy models in a scalable and effective manner.

  • Supervise and coordinate Anaplan Model Builders activities. Provide technical instruction by actively mentoring others through improvement of delivery of optimal solutions based on in-depth knowledge and expertise.

  • Work closely with FP&A and multi-functional teams to develop roadmaps, identify needs, understand existing models (Excel/ Anaplan), and assist in the process of translating them into efficiently built Anaplan solutions. Support financial forecasting, planning, reporting and analysis.

  • Responsible for partnering with business owners and teams to understand complex functional needs, prioritize and translate requests into functioning Anaplan models taking into account a wide range of variables.

  • Provide both technical and business implication explanations to partners and stakeholders, including the pros, cons, and different approaches to modeling alternatives.

  • Strong analytical skills, a deep interest in problem-solving and leveraging technology to improve business processes.

  • Assist in data validation, testing, and overall deployment of new models to ensure an accurate and successful project implementation within Anaplan.

  • Act as the 'thought leader' of existing models and processes and assist in future enhancements to drive planning efficiency.

  • Continuously identify gaps and opportunities for projects that will streamline workflows and overall processes.

  • Collaborate with our internal teams to identify areas of opportunity for data automation and efficiency.

  • Perform business and systems analysis work, root cause analysis and provide forward thinking, long term technical solutions; conduct requirements gathering/analysis.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field such as Accounting, Finance, Economics, Engineering, or Information Systems

  • 7+ years of work experience in Business Applications, Finance, or roles involved with enterprise software implementations, which include at least 2+ years of model building in Anaplan.

  • Experience with New UX and dashboarding functionality, familiar with Anaplan modeling best practices for performance and efficiency

  • Experience with development of integrations between Anaplan and enterprise systems

  • Certified Solution Architect in Anaplan.

  • Experience with Software/SaaS companies would be a plus.

  • Understanding of FP&A processes, and financial concepts with exposure to financial modeling

  • Solid understanding of multi-dimensional modelling - intersection of FP&A and Business Applications

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, familiarity with Data Lakes and BPC is a plus.

Preferred Skills:

  • The ideal candidate should be comfortable working in a team and a matrix environment.

  • Ability to work independently, manage small engagements or parts of large engagements

  • Willingness to mentor junior staff

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills

  • Ability to analyze costs, advantages, risks of a decision using sound logic to make well-informed recommendations and decisions.

  • Results oriented, highly collaborative, and excellent attention to detail.

  • Excellent planning and prioritization, problem solving, and business partnering skills.

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Accelerating the future of energy, together

Our people are our energy and have transformed AES into the type of energy company that the world needs today and in the future. Coming from all walks of life, our people share a passion for improving lives by advancing the energy sector through innovation, collaboration and action.

We are working in an industry that requires new thinking and ways of working together to create solutions that are both economically and environmentally viable, not just one or the other.

We are looking for passionate people to join us in our mission to accelerate the future of energy.

Are you ready to join us? www.aes.com/careers

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