Business Data Analyst
Saint Paul MN Hybrid



The Business Analyst - ERP is accountable for designing and documenting the technical roadmap of the ERP for the business. This includes, following departmental procedures to complete work, recommending changes to departmental processes, and prioritizing work. Subsequently, the Business/Systems Analyst - ERP must anticipate consequences of actions, potential problems or opportunities for change with responsibility for acting decisively in critical situations in order to circumvent a potential problem.
  • Supports the ERP environment with a focus on understanding application functionality as it relates to current and future business requirements.

  • Challenges themselves to be the subject matter expert on all aspects of the ERP environment.

  • Stays current on ERP technology trends and shifts in the industry.

  • Anticipates and makes plans to accommodate the changes in industry, technology and business.

  • Facilitates, leads, and champions the successful delivery of solutions focusing on industry standards, best practices, root cause analysis, and training.

  • In collaborative efforts, supports the design of high-quality systems solutions by preparing functional specifications; identifying and evaluating options; preparing functional specifications; configuring the system; resolving solution issues; serving as a bridge between the business and the application solutions; creating and delivering related user documentation and end-user training.

  • Identifies and recommends business process redesign and application enhancements when appropriate.

  • Works on cross-functional teams consisting of technical and business resources.

  • Provides software quality assurance by creating test plans and scripts; conducting unit and integration testing in conjunction with end-users; provides guidance to end-users with creation of end-user test cases, obtains signoff and acceptance of production changes to maintain a highly available, secure and reliable system.

  • Delivers solutions by mapping functional requirements to existing application configuration and building a functional roadmap based on business requirements for implementing improvements.

  • Application setup, configuration, and testing as needed to meet business needs.

  • Performs direct end-user support for any issues or questions related to the enterprise applications.

  • Applies and follows IT policies and methodologies such as change management.

  • Lends support to system and component upgrades.

  • Coordinates with business and technology teams ascertaining system requirements, such as program functions, output requirements, input data acquisition and system techniques and controls.

  • Understands the design and functionality of integrations to and from E1 and other applications. - Other duties as assigned.

  • Mandatory Skills

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Five years of direct experience with JD Edwards.

  • Experience supporting end-users with resolving system issues and implementing changes within JD Edwards.

  • Experience performing business analyst activities such as issue identification, gathering requirements, business process design, influencing direction and usage of software tools.

  • Experience in the development of system documentation and procedures.

  • Experience in the successful implementation, configuration, management, and maintenance of JDE applications.

  • Experience with one or more of the following modules: Financials (GL, AP, AR), Job Cost, Fixed Assets, Real Estate Management, HCM, Payroll, Employee Self Service, Capital Asset Management, Procurement, Requisition Self Service, and Sales Order Management.

  • Solid interpersonal skills, technically curious and self-motivated.

  • Ability to understand and communicate technical information to the end-users in an easily understood manner.

Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in management information systems, Computer Science, Business Administration or equivalent experience.

  • Experience with BSSV, BI Publisher, Showcase Strategy (SPSS) or Smarter Commerce.

  • Experience with databases such as SQL, JDE orchestrator, AllOut Security, SharePoint, Kronos, Reports Now

  • Ability to drive initiatives through presentation, facilitation, and communication skills.