Associate Business Systems Consultant

Lake County, IL, US
Oct 11, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
An Associate Business Systems Consultant (Associate BSC) is a general IT analyst capable of filling a broad set of roles on moderate to complex systems analysis and design projects. At this level, the incumbent has developed advanced knowledge, analytical talents and will have developed strong consulting skills in a sub-specialty area that is required for complex systems projects.



  • Provides business systems analyst services for the Enterprise Data Operations. Able to independently perform all of the pre-launch phase-gate activities including proposal generation, concept definition, feasibility assessment, and high-level project planning for complex departmental programs.
  • Develops deep knowledge and understanding of the business. Establishes strong customer relationships. Manage client relationships and drive customer satisfaction
  • Analyzes complex departmental business problems that may involve high degrees of ambiguity/uncertainty, political considerations, and change resistance. Develops and drives consensus around problems and solutions.
  • Provides specialized business process analysis services to a variety of complex technology-enabled business change projects across multiple functional areas.
  • Documents current state business processes; designs improved and technology-enabled future state business processes; and facilitates iterative design sessions with users.
  • Provides specialized data analysis and design services to a variety of complex Big Data related technology projects across multiple functional areas
  • Analyzes user requirements, logical data models, and business process models; facilitates joint application design sessions among business and IT and creates design consensus
  • Lead small teams of business and IT staff to meet agreed time and budget commitments


  • Deep knowledge of assigned business sub-function strategies, processes and plans; ability to identify new improvement opportunities; business case development including ROI analysis; assess impact of technology on business processes
  • Demonstrated mastery of all general consulting skills as outlined in the Competency model
  • Directed interviewing, Active listening, Group facilitation
  • Demonstrate understanding of holistic view of the business and drive continuous improvement
  • Prepares problem definitions for business problems
  • Process and logical data modeling (low complexity systems)
  • Proposal preparation and management presentation
  • Negotiation and issue resolution
  • Plan, prepare and facilitate effective meetings
  • Project Management tools & techniques when serving in a Business IT Lead role
  • Clear insight and knowledge of best practices relevant to job function/industry/business
  • Challenge the status quo by demonstrating how new/enhanced solutions can deliver efficiencies for the business
  • Demonstrated mastery of all general consulting skills as outlined in the Competency model
  • Holding important conversations with executives


  • Leadership of small project teams designing critical components of major information systems
  • Development of skills critical to optimal design and development of mission-critical systems
  • Errors or failure to achieve expected results may result in failure of major system projects

  • Prior IT experience as a Sr. Business Systems Analyst or other role that enables the incumbent to acquire the skills expected of an Associate Business System Analyst
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree preferred or 5-8 years related work experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fast learner and excellent problem solver
  • Self-directed, goal-oriented, team player
  • Interacts well with business customers and IT colleagues

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled