Manufacturing Business Analyst in Faribault, MN at Consultis

Date Posted: 8/27/2018

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IT Manufacturing Business Analyst Position Summary: Works directly with business users from internal departments to analyze complex business problems and recommend IT solutions. Provides business and system expertise in identifying, evaluating, and developing specifications and procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements. Works with internal clients to design functional details of business solutions and provides consultation to users in the area of automated business applications. May lead cross-functional linked teams to address business issues. Gains a comprehensive understanding of client's business processes and needs and translates functional specifications to applications & business programmers for development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for business requirements collection from which applications can be developed or modified.
  • Engages and may lead the business customers on business processes and practices associated with the IT systems that implement, support or enable those processes and practices.
  • Often leads collection and analysis of data and information from business users to understand how systems can solve business problems, and identifies opportunities for process improvement.
  • Engage and may lead in collection and analysis of possible project engagements, documenting project scope (objectives, deliverables, critical success factors, assumptions, global and regional considerations, and resource requirements), prioritization, cost/benefit, potential risks, and feasibility.
  • Engages and may lead in the definition of work and project scope, objectives and business requirements and the research and selection of potential solutions.
  • Produces and may lead the definition and review of the content for user guides, training classes, and other end-user documentation for applications and processes.
  • May lead the development of functional test scripts representing business processes and the verification activities that ensure that solutions meet business required.
  • Has established knowledge & understanding of functional testing scenarios at both business and technical levels. May lead testing activities with appropriate technical and customer personnel, to ensure that customer interests are represented in all testing stages.
  • Responsible for traceability of requirements, translation of business and system requirements into functional and technical specifications. Alerts team leadership when traceability appears weak, or is lost. When changes to the requirements occur, performs the impact analysis and recommends follow-through actions.
  • Forges a network of beneficial relationships with all levels, including management, within IT organizations and the customers of IT in order to establish mutual trust and provide a foundation for high level project partnership. Initiates and develops working relationships with internal groups and outside contacts with frequent interaction as a key priority.
  • Prepares documentation and presentations, and chairs meetings.
  • Applies influence, negotiates, and mediates discussions needed to make progress towards achieving business goals and objectives. May lead conflict resolution activities.
  • Understands the business needs at a strategic level and can correlate problems to one or more processes, tools or systems.
  • Understands multiple customer contexts (business processes and IT infrastructure and tools).
  • Recognizes ramifications of a customer's problem relative to those multiple customer contexts.
  • Manages customer expectations at all levels.
  • Defines and may lead the activities to ensure those expectations are met.
  • May occasionally represent the organization on specific issues.
  • Promotes IT customer development of measurable business objectives and process improvements.
  • May lead work with audit authorities to develop compliance controls.
  • Provides second level support, relating to business applications and processes, and escalation support for aging unresolved issues.
  • May lead interactions with third parties including application service providers and partners.
  • Provide subject matter (super user) expertise for business software application definition & functionality within a specific business segment.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 5+ years of Oracle Applications experience, in at least 3 of the following Oracle modules (Purchasing, WIP, Cost, BOM, MRP, Order Management and Inventory)
  • 10+ years' experience in a manufacturing environment, especially experience in a Materials Department is highly desirable.
  • Previous Oracle Application implementation experience of the following modules listed is highly desirable. (Purchasing, WIP, Cost, BOM, MRP, Order Management and Inventory)
  • Must be willing and able to work in an end-user environment; assisting and supporting end users
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and administer business projects
  • Demonstrated ability to gather, clarify, quantify and document business project requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to define a business project scope
  • Demonstrated ability to suggest, define and implement business improvement projects
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques is highly desirable
  • Excellent English written and verbal skills required


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