Business Analyst


Summary:
The primary objective for this position is to help the business implement technology solutions in a cost effective manner by determining the requirements of the project or system, communicating them clearly to stakeholders and oversee the project to completion. This position requires interaction with system users, management, suppliers and frequent communication with the information technology team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
oAssists the business leaders define the business case and determining the metrics for success.
oDocuments business and functional requirements while understanding and uncovering process issues.
oSimplifies the business requirements and translate into requirements documents to be used by the technical teams.
oWorks with the business leaders and technical teams to determine cost effective solutions.
oProvides project management throughout the lifecycle of the project to deliver projects on time and on budget.
oEffectively communicates with business and technical teams.
oMaintains confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or accessed.
oProvides training and support for IT systems.
oResponsible for final systems testing and user acceptance of systems.
oEvaluates and prioritizes proposed process and system improvement projects.
oFor proposed system improvements, provides information technology team with detailed requirements for the proposed change.
oDocuments programming problems and resolutions for future reference.
oOther duties that may be assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Competencies:
Proficient organizational, analysis and project management skills and abilities; Maintains confidentiality and works with integrity; Supports organizational goals; Possesses strong written and oral communication abilities and interpersonal skills; Follows instruction, meets deadlines; Possesses willingness to work long hours if needed to meet deadlines and achieve goals; Copes positively in stressful circumstances; Maintains most current knowledge of computers and programs.
Qualifications:
Education and/or Experience - Bachelor's Degree; or, specialized education/training; or three years experience in a supply chain systems or business analyst position; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business reports, documents, data, and technical procedures. Ability to write summaries, reports, business correspondence, and procedure instructions. Ability to clearly and effectively present information and business needs, and respond to questions from groups of managers, the IT team, coworkers, system users, and other applicable groups.
Mathematical Skills - Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, ratio, proportions, percentages, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Reasoning Ability - Ability to interpret and apply common sense understanding to carry out procedures and instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
Computer Skills - Knowledge of Internet software and proficiency with Microsoft office products, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations - Current Driver's License, driving record must meet company/insurance guidelines.
Other Skills and Abilities - Prior data analysis and data mining experience and gathering business requirements. Experience documenting business and functional requirements.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time, at a desk; use hands or fingers to reach or handle, and to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. All vision abilities are required to encompass close-up work. On occasion, must be able to tolerate and endure long working hours and maintain alertness to meet deadlines. Travel to other offices may be required.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Normal office environment with a noise level that is usually quiet to moderate.
More Information About the Job
What's exciting about this opportunity?
Help manage process to get our owners live on the system, point person for system to get them up to speed. Learn different technology as they move forward.
How would you describe the team and culture?
We are a cooperative and our mission is to help our owners (locally owned agriculture retailers) keep agriculture locally owned and helping support them to make them more competitive and capable.
What kinds of people succeed in your organization?
Entrepreneurial minded employee willing to do what needs to get done. Looking for a professional in all things. Employees will not micro-managed. Employees will be held accountable for goals and tasks. Our company values include accountability, collaboration and responsiveness. If these match the candidates values, it will be a good professional match.
What are the top 3-4 things the person in this position will be challenged with in the first 60-90 days?
learn culture and agriculture industry
learn software platform and onboarding process
manage implementation
12 months from now, what would the person in this position have accomplished to be successful?
to have groups of owners that they have successfully managed through onboarding process and looked at as subject matter expert to help them troubleshoot program and atlas implementation
What are you looking for on the resume, and why?
2 out of the 3: project management experience/managed processes, data analytics, business analysis
What are you willing to be flexible on, and how?
Junior experience is welcome with salary ranging 40-50 as well.
Is this a replacement or a new position?
New
Where does the position sit in the organization and who does this position report to?
Reports to IT Director
Does this position have direct reports?
None
Who will the person in this position interact with?
Other business analysts, software developers, owner (agriculture retailer employees-admin, agronomy manager, accounting personnel, etc) for implementation
What's the bonus percentage?
none
Is there equity?
no (profit sharing instead)
Are you ready to hire the right candidate immediately?
Yes
Is relocation available?
Possibly for the "right" candidate
Is there flexibility in hours and/or the ability to work remotely?
Yes, flexibility in hours based on personal commitments and potential to work remotely but not a day to day basis.

Salary Range:
$50,000.00
to
$59,999.00

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