Cargill Sr. Business Analyst in Asia, United States
Sr. Business Analyst
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
Position Purpose & Summary
The Sr. Business Analyst will work closely with business partners, business teams, CBS and 3rd party partners to enable the delivery of process, data, and technology solutions.
The Sr. Business Analyst is an experienced professional in systems & process design who will develop and provide quality and solid system designs and solutions to solve various business requirements. This position will be able to manage medium to high rigor projects or work streams within the projects, through the entire project lifecycle. The Sr. Business Analyst will deliver effective presentations and solution walk-through to audiences of all sizes utilizing strong communication skills.
This position requires broad and deep knowledge of the solution(s) and business processes for their assigned Business(es)/FN(s), and the ability to design solutions by mapping customer business problems to reusable end-to-end business application solutions. The Sr. Business Analyst will engage in senior level business decision discussions related to agility, business value, and business processes. The Sr. Business Analyst has a passion for the business which is demonstrated through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the business experience.
This position requires an individual who is resourceful, confident under pressure, and has demonstrated skill in expectation management.
This position is expected follow the Cargill Project Delivery Process and Requirements Analysis and Solution Design process framework.
1. 40% Analysis & Requirements Gathering
Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
Elicit functional and non-functional (performance, availability, security, accessibility, cross-browser compliance) requirements using a methodology most appropriate for the context of each project, such as Joint Requirements Planning (JRP), Joint Application Development (JAD).
Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user/stakeholder requests from underlying “value add” needs.
Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal stakeholders to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as needed: Business Requirements Document, Use Cases, Screen and Interface Designs.
Facilitate requirements discussions with key stakeholders
Communicate and clarify the requirements to the design and development resources. Assist in translating business requirements into functional design specifications
Clarify, update, and improve the business processes impacted by the technology changes that are part of assigned projects.
Participate in the evaluation of system changes for downstream system and/or organizational impacts
Plan for acceptance of solution (change management, communication, training needs)
Provide subject matter expertise in multiple business process areas
2. 35% Solution Design
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.
Consider in the design, the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment.
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.
Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language.
Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze trade-offs between usability and performance needs.
Be the liaison between the business, technology teams and support teams.
Provide guidance on solution options and business partner decision making to minimize the amount of project investment divergence from target architecture
In collaboration with BA teams, identify opportunities for creating reusable enterprise solutions
3. 15% Business Partnership
Work with businesses to establish clear connections between business goals and strategies and the process data, and technology investments required to achieve them.
Challenge and assist business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans
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
Effectively engages stakeholders in change management activities
4. 10% Project Delivery Responsibilities
Manage workload and priorities to deliver agreed upon project milestones
Provides input to staffing plans at the project-level to identify key / required skills
Ensure traceability from business requirements through application testing and work with offshore development and QA teams clarifying requirements.
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.
Provide guidance and architectural oversight during requirements, design, build, and test phases.
Education, Experience, Skills
Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or Management Information Systems; OR equivalent experience
5 years experience in diverse operational, development and/or business roles
3 years of intermediate general business analysis experience, across various businesses and project types (including custom software development, COTS and SAAS implementation, O&M support).
3 years of intermediate experience in Use Case diagramming, Business Process Modeling (BPM) and User Stories development.
Experience collaborating with regional and global project teams to define business requirements and deliver solutions that meet business goals
Experience in developing integrated solutions involving process, data, and technology
Experience with business case development
Strong analytical skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.
Leadership and interpersonal skills including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
Ability to influence peers and leadership stakeholders
Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate technical and business information effectively to both technical and non-technical people.
Excellent project management, planning and organizational skills
Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
Established skills in identifying and developing strategies to address change management issues.
Ability to travel up to 20%
Business fluency in English
Masters degree in Business or IT
Knowledge of Agile experience in a Scrum setting
Experience with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Familiarity with Business Analyst Body of Knowledge (BABOK)
Experience working in a business role including mergers and acquisitions
Experience with in-house developed and package implementations.
Knowledge of and experience with Change Management
Familiarity with Cargill’s Project Delivery Process (PDP) Methodology
Familiarity with Cargill’s Requirements Analysis and Solution Design process framework.
Otherrelevant information to the position
Run Business Requirements discovery sessions with the Business Subject Matter Experts;
Create functional requirements documents to hand to the technical teams for solution design and development providing the necessary supporting assets like Process diagrams
Review and seek functional requirements signoff from the eBusiness community;
Perform the necessary functional walkthroughs with development and Quality Assurance teams;
Participate in the solution design sessions together with the architects, developers and product managers;
Contribute to the creation of the test plans and test cases with the testing team;
Create user guides and administration/configuration documents;
Support the UAT process with the eBusiness community;
Contribute to the scope and release planning with the Product Managers and PMO;
Prepare, coordinate and deliver the necessary functional training sessions with the eBusiness community to ensure successful functional adoption;
Support functional troubleshooting activities to identify their source, and recommend possible solutions;
Participate in all Structured Development Life Cycle phases of projects and assist in enforcement of project deadlines and schedules;
Follow Change Management and Incident Management processes
Collaborate with PMO to ensure that project priorities and deadlines are met and communicates early if there are pending issues on specifications, budgets or timelines.
Interact with external partners, IM business teams, other departments, and executives.
Contribute to the identification of opportunities (process, people and or technology) to improve Web functionality and overall efficiency in the way we do electronic business with trading partners
Subject Matter Expertise
Acts as a resource to the business units in the application of web/Mobility/eCommerce technologies.
Addresses system and business issues and resolves them to have a positive effect on the entire department and not just the individual subject area.
Coordinates with users in resolution of business problems
Job Information Technology
Primary Location Region - Asia
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job
Req ID: REG01442