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Business Analyst-Manufacturing Focus

Company: Ariens
Location: Appleton
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

At AriensCo, we build more than exceptional products - we create opportunities that impact careers. Our culture values innovative thinking, hard work and determination. We interact in teams, collaborate together and make decisions quickly.

We see growth potential in every team member, and are committed to supporting our employees with continuous training and advancement opportunities.

Our environment? We're corporate, without being "corporate." Whether you work at our headquarters, manufacturing facilities, or one of our global distribution businesses, you'll always have the freedom to create and contribute. Our company vision is "Passionate People, Astounded Customers." Quite simply: it revolves around people

Speaking of people, you're not just employee #1,762 to us. You're family and your role is invaluable. Without exceptional people, we can't continue to produce the amazing products we're known for around the world.

Ready for the ride of your career? Then come join us. By joining our team, you'll have the opportunity to work in a rewarding workplace with a strong sense of community.

Job Description:

The Business Analyst position is responsible for learning/understanding cross-functional business processes and determining how to leverage technology to optimize them. The Business Analyst is adept at matching business requirements to system functionality and addressing gaps through people, process and/or the use of technology.

The Business Analyst will elicit, analyze, specify, and validate the business needs of stakeholders/business partners. This includes interviewing stakeholders, gathering and compiling requirements to understand their needs applying proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to recommend sound technology solutions.

The Day To Day...

  • Understand how the business works including, cross-functional processes, varying locations and how the business systems integrate to support
  • Develop a thorough understanding of production planning, costing and inventory control processes and work with cross - functional teams including manufacturing engineering , manufacturing operations and manufacturing accounting. Support materials and manufacturing in production activities and in the use of AS400 functions. (customized PACS system)
  • Act as a liaison between the business and development staff (applications, web, BI, etc.) to ensure requirements are complete, consistent, comprehensive, and feasible
  • Collaborate with project sponsors to determine vision and project scope
  • Clearly identify project stakeholders and conduct interviews to gather user requirements via workshops, questionnaires, surveys, site visits, workflow storyboards, use cases, scenarios, and other methods
  • Define scope, elicit business requirements and assess capability gaps, to define potential solutions to fill the gaps
  • Complete system configuration to support the requirements
  • Guide the business in the creation of a test plan for new solutions
  • Perform validation tests of desired functionality
  • Provide testing support of our business system software and websites. This would include testing specific functionality, testing of new releases of software, and general testing in the context of conference room pilots related to major implementations
  • Update standard work to reflect new and improved process changes implemented
  • Support the day-to-day activities of the business by troubleshooting business system issues escalated beyond the departmental subject matter experts

The Requirements...

  • Associate or Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or Business Administration
  • A minimum of 1 year direct experience or applicable combination of education/experience in a manufacturing or distribution environment
  • Experience with shop floor tools, barcodes, scanners. Experience with manufacturing accounting, Kanban, and production processes

About AriensCo

Since 1933, the AriensCo name has been associated with reliable, durably crafted, high-performance outdoor power equipment. Our core values - Be Honest, Be Fair, Respect the Individual, Keep our Commitments, and Encourage Intellectual Curiosity define our culture and inspire our team. We believe passionate people and astounded customers lead to unstoppable success.

Our employees' quality of life is important to us. When people feel appreciated, respected and supported, careers thrive and ideas come to fruition. AriensCo employees are provided various great benefit opportunities which may include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance effective first day of employment
  • Onsite health clinic with Bellin Health
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) and profit-sharing plans
  • Bonus Programs
  • Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
  • Flexible spending account (FSA) plan
  • Voluntary wellness programs
  • Employee Product discount program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym discount membership program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety shoes and safety prescription glasses reimbursement
  • Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Cross-training and job rotation opportunities
  • Career paths
  • Ongoing development through the Ariens Academy
  • Kaizen Events - continuous improvement
  • Ability to win products
  • Daycare (coming Fall 2021)

EEO Statement

The concept of diversity is important to us at AriensCo. That's why we've created a culture that is inclusive, accepting and understanding. We embrace diversity among our partners, suppliers and employees. We also strive for diversity in the quality of our ideas. Inclusion and acceptance means that, regardless of who you are, you will always be standing on our welcome mat.

AriensCo is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AriensCo hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Providing our employees with an environment free of discrimination and harassment is something we take very seriously. Embracing diversity enables us to attract the best talent, foster productive teamwork, and expand our business opportunities.

Keywords: Ariens, Appleton , Business Analyst-Manufacturing Focus, Other , Appleton, Wisconsin

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