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Head of Global FinOps - Anaplan

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Job Title
Head of Global FinOps
Job Location
London, United Kingdom
Job Description

Anaplan. As the engine behind back-office system connectivity, you might not recognize our name, but our customers rank among the who’s who in the Fortune 50. Coca-Cola, LinkedIn, Adobe, and Bayer are just a few of the 2,000+ companies that rely on our best-in-class platform and its native AI capabilities to see, plan, and lead their businesses. By dynamically connecting financial, strategic, and operational plans in real-time, companies trust Anaplan to give them the power to anticipate change, address complexity, deliver operational insights, increase profits, and stay ahead of their competition.


What unites Anaplanners across teams and geographies is our commitment to our customers’ success and our collective motivation to achieve ambitious goals. We champion diversity of thought and ideas, and we behave like leaders irrespective of title. When you work for us, you’ll be part of a winning culture that’s dedicated to creating opportunities for our customers, partners, and employees. We hope you’ll join us. Let’s create something incredible together!

Lead Anaplan’s Global FinOps Team committed to maximising business value on the cloud! Our team enables engineering, finance, and business leaders to collaborate on data-driven spending decisions, driving financial efficiency and innovation across the organisation. As the Head of Global FinOps, you will lead and develop a high-impact team dedicated to enhancing financial transparency and strategic investment decisions through advanced analytics, comprehensive reporting, and strategic dashboards. Your unique ability to bridge finance, product, and technology will be crucial in driving enterprise-wide cloud financial strategies. 

As the Head of Global FinOps, you will play a pivotal role in shaping Anaplan’s financial strategy and technological investments. Collaborate with senior leaders and influence the future direction of the company’s cloud financial management practices. Be part of a dynamic team that is driving financial innovation and strategic investment at the highest levels of the organisation. 

Your Responsibilities: 

  • Cloud Governance: Champion the importance of governance across the organisation, and spearhead the development and implementation of effective governance initiatives. 
  • Strategic Cloud Cost Management: Establish, standardise, and enforce cloud cost management and control frameworks. Drive cross-functional collaboration to achieve financial goals and cost optimisation. 
  • Executive Reporting and Transparency: Develop and deliver sophisticated cloud usage and cost reports to provide senior leadership with critical insights and transparency into cloud expenditures. 
  • Thought Leadership in FinOps: Act as the foremost authority on FinOps practices, cloud service economics, resource utilisation, and advanced financial analytics within the organisation. 
  • Strategic Financial Analysis and Optimisation: Lead initiatives to collect, monitor, and analyse financial data. Guide senior executives in forecasting, demand planning, and strategic cost-saving measures such as reservations, savings plans, and optimisation schedules. 
  • End-to-End Investment Oversight: Deliver comprehensive analyses and strategic presentations on technology cloud investments. Partner with senior stakeholders to communicate the ROI and strategic value of cloud investments. 
  • Leadership and Operational Excellence: Independently manage complex deliverables with a high degree of efficiency and effectiveness. Foster a culture of excellence and continuous improvement within the FinOps team. 

Your Qualifications: 

  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills with a proven track record of interpreting complex financial data for strategic decision-making. 
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, capable of articulating complex strategies to senior executives. 
  • Deep expertise in cloud service economics, resource utilisation, and advanced financial analytics. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage high-performing teams and drive cross-functional collaboration. 
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to oversee multiple high-priority initiatives independently. 

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Build your job in a place that thrives on diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We believe in maintaining a hiring and working experience in which all people are respected and valued, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes people unique. We hire you for who you are, and we want you to bring your true self to work every day!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive equitable benefits and all privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Fraud Recruitment Disclaimer:

It has come to our attention that fraudulent and fictitious job opportunities are being circulated on the Internet. Prospective candidates are being contacted by certain individuals, mainly through telephone calls, emails and correspondences, claiming they are representatives of Anaplan. The main purpose of these correspondences and announcement is to obtain privileged information from individuals. 

Anaplan does not:

  1. Extend offers to candidates without an extensive interview process with a member of our recruitment team and a hiring manager via video or in person. 
  2. Send job offers via email. All offers are first extended verbally by a member of our internal recruitment team whenever possible, and then followed up via written communication.

All emails from Anaplan would come from an email address. Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of an email, letter or telephone communication purportedly from, for, or on behalf of Anaplan, please send an email to before taking any further action in relation to the correspondence. 

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Anaplan Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

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Anaplan Company Size

Between 2,000 - 5,000 employees

Anaplan Founded Year


Anaplan Total Amount Raised


Anaplan Funding Rounds

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  • IPO


  • Series F

    $60,000,000 USD

  • Series E

    $90,000,000 USD

  • Series D

    $100,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $33,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $11,400,000 USD

  • Series A

    $5,500,000 USD