Senior Business Planning Analyst
Reading, UK
19d ago

Preferred Qualifications

Oracle's Global Licensing and Advisory Services(GLAS) is an organization that provides customers and partners with the most up-to-date knowledge, best practices and insights to manage and optimize our customer’s Oracle license investment.


Responsible for preparing reporting, forecasting, strategic planning and performance analysis for the business in agreement with GLAS Senior Management

Manage ad hoc projects as needed


·Global scope with Divisional responsibility

·Work in an assigned area

·Report to Business Planning Senior Manager


•Research, model and predict future GLAS business performance planning and trends and create meaningful data visualizations that communicate findings and identify areas of business opportunity and areas of business risk

•Provide divisional leaders with financial models to assist with creating budgets and revenue targets for the Annual Operating Plans

•Manage the forecasts process to allow business leaders and stakeholders to monitor and track revenue growth on a weekly basis

•Analyze quarterly business results to provide management with insight into business performance

•Build ad hoc reports utilizing various business intelligence tools in response to business queries

•Improve efficiency by identifying process bottlenecks and analyzing key performance indicators, to optimize business operations and improve efficiency

•Create and present business analytics, budgeting, forecasting, attrition and modeling information

•Understand business data and create exploratory data analysis to navigate a dataset to determine broad conclusions based on initial appraisals and deliver insight to create business impact

•Organize and “wrangle” large datasets to provide actionable intelligence from them, including finding innovative ways to combine fields of data that don’t naturally mesh together. Use algorithms and programming to efficiently go through large datasets and apply treatments, filters and conditions

•Build in-depth knowledge of Oracle internal data sources, and customer install base and Finance systems

•Act as a Business Partner to a GLAS business unit

•Work cross line of business to build strong collaboration and network of key stakeholders in GLAS, Finance, SI

•Create and maintain business analysis that enables the GLAS organization to manage, control, report on and understand its business

•Participate to UAT testing if any system enhancements

•Knowledge management and communication of measurement procedures and documentation, as well as process guidelines creation

•Completion of analytical projects within timelines and quality standards that support GLAS global objectives

•Management, control and reporting on progress

•Operating in line with Oracle’s processes/procedures

•Personal development


·BA/BS degree in MIS, Business Administration, Finance, Legal or Accounting; Applied Maths, Statistics

•3-5+ years experience in related field involving quantitative data analysis to solve problems


·Advanced capability of Business Intelligence analytic tools

·Advanced spreadsheet capability and proficiency with MS Excel and PPT

·Ability to collect data from all kinds of different sources, from web APIs, to internal database

·Intermediate SQL

·Technical Writing experience a plus

·Effective communication skills including at Executive level

·Ability to manage sensitive/confidential information appropriately

·Attention to detail is critical

·Fluent English, other languages depending on region

·Flexibility – time zones

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

Provides programs to improve operational efficiency, consistency, and compliance in support of the organization*s financial and tactical business objectives. Provides business practices and processes. Develops, communicates, and trains the organization on business practices and processes.

Serve as a liaison with other divisions such as Finance, Contracts, HR, Legal, Shared Services, Accounts Receivable, Purchasing, and Risk Management in an effort to ensure accurate and timely transaction processing. Collect, input, verify, correct, and analyze data to measure key performance indicator actual versus business objectives. Provide updates to management regarding budget to actual, informing them of deviations and opportunities. Provide management with economic impact and compliance issues surrounding key business decisions and/or deals. Communicate Oracle Business Practices to the organization and monitor process and approvals for full compliance. Drive implementation of new processes and procedures.

Job duties are varied and complex utilizing independent judgment. May have project lead role. Attention to detail critical. Ability to collect, organize, and display data in spreadsheet format. Follow-through skills necessary to get information from internal and third parties and have data errors/omissions corrected. For this, relationship management skills strongly desired. Strong written and verbal communication skills to interact with management and possible clients desired. 5 plus years relevant work experience.

As part of Oracle's employment process candidates will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process, prior to an offer being made. This will involve identity and employment verification, salary verification, professional references, education verification and professional qualifications and memberships (if applicable).


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