Business Analyst

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Description

This is a very exciting time at Walgreens. We’re taking our products and services to the four corners of the world as part of the Retail USA division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Walgreens Boots Alliance was formed through the combination of Walgreens and Europe’s Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services dating back more than 100 years each.
Today, Walgreens is the neighborhood drugstore and retailer that makes health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And, we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Join us at Walgreens and find yourself at a place where innovation thrives and incredible career and growth opportunities await. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment and be part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, employees, and the communities we all call home.

Job Summary

Responsible for conducting complex and thorough research of existing processes, systems, systems logic, hardware deployment and desired objectives to develop detailed systems specifications to meet the objectives of the assigned projects. This position examines, in detail, existing manual and automated processes, documentation and training requirements, and the capacities and limitations of existing, or proposed hardware in order to develop comprehensive specifications in a formal and structured way. Works with the business community, technical teams and vendors to ensure that business and technology goals are achieved. Acts as a liaison between business end users and programming staff to ensure requirements are met and incorporated into system design, testing and deployment. Coordinates and fosters consensus among multi-component teams in the development of technology projects. Follows standard requirements definition methodologies including developing Use Cases, High Level Designs, Wire Frames, Process Flows and other required documents. Typically assigned to important/complicated undertakings. Receives work in the form of short-term assignments that often require the application of independent judgment. Operates within the context of defined procedures.

Job Responsibilities
Participates in gathering and analyzing of internal business requirements by means of interviews, workflow analyses and facilitated discussions with users.
Translates users’ business requirements into detailed functional designs for development, testing and implementation.
Applies methodologies such as Unified Modeling Language (“UML”) and Rational Unified Process (“RUP”) and prepares detailed specifications using case statements and related documentation.
Identifies and communicates risks and issues impacting business rules, functional requirements and specifications.
Participates in managing the scope of applications and related changes.
Assists quality assurance with functional test case reviews.
Collaborates with stakeholders on the evaluation of the feasibility, effort and costs to implement requirements.
Participates in the creation of training materials and may assist with user orientation and training.
Interacts with internal and external peers and managers to exchange information related to areas of specialization. May serves as a liaison between engineering, quality assurance and non-technical stakeholders during the development and deployment process.
Effectively resolves problems and roadblocks before they occur.
Mentors less experienced members of the team.

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree and at least 4 years of experience in gathering / documenting requirements, modeling and providing general client / IT liaison support.
At least 2 years of experience with technical design process and models.
At least 2 years of experience with requirements specification and development, such as process/functional requirements definition methods, JAD/RAD sessions, use case development, process flow diagrams.
Experience with of SDLC / SW development processes, such as Unified Modeling Language (“UML”) and / or Rational Unified Process (“RUP”), Agile, Waterfall)..
Experience using consulting skills and developing client relationships.
Experience using analytical skills, tools and techniques to investigate information and to draw conclusions.
Experience in identifying operational issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.
Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics.
Master’s Degree or MBA.
Experience with retail systems and the underlying infrastructure
Experience with Portal Apps
Experience working with multiple teams.
·Expertise with business processes in the areas of Global finance, Tax & Treasury accounting systems.

·Strong experience as a BSA or similar role with demonstrated ability to analyze business processes and translate into effective and well organized solution requirements.

·Expertise with Global ERP projects – understanding the legal/regulatory issues as they relate to Global ERP implementations.

·Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

·Strong skills in leadership, professionalism, composure, decision-making and accountability.

·Experience with agile development projects.

·Experience with SAP is preferred.

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