HP Business Planning Manager in Palo Alto, California

Business Planning Manager

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Job Description:

This role requires an experienced professional with the ability to work with senior executives in a dynamic and geographically distributed environment, collaborate with peers supporting other GLA functions, and interface with HP Finance.

Primary Responsibilities:

· Financial Operations – Assist organization leaders with effective financial planning and budgeting for Long Term Planning Cycles

· Assist organization leaders with development and implementation of operational strategies and objectives to meet overall GLA objectives

· Use analytical tools, benchmarking and other resources to track performance

· Establish metrics/KPI dashboard and monthly/quarterly reporting across GLA

· Work across GLA Businesses to facilitate the data collection and performance measurement process, and escalates issues as necessary

· Manage Monthly/Quarterly expense management, close process, accruals, cross charges and reporting of actuals vs. budgets for business units

· Partner with Finance counterparts and act as a liaison between the GLA and the Finance team

· Manage Monthly forecast process (FLASH) for businesses and variance analytics

· Lead projects to identify, evaluate and implement process efficiency improvement and/or financial management improvements across GLA team

· Drive overall GLA cost savings plan across all businesses. Monthly tracking and reporting against the targets

· Create management reports; including quarterly business review materials

· Develop and deliver training materials related to Legal Operations management to extended GLA team

· Knowledge Management – Enable efficiencies by creating and maintaining access to key templates and other learnings related to GLA operations

· Anticipate issues impacting budget and identify trends to support informed timely decision-making

· Identify systems and process improvements and resource optimization opportunities

· Effectively leverage systems and shared team resources

· Collaborate and share best practices with other GLA team members

· Create and lead innovative initiatives designed to minimize cost and maximize organizational efficiency across GLA

· Perform ad hoc projects

Education and Experience:

· At least 10 + years’ professional experience, MBA or CPA a plus

· Specific experience related to Legal Systems (Team Connect, Annaqua), a plus

· Sig Sigma training, a plus

Knowledge & Skills:

· Demonstrated financial management, planning and analysis capability

· Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with executives and work in a matrix environment

· Demonstrated ability to comprehend high level business requirements, develop and implement strategies and processes to address those requirements

· Creative and innovative approach to optimize utilization of resources, leverage tools and adapt processes for greater efficiency and effectiveness

· Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills, collaborative and proactive style

· Extensive experience with Microsoft Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint) and with web based business applications

· Excellent analytical thinking, technical analysis, and data manipulation skills

· Ability to leverage analytical techniques to develop creative approaches to business analysis

· Extensive knowledge and understanding of how to analyze business problems using Excel, Access, statistical analysis, and financial modeling

· Strong business acumen and technical knowledge within area of responsibility

· Strong relationship management skills, including partnering and consulting.

· Strong presentation skills to Senior Management

· Sense of humor, self-knowledge, and the ability to develop friendly and collaborative relationships quickly in order to hit the ground running.

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Business Planning

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Full time

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No shift premium (United States of America)

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