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Business Analyst

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    Loveland, Colorado
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Business Analyst
Loveland, CO
6-12+ month contract
As a key member of the Retail Information Technology group, this role will support multiple project teams to ensure that business requirements are well defined and reflect the needs of our Finance Business Partners. This role will work cross-functionally and will support Finance IT within all Business Units, so a background here would be ideal but not required.
Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as a Liaison between IT and Finance Business Partners to uphold a clear understanding of requirements and to ensure functional deliverables align with the clients’ needs
  • Working closely with and at the direction of the IT Manager and/or Project Manager.
  • Analyzes clients’ operations to understand their strengths and weaknesses to determine opportunities to automate and improve processes and functions
  • Elicitation and delivery of clear, detailed, unambiguous business requirements and solution specifications
  • Facilitation of requirements gathering and solution design  through interviews, existing documentation analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, and business process modeling
  • Critical evaluation of information gathered from multiple sources, reconciling conflicts, decomposition of high-level information into details and managing scope creep in partnership with Finance Business Partners
  • Proactive communication and collaboration with external and internal clients to develop:  Business Cases, Objective Models, Business Requirements Documentation and Mapping, Data Dictionary, Use Cases, Process Flows, Data Flows, Report design, Test Plans, Defect / Enhancement tracking, Business Process Procedures (BPPs)
  • Successful engagement in multiple project initiatives simultaneously
  • Working independently with clients, as well as under the direction of IT managers and project managers in a team environment
  • Producing deliverables according to standard templates appropriate for project scale
  • Collaboration with developers, vendors and subject matter experts to establish the operational vision and to perform a gap analysis
  • Assist in user acceptance testing, test planning, development of test cases and test execution management to ensure alignment with original requirements

Qualifications for this position include:

  • A background of at least 2 years of practical experience in business analysis and processes
  • Experience working within and knowledge of financial processes and accounting cycles
  • A professional degree or a combination of education and experience may also be considered
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) designation strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with one or more business process design methodologies such as Six Sigma
  • Competent and proficient understanding of a variety of technology platforms, including ERP’s such as SAP and PeopleSoft as well as current Microsoft and Internet technologies
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills with expert fluency in Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project
  • Strong negotiation, consensus and agreement building skills
  • Previous project experience either as a leader or working team member
  • Ability to drive efforts toward deliverables and milestones
  • Business aptitude for strategy and benefits realization alignment
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with Business Process modeling tools and techniques
  • Experience participating and managing within the governance structure of a defined Project Methodology
  • Understanding of the IT Life Cycle/Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Proven capability and experience managing requirements gathering initiatives across multiple teams and business areas
  • Exceptional communication, both written and verbal, and facilitation skills

Personal characteristics

  • Comfortable leading working sessions at junior or senior levels
  • An aptitude for teaching, instructing and mentoring
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to influence and promote cross functional collaboration
  • Ability to partner with both technical and non-technical staff
  • Ability to travel, although minimal travel is expected


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