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Position Details: Business Analyst III - CSWJP00000923

Location: Portland, OR
Openings: 1
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Business Analyst- Retail Planning & Allocation, Global Information Systems Planning

Position Summary:
Client is seeking a customer oriented, high-performing Business Analyst to join the GIS Planning team supporting our MapleLake application. This position requires knowledge of retail business processes and systems, ideally in an apparel retail environment. This position will be a liaison between business partners, IT solution architecture and delivery teams responsible for application design/development/QA/rollout SDLC activities and ongoing business support. The Business Analyst will have responsibility for one or more domains within the Retail Planning & Assortment Management function.

Success in this role requires business engagement skills with the ability to communicate effectively, build relationships and influence outcomes in a cross-functional matrix organization. Qualified candidates must possess the ability to gather business requirements, write functional specifications and drive actions from IT and solution partners.
• Establish collaborative and productive relationships with internal GIS department, business partners, external partners
• Responsible for developing business requirements relating to MapleLake, translating them into functional specifications and managing changes to such specifications
• Articulate, assess and prioritize business requirements and partner with business/technology teams for successful delivery of these capabilities
• Leverage deep knowledge of product management best practices, functional design to deliver robust, future ready capabilities in the allocation and assortment space
• Review and validate QA test strategy/plans
• Coordinate user acceptance with the business teams
• Own functional documentation including but not limited to requirements documents, product backlog, functional specification, business process documentation etc. for merchandising, planning & allocation
• Provide transparent/honest status and communication to business stakeholders and leadership.
• Production support
Qualifications & Experience:

• Ability to engage with business resources to gauge current and future needs
• 7 years relevant experience in implementing/supporting business and systems processes, preferably in the retail industry
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or relevant business experience
• Prior experience as a Retail Applications business analyst/product manager
• Prior experience with allocation and assortment
• Strong understanding and experience in project management methodologies
• The ability to develop strong relationships and build consensus among cross-functional stakeholders with different objectives and perspectives
• Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project, Power Point) expertise including making effective presentations
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to facilitate meetings
• Strong time management and problem-solving skills
• Experience working in both agile and waterfall SDLC environments
• Experience creating SQL Queries
• Work Hours – Work as needed, on call
• Self Motivated

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