Sr. Business Systems Analyst - Learning Management Systems
Edwards Lifesciences - Irvine, CA

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The Sr. Business Systems Analyst (Sr. BSA) is responsible for supporting, enhancing and the overall subject matter expert for projects related to the recently upgraded Learning Management System (Saba) that is leveraged across the organization globally. This role will require a previous track record of success acting as the liaison between IT and the rest of organization, with the ability to present technical information to a non-technical audience, and an ability to understand and interpret business requirements.

The Sr. BSA has accountability for architecting and implementing solutions that improve business process efficiencies and effectiveness. The Sr. BSA is an Internal Consultant that has the domain expertise to advise the business on process and systems improvements. Solutions could include business process improvement, systems development, organizational change or policy development.

The Sr. BSA will report in to the IT team and will be closely aligned with the Leadership & Development team and its members, collaborating closely with both groups to successfully deliver results. The person in this role will serve as a mentor and trainer to junior level staff members.

Primary tasks for this role will include the following:
Be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in business processes in the area of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Lead efforts to reengineer business process to optimize processes as it relates to the LMS

Lead, identify, design and implement enabling information systems with a strong bias to configuration of commercially available off the shelf systems

Empower users and super-users (by training and performing knowledge transfer) to leverage the LMS and other IT systems for business process automation and optimization

Lead and manage small to medium sized projects / enhancements pertaining to the LMS and related systems

Serve as liaison between business process owners in Business Units, Functional Groups, Regions and IT

Work with stakeholders in developing ROI based business cases for enhancements and small projects


Required Education, Skills, Experience and Preferred Experience Education:

Bachelor’s degree in science or related field

Master's degree in computer science or related field is preferred

Strong ability to manage and deal with different cultures and nationalities

Strong analytical and logical problem solving skills

Strong interpersonal relations, written & verbal communication skills

Organizational and project management skills

Possess and display sound judgment; initiative; flexibility and detail-orientation

Ability to develop and maintain business and technical documentation

Strong documentation skills

Competent in handling multiple tasks with attention to detail, and perform duties with minimal supervision

Ability to adapt to new technologies

Ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment

Incumbent is self-motivated and frequently demonstrates initiative by going “above and beyond” performing what is required for the position. Examples include seeking and taking on an initiatives / projects beyond what is determined necessary, i.e. a significant stretch goal

Demonstrates creativity to develop and implement innovative, thought provoking, “out of the box” solutions and changes, rather than just incremental improvements

Invests time in self-development/improvement – Ex. higher education, participation in developing and implementing solutions in areas outside of normal responsibilities

Demonstrated ability to grasp complex business requirements quickly, gather related details (e.g. data, processes and people impacted) and propose business and/or technology solutions to fulfill requirements

Ability to identify and thoroughly analyze all inputs and outputs of a proposed solution to discover risks and propose mitigation strategies or configuration solutions

Ability to distinguish and document requirements vs. “nice to have” requests

Demonstrated ability to increase efficiency, simplify complex processes or system configuration and decrease redundancy through business process, technology or other solutions

Provide analysis, definition and direction in support of the project activities

Create functional specifications for new or modified systems and processes. Recommend system improvements

Gather and document business requirements, formulate use cases, participate in solution design

Track requirements, provide status and ensure quality of solution throughout the project

Participate in project communications, training materials, and business procedures/documentation Responsible for user acceptance testing, may be responsible for management and completion of quality assurance testing Support and/or facilitate business user systems training as needed

Prior experience acting as the liaison between IT and rest of organization, with the ability to present technical information to a non-technical audience, and an ability to understand and interpret business requirements.

Strong working knowledge in SABA 5.5x or other enterprise Learning Management Solution

Extensive working experience of enterprise database structures and query languages such as Oracle, and MSSQL

Experience working in complex, matrixed environments

Prior experience working in complex global business environment

Minimum 5 to 7 years of experience in a Business Systems Analysis role

Experience managing small to medium size IT projects

Manage the training data from the Learning Management System related to the monthly report.

Ensure stringent internal process control, and propose improvements in all learning processes and practices.

Assist in conducting accurate and timely month / quarterly metrics.

Assist in preparing reconciliation of key learning data.

Assist in working with global locations on training reporting matters.

Develop and deliver functional/system specifications and user-training documents.

Provide test plans, test cases, perform functional testing and assure proper user acceptance testing of completed projects

Provide new user training on supported applications as requested

Help business users in identifying data needs and develop reports.

Preferred Experience:
Strong working knowledge of enterprise information systems including ERP (such as JDE, SAP), PLM (TeamCenter, Agile), MES (such as CAMSTAR, APRISO, etc), CRM (such as Seibel, APS (such as JDA, Manugistics, i2, SAP), and QMS (such as Pilgrim, TrackWise, Master Control) is preferred

Experience with Good Manufacturing/Good Documentation Practices (GxP) processes is a plus

Experience with FDA guidelines for Software Quality and Systems Validation is a plus

About Edwards:
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company partners with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring that enable them to save and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs about 8,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.

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Information Technology

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USA-California - Irvine

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