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Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of furniture in the world. Established in 1945, Ashley offers one of the industry's broadest product assortments to retail partners in 123 countries.
The Lead Business Systems Analyst-Scheduling (BSA) serves as the primary interface between multiple business partners and technology teams to deliver complex, high profile technical solutions that align with business initiatives. The Lead BSA plays key roles across many disciplines within the software development lifecycle, including requirements gathering, documentation, analysis, design, and testing. While mentoring and training fellow team members, the Lead BSA will continuously assess and improve tools and processes. The Lead BSA is responsible for aligning project delivery with technology and business strategies.
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Job Duties:
Partner with the business to plan and scope business initiatives.
Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, and task and workflow analysis.
Evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, and decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding.
Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following as needed: functional requirements through the Business Requirements Document (BRD), use cases, Graphical User Interface (GUI), screen and interface designs.
Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.
Perform system set-up, configuration, admin duties and testing.
Suggest best practices and opportunities for improvement through automation.
Be the liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams.
Develop user manuals associated with the applications and conduct user training as needed.
Maintain reference documentation. This documentation includes definition and source of data elements.
Supply junior and mid-level business systems analysts with guidance and support as needed.
Seek to improve the team's productivity by assessing existing and developing new processes and procedures in conjunction with industry best practices.
May make employment decisions and/or recommendations on hiring, improvement plans, transfers, promotions, corrective actions, terminations, pay adjustments, etc.
May coordinate and manage the work of employees by directing members of the team to meet the area's goals. Audit regularly to ensure standard operating procedures are being adhered to.
May manage employee performance and assist employees in making improvements to their performance through coaching, mentoring and administering performance reviews. Recommend, plan and/or implement employee training and skill development activities.
May audit, maintain and ensure employee time-keeping and absentee records are accurate.
May communicate company and departmental issues and goals and facilitate employee growth and development through weekly team meetings, regular individual employee meetings, coaching, training, and company-offered learning opportunities.
May manage resources to optimize equipment, facilities, employees, methods and materials.
Demonstrate the Company's Core and Growth Values in the performance of all job functions.
Job Requirements
Basic Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in Business or related field, required
7 years' experience in a technology environment, required
3-5 years of world class end to end scheduling systems experience required
3-5 years Manufacturing experience
Additional Qualifications:
Experience with Agile methodology (Scrum)
Experience with VSTS preferred
Experience with SQL preferred
Experience with SSIS and stored packages.
Advanced analytical and problem solving skills
Process mapping skills
Strong attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers, technical and subject matter experts
Excellent interpersonal skills
Meeting facilitation
Effective time management and organizational skills
Work independently as well as in a team environment
Maintain confidentiality
Working knowledge of Continuous Improvement
Handle multiple projects simultaneously within established time constraints
Perform under strong demands in a fast-paced environment
Display empathy, understanding and patience with employees and external customers
Respond professionally in situations with difficult employee/vendor/customer issues or inquiries
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