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Senior IT Business Analyst – SAP Finance

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Senior IT Business Analyst – SAP Finance Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.



The Senior Business Analyst will work closely with business partners, business teams, CBS and 3rd party partners to enable the delivery of process, data, and technology solutions for the Aforce/SAP/MBS Finance solution. The Sr. BA is an advanced professional in systems & process design who will develop and provide quality and solid system designs and solutions to solve various business requirements. Candidates for this position are expected to be professionals with substantial knowledge in the implementation space and able to expertly manage medium to high rigor projects or work streams within the projects, through the entire project lifecycle. This position requires both broad and deep knowledge of the solution(s) and business processes for their assigned Business(es)/FN(s), and the ability to design solutions by mapping customer business problems to reusable end-to-end business application solutions. The Sr. BA will engage in senior level business decision discussions related to agility, business value, and business processes. This position requires an individual who is resourceful, confident under pressure, and has demonstrated skill in both proactive project and expectation management. This position participates and/or leads the implementation of the Finance Solution which supports and enables Cargill’s Finance / RTR Cash Management, Customs & Tax, Cost and Financial accounting processes for business units. This position will also collaborate and help support finance related activities within the other process areas. This position is expected to follow the Cargill Project Delivery Process and Application Development Lifecyle Maintenance (ADLM) common processes

Principal Accountabilities:

+ Be part of a deployment team supporting the deployment from initiation through the “go live” and “post go live” activities, including Requirements gathering, training, testing, Cutover and Hypercare, troubleshooting, data validation, and issue resolution. These activities require knowledge in one or more specialized areas and may require additional research and interpretation to determine issues.

+ Lead teams (either directly or indirectly) and guide, explain, and clarify solution options and influence business partner decision making to minimize the amount of project investment divergence from target architecture.

+ Persuade senior internal and external stakeholders to accept new ideas, approaches, and concepts as required within a region.

+ Provide Guidance and Quality Assurance during requirements and test phases to build perennial system(s) or instances of SAP for multiple business units

+ Assist with cross-business/function process design efforts

+ Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.

+ Elicit functional and non-functional (performance, availability, security, accessibility, cross-browser compliance) requirements using a methodology most appropriate for the context of each project, such as Joint Requirements Planning (JRP), Joint Application Development (JAD).

+ Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user/stakeholder requests from underlying “value add” needs.

+ Communicate and clarify the requirements to the design and development resources, by assisting in translating business requirements into functional design specifications

+ Clarify, update, and improve the business processes impacted by the technology changes that are part of assigned projects.

+ Evaluate system changes for downstream system and/or organizational impacts

+ Provide subject matter expertise in multiple business process areas

+ Give input into solution designs by means of functional requirements across process, data, and technology that meet business requirements

+ Consider in the functional requirements, the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment.

+ Perform reviews with key stakeholders throughout the design lifecycle to ensure alignment on solution designs and requirements.

+ Be the liaison between the business, technology teams and support teams.

+ Work with the Application Architect to explore solution options to minimize the amount of project investment divergence from target architecture

+ Create and maintain long-term working relationships with technology teams, functional counterparts, vendors and business partners.

+ Effectively engages stakeholders in change management activities

+ Manage workload and priorities to deliver agreed upon project milestones

+ Lead and mentor less experienced staff

+ Provide guidance and oversight during requirements, design and test phases.


+ Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or Management Information Systems; OR equivalent experience, preferable Master’s degree in Business or IT

+ SAP experience in the following areas: FI/Financial Accounting, Cost Center Accounting, Product Costing, COPA, Tax (One Source, Vertex, or similar), Customs, WBS/Project Accounting, Fixed Assets, Accounts Receivable, Cash Management/Treasury

+ 8 years’ experience in diverse operational, development and/or business roles

+ 5 years of intermediate to advanced general business analysis experience, across various businesses and project types (including custom software development, ERP implementations).

+ 5 years of intermediate to advanced experience in Use Case diagramming, Business Process Modeling (BPM) and User Stories development.

+ Experience working with at least one of the following Application – MBS or Afforce Applications,

+ Experience collaborating with regional and global project teams to define business requirements and deliver solutions that meet business goals

+ Experience in developing integrated solutions involving process, data, and technology

+ Thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.

+ Leadership and interpersonal skills including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation

+ Ability to influence peers and leadership stakeholders

+ Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate technical and business information effectively to both technical and non-technical people.

+ Excellent project management, planning and organizational skills

+ Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies

+ Established skills in identifying and developing strategies to address change management issues.

+ Knowledge of and experience with Change Management

+ Experience working in a business role including mergers and acquisitions

+ Experience with in-house developed and package implementations.

+ Preferably Afforce/MBS experience – All finance related areas

+ Preferably Data conversion Experience

+ Preferably 2 years of intermediate to advanced knowledge of Agile experience in a Scrum setting

+ Ability to travel up to 50%

+ Business fluency in English

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world. Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

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