Retail

Fulltime
12-08-2017
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Sr Business Analyst

We are searching for a Senior Business Analyst who is passionate about taking an ownership role in translating business and technical requirements into solutions. The goal of your efforts in this role is to leverage data to create merchandising programs that streamline the sales process for our associates. This is a full-time permanent role located in Vancouver, Washington.


We are seeking someone who has a knack for linking numbers to business opportunities, and who can effectively communicate with and influence stakeholders. Degree in business or similar field required. Experience in Tableau (or other analytical software), SQL, project management a strong plus.


ESSENTIAL SKILLS
Ability to take project ownership working both independently, as well as marshaling the resources of a cross-functional team as projects demand.
Ability to collaborate with management, product strategy and product development teams on vision, strategy and program design.
Work with stakeholders, users and subject matter experts to gain a functional understanding of the application, document business knowledge, collect and prioritize requirements.
Determine operational objectives by gathering information from subject matter experts in the following areas: product development, product strategy, operations, field and store associates.
Become an expert on current and new product categories and deliver recommendations, strategies and processes for new programs.
Optimize current programs based on industry trends and management objectives.
Data-driven approach to prioritization and manage product roadmaps in an Agile SDLC.
Ability to complete project plans that identify key issues, approaches and performance metrics.
Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones.

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES
Experience developing complex technology solutions and performing analysis on feature requirements against system capabilities.
Experience communicating and delivering content to external parties.
Ability to recognize and proactively manage the appropriate content and interactions for dealing with third parties.
Ability to prioritize tasks/objectives with strong organizational and analytical skills.
History of documenting expectations in clear and presentable format.
Experience with various applications and tools, including JIRA, Visio, MS Office, Powerpoint, Excel.
Knowledge of SQL, relational databases and various analytics tools.
Clear and articulate communication style to partner collaboratively across multiple departments with a consultative approach to assess and solve business problems for internal and external customers. You must build cross-department relationships to further business requirement definition.
Must be successful in a team environment and drive collaborative work initiatives.
Able to be successful in a more ambiguous role with targets and goals that change frequently.
Retail industry experience preferred, not required.
Experience analyzing and visualizing data through BI solutions (Tableau) a plus.