The Business Analyst position will have primary responsibility for the development and maintenance of program dashboards to provide project status, performance, tracking and trends. The Business Analyst contributes in a lead role in the evaluation, design development, implementation of standardized reporting, documentation of business processes, ensuring business needs and requirements are defined and scoped accurately. The Business Analyst supports information system solutions, including process improvement and documentation of system requirements, allowing teams to maximize their productivity and make sound, effective decisions based on consistent, accurate information. The Business Analyst handles the project life cycle for assigned projects and is responsible for project communication to internal and field partners.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
20% Plan and lead all phases of a project's life cycle (i.e. feasibility, design implementation, evaluation); this includes extracting the business need; defining the business requirements, understanding the impact on the business, and designing and carrying out the project(s)
10% Serve as liaison between merchandising and finance by facilitating meetings including both departments
10% Mentor other analysts in developing/honing business knowledge and analytical skills
20% Service as a subject matter expert and perform research and/or analysis of assigned projects
20% Multi-task to work on 2 to 4 projects simultaneously, recommending process improvements and making final project recommendations which impact the business
20% Establish and report on metrics of assigned projects to gauge business value
NATURE AND SCOPE
Reports to a Manager - level position within merchandising
No direct reports, however, the position will be required to mentor others who have the need for assistance
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel of less than 10%.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma and/or GED.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 2 years
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions, there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio)
Databases, Access, Tableau, SQL
Excellent written, verbal, listening and presentation skills
Project Management Experience
Process Improvement Experience
Knowledge in creating process flows in Visio
Solid understanding and use of Excel
Detail oriented, excellent proofing skills
Leadership, coaching and development skills
Positive attitude, motivated and high energy
Ability to work independently with little supervision
Ability to motivate others and deliver results within a cross-functional environment
Ability to manage multiple projects and/or priorities on time and on budget
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:
Strong project management skills, including strong process orientation, ability to work in a cross-functional team environment
Good communication skills, including ability to interact with officers, also needs the ability to negotiate and persuade
Strong analytical skills and general understanding of technical concepts
Ability to establish priorities and procedures for accomplishing work within established deadlines; ability to handle multiple projects and manage toward deadlines and deliverables
Proven leadership skills, including a willingness and ability to be a mentor
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