Business Analyst - Information Technology

  • Lake County, IL
  • Waukegan, Illinois
  • May 24, 2019
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: 65,890.00 - 98,922.00 USD

Job Description

The Business Analyst helps the Enterprise Technology Department and its partners to transform ideas for improvement into business value through research, analysis, and projects. The analyst will help implement and continuously improve consulting and project management processes, standards, and templates for Enterprise Technology, and provide expertise on these things to its partners. The analyst is a generalist with knowledge of business principles, information technology, and analytical techniques.

Responsibilities

  • With ideas for improvement…
  • Create an idea/issue statement
  • Analyze current state and business requirements, and frame a challenge
  • Co-create and analyze solution alternatives
  • Create a business case for a solution (desired future state)
  • Help coordinate projects, including…
  • Defining requirements and scope
  • Working with stakeholders, including Organization Change Management
  • Providing administrative support
  • Planning and estimating
  • Managing schedules, budgets, quality, risks, issues
  • Creating deliverables
  • Creating documentation and managing knowledge transfer
  • Conducting reviews and lessons-learned
  • Helping to setup service and support
    • Tracking status and performance against scope, schedule, and cost baselines as well as resource and time utilization
    • Measuring and reporting on Key Performance Indicators
  • Across projects…
  • Help prioritize projects using an established framework
  • Track reference information from which to determine best practices, contributors to success, candidates to lead future projects
  • Help ensure standardization/consistency in practices (use of best practices and templates)
  • Help ensure effective communication
  • Help manage interfaces, dependencies, releases between projects
  • Help create processes, standards, or templates for consulting, business analysis, and project management
  • Conduct research and analysis as needed to support Enterprise Technology goals and functions
  • Prepare and deliver written and oral reports and presentations
  • Help prepare grant applications and coordinate grant compliance
  • Assist with budget preparation and other administrative functions

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers, and subject matter experts
  • Strong analytical skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret business needs and translate them into requirements
  • Strong customer-service orientation
  • Consulting, business analysis, and project management skills
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Ability to work independently
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Educational requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent relevant experience) in business, technology, or a related discipline
  • Experience in consulting, business analysis, and project management (preferred)

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