Associate Business Systems Consultant

Lake County, IL, US
Oct 07, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Default point of contact for IT with the business; brokers contracts between IT and the business, and resolves client and IT relationship issues. Manages and provides expert advice on, the selection, design, justification, implementation and business use of information systems. Responsible for developing, defining, designing, governing and delivering Workday, Taleo, Taleo Connect Client (TCC) centric and other HR application solutions that enable and enhance AbbVie' s Human Resource Capital business areas. This position is accountable to ensure high quality solution designs meet current and anticipated business needs. Translates business requirements into functional requirements; performs data and process modeling; manages change; and leads, coordinates / performs testing, verification, and validation of requirements.

Key Responsibilities Includes:

  • Elicits and communicates the organization's business strategy; works directly with business unit clients (HR & Payroll) to understand specific business processes and needs and opportunities for improvement; identifies IT capabilities and information required to support the business processes and collaborates in the development of appropriate information management strategies, developing them as an integrated part of the business strategy.
  • Identifies current and emerging business needs and evaluates alternative IT solutions using standard information systems methodologies and best practices. Proactively seek out strategic business opportunities with business unit executives for the application of new or existing IT capabilities.
  • Anticipates and recommends technical solutions to business problems. Accountable for maintainability, reliability, and availability of systems solutions relative to business expectations.
  • Develops information systems strategies that meet the requirements of the business. Identifies the business benefits of alternative strategies. Ensures compliance between business strategies and technology directions. Prepares testing plans to confirm that requirements and system design are accurate and complete.
  • Conducts training.
  • Identify process disconnects and translate them into improvement opportunities with cost savings or avoidance, productivity improvements, or revenue generating business benefits.
  • Develops business relationships and integrates activities with other IT departments to ensure successful implementation and support of project efforts.
  • Manages relationships between clients involved and IT organizations to assure effective communication between the groups is occurring. Allies with other IT functional areas to remain current on project status, and inform customer management of progress; conversely, keeps IT managers aware of user issues and resolves conflicts.
  • Identifies the impact of any relevant statutory, internal or external regulations on the organization's use of information.
  • Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives of assignment. Has defined authority and responsibility for a significant area of work, including technical, financial and quality aspects. Establishes organizational objectives and delegates assignments. Accountable for actions and decisions taken by self and subordinates.
  • Accountable for the accuracy of the fit of the proposed solution to the business needs and the information upon which the business justification and prioritization decisions are made. Also accountable for communicating the business need and drivers to development groups to assure the implementation phase can fulfill the business need.
  • Act as the application and process subject matter expert (SME) for the HR functions
  • Develop Solution Design, and Functional Requirements documentation
  • Lead Requirements Gathering Sessions, and Integrated Testing cycles for projects
  • Deliver ongoing functional application support
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures
  • Experience with XML, XSLT, WebServices
  • Work with cross-functional teams, and other IT and business stake holders, to ensure the successful planning and execution of systems projects
  • Provide input into the development of the strategic roadmap for HR Systems
  • Identify and implement ongoing opportunities for system and process improvements
  • Follow ITIL based processes to ensure cost effective, continuous operation of the HR systems

  • Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 5-7 years of related work experience. Understanding of HR processes.
  • Ability to facilitate requirements gathering workshops and working knowledge of System Life Cycle.
  • Experience working with global user base.
  • Ability to lead multiple concurrent projects by preparing and tracking formal project plans.

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