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IT Business Analyst

Byron Center, MI 49315 | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 08/21/2023 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: IT Job Number: 23025 Pay Rate: $ 65000.00 - $ 73000.00

Job Description

Our client distributes grocery products to independent and chain retailers in 50 states and our own corporate-owned retail stores throughout the Midwest, in addition to fresh food processing and distribution. Through our MDV military division, we are a leading distributor of grocery products to U.S. military commissaries.
Our client is seeking an IT Business Analyst.
This is a Direct Hire position.
Onsite-Hybrid work week (2 days in the Grand Rapids, MI office) plus remote work supporting their Virginia office.

Must have:
+ BS Degree
+ IT Technical experience with SQL and Excel
+ Project Management experience

This role is responsible to evaluate complex business requirements for enterprise business application integration within assigned area(s) and deliver new or modified software systems enhancements or integration solutions. Conduct analyses of the business process, data integrity, and application(s) and partner with cross-functional departments and IT.  Resolves complex questions/problems by fully understanding the underlying business issues and the technical options available to solve them. 
Here's what you'll do: 
  • Assist as requested to solve complex issues that do not lend themselves to conventional solutions and mentor other associates in creative problem-solving.  
  • Evaluate business requirements for enterprise business application integration within assigned area(s) and partner with the business area(s) to understand and define user requirements.  
  • Consult with associates in the business area(s) and/or research existing system documentation or procedures.  
  • Use a variety of analytical techniques (i.e., query development, data modeling, workflow analysis, program code analysis) and/or brain-storming sessions to research and analyze business implications; document the results of analysis activities and make recommendations based on the results of analysis and information from business areas.  
  • Help drive and develop testing and ensure documentation of test results; follow SOX auditing guidelines for application development, testing, and implementation and maintain SOX documentation as required.  
  • Create, modify and maintain and schedule reports or procedures using various report writing tools. Identify areas of potential risk and communicate such to the appropriate business areas/associates/management.  
  • Participate in meetings with business users, communicate with project teams, and interface with cross-functional areas throughout the organization to devise systems that achieve business objectives. 
  • Help drive project teams and/or provide guidance and training to end users. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends and best IT/Business Systems Analysis practices; make recommendations to improve current programs and processes. 
  • May perform testing, assist with data setup and perform business operations for application implementation or business process development.  
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.  

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree (Required) in Business Administration required or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. 
  • Three years of Business and/or Information Technology experience; must have IT technical knowledge. 
  • Prior Business or IT experience or knowledge within a wholesale/retail environment preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to interact with various levels within the organization, including executive management, business areas, and IT technical functions.  
  • Strong organization, prioritization, analytical and problem-solving skills.  
  • Must be detail oriented and have good project management.  
  • Ability to provide training or guidance to end users, and good presentation skills.  
  • Must have the technical and business knowledge to resolve complex questions and issues and have the ability to engage in projects with variety and complexity. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and intermediate knowledge of SQL.  
  • May require occasional travel (up to 10%) based upon department and customer needs.
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