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Anaplan Vice President, UX in Seattle, Washington

Anaplan, the Connected Planning pioneer, is changing the way the world’s most respected companies do business. We believe in clear, open communication enabling teams to overcome obstacles and move forward together. We want you to feel that you belong to a team, you matter, and are able to be your authentic self. We all work together to deliver business value with the power of Connected Planning at every level within every organization, and alongside an ever-growing number of users, a rich partner ecosystem, and active community. At Anaplan, our values are key to everything we do. We call it #AnaplanLOVE

At Anaplan these words come to life by making employees feel empowered and inspired.

Building a strong culture around company values is an ongoing journey

that will continue to be the core of our existence.

Anaplan is looking for a tenacious VP of UX to join the User Experience. This is a stellar opportunity to get involved in a highly visible, large scale SaaS cloud company. This role is an immediate full-time position. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and tackle unique problems that no one else is solving, keep reading.

Come see for yourself what an exciting place to work for looks like.

Insight on your impact

You have experience developing UX teams within a global enterprise and have applied the vital interpersonal know-how to nurture a creative, innovative and high-impact team.

You can influence and work with senior leadership all the way up to the CEO and out across the Product organization to Engineering, Brand, Marketing, Support and Customer Success. You are a strategic and inspiring leader, able to influence and persuade, navigate and guide at the executive level.

You have shepherded evidence-led design processes and influenced product direction through research and data analytics. You understand how research can impact roadmaps, strategy, and decision-making. You can bridge qualitative and quantitative research to help drive decision-making within the broader organization.

You are a skilled mentor and coach. You realize the best way to develop a team is by helping them to grow themselves. You're able to provide a clear framework for career advancement.

Your qualifications, your influence

  • Lead, encourage and grow a 25-strong team of designers, researchers and ops managers

  • Establish rapport with each member of the UX team and work hard to help them level up their skills

  • Define a design maturity strategy that aligns with business and team goals

  • Prioritize and drive discovery and research initiatives to ensure we’re solving the right problems, in the right way

  • Establish relationships throughout the organization to advocate good UX practices and influence roadmaps to meet business and user goals

  • Communicate key user needs, design vision and strategy to the wider organization, and provide thought leadership on the impact design will have in helping our customers tackle their business problems

  • Champion ongoing improvements based on customer feedback, site metrics and usability findings

  • Advocate for a design-led way of working across the organization, finding ways to involve non-designers in the design process

  • Develop and be responsible for the adoption of our design system, establishing a shared design language among creative and engineering teams to drive quality, build efficiency, and cohesive experience

  • Give, seek and receive thoughtful critical feedback.

  • Dive in and help customers have the best experience possible by supporting pre-sales and implementation teams, research activities, conferences, workshops and other engagements

To be successful in the role, you must possess the following skills

  • Education and/or experience typically obtained through completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Design, Marketing, Business, or related field.

  • 10+ years of UI/UX design experience.

  • 10+ years of proven track record of retaining highly engaged, robust teams.

  • Strong creative vision with an understanding of business objectives.

  • Deep knowledge of user-centered design methods for innovation and ideation

  • Demonstrate ability to pitch creative concepts to leadership, executive suite customers and board members.

  • Strong practical knowledge of user-centered design methodologies and usability principles. Experience running design teams as a shared service organization within an enterprise.

Our diversity and inclusion commitment

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!

Our story

Anaplan is a cloud-native enterprise SaaS company helping global enterprises orchestrate business performance. Our customers come first to create heroes, unlock potential & build trust and confidence. We challenge legacy thinking and software that isn’t flexible for the modern organization. We have architected the only platform that will take the time from planning to decision down to zero.

We’re building a truly unique technology. From our calculation engine and in-memory data store, to apps and predictive analytics; amazing technology is being developed every day.

We’re addressing a $100B/year problem ( that all global businesses face. Our mission is to break the traditional business planning mold, currently performed through spreadsheets or legacy systems.

Anaplan’s Connected Planning platform is enabling customers to improve decision-making by turning response time into real time, to make better decisions to enhance your business. The platform helps you dynamically orchestrate performance enterprise-wide, and convert constant change to your environment.

See what our global customers and partners ( have to say about Anaplan’s platform is solving some of the most complex challenges in business. CEOs, analysts, and the press ( agree—Anaplan is changing the way the world does business. Learn about our history ( , see our recognitions and achievements , and take a look at what it’s like to work at Anaplan. Get to know more about working at Anaplan by checking out our social channels.

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