This position will have primary responsibility for the development and maintenance of vendor dashboards to determine financial performance. The business analyst will develp dashboards to track category and program performance that will provide the merchandising group function with the ability to review data that will provide attributes to make informed deicisons regarding category performance. The business analyst contributes in a lead role to the merchandising group function in the evaluation, design development, and implementation of stardardized reporting, business processes and information systems solutions. This allows customers (the associates in the merchandising function) to maximize their productivity and make sound, effective decisions based on consistent, accurate information. The business analyst handles the front-end of the project life cycle; ensuring the business need and requirements are defined and scoped accurately.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
20% Plan and lead all phases of a project's life cycle (i.e. feasibility, design implementation, evaluation); this inclues extracting the business need; defining the business requirements, understanding the impact on the business, and designing and carrying out the project(s)
10% Serve as liaison between merchandising and finance by facilitating meetings including both departments
10% Mentor other analysts in developing/honing business knowledge and analytical skills
20% Servce as a subject matter expert and perform research and/or analysis within assigned projects
20% Multi-task to work on 2 to 4 projects simultaneously, recommending process improvements and making final project recommendations which impact the business
20% Establish and report on metrics of assigned projects to guage business value
NATURE AND SCOPE
Reports to a director-level position within merchandising
No direct reports, however, the position will be required to mentor others who have the need for assistance
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma and/or GED.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 2 years
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about.
On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
Experience with Market Max reporting system
Good communication skills (written and verbal)
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Strong project management skills, including strong process orientation, ability to work in a cross-functional team environment
Good communication skills, including ability to interact with officers, also needs the ability to negotiate and persuade
Strong analytical skills and general understanding of technical concepts
Ability to establish priorities and procedures for accomplishing work within established deadlines; ability to handle multiple projects and manage toward deadlines and deliverables
Proven leadership skills, including a willingness and ability to be a mentor
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.