Business Analyst - Product / Distribution Systems

Full Time
Work from home available

Job Description

Business Analyst (Product / Distribution Systems)
Permanent w/Benefits
Portland, OR (40% Remote - 60% Onsite)

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As a member of the Information Technology team, the Business Analyst is responsible for contributing to the development, implementation, and maintenance of product-based enterprise-wide programs with a primary focus on data/systems flow analysis to support the business in achieving strategic goals and operational excellence.

Position responsibilities:

  • Ensures applications meet user requirements by gathering information from users; documenting technical requirements, architecture, and design deliverables; and continuously working with users to negotiate technical solutions against business requirements. Effectively communicate and define technology considerations within the context of business requirements to a business audience.
  • Conducts interviews and facilitate requirements gathering, process analysis and application design sessions with project stakeholders including internal IT partners and business partners.
  • Documents analysis of existing business rules, processes, and systems to recommend process and system enhancements to improve business performance and maximize the effectiveness of available technology.
  • Maintains an understanding of our business models, data relationships, and systems interfaces to determine requirements and formulate strategies for new and enhanced functionality.
  • Manages the product or application backlog according to department standards; opportunity to set and to influence standards
  • Recommends solutions spanning multiple technology areas, including application, database, middleware and security.
  • Serves as the liaison and collaborates with internal users, external software providers, and the IT technical staff.
  • Evaluates potential expansion projects, documenting requirements and design for new releases to support conversions and upgrades to vendor systems.
  • Serves as primary analyst for assigned applications; mentors secondary and other analysts in that domain area.
  • Participates and supports the design, development, implementation and sharing of system requirements best practices within the IT department.
  • Assists with development to meet business requirements by analyzing business needs, testing, debugging and documenting programs and systems in alignment with department standards and practices.
  • Assists with the documentation of application roadmaps to support strategic growth, including inter-related and data dependent applications, and future business needs.
  • Recommends tools, operating environments, design and development standards, metrics, and technical documentation as required.
  • Assist in implementation of system interoperability, data exchange, and process integration/workflow solutions using middleware and business process automation tools.
  • Provides ongoing client support for technical system questions and problems; serves as subject matter expert for designated systems; analyzes and performs second or third level support, coordinating with vendors and other parties as necessary, and tracks to resolution; recommends alternative workarounds for system defects until system solutions can be implemented.
  • Manages system users by creating, editing and assigning appropriate security levels where appropriate.
  • Provides on-call support where required.
  • Assists in developing user documentation and departmental policies and procedures that impact the use of application systems.
  • Provides technical training, guidance and resource support for end users and department staff.
  • Coordinates assigned projects. This includes being the point-of-contact for the overall effort.
  • Create and manage deliverables for self-led projects; log, track and verify resolution for all project tasks to ensure business and technical scope is controlled to meet quality, timeline and budget expectations.
  • Partners with business and IT teams to determine estimates on resources and timing to meet business needs and communicates to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Communicates risks and proactively recommends risk mitigation strategies to leadership.
  • Shares lessons learned to identify and to implement future department improvements at IT department meetings
Position requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) from a four-year college or university; 2-5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous experience querying using SQL-based systems to perform data profiling, data cleansing, data analysis, and exploring and documenting data models is required for this role.
  • Ability to map data elements and business rules from source system to target systems.
  • Ability to use the Internet, e-mail, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio.
  • Ability to diagnose and solve problems. Uses logic to solve problems with effective solutions; probes all different sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is effective at analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the face value answers.
  • Skilled in prioritizing multiple tasks and demands. Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish goals; uses resources effectively and efficiently arranges information and files in effective ways.
  • Skill in technical writing for documentation and design purposes.
  • Ability to initiate recommendations for an idea or position; pursues everything with initiative, energy, drive, and a need to bring efforts to closure.
  • Ability to learn quickly when facing new problems; takes initiative to learn without being asked.; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; not afraid to ask questions
  • Ability to collaborate with business and third-party service providers.
  • Ability to work with others in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to work in a frequently changing environment.
  • Ability to communicate technical issues to non-technical users.
  • Skill in technical writing for documentation and design purposes.
  • Ability to write status reports, process descriptions, and procedures.
  • Skilled in facilitating and leading meetings in small group settings.

Everest Consultants is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil right laws.
Dice Id : everest
Position Id : 21-00172
Originally Posted : 1 month ago
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