Sr Business Analyst - Business Planning (R5575)


At Elastic, we see endless possibility in a world of endless data. And we use the power of search to help people and organizations turn that possibility into results. Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions. With solutions in Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security, we help improve customer and employee search experiences, keep critical applications running smoothly, and protect against cyber threats. Elastic enables organizations worldwide to use the power of Elastic, including Netflix, Uber, BBC, Microsoft, and thousands of others.

Elastic was built on a foundation of being free and open, which trickles down to how we work. We’re a distributed organization and have been from the beginning. Being distributed isn’t just a way of doing business—it’s a mentality that is at the core of our culture.

We are looking for a planner! Someone who can serve as the sales operations team’s subject matter expert for all things related to Workday Adaptive Planning (WDAP). This critical team member will help enable the sales operations team to gain maximum leverage and efficiency from the WDAP platform, connecting it to other sources (like SFDC, Tableau, Big Query etc) to enhance the team’s ability to strategically plan various aspects of the business like headcount, quota, sales territories etc.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Primary responsibility of WDAP administration, configuration, deployment, user management, system support, and enhancements of the WDAP application.
  • Work with internal business functions to analyze needs and issues, and assess how WDAP platform can be applied as a solution
  • Develop detailed requirements in the areas of business, user, process & system requirements (functional and non-functional)
  • Design, develop and test enhancements in alignment with internal business process requirements. Document all changes to applications per internal controls
  • Consults on impact of decisions to operating post-implementation and downstream systems
  • Act as the liaison between all business functions like Sales management, sales operations, finance, Compensation & IT with all matters pertaining to WDAP
  • Provide support to debug and tackle production issues, and coordinate with WDAP team and/or the system integrator team on issues that cannot be initially resolved
  • Create technical documentation and conduct sales management user training.
  • Handle the access to the WDAP application in terms of onboarding and offboarding users with the correct permission sets
  • Responsible for working with the go to market analytics team and develop reports and dashboard to efficiently run the planning process

What You Bring Along:

  • 4 - 6 years of proven experience in a business analyst role
  • Hands on experience with Workday Adaptive Planning (WDAP), Anaplan or similar tools
  • Deep understanding of annual sales planning process
  • Project Management experience
  • Strong problem solving and analytical/critical thinking skills needed, as well as exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with onsite and remote internal customers across multiple business areas and disciplines
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly evolving priorities in a fast growing company.
  • Successful in dealing with company personnel at all levels
  • Ability to work independently

Bonus Points:

  • Workday Adaptive Planning Certifications
  • SFDC Administration Certification & Experience
  • Tableau Certification & Experience
  • Google Suite or MS Office Suite

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match donations 1:1 up to $1500 USD (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love.
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

We welcome individuals with disabilities and strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all individuals. To request an accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

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