Position Title: Business Analyst Department: Information Systems & Services Desired Start Date: ASAP Duration of Engagement: 13 months with the potential to extend Location: Cincinnati, OH Position Summary: The Business Analyst is responsible for eliciting the business needs of the customer to help determine solutions to complex business problems. The Business Analyst is responsible for requirements development and requirements management in accordance to Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) best practices. The Business Analyst will act as the liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams. This particular role will focus on a Project for the Merchandising line of business. The Business Analyst must have the ability to plan and execute strategic initiatives to take complex projects from vision to reality. The Business Analyst has in-depth knowledge of a line of business and/or is experienced in the industry best practices. The Business Analyst will participate in the testing phase of the (SDLC) assisting in the development of test plans and test cases for UAT along with a potential to perform test execution for the project. Essential Job Functions: • Work with the line of business to elicit, analyze and document complex business requirements. • Lead the appropriate teams to elicit and manage business requirements. • Business Analysis core functions: o Collaborate with other business analysts and project team members assigned to the project o Lead, elicit, document and conduct analysis on requirements from elicitation meetings with the business o Perform Meeting Management best practices (agendas, meeting minutes, parking lots, etc.) o Create Business & Functional Requirements Documentation using the prescribed Kroger templates o Assist with writing text and graphical Use Cases detailing business and system process flows / data flows o Write detailed Functional Requirements o Write detailed Non-Functional Requirements o Validate Requirements as documented with business o Manage requirements maintaining traceability and change control • Testing core functions: o Collaborate with the Testing team on testing planning and test case development o Collaborate with the Testing team leading UAT with the business o Collaborate with the Testing team on test results and root cause analysis • Provide feedback to the Project Manager on assumptions, issues and risks providing mitigation solutions as needed. • Communicate timely status on work to the Project Manager • Conduct knowledge transfer to the support teams during the implementation phase • Assist in troubleshooting post implementation issues for large/complex projects • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. Additional Job Potential Functions: • Lead Testing core functions: o Develop and maintain test plan and test cases based on functional and non-functional requirements o Execute test cases; document, report and analyze test results o Work with development teams on test results, conduct root cause analysis Competencies/Skills: Some of the Competencies/Skills required to successfully perform this position are: • Building Strategic Working Relationships - Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals. • Building Trust - Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization. • Communication - Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message • Customer Focus - Making customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; developing and sustaining productive customer relationships. • Inclusion – Appreciating and leveraging the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Working effectively with individuals of diverse style, ability, and motivation for a direct effect on business results. • Safety Awareness -Identifying and correcting conditions that affect employee safety; upholding safety standards. • Planning and Organizing - Establishing courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently • Initiating Action - Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive. • Quality Orientation - Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. • Work Standards - Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed. Minimum Position Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in IS or related equivalent work experience in an Information Systems position or comparable business unit experience. • 5 or more years experience in business analysis. • Excellent written, verbal and listening communication and presentation skills to effectively communicate information to all levels within the organization. Desired Previous Job Experience • Prior experience as Senior Analyst or comparable experience. • BA Certification, Six Sigma or IIBA CCBA or CBAP Certification a plus ** If you would like to apply for this position then send me your resume with your contact details at firstname.lastname@example.org . ********************
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