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Senior Business Analyst

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Senior Business Analyst

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 160,000 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.


Position Purpose & Summary: The Finance Senior Business Analyst will work closely with business partners and internal teams by providing functional expertise and insight to implement and execute complex process, data, and technology solutions for the Finance and/or Treasury technology solution. You are expected to be a professional with substantial knowledge in the implementation space and have experience on low, medium and high rigor IT projects. This job requires an experienced analyst who can effectively partner with all levels of the organization, lead others, drive results, and make challenging decisions across extremely complex, varied tasks where problems are vaguely defined and strategic in nature. You will participate and/or lead the implementation of the Finance Solution which supports and enables Cargill’s Finance & Treasury processes. You will also collaborate and help support finance related activities within the other process areas. You are expected to follow the Cargill Project Delivery Process and Requirements Analysis framework. To be successful in this role, you must demonstrate the following competencies:

+ Change Management

+ Ability to navigate through ambiguity

+ Collaborates beyond team boundaries

+ Resilience

+ Ability to translate the “As Is” to the “To Be” while understanding broader impact

+ Effective communication skills while liaising with the Business Units.

Principal Accountabilities:

50% - Analysis & Requirements Gathering:

+ Elicit Finance/ Treasury Gap requirements that are required to meet business needs using the most combination of techniques (interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops etc)

+ Ensure that requirements captured includes adequate details for fit/gap analysis of the current ERP solution to support any future solution development and implementation.

+ Evaluate requirements and/or information gathered during elicitation to resolve any errors, omissions, conflicts, and ambiguities being discovered

+ Ensure consistency and accurate representation when requirements and/or information gathered are compared to other sources and information collected at other elicitation sessions.

+ Update the finalized requirements into the agreed template or ALM system accordingly.

+ Participate in Requirements or Fit/Gap Review meetings to provide support.

+ Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the stakeholders

+ Support the DBT team with RIEF and Gap Configuration Inventory.

+ Assist the stakeholder to provide guidance, and track completion of the Chart of Account set up.

+ Assist the functional consultant to prepare of Functional Design Requirements.

+ Document the business processes E2E Flows (Business scenarios demonstrating how the ERP solution will work for the business from start to finish) based on As Is scenarios created in Business Readiness and known to-be processes from existing ERP solution.

+ Participate in the evaluation of system changes for downstream system and / or organisational impacts.

+ Plan for acceptance of solution (change management, communication, and training needs)

+ Provide subject matter expertise in multiple business process areas. 40% - Project & Solution Delivery Responsibilities:

+ Facilitate discussion and communication of solution designs across process, data, and technology that meet business requirements and adhere to relevant standards and principles, leverage common tools and processes, and meet cost/delivery objectives.

+ Facilitate discussion and communication of solution designs across enterprise architects, business process owners, process implementation leads, and super users.

+ Support solution designs review with key stakeholders for alignment (include but is not limited to design reviews, testing execution, deployment verifications, etc).

+ Support the Functional Consultants for preparation of all Functional Design documentation.

+ Act as the liaison between the business, technology teams and support teams, and ensure implementation of target architecture.

+ Manage workload and priorities to deliver agreed upon project milestones

+ Provides input to staffing plans at the project-level to identify key / required skills

+ Ensure traceability from business requirements through application testing and work with offshore development and QA teams clarifying requirements.

+ Lead and mentor less experienced staff. 10% - Business/Function Partnership:

+ Work with businesses to establish clear connections between business goals and strategies and the process data, and technology investments required to achieve them.

+ Challenge and assist business units on how they will successfully execute their plans.

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

+ Effectively engages stakeholders in change management activities.


Required Education & Experience:

+ Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or Management Information Systems.

+ 6 years of experience in diverse operational, development and/or business roles.

+ Implementation experience in Treasury/Cash Management tools (Wallstreet Systems or equivalent) is mandatory.

+ Implementation experience in ERP (SAP or equivalent) to Bank Interface/Connectivity is mandatory.

+ Experience working with regional and global project teams.

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

+ Strong analytical skills to interpret business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.

+ Effective Interpersonal skills not limited to facilitation and negotiation.

+ Strong written and verbal communication skills.

+ Able to articulate technical and business information effectively to both technical and non-technical people.

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

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

+ Ability to travel up to 30% of the time.

+ Business fluency in English and Chinese to communicate with internal and external stakeholders in China. Preferred Skills & Experience:

+ Implementation experience in interfacing ERP (SAP or equivalent) with 3rd party HR and expense solution will be advantageous.

+ Master’s degree in Business or IT.

+ Experience in interfacing ERP (SAP or equivalent) with 3rd party HR and expense solution.

+ Familiarity with Business Analyst Body of Knowledge (BABOK).

+ Experience with in-house developed and package implementations.

+ Knowledge of and experience with Change Management.

+ Familiarity with Project Delivery Processes, Requirements Analysis, and Solution Design process framework.


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