Associate Business Systems Consultant - IC

Lake County, IL, US
Sep 08, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Associate Business System Consultant will be a default point of contact for US Commercial BTS (IT) and will work directly with business and technology teams to support the data and analytics services across critical business processes and various IT systems.

Key Responsibilities Include:

SMDW Data Consultant & Project Management of BTS projects related to sales information management and commercial data management. Partnering with Sales Information Management, Quotas and Incentives on projects, business data analysis and DQM (data quality management).

  • Initiate and Plan IC/CDM projects: Works with business team to establish project goals, objectives and deliverables.
  • Executing and Closing projects: Develops and executes a project plan obtaining authorized resources to ensure all activities are performed. Gather lessons learned and obtain final project approval from stakeholders.
  • Project Communication: Communicate project progress by producing project reports to provide timely and accurate project status & decision support information to project team
  • Resource and Team Management: Coordinate resources to ensure project needs are addressed and effectively assign tasks and deliverables to team members based upon their abilities.

General Responsibilities Include:

  • Business analysis, data analysis and data audits.
  • Responsible for delivering precise functional specifications to include process workflows, business rules, interface design specification and source to target data mapping.
  • Works directly with business unit clients 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.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • 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.
  • 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. Reviews 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. Brokers services within IT community on behalf of customers; coordinates system solutions.
  • 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.
  • 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; and for communicating the business need and drivers to development groups to assure the implementation phase can fulfill the business need.

  • Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 5+ years of related work experience.
  • Ability to develop and prepare use cases, functional specifications, mapping documents for data integration and technical requirements.
  • Experience in requirements gathering and writing functional specification for data warehouse application is required.
  • Experience in data analysis and data audits is required.
  • Ability to function effectively in an environment with multiple and fluctuating priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills, with tact and diplomacy.
  • Experience working with cross-functional team is required.
  • Preferred technical skills: SPSS, Teradata SQL Assistant, SAS, Excel Macros, SPP, MDM
  • Preferred knowledge: Project Management, good data understanding in Sales Crediting, knowledge of IQVIA, SHA data