The Business Analyst's role is to plan, design, develop, and launch effective and efficient business processes and supporting tools/technologies. This includes researching and analyzing business functions, process knowledge, and systems requirements. The Business Analyst is also responsible for actively generating and compiling recommendations based on his or her findings. This individual will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help maximize the benefit of IT system investments and to assist in implementing new processes and systems.
Duties and Responsibilities
Strategy & Planning
Work with decision makers, systems owners, and end users to define business, financial, and operations requirements and systems goals, and identify and resolve systems issues.
Chart existing business processes in order to define current business activities for the development of procedures and models.
Research, review, and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing processes and tools – and develop strategies for enhancing or further leveraging these processes/tools
Lead sessions in prototyping new procedures and systems for the purpose of enhancing business processes, operations, and information process flow.
Prepare and deliver reports, recommendations, or alternatives for improving processes and systems in operating systems across the organization.
Perform cost-benefit and return on investment (ROI) analyses for proposed changes to aid management in making implementation decisions.
Acquisition & Deployment
Collaborate in the planning, design, development, and deployment of new applications, and enhancements to existing applications.
Conduct research on software and hardware products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts.
Develop, standardize, and maintain new or improved processes and systems based on findings and analysis.
Communicate changes, enhancements, and modifications * verbally or through written documentation * to management, peers, staff, and other employees so that issues and solutions are understood.
Create models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide direction to programmers.
Develop budgets and timeframes for changes in order to support company objectives.
Liaise with various business groups in the organization to facilitate implementation of new or improved business processes and systems.
Coordinate and perform in-depth tests, including end-user reviews, for modified and new processes and systems, and other post-implementation support.
Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed processes and systems to aid management in making implementation decisions.
This position will be focused on the Human Resources (HR) function and associated processes, including:
o Career Management
o Succession Management
o Enterprise Learning
o Employee Performance Management
o Compensation Management
Workforce Process Management
o Employee Administration
o Organizational Management
o Global Employee Management
o Benefits Management
o Time and Attendance
o Payroll and Legal Reporting
o HR Processes & Forms
The following IT processes are meant to indicate responsibilities and expectations:
Accountable: This role is fully accountable for the process
Accountable/Involved: This role is fully responsible for the process, but with the participation/support from roles that are outside direct reports
Responsible/Involved: This role is involved in the process and fully responsible for specific activities/areas
Bachelor degree in the field of information technology or business administration
Knowledge & Experience
Minimum 3 years of business analyst related experience
Proven experience with business and technical requirements analysis, business process modeling/mapping, methodology development, and data modeling.
Experience overseeing the design, development, and implementation of software and hardware solutions, systems, or products.
Proven experience in the operation and analysis of database hardware, software, and standards, as well as data retrieval methodologies and applications.
Extensive practical knowledge in importing data for use in report software, spreadsheets, graphs, and flowcharts.
Ability to create systematic and manual operations procedures in both technical and user-friendly language.
Ability to apply statistical and other research methods into systems issues and products as required.
Extensive experience with core software applications, such as ERP, CRM, PLM, BI, etc.
Demonstrated project management skills
Excellent understanding of the organization*s goals and objectives.
Able to exercise independent judgment and take action on it.
Excellent analytical, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills.
Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Logical and efficient, with keen attention to detail.
Highly self motivated and directed.
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks
Ability to conduct research into systems issues and products as required.
Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
Strong customer service orientation.
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
Licensing & Certification
Certifications not required, but preference for CBAP, Six Sigma Black Belt, etc.
Physical Demands & Work Environment
Operate in an office environment
On-call availability and periodic overtime.
Sitting for extended periods of time.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other computing equipment.
Up to 25%, including regular travel to/from primary IT operations center in Springfield, MO
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