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Senior IT Business Analyst - Finance & Accounting

Company: Smuckers
Location: Akron
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:

For more than 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has brought families together to share memorable meals and moments. Guided by a vision to engage, delight, and inspire consumers through trusted food and beverage brands that bring joy throughout their lives, Smucker has grown to be a well-respected North American marketer and manufacturer with a balanced portfolio of leading and emerging, on-trend brands. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's?, Folgers?, Jif?, Dunkin' Donuts?, Crisco?, Caf? Bustelo?, R.W. Knudsen Family?, Sahale Snacks?, Smucker's? Uncrustables?, Robin Hood?, and Bick's?. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Rachael Ray? Nutrish?, Meow Mix?, Milk-Bone?, Kibbles 'n Bits?, Natural Balance?, and Nature's Recipe?. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about our Company, visit jmsmucker.com. TITLE Senior IT Business Analyst ? Finance & Accounting LOCATION Orrville, OH (Close proximity to Cleveland/Akron) REPORTS TO Manager, IS Corporate Administration POSITION SUMMARY * Use depth of experience and subject matter knowledge in Finance and Accounting to fulfill a Senior Business Analyst Role within the IS Corporate Admin space. * Be an integral part of team in execution and delivery of key projects. * Use Business Analyst techniques and experience with project management methodologies in delivery of planned work. * Perform Business Relationship Manager role for various business teams. * Liaison between business customers and the information technology department related to business process, systems and people. * Work with business partners to prioritize day-to-day demand. Ensure delivery of IS services. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES * Business Analyst ? Use Business Analyst skills to document business processes, discern business requirements, develop functional designs, and lead testing efforts. * Business Process SME - Be a subject matter expert and resource to projects for key Finance-oriented processes and systems. Provide second level support role in resolving business partner incidents. * Participate in large projects across the IS organization in a lead business analyst role. * Functions as strategic point of contact for business partners. * Periodically meet with business partners to understand and internalize their business strategy and develop a plan for IT services and capabilities that will help to enable the strategy. * Project Portfolio Planning - Advocate for business partner. Guide in ideation, initiation, and planning. Defines resource requirements by project (type, amount, and timing). Manage request through IS processes and systems * Tactical Demand - Routinely meet with business partners to collaborate/coordinate tactical work to meet business needs and expectations. Prioritize work and ensures delivery of IS service. * Project/Enhancement coordination - Coordinate small to medium size projects and enhancements within the Corporate Admin vertical. Leads business process improvements through discussion, facilitation, process modeling, etc. * Standards / Risk - Supports and enforces standards & methodologies around business process development, project management and change management. * Provide leadership / participate in special assignment teams. * Provide leadership for continually improving department processes. Guide and mentor other team members. SELECTION CRITERIA Education * Bachelor's degree in MIS or related field. Experience * 3 - 5 years of relevant business analyst work experience * Prefer business analyst experience in Finance/Accounting area (General Ledger, Financial Reporting & Budgeting, Treasury, Tax, Payables, Audit) * Solid experience in performing business analyst techniques and responsibilities: requirements solicitation, functional/technical design, process modeling, leading test planning and execution, and change management activities. * Experience participating in substantial projects in a business analyst role. * Functional experience implementing/or supporting ERP / large system * Prefer Oracle EBS GL, AP, AR, Fixed Assets experience * Experience working directly with business customers to understand, prioritize and execute requested work * ITIL background & experience preferred * Consumer Packaged Goods experience a plus * IT technical background a plus Other * Strong interpersonal, communication and relationship skills. * Ability to interpret business requirements to guide functional and technical system design * Ability to understand and communicate complex concepts and resolve complex problems. * Embraces a customer service mindset. Ability to advocate for customer needs. * Demonstrates a leadership mindset * Analytical and process minded. * Ability to lead work in a team environment. * Demonstrated ability to thrive in ambiguous situations, bring structure and drive work to successful completion. ind123 #LI-123SDL2017

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