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Business Analyst 8/13/2016

MTD Products Inc Valley City, OH

Company
MTD Products Inc
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
6401
AJE Ref #
575872580
Location
Valley City, OH
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

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Purpose:

The Business Systems Analyst II specializing in business process analysis actively analyzes, evaluates business user needs and system abilities. The analyst will use BPM methods and tools to documents requirements, define scope and objectives, and work closely with development to formulate system to meet business objectives. May act as a project manager for simple projects and will perform functional testing to validate requirements. This role will require communication skills along with ability to work with various business levels and processes in a cross-functional team environment. The ideal candidate will possess a unique blend of technical, business and people skills.

Essential Duties:

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Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, and workflow analysis
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Develop workflows using BPM methods, system and business requirements, business cases, project scope and objectives and test plans
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Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, decompose high-level information into detailed requirements, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
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Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements to deliver business requirement documents, use cases, etc.
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Develop and manage quality assurance testing and assist the business with user acceptance testing
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Manage and develop assigned projects according to established standards and methodologies and successfully deliver project deliverables to meet established goals, on-time and in-budget.
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Successfully work simultaneously on multiple initiatives using Agile framework to communicate requirements
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Work independently and with clients to define concepts and processes for efficient utilization of technology.
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Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans.
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Be a communication liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams.

Experience/Educational Requirements:

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6+ years of proven industry experience as a Business Systems Analyst
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Bachelor s degree or equivalent experience
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Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
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Strong strategic skills with ability and vision to map out business processes using best practices and BA process mapping techniques and standards
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Demonstrated ability to influence and foster collaborative relationships
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Excellent analytical skills and the ability to understand application development methods
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Experience with Agile framework and story breakdown and management
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Experience with Salesforce.com development and/or administration
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Knowledge of Sales, Marketing and Service areas of the business
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SQL query writing and report writing experience

Additional qualifications preferred but not required:

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Lean/Six Sigma Certification.
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BPM Certification
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MBA and/or CBAP or PMI certification
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BA Certification

MTD Products was founded over 80 years ago and is headquartered in Valley City, a half hour south of Cleveland, Ohio. Our passion has led MTD to be a worldwide leader of outdoor power equipment with facilities in Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and South America producing equipment for both residential and commercial markets.

MTD offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes 401k, Defined Contribution Plan, Health and Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, paid vacation, paid holidays.

MTD is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.