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The Red Hat Global Financial Planning and Analytics team is looking for a Business Planning Analyst to join us in Raleigh, NC. In this role, you will perform strategic and operational planning with the opportunity and expectation to serve as a global finance leader. Your primary focus will be to facilitate long-range and fiscal year planning. You'll interact frequently with key leadership groups from across the globe in finance, sales, operations, marketing, products and technology (PnT), and IT teams. This will provide you with the opportunity to exercise your analytical skills while developing a well-rounded understanding of Red Hat's business through working with senior leadership on impactful and far-reaching projects. Your success will depend on your ability to collaborate with and gain agreement among your stakeholders based on your recommendations.
Primary job responsibilities
Facilitate the fiscal year planning process for setting the top-line direction of the company
Identify and articulate planning requirements to worldwide planning stakeholders
Design and maintain global financial planning models and templates
Consolidate the fiscal year plan from corporate and regional finance teams
Provide analytical insights on the consolidated fiscal year plan
Provide financial analysis and decision support for key leadership teams, including senior vice president and general manager-level executives
Create and guide investment and business cases in support of corporate and sales initiatives
Collaborate with and help to establish a consensus among cross-functional planning groups within strategy, finance, marketing, products and technology (PnT), and IT teams, including global and regional operations teams
Work closely with off-shore shared services team in India to design and develop planning data, tools, and infrastructure and facilitate the development of reporting and insights
Engage in data transformation activities to ensure data quality for management reporting; create transition plan for these responsibilities to shared services data teams
Identify and implement improvements in the planning process in collaboration with the Finance Transformation, Process Excellence, and IT teams to build a next-generation planning process
Job-leveling based on experience
Bachelor’s or Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in business, finance, or accounting, or a related field
Solid project management and stakeholder management skills
Extensive experience delivering presentations to senior executives with a focus on detail and design
Experience with spreadsheet modeling, i.e., sensitivity analysis, forecasting, time series models, etc.
Motivated with the ability to conquer ambiguity and develop networks
Demonstrated record of solid customer service, interpersonal, and time management skills in a dynamic environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Willingness to travel internationally (0-10%)
The following are considered a plus:
Graduate degree in a related field
Strategic and financial planning background
Experience with Google Sheets and Slides
Basic understanding of Salesforce.com (SFDC), including reporting
Experience with business intelligence (BI) tools like Tableau, QlikView, or SAS Visual Analytics
Previous experience with planning tools, i.e., Anaplan, Hyperion Planning, etc.
Experience with relational databases and data warehousing systems like SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Amazon Redshift, Oracle, MySQL, etc.
Advanced analytical skills; ability to learn advanced analytical techniques using Python or R
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