Business Analyst / Vistex

Job Description

Principal Accountabilities


Solution Design - 70%

  • Create solution designs across process, data, and technology that meet business requirements and adhere to relevant standards and principles, leverage common tools and processes, and meet cost/delivery objectives

  • Perform reviews with key stakeholders throughout the design lifecycle to ensure alignment on solution designs and requirements. This may include but is not limited to the following activities: design reviews, testing execution, deployment verifications, customer satisfaction reviews, etc.

  • Create supporting solution design documentation to ensure sustainment of the solution and business capability, support solution implementation as necessary

  • Identify issues relating to missing or misinterpreted business requirements, so that corrective actions can be developed and applied accordingly

  • Advocate quality of solutions that meet or exceed defined business requirements

  • Guide solution options and business partner decision making to minimize the amount of project investment divergence from target architecture

Analysis & Requirements Gathering - 20%

  • Assess Business Unit/Function needs, clearly eliciting, translating, and documenting business, functional and non-functional requirements

  • Facilitate requirements discussions with key stakeholders

  • Communicate and clarify the requirements to the design and development resources

  • Collaborate with the key project SMEs and stakeholders to define project requirements and change requests

  • Analyze and interpret data and information to guide process and solution decisions

  • Plan for acceptance of solution (change management, communication, training needs)

  • Assist in translating business requirements into functional design specifications

Relationship Management - 10%

  • Create and maintain long-term working relationships with technology teams, functional counterparts, vendors and business partners

  • Engage and influence business sponsors and users and contribute to their targeted business outcomes

  • Engage and influence developers to ensure productivity and solution quality

  • Act as a coordinator to ensure infrastructure requirements are implemented

  • Champion collaboration and enable delivery in team environment

Other Project Delivery Responsibilities (may include some or all of the following) - 5%

  • Manage workload and priorities to deliver agreed upon project milestones

  • Provides input to staffing plans at the project-level to identify key / required skills

  • Lead and mentor less experienced staff

  • Holds project team resources accountable to their deliverables and ensures project execution

  • Prepare high and detailed level estimations of effort in order to achieve a preferred solution

  • Prepare and execute test plans

  • Prepare and execute training of users and operations teams

  • Provide guidance and architectural oversight during requirements, design, build, and test phases

  • Work across architecture domains to identify and resolve issues and manage inter-dependencies between integration points

  • Assist in the selection of employees and provide input on future workforce needs

  • Provide subject matter expertise in one or more system or application


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 5 or more years successfully working as a business analyst or related experience on medium to large scale projects.

  • 6 + years of experience in providing continuous improvement ideas in the areas of SD, MM, Vistex, and Commodity Trading

  • Proven record of interacting with the functional teams

  • Knowledge of and experience working within a business analysis capacity on large and complex projects

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate technical and business information effectively to both technical and non-technical people.

  • Proven conflict resolution skills

  • Ability to understand our business, work across business units, be a team player and enjoy working in a team-oriented environment.

  • Experienced working with ambiguity

  • Strong problem solving/decision-making skills.

  • Experience leading and influencing others, including senior level personnel

  • Established skills in identifying and developing strategies to address change management issues.

  • Project demands may from time to time require work during non-standard business hours. An example would be during a system implementation at a plant which can only happen during scheduled downtime

  • Ability to travel up to 40%, domestic and/or international


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, or Business

  • Past project management experience

  • Experience with ABAP

  • Experience with SAP Configuration

  • Work experiences across multiple lines of businesses

  • Experience leading integrated design validation sessions and confirming business requirements

  • Experience with budgeting, forecasting and management reporting (statutory and external)

  • Ability to identify information required to make critical business decisions

  • Familiarity with technical requirements and system configuration