Senior Business Analyst – Planning and Scheduling

Senior Business Analyst
Muscatine, USA
Posted 12 months ago


Position Summary

This position supports the ERP Oracle system and drives the clients system capabilities and enhancements. This primarily centers on providing support in resolving service requests and problems, along with developing new capabilities required by the business.

In this role, you’ll meet with functional managers and members to understand business needs and objectives, translating these into business requirements through the technical delivery process such that configurations, technical specs, data, integrations, and functional code are built to deliver functional needs.

What you will do:

  • Understand assigned business process areas, becoming a subject matter expert in day-to-day operations and activities
  • Use business analysis skills to develop, recommend, and lead new processes
  • Use an analytical framework leveraging industry research and best practices
  • Build and leverage relationships with internal business partners, corporate enablers, and external partners to complete business analysis for projects and investments, and deliver technology solutions
  • Build relationships with operating company stakeholders to complete business analysis for projects and investments
  • Support assigned applications (resolving incidents, service requests within Service Level Agreement (SLA) timeframe)
  • Capture business requirements for assigned projects
  • Assist business partners in developing business case for projects
  • Develop functional specifications to describe the functional design of the system, its RICEW (reports, interface, conversion, enhancements/extension and workflow) needs, and gap analysis
  • Responsible for system design and configuration of applications in area of responsibility
  • Develop use cases, testing scenarios, and mock-ups/prototypes for projects
  • Responsible for project Technical Specification and Development for assigned projects
    Create and update key project documents
  • Manage small to large software/process implementation projects using project management methodology
  • Provide quality assurance, testing and updates to test plans and script documents as needed
  • Prepare and deliver communications to various audiences, including business and IT leadership
  • Provide insights and recommendations based on analysis, and speak to business impacts
  • Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gathering and analyzing information, developing alternative solutions, and working well in both individual and group problem solving situations
  • Serve as a subject matter expert within area of expertise, including best practices and technology trends
  • Partner with operating company functional managers and develop strategic focus regarding the applications within their specific functional area
  • Manage enhancement requests from users within the IT demand planning framework, with a view of longer-term strategic vision of operating company goals
  • Identify and deliver breakthrough value (new methods or processes that provide extraordinary benefit to the business partner or client) and establish standard work processes so the breakthrough is repeatable

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree or related equivalent experience
  • MBA preferred
  • 5+ years Oracle application experience in one or all the modules: ASCP, GOP, and EBS scheduling and dating of sales orders and transfers. ATP and MRP collections and plan engine runs. Demantra for forecasting.  IO and RTSOP a great plus.  Experience in the Procure-to-Pay elements of Oracle EBS a great plus.
  • 3+ years in technical development, including PL/SQL code, forms / reports / XML program development preferred
  • Support or implementation experience in Oracle EBS R12 (12.2.4 preferred)
  • Understanding of complex PL/SQL code, XML reports
  • Proficiency working with Oracle Support (raising SRs, escalating SRs etc.)
  • Experience in functional and regression testing
  • Experience in SOA, UC4 preferred

Skills & Capabilities Required:

  • Self-motivated, internally driven
  • Highly attuned to industry best practices with regard to specific functional area of focus
  • Analytical capability, including analyzing problems and creating solutions in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work within the guidelines of a project management framework
  • Communication skills, including clearly and concisely expressing professional opinions with supporting rationale
  • Resilience, including ability to perform well in periods of peak workload, including coping with multiple priorities without loss of efficiency or composure
  • Influencing skills, including ability to motivate others to work toward common organizational goals
  • Comfort with making independent field-level decisions and interpretations of existing organizational policies and procedures
  • Very strong ability to document meeting notes, business correspondence, and flow-charts
  • Ability to lead requirements-gathering sessions with relevant business members
  • Ability to synthesize high-level concepts surrounding new work requests into a scope document and set of business requirements
  • Able to analyze and evaluate existing or proposed systems to provide data processing and procedural enhancements
  • Ability to effectively present information and training in one-on-one and group situations to customers, clients, and other members of the organization


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