Sr Business Analyst
An employee-owned company with more than $4 billion in sales, Scoular employs more than 1,000 people in over 100 offices and facilities in North and South America, and Asia. For over 125 years, feed and food customers have been counting on Scoular to create safe and reliable supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients around the globe.
The SCSA will apply strong communication, analytics, and problem-solving skills along with ERP platform expertise to ensure Ops, Supply Chain & Fin capability platform is established in line with industry standard practices within Scoular. The role will support overall business transformation strategies leveraging capabilities provided by the Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) suite of applications. The Supply Chain SA will formulate and recommend solutions to be applied company-wide and implement Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365 F&O) ERP functionality within Scoular Supply Chain and Finance aligned business processes.? The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Microsoft Technologies & ERPs as well as a deep understanding of grain and agri-commodity business processes.
Define standardized and practical business system solutions while driving efficiency and compliance needs within the Scoular Supply Chain workstreams (procurement, inbound & outbound logistics, warehousing, processing, quality, food safety, costing and dispatch management incl optimization processes) and provide day to day D365 F&O platform support along with support of complex business processes that require deep dives into the Supply Chain Management functionality of D365
Working alongside Product teams, gather requirements, analyze and create functional specifications across Supply chain modules within D365 F&O platform; with a focus? and? with deep understanding of? D365 F&O platform setups and configuration options, CDS 2.0 Master data governance areas, recommend appropriate configuration choices, document and test solutions w/ users, and ensure business partner understanding and acceptance of solution w/ training support
Perform end user support through problem analysis to resolve system or application issues/ coordinate with D365 service provider for executing system enhancements/ coding new solutions on D365 platform. Perform complex diagnosis of issue tickets, provide solutions within area of responsibility, and/or through consulting with Scoular IT/Product team members or consultants; execute implementation of fixes and enhancements in coordination with service desk and other IT members as required. Responds to critical issues and upgrades and system updates during off hours when necessary. Keeping up to date activities on resolution in tools like ServiceNow and Jira
Reinforce the business drivers and introduce KPIs and SLOs to promote the usage of standard D365 ERP platform functionality across Scoular Supply chain management areas. Actively support rapid and continuous improvement events by providing a combined view of business and system processes on D365 platform and actively support BI Reporting and Analytical processes
Work with end users and Product teams to create and execute test cases that cover multiple business scenarios during projects and enhancement work. Use test data and configuration knowledge to provide documentation and training support for the D365 platform solution. Collaborate with Product Teams, D365 Developers, Integration and technical resources to ensure functional spec designs are understood and technically executed in line with standards
Communicate and Collaborate with product management Users and Digital teams; Create and present documentation/videos for product management, users and business units as to newly created agile products, solutions and opportunities on the platform. ?
Participate in active partnerships with key product leads, business users and Microsoft partner to look for ways to further optimize system usage and best practices. Active involvement in supporting future strategic D365 ERP platform deployments and implementations globally ?
The ability to develop solutions using Microsoft ?s D365 F&O, in an agile fashion using industry standards in coding practices is ideal
Internship with or experience working with commercial ERP?s, i.e. SAP, Oracle, JDE, or Dynamics 365
Thorough business understanding of trading, manufacturing / processing operations with respect to processing of pulses, lentils, beans, seeds. meal, grain and grain products incl., manufacturing, quality, logistics related documentation, warehousing and contract-based procurement, customer service functions, finance and corresponding system transactions? management knowledge.
Good familiarity with / ability to follow ?DevOps? discipline, agile process execution, change management discipline and user level SLA compliance discipline is preferred.
Experience with designing solutions keeping disaster recover practices in view while developing systems and solutions.
Ten or more years of business system analysis and system development experience and expertise supporting grains, edible beans, lentils, pulses products.
Bachelor?s degree in Supply Chain Management or Information Technology with a focus in Supply Chain or related field
Business experience working with ag-processing, warehousing, production control, procurement, inbound and outbound logistics and costing.
Coursework in Supply Chain, Accounting, and/or Finance preferred
The Scoular Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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