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Business Analyst-Inventory Management (Mid-Level/W2 Only)

Byron Center, MI 49315 | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 09/06/2023 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: IT Job Number: 22957 Pay Rate: $ 90000.00 - $ 110000.00

Job Description

Our client distributes grocery products to independent and chain retailers in 50 states, their own corporate-owned retail stores throughout the Midwest, and fresh food processing and distribution. Through their military division, they are also a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.
Our client is seeking an IT Business Analyst - Inventory Management.
This is a Direct Hire position with our Client.
This role does have a solid base salary plus an annual bonus of $2k.
Relocation Assistance is available to Candidates open to moving to Grand Rapids, MI.
This firm utilizes a Hybrid On-site/Off-site work week at its Corporate HQ in Grand Rapids, MI

This IT Business Analyst role requires expertise in Supply Chain Distribution Procure to Pay and Forecast to Stock business processes and IT applications to facilitate the translation of business needs into systems solutions. This position plays a critical role as a consultant to the Supply Chain Inventory Management organization to understand business imperatives, perform feasibility analysis and translate the business needs into requirements and functional specifications. In addition, this role acts as a liaison between the Inventory Management business and technical delivery providers, both internal as well as external, in ensuring the business requirements are adequately considered in the design and delivery of solutions and successful delivery of projects.

Here's what you'll do:
  • Develop a framework for understanding Procure to Pay and Forecast to Stock processes and ongoing changes and evolution of these processes.
  • Develop in-depth familiarity with Inventory Management applications, developing knowledge of how business users utilize the applications as well as competence in the functionality and capability of these applications.
  • Stay current with the latest capabilities of the applications in the assigned portfolio, and also in the MDM and data synchronization applications. 
  • Work closely with Inventory Management users on enhancement and project requests to clearly identify and understand business needs and requirements.
  • Lead requirements analysis, validation, and verification, ensuring that requirements are complete, consistent, concise, and comprehensible.
  • Work with delivery team leaders and technical architects to assess the feasibility of solutions and to determine the optimal solution approach for delivery.
  • Work with delivery leads on the sizing of effort and cost.
  • Translate business requirements into written functional and technical specifications and manage changes to the specifications. Review and sign off with business.
  • Work with external systems integrators in projects and ensure that the artifacts developed by external partners are appropriate and meet business intent.
  • Provide oversight to development execution and testing for complex projects or solutions.
  • Collaborate with business partners to achieve user acceptance of accuracy and drive completeness of tests. Work with business users and delivery partners to develop test scenarios and detailed test scripts.
  • Ensure changes introduced into the applications are consistent with the strategic direction and long-term viability of the platforms. Drive simplification of solutions and minimize customization.

Job Requirements

Here's what you'll need:
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or related business degree.
  • 5+ years of experience as an IT professional with at least 2 years relevant experience in applications (projects, support, etc.) supporting Supply Chain Distribution Procure to Pay and Forecast to Stock business processes.
  • Experience with Symphony (SRAI, formerly SEYC) DFAI and GWR modules is highly preferred.
  • General knowledge of any ERP MM (Materials Management) module and BICEPS and MDM applications are a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to build effective relationships with business partners and to understand and articulate business needs.
  • Ability to lead and manage the work of others, particularly applications maintenance and support vendors and third parties.
  • Thorough understanding of all phases of the application life cycle and solution delivery for packaged, web, and cloud-based systems.
  • Ability to be flexible about project changes and dynamically mitigate risks with corrective action.
  • The ability to think analytically and solve problems with experience in applying complex requirements.
  • Ability to drive business needs with an agile mindset and agile principles.
  • Experience with Agile tools is a plus.
  • Experience in the Grocery Distribution industry is a plus.
  • Process-oriented with sound judgment, attention to detail, accuracy, and follow-through including the flexibility to perform in an ever-changing work environment.
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