Business Analyst


Memphis, TN

Industry: Manufacturing


8 - 10 years

Posted 22 days ago

  by    Anshu Sharma

Our client is currently looking for a Business Analyst to join our team in Memphis, TN. This is a full time/permanent position. Company is growing rapidly and offers a career path.

Key components to the job: 

Someone with a technical acumen with a desire to learn

Very outgoing with excellent communication skills

Experience/ability to work with software other than the typical MS Office Suite, i.e., maybe a report writing tool (this was just an example)

Plus would be someone who has the ability/experience who is or has been technical. Technical enough to write simple code/scripts or someone who has the ability to read code.


Work Environment:

AIX, Cognos, Java, some .Net, Progress, Hyperion. They have some old legacy systems running on AS/400 and DB2, QAD (their ERP system). 


Job Duties

Responsible for gathering business requirements, performing fact-finding activities that may result in new development or implementation of a new software solution or process improvements/simplifications. 

Responsible for the research and project management of systems enhancements and version upgrades, including coordinating tasks, defining the project scope, establish timeline/milestones and perform post-mortem reviews. 

Provides support to functional managers, process owners, and end users

Analyzes process improvement and simplification opportunities and helps define systems and process changes or information requirements.

Develops specifications based on requirements.

Provide analysis of data or aids users in the retrieval and interpretation of data.

Develop an understanding and evaluates the business implications of system development and maintenance issues.

Maintain in depth understanding of the client's business systems in manufacturing management.

Maintains a moderate understanding of each of client's business areas and works with other IT analysts or business consultants on large cross functional projects.

Accurately and timely identifies program, application, and system problems.

Serve as a Project Leader with programming, technical, vendor and business personnel to determine system requirements, resource requirements, installation and implementation plans.

Define project task and assist management with task assignment, establishing time frames, project milestones, progress monitoring, and requirements compliance. 


Required Skills

7-10 years IT experience 

5-7 years of Business Analysis experience

Knowledge/experience with manufacturing area is plus

Knowledge/experience with ERP is a plus

Project Lead experience is a plus

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science

Advanced degree(MBA) is a plus



Additional Information:

Able to mentor less experience employees.

Able to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues; able to use reason, even when dealing with emotional topics.

Able to define realistic, specific goals and objectives; to prioritize objectives.

Able to write clearly and effectively present ideas and to document activities; to read and interpret written information.

Able to clearly present information through the spoken word; influence or persuade others through oral presentation in positive or negative circumstances; listen well.

Able to influence the actions and opinions of others in a desired direction; to exhibit judgment in leading others to worthwhile objectives.

Able to start and persist with specific courses of action while exhibiting high motivation and a sense of urgency; willing to commit to long hours of work and make personal sacrifice in order to reach goals.

Able to withhold action or speech in the absence of important information; deal with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

Able to work with people in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.

$80K - $90K