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Merchandising-Business Analyst

Byron Center, MI 49315 | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 01/30/2023 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: IT Job Number: 21007 Pay Rate: $ 95000.00 - $ 110000.00

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 a Sr. Business Analyst to join their Merchandising team.
Hybrid role:  3 days onsite, 2 days remote
Must have IT technical knowledge.
No sponsorship provided.
The Business Analyst IV is a subject matter expert that combines specialized process and technology knowledge of assigned business area systems to facilitate the translation of business needs into solutions in systems. The Analyst IV, Business plays a critical role as a consultant to the assigned business area organization to understand business imperatives, perform feasibility analysis, and translate the business needs into requirements and functional specifications. 
The Analyst IV, Business plays a critical role in bridging assigned business areas with technical delivery providers, both internal as well as external. The Business Analyst IV plays a key part in the success of projects, ensuring that the business requirements are adequately considered in the design and delivery of 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.
  • Develop a framework for understanding assigned business area processes and ongoing changes and evolution of these processes.
  • 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.
  • Lead requirements analysis, validation, and verification, ensuring that requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, and comprehensible.
  • Provide oversight to development execution and testing for complex projects or solutions.
  • Stay current with the latest capabilities of the applications in the assigned portfolio of assigned business area applications.
  • Translate business requirements into written functional and technical specifications and manage changes to the specifications. Review and sign off with business.
  • Work closely with assigned business area users on enhancement and project requests to clearly identify and understand business needs and requirements.
  • Work with delivery leads on the sizing of effort and cost.
  • 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 external systems integrators in projects and ensure that the artifacts developed by external partners are appropriate and meet business intent.
  • Develop in-depth familiarity with an assigned portfolio of assigned business area applications, developing knowledge of how assigned business area users utilize the applications as well as competence in the functionality and capability of the assigned business area applications.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred) in Information Systems or Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Seven years of Business and Information Technology experience; must have IT technical knowledge.
  • 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.
  • Process-oriented with sound judgment, attention to detail, accuracy, and follow-through including the flexibility to perform in an ever-changing work environment.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of assigned business area principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Experience as a Data Analyst to assist B2B customers in resolving data type issues.
  • Minimum Travel 5%-10%.
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