Senior Business Analyst
POSITION BASIC PURPOSE
The Sales/Distribution Business Analyst role is to analyze, architect, document, and implement/deploy Sales, Order Management, Pricing, Distribution business and system processes in accordance with best practices, in support of our enterprise-wide JD Edwards ERP Software deployment strategy.
Supporting the deployment of our global JD Edwards ERP, this key role will drive Sales & Distribution process activities as they relate to: 1) Documentation of current state; 2) Definition and documentation of business requirements; 3) Design and documentation of future state process; 4) the architecting of system configuration options; 5) plan, design, architect, and execute effective software test scenarios; 6) Develop end-user process and system documentation; and 6) Train end-users. This individual will apply proven analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate, verify, communicate, and resolve ERP application issues through careful testing.
In a project management capacity, this role will also be called upon to coordinate resources supporting other business disciplines, ie Supply Chain, Marketing and Finance. As a project manager this role is responsible for establishing and scheduling project milestones for the supply chain business, assuming accountability for the project completion, and ensuring successful transition from implementation to operation of the ERP system, including ongoing training and change management. Also as a member of the global implementation team, this role will provide Sales & Distribution expertise and guidance, to support common global business systems solutions and processes.
Understand / Document Sales/Distribution Current State
Re-engineer business process in accordance with JD Edwards ERP best practices
Define / Document Future State
Research ERP Software capabilities to provide best practice solution to meet sales/distribution business requirements
Drive consistent enterprise business data and business process solutions
Define quality test scenarios to validate and insure software quality
Execute ERP system test scenarios for Sales/Distribution modules Conduct all types of application testing as needed, including unit, regression, load, and user acceptance testing methods.
Analyze formal test results in order to discover and resolve defects, bugs, errors, and configuration issues
Produce reports and documentation for all testing efforts, results, activities, data, logging, and tracking.
Analyze documentation and technical specifications of JDE ERP software to determine its intended functionality.
Implement Supply Chain software and software enhancements ensuring no adverse business impact
Develop, distribute, and coordinate in-depth end-user reviews for modified and new systems or applications.
Develop end-user business/system documentation
Develop and deliver business/system process end-user training
POSITION REQUIREMENTS (KNOWLEDGE, COMPETENCIES AND ABILITIES)
Bachelor’s degree technology or business discipline. Master’s degree a plus.
APICS or equivalent certification preferred
5 years ERP implementation experience, with a proven track record of accomplishments
10+ years relevant Sales/Distribution work experience
Strong understanding of Oracle JDE E1 ERP Order Management/Pricing (JDE) best practices and industry proven practices and has re-engineered sales business processes as appropriate
Application implementation and support experience with ERP (preferably Oracle JDE E1); Sales Order Management, Advanced Pricing, Inventory Management
Full cycle ERP Implementation experience
Strong knowledge of system testing and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies
Conversant with open platform reporting techniques; Scripting, SQL,.BI tools ie Cognos
Intermediate to advanced skill level in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Visio, Access and Project a plus.