Anaplan Product Manager

$96,000 - 120,000 / YEAR


Reporting to the Director, the Product Manager, Anaplan will design, build, and implement an Anaplan Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) tool throughout all phases of the EPM transformation to enable forecasting, planning, budgeting, and reporting at BCLC (this includes but not limited to, all P&L items across multiple business lines and cost centers, capital, projects, balance sheet, and cash flow). This role will play a key function in shaping and guiding Finance & Corporate Services through a connected planning journey.

This role is responsible for defining and developing financial models within Anaplan and other functional designs using best practice methods and a consistent set of principles, standards, and guidelines. The Product Manager, Anaplan is recognized as the senior technical resource providing EPM-related expertise to support the selected tool and be a key player within the “Center of Excellence” (COE) and will translate business and technical requirements into enterprise system solutions.

BCLC (British Columbia Lottery Corporation)

BCLC (British Columbia Lottery Corporation)


Vancouver, British columbia

Hiring Bonus ~ $1,200 CAD

Referral Reward ~ $6,000 CAD

Key Accountabilities:

  • Designs, builds, and drives an Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solution that is flexible and integrated.
  • Manages the relationship between the development teams, the business, and our Anaplan System Integrator partner for translating business capability requirements into effective development plans and deliveries for the implementation of Anaplan for Financial, Planning, and Analysis.
  • Leads design conversations and works in collaboration with Business Analysts, Solutions Architects, and other cross-functional stakeholders to provide technical expertise in identifying, evaluating, and developing solutions that meet user requirements by utilizing the Anaplan platform.
  • Applies business and functional knowledge and expertise to set the direction for solution delivery aligned to business goals in the implementation of business aligned EPM solutions.
  • Serves as a SME and provides expert technical and business process support for EPM, including problem identification and resolution, integration of technical solutions and demonstrated ability to communicate future direction with business leaders.
  • Prepares key deliverables such as design documents, development inventory, and test documentation.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains policies, procedures, training materials and standards to support effective daily administration, issue resolution, and data integrity.
  • Translates enhancement requirements from the business into conceptual architectural design, and functional requirements.
  • Identifies and addresses potential issues and risks associated with the solution and implements mitigation strategies as necessary.
  • Manages enhancements and continuous improvement efforts of completed modules, including the prioritization of them based on the overall Anaplan roadmap.
  • Acts as key point of contact for any discussions required with the EPM vendor, including negotiates, reviews, and manages EPM vendor contracts for the ongoing maintenance and servicing of system(s).
  • Maintains the EPM system post Go-Live and leads development of new use cases.
  • Investigates and analyzes opportunities to help improve business efficiencies and maximize use of Anaplan.
  • Leads testing and training programs during EPM transformations to users to ensure they can effectively utilize the EPM solution.

Skills and Requirements

Education and Experience

  • University degree in one of either Management Information Systems, Finance, or Business Management;
  • 5 – 7 years of Financial Planning & Analysis experience, including experience building and implementing financial models;
  • 3 years of progressive experience in Anaplan;
  • Anaplan Certifications are an asset;
  • Chartered Professional Accountants designation is an asset;
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Technical Requirements

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong business acumen to align both business objectives and FCS strategies with Systems initiatives and configuration;
  • Deep understanding of data architecture and integration across platforms;
  • Strong communicator and able to effectively convey information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders with a collaborative mindset;
  • Strong negotiation and strategic influencing skills;
  • Demonstrated team leadership skills including the ability to act as a change agent to champion continuous change and improvement;
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to develop processes and methodologies;
  • Proficient in Microsoft;
  • Expert knowledge and implementation experience in Anaplan EPM solutions knowledge;
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies.

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation is a Canadian Crown corporation offering a range of gambling products including lottery tickets, casinos and legal online gambling. It is based in Kamloops, with a secondary office in Vancouver.

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