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Senior Business Analyst to lead detailed requirement phases by identifying, tracking, escalating and/or resolving business systems issues for a Major Education Client

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 2
Start Date: Jun 01, 2022
Job End Date: Dec 30, 2022
Pay Rate: Daily: Negotiable
Job ID: 119130
Location: Toronto
Start: June 1, 2022.
Work Locations: Hybrid until end of August, potential for full time onsite at managers discretion
Contract Duration: Six (6) to seven (7) months
Work Schedule: Working three (3) days a week. 7.5 hours per day
Reason behind the Need:
  • The Advanced Business Analyst may present recommended business solutions that meet sponsor/stakeholder needs.
  • Significant independent judgment is required with minimal direction given by supervisor.
  • May lead/supervise lower level analysts.
  • Project scope will include medium to large scale projects/ programs with several technologies and/or 3rd parties.
  • Will conduct functional reviews with stakeholders, gather requirements, document business requirements and create process maps of current and future state.
  • Assesses and analyzes business needs to resolve issues.
  • Contributes to successful project completion by assessing and identifying risks and developing recommendations.
Key Accountabilities:
  • Lead detailed requirement phases by identifying, tracking, escalating and/or resolving business systems issues
  • Assess, research, analyze and document sponsor/stakeholder needs in accordance with the Project Life Cycle utilizing reporting tools, and requirements.
  • Identify, track and resolve business systems issues
  • Create or lead the development of detailed level process maps to facilitate requirements gathering, gap analysis and for training use
  • Manage project documentation (implementation plan, issues log, process maps, reports, FTE analysis, etc.) and resolves emerging issues at the
  • implementation stage of the project
  • Contribute to successful project completion within budget and on time by identifying risks and developing/recommending mitigation strategies
  • Seeks input from the business by facilitating sessions
  • Develop strategic training plan associated with introduction of new/ enhanced the business processes
  • Provide assistance with business user testing, when required
  • Develop and maintain strong relationship with business partners and internal/external team members
  • Provide consulting services to business partners on new initiatives
  • Identify issues and escalates/manages resolution as required
Skills and Competencies:
  • Ability to quickly learn organizational structure, business strategies and processes
  • Write clear and well-structured business requirements documents
  • Advanced ability to resolve minor conflicts/issues using different tactics for prior to escalation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced facilitation and presentation skills
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple concurrent activities and to work successfully under pressure
Must Haves:
  • 6+ years experience as a Business Analyst
    • Business Analyst designation – would be an asset.
  • Experience in full project lifecycle
    • strong comprehension of project management methodologies.
    • genuine commitment to project environment and discipline
  • Experience in a Higher Education Institutions - would be an asset
  • Lead discussions on detailed requirement phases identifying, tracking, escalating and/or resolving business systems issues
  • Product Management Skills
  • Knowledgeable on business process modeling, process mapping
  • Experience in identifying and assessing key business processes
  • Experience/knowledge with desktop applications/suites such as MS Project, MS Excel, databases, etc.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree. Specialization in Business, Finance, Engineering, Math or Sciences is desirable