Position Purpose & Summary The position will work closely with business partners, business teams, CBS and 3rd party partners to enable the delivery of process, data, and technology solutions.
This position is a skilled professional in systems & process design who will assist and provide quality and solid system designs and solutions to solve various business requirements. This position will be able to manage low to medium rigor project or work streams within the project, through the entire project lifecycle.
This position requires 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. This position will engage in business decision discussions related to agility, business value, and business processes. The This position has a passion for the business which is demonstrated through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the business experience. This position requires an individual who is resourceful, confident under pressure, and able to demonstrate competence in expectation management.
This position is expected to follow the Cargill Project Delivery Process and Requirements Analysis and Solution Design process framework.
Principal Accountabilities 50%Analysis & Requirements Gathering
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).
Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal stakeholders to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as needed: Business Requirements Document, Use Cases, Screen and Interface Designs.
This position will work on single project at instance.
Facilitate requirements discussions with key stakeholders
Communicate and clarify the requirements to the design and development resources. Assist in translating business requirements into functional design specifications. Executes the systems and processes in the design and implementation.
Clarify 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
Plan for acceptance of solution (change management, communication, training needs) 20%Solution Design
Create 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.
Consider in the design, 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. This may include but is not limited to the following activities: design reviews, testing execution, deployment verifications, customer satisfaction reviews, etc.
Assist in creating supporting solution design documentation to ensure sustainment of the solution and business capability, support solution implementation as necessary.
Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language.
Participate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze trade-offs between usability and performance needs.
Be the liaison between the business, technology teams and support teams.
Will work under supervison of more senior members, participate in discussions on solution options and business partner decision making to minimize the amount of project investment divergence from target architecture 15% Business Partnership
Work with businesses to identify and confirm connections between business goals and strategies and the process data, and technology investments required to achieve them.
Engage with and influence business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans
Create and maintain strong working relationships with technology teams, functional counterparts, vendors and business partners.
Effectively engage stakeholders in change management activities 15% Project Delivery Responsibilities
Manage workload and priorities to deliver agreed upon project milestones
Ensure traceability from business requirements through application testing and work with offshore development and QA teams clarifying requirements.
Holds project team resources accountable to their deliverables and ensures project execution.
Assists in preparing high and detailed level estimations of effort in order to achieve a preferred solution.
Provide support during requirements, design, build, and test phases.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or Management Information Systems; OR equivalent experience
2 - 3 years of experience in diverse operational, development and/or business roles
Implementation and/or managed application experience in SAP ECC
Implementation and/or managed application experience in any of below SAP ECC modules is required:
Experience collaborating with project teams to define business requirements and deliver solutions that meet business goals
Experience in developing integrated solutions involving process, data, and technology
Experience with business case development
Strong analytical skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.
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.
Strong project management, planning and organizational skills
Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies
Demonstrated ability in identifying and developing strategies to address change management issues.
Ability to travel from 20% to 50%
Business fluency in English and Chinese as this will be covering China projects that will require a lot of coordination with the Chinese counterparts
Experience, across various businesses and project types (including custom software development).
Experience in Use Case diagramming, Business Process Modeling (BPM) and User Stories development.
Experience with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
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 Cargills Project Delivery Process (PDP) Methodology
Familiarity with Cargills Requirements Analysis and Solution Design process framework.