Business Analyst - I.T
Holcim - Dundee, MI

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As part of the Holcim, NASC, IT Business Enabling Services team reporting to the Manager, IT Finance, the incumbent is responsible for vendor relationships, leading the negotiation process for contracts, and accountable to assist with the development, implementation and maintenance of analytical reporting models and systems used to measure financial performance and value creation.

The Business Analyst will be accountable for monitoring, and recording software licenses and/or hardware assets to ensure compliance with vendor contracts. This role will also assist with the development and implementation of procedures for tracking company assets to oversee quality control throughout their lifecycles.

Position Responsibilities: · Lead the contract negotiation and review process of the entire IT portfolio by working closely with Procurement and internal and external contacts, managers and leaders.
· Monitor and analyze trends in contractual agreements and performance, company spending and inventory control in order to make recommendations for the future, and to identify areas for possible savings to ensure that IT purchases support the organization’s business strategy
· Ensure that any new software integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications in accordance with licensing agreements.
· Assist in the design, development and implementation of analytical reporting models, processes relating to Vendor Management and Asset Management, including a continuous improvement model and vendor guidelines
· Support the organization’s budgeting process and monitor and analyze operating/financial performance.
· Maintain a catalog of preferred vendors for IT products and services and provide senior management with regular reporting regarding the health of the vendor portfolio.
· Compare warranties, maintenance agreements, and vendor contracts to assist with asset upkeep, upgrades, repair, and replacement.
· Compile and maintain inventory of company software and systems assets for the purpose of tracking their corresponding licenses and perform special assignments on an as required basis.
Position Requirements: · Excellent communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills
· Knowledge of SAP and BW
· Effective time management and planning skills
· Ability to build relationships
· Strong team player with the ability to meet strict deadlines and work well under pressure
· Ability to address complex issues
· Able to meet deadlines, prioritize work and effectively manage diverse resourcing requirements
· Ability to work independently under minimal supervision
· Analyze internal and external customer/vendor needs through soliciting, evaluating and acting upon feedback
· Desire to learn various product lines including Cement, concrete, Aggregates and Construction.
Educational Criteria · A university or college degree in business administration or a relevant discipline.
Position Dimensions (i.e., communication skills, planning, teamwork, technical knowledge, leadership, initiative) · Analysis and Problem Solving - Effectively examines events, issues and problems to generate optimal solutions in a timely manner
· Leads for Performance – Demonstrate and foster a sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals
· Drives Change and Innovation – Champion new ideas and initiatives and create an environment that supports change and innovation
· Customer Focus – Foster a customer-focused environment delivering exceptional customer service and anticipating future customer needs
· Manages Execution – Ensure achievement of business goals. Enlists support and commitment from employees
· Communications – Communicate with impact, and create an environment in which people communicate honestly and openly. Encourages employee feedback and follows through with input suggestions
· Fosters Teamwork and Cooperation – Foster a sense of collaboration and work effectively across the organization to achieve goals
· Adapts and Learns- Work effectively in the face of ambiguity, shifting priorities and rapid change while actively developing one’s skills and capabilities

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