• Business Analyst

    ACS Professional Staffing Portland, OR 97240

    Job #1904954787

  • Business Analyst

    Date Posted: 11/24/2021

    Job Function: Analyst

    City: Portland

    State/Province: Oregon

    Job Number: JO-2111-10080

    Overview:

    ACS Professional Staffing is looking for an employee to work on-site with our client. The Business Analyst 2 position will provide support for management teams and business reporting. This Business Analyst position will provide analyst expertise, assistance and support to management and business stakeholders, and will facilitate gathering and analyzing information using standard tools and approaches. This position will also help draft and support the implementation of various project plans.This position is located in Portland, OR.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide ongoing data reporting and periodic ad-hoc reporting to support procurement operations.

    • Perform data manipulation as needed, based on queries and report outputs.

    • Respond to routine inquiries about reports and data from stakeholders and forward more complex inquiries to appropriate parties.

    • Interpret and summarize data in a non-technical fashion for stakeholders.

    • Administer SharePoint sites

    • Document and analyze aspects of the current state or future (end) state and recommend steps to close identified gaps.

    • Evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, and decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a comprehensive format.

    • Provide trend analysis, identify process variance to gain understanding from the actual underlying root cause.

    • Prepare professional-grade charts, graphs and reports from data obtained through various sources.

    • Identify, analyze, and implement reporting enhancements which improve operational results.

    • Administer Quality Review tools (MS InfoPath forms) in SharePoint and other related databases, and partner with IT on implementation of approved enhancements.

    • Support Quality Assurance Officers by assisting with documentation of audit results and completion/submission of reports to managers that meet established deadlines.

    • Participate in working sessions with a small group of analysts who will plan and facilitate the analysis and documentation of current-state processes and potential (recommended) future-state processes for maturing elements within the procurement lifecycle.

    • Draft and conduct presentations of key requirements of potential (recommended) future-state processes to facilitate decision-making and obtain management approval as well as acceptance / buy-in across the procurement organization.

    • Confirm business requirements with stakeholders, and that business process flow is LEAN in the future-state.

    • Draft an implementation plan for the future-state processes that will enable quality and compliant outcomes.

    • Draft templates and tools to support the procurement process value stream.

    • Provide analysis and fact-based criteria to the requirements vetting process.

    • Draft key project deliverable documents including requirements, process diagrams, workflow maps, project plans, and change management plans.

    Requirements:

    • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Management, Organizational Development, or a related discipline is preferred.

    • With an applicable Bachelor's Degree, 5 years of experience is required.

    • With an applicable Associates Degree, 7 years of experience is required.

    • Without a degree, 9 years of experience is required.

    • Experience should be consistent with the specific requirements of business analysis and progressively more technical in nature.

    • Experience Microsoft InfoPath & SharePoint sufficient to understand how data is presented using Industry best practices, best practices for administration of sites and permissions structures for large teams. Knowledge of web part creation, document library set up and workflows and how SharePoint interacts with other software solutions.

    • Experience applying methodology to process improvement and optimization efforts across multiple business units within a defined enterprise.

    • Experience performing and documenting root cause analysis and recommendation.

    • Proficiency using the following software:

    • Microsoft Access and Microsoft Project sufficient to understand how the underlying data is stored and arranged. The selected candidate will not be expected to build Access Databases or Create MSP Schedules but a basic understanding of both is required to help with mapping processes.

    • Visio flowcharts sufficient to create complex flow charts and process maps that represent current and future state processes.

    • Demonstrated Lean or Six Sigma management support including process analysis experience.

    • Knowledge, experience, or education related to Procurement Management and Analysis for the Energy industry.

    • Knowledge and experience using the Project Management standards as documented in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

    • Experience in modeling/mapping business process requirements, verification of deliverables.

    • Valid U.S. Driver's License is required.

    • Work sponsorship not available at this time. No third-party candidates considered for this position.

    Because we are a federal government contractor, we have special restrictions placed on us for hiring foreign nationals into certain key positions within the company. This particular position requires U.S. citizenship.

    This position requires vaccination against COVID-19 unless an exception is granted for religious or medical reasons.

    ACS Professional Staffing will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to applicant's race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal or state law. The company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.

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