Golden State Foods

Manufacturing Sr. Business Systems Analyst (Microsoft Dynamics 365)

US-CA-Irvine
Job ID
2017-2782
Category
Information Technology

Overview

JOB SUMMARY           The Manufacturing Senior Business Systems Analyst is accountable for supporting Golden State Foods’ process manufacturing divisions.  This business systems analyst is responsible for delivering high quality business requirements, comprehensive systems designs, and configurations to the IT organization.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

  1. Business Requirements
  • Partner directly with business stakeholders to ensure functional requirements and test cases address business requirements on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations implementation.
  • Follow a standard & structured process for the gathering and prioritizing business requirements
  • Develop and maintain information and documentation related to business processes and systems
  • Engage in data modeling and data analysis to help support business solutions and directions
  • Provide input in the development of business case and justification documents working with various business units, translating requirements into highly specified project briefs or requirements packages
  • Support the development of business justification documents from an IT perspective
  • Provide costing/sizing for enhancement requests with collaboration across the IT organization
  • Meet with business stakeholders on a regular basis to provide status updates on technology initiatives and keep updated on strategic business initiatives
  1. Business Systems Design and Configuration
  • Identify options for potential solutions and assess them for both technical and business suitability
  • Create logical and innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Draw up specific proposals for modified or replacement systems
  • Ensure applications are designed to support business objectives and will provide a superior user experience
  • Work closely with Architect, Application Development and business units to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction
  • Design and document appropriate solutions and present to business stakeholders
  • Proactively identify solutions to address potential systems, design or business process issues and present to both IT and business stakeholders
  • Understand current system limitations and pain points and identify technical and process solutions to address root causes of issues
  1. Business Systems Testing
  • Lead in the testing of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for operations
  • Develop and execute test scripts and test scenarios to properly test new and existing systems
  • Create business and application use cases
  • Investigate new features of application and related technology before release, providing feedback to application development as appropriate
  1. User Training
  • Develop user training manuals and other aids
  • Provide training to users on new systems and processes
  • Effectively transition senior level knowledge to other members of the team to help grow the organization as a whole
  • Identify relevant training needs for the IT organization 
  1. Additional Responsibilities
  • Accountable for properly following all IT standards, processes and methodologies as applicable including but not limited to Quality Assurance (QA), Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) and Software Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Other responsibilities and accountabilities may be assigned based on business and organization needs

 

 

TRAVEL EXPECTATIONS

  • Regular travel requirements (<10%)
  • During project implementation travel demand may vary

 

 

 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

 

Education/Certification

  • Two year college required or applicable trade school or commensurate work experience, four year college preferred.

 

Qualifications/Experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • 7+ years of experience as a business systems analyst in IT
  • Ability to understand, communicate, interpret client business processes and requirements
  • 4+ years in MS Dynamics AX for Manufacturing
  • 2+ full-life cycle ERP implementations
  • MS Dynamics 365 experience, preferred
  • Experience working in core logistical and manufacturing business processes such as Shop Floor, Material and Resource Scheduling/Planning, Production Routing, Bill of Material Costing, and Warehouse Management
  • Certifications in Dynamics 365/Microsoft Dynamics AX for Manufacturing, preferred

 

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

Technical

Expert

  • Application Configuration Management
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365

Proficient

  • Application Integration and Compliance
  • Business Continuity
  • Data Transport
  • Enterprise Data Modeling
  • General Office Applications
  • Information Security
  • Packaged Software
  • Remote Assistance Tools
  • Troubleshooting Issues

Basic

  • Client/Server Systems
  • High Availability
  • Infrastructure Technology
  • Microsoft Project
  • Automated Testing Tools
  • SOA Strategy
  • Programming Languages
  • User Interface Design
  • Code Management

 

Business

Expert

  • Communication skills
  • Innovative Solution Development
  • Business Acumen
  • Troubleshooting Issues

Proficient

  • Business Alignment
  • Project Management Methodology (PMM)
  • Requirements Definition
  • Risk Management
  • Systems Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Technical Writing
  • Test Plans

Basic

  • Quality Assurance & Controls
  • Release Management
  • Service Level Management
  • Strategic Sourcing

 

 

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