Business Analyst - IT Engineering in Valley, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 4/14/2018

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28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position

We are searching for an experienced business analyst who can drive the engineering digital transformation in Valmont Industries, Inc. by enabling product lifecycle management solutions (PLM) and model-based enterprise (MBE) practices.

The position provides coordination between internal and external customers and service providers and the IT departments responsible for the engineering software development and Engineering IT operations services delivered to Valmont’s business segments worldwide, designing positive user experiences.  Business Analyst obtains or creates requirements so that levels of development and program efforts can be estimated, coordinates with IT and business resources internally and externally, tracks and measures effort, progress provides testing assistance and follow up support to the customer when required.  The Business Analyst must also understand existing engineering systems used by the underlying business processes to ensure that standards are maintained and should be able to architect the common blueprint process. Should be able to identify the gaps in AS-IS process, define functional solutions and strategic tool roadmaps and help to achieve the blueprinted to-be processes implemented through technology solutions.

The Business Analyst must also understand existing engineering systems used by the underlying business processes to ensure that standards are maintained and should be able to architect the common blueprint process. Should be able to identify the gaps in AS-IS process, define functional solutions and strategic tool roadmaps and help to achieve the blueprinted to-be processes implemented through technology solutions.

This role is a front line position with our business users and requires excellent communication skills including training, testing, and project coordination.  Duties include Scope and Functional writing of requirements, training and process documentation while utilizing Valmont lean practices.  Limited end-user customer training may also be required as necessary on systems.  Quality assurance testing may be required in conjunction with project members and customer testing.

Important Details about the Role

(Job Knowledge) This position participates to deliver solutions for the business, including consulting with customers about engineering software system design and maintenance; gathering and documenting requirements from the department’s customers and for internal service delivery; analyzing user needs and software requirements to determine feasibility of design within scope, cost and schedule constraints; coordinating department resources with inbound requirements; conferring with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and others to design system and to obtain information on project limitations and capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces; store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements; train users to use new or modified software solutions; coordinate software system installation and ensure computer equipment meets specifications; and coordinate software system testing and validation procedures, programming, and documentation. The following are expected

  • Strong interviewing skills, ability to gather, record and analyze specific data and system needs from multiple sources
  • Excellent relationship building skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training creation, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge of Model Based Enterprise (MBE) and Product Data Management (PDM) / Product Lifecycle management (PLM) Concepts
  • Knowledge of Lean tools, practices, and methods of applying lean techniques to achieve streamlines processes
  • Ability to analyze business problems and develop solutions if required by the business
  • Ability to develop metrics to communicate both internally to IT management and peers as well as externally to consumers and content authors
  • Fluent with ideas and alternatives for solutions to provide options to users and IT
  • Capable of sequencing complex tasks, orienting execution for efficiency, utilizing a project plan methodology
  • Able to apply both deductive and inductive reasoning appropriate to the situation
  • Able to negotiate situations with end users and IT to provide a solution and/or compromises
  • Agile development methodologies and understanding of SCRUM Master role

(Interpersonal Skills) This employee must be capable of clear, professional and courteous verbal communication and articulate written communication.  Communication in person and via telephone and email is required daily and is expected to be tailored to the intended audience. End-user communication must be presented so a non-technical employee can follow instructions to facilitate rapid resolution. Rapport and teamwork must be maintained with all members of Valmont’s IT staff.  This person also works directly and independently with business units’ functional communities such as Marketing, HR, Accounting, Operations, Facilities, Security, IT, Executive Management, and Legal assisting with their daily jobs and use of our platforms.

 (Thinking Requirements) This person looks for opportunities improve and maps industry best practices and trends to the day to day engineering operations leveraging and implementing software solutions. This job requires the individual to resolve issues reported by end users and ensure that proper resolution or escalation processes are invoked. This employee should be capable of providing effective and logical answers to both technical and non-technical audiences. This position monitors systems to identify issues as they arise and then resolve or escalate issues to preclude end-user calls, such as when server problems occur.  This individual must be able to apply critical thinking to complex situations and demonstrate an ability to troubleshoot complex problems with minimal assistance.

(Decision Making) The ability to manage time and multiple tasks are critical to this position.  The incumbent must be able to work independently with little or no direct supervision. The focus of this individual's decision processes should be resolving business situations and providing effective customer solutions and service to end users, as measured against fair and reasonable expectations set by the business and IT management. 

(Employee Impact on Results) The employee is to participate in the department and follow direction from Valmont Leadership. Subjective measurements are obtained from key IT personnel within Valmont to ensure that other non-measured job functions, such as escalation and user security administration, are correct. This employee is going to work as one of the key change agents in the engineering digital transformation of Valmont Industries

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Information Technology (IT), Computer Science or Mechanical Engineering with Minimum five (5) years IT experience with strong business analysis / consulting background
  • MS Office skills including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) and Product Data Management (PDM) / Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) conceptual  knowledge
  • Demonstrate the ability to pass basic skills assessments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong initiative; a self-starter
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively complete multiple and concurrent assignments independently or as part of a team
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet aggressive project deadlines
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Problem-solving and analytical ability
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, servant leader, priority focused, dynamic environment
  • Ability to do travels maximum up to 30% within the United States and also to International Valmont locations

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Valmont business systems and process knowledge
  • PLM/ PDM Implementation experience / consulting background
  • Five years of working knowledge of engineering systems, PLM / PDM tools and integrating requirements into systems
  • Five years of experience functioning as a project team lead or project coordinator
  • IIBA (International Institute of Business Analysis) ECBA level 1 of knowledge; certification not required
  • Lean or Six Sigma certification, concentrating on business process mapping of systems and information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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