Automation Business Analyst – (Dallas / Fort Worth, TX)

  • Job Details

  • Job Status: Open
  • Posted On: September 29, 2021
  • Job Category: Information Technology
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Location: Dallas / Fort Worth
  • Desired Experience: 5+ years
  • Desired Education: Bachelors
  • Compensation:
  • Travel: Negligible
  • Relocation:

Gateway Sourcing is assisting this well-established international manufacturing company identify an experienced Business Analyst – Automation and Innovation

Position Summary 

This analyst of automation & innovation role will provide thought leadership and execution within the business, in areas of system and process automation.  As part of a team of technologists, with experience in new and emerging technologies, seek out opportunities while engaged within each business function, and jointly develop business cases, which provide quick and lasting benefits to operations.  Responsible for day-to-day management of these technologies, to ensure smooth operations that meet or exceed customer expectations.  This is a business savvy technical role.

This analyst position will assist the manager to plan, coordinate, and design these automation and innovation activities of the organization, as well as provide support for daily operational activities with the team. The Analyst will work closely with their IT manager, and with decision makers in all business units and departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions, that may be independent or extended into the Oracle eBusiness ERP.

  • Collaborate with other IT managers and analysts, to lead automation and innovation solutions, planning projects, ensuring fully integrated solutions meet all business needs.
  • Provide thought leadership with automation and innovation technologies, to both the IT department and the business community.
  • Engage with business leaders, working closely with them to understand current and potential business processes and constraints, to aid in next level solutioning.
  • Seek out opportunities within the manufacturing, distribution, and corporate office functions, that will garner interest from the business leaders, and co-develop acceptable business cases.
  • Provides functional and technical leadership during the design, development, testing and implementation of automation and innovation solutions throughout the business.
  • Manages the support of day-to-day operations of business systems, working collaboratively with other IT support staff, to ensure business operations are maintained and run properly.
  • Manage, update, and oversee all related project portfolio, and project management updates.
  • Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for IT spending and initiatives.
  • Understands the current business processes and software usage with view of future state direction in sight and aligns team members toward future system improvement goals.
  • Ensures that team documents requirements and functional configurations, using standard appropriate IT templates, so that any staff member can use them to support ongoing operations.
  • Monitors to ensure compliance by staff in all change management requests, in partnership with business leads for any new or enhanced functionality to business systems.
  • Manage financial aspects of the IT department, including purchasing, budgeting, and budget review.
  • Negotiate and administer all related vendor software and consultant contracts and associated service agreements.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • BS/BA in Computer Science or Information Technology, or related work experience.
  • Minimum 8 years relevant experience in Information Technology as a business analyst or similar role, with increasing responsibilities along the career path.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with one or more ERP platforms, with a preference toward Oracle eBusiness.
  • Experience managing a project that includes IT staff, business users and outside consultants, to layout and execute on milestone-based plan, with incremental deliverables.
  • Experience with differing technologies, integrating solutions, with successful business impact outcomes.
  • Experience with IT technologies and business processes for a manufacturing company.
  • Experience creating innovative solutions for the manufacturing floor, distribution center, and functional departments within the business.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, to interact professionally and in business language with all levels of business leaders and subject matter experts.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with SQL and PL/SQL for support and implementation assistance with technical staff.
  • Experience with OCR and Robotic Process Automation (RPA), preferable UiPath, Esker
  • Experience in robotic, racking, conveyor or other mechanically automation solutions, standalone or integrated into an ERP environment.
  • Experience of technologies performing workflows tasks, web services, REST API, and other integration techniques, either cloud or on-prem.
  • Experience with IoT, RFID, QR codes, and other innovative technologies to create solutions that benefit either internal operations, customer expectations, or both.
  • Experience configuring cloud and on-prem applications to satisfy business requirements.
  • Experience creating solutions in an automotive aftermarket and remanufacturing company.

Preferred:

  • Experience with SQL and PL/SQL for support and implementation assistance with technical staff.
  • Experience with OCR and Robotic Process Automation (RPA), preferable UiPath, Esker
  • Experience in robotic, racking, conveyor or other mechanically automation solutions, standalone or integrated into an ERP environment.
  • Experience of technologies performing workflows tasks, web services, REST API, and other integration techniques, either cloud or on-prem.
  • Experience with IoT, RFID, QR codes, and other innovative technologies to create solutions that benefit either internal operations, customer expectations, or both.
  • Experience configuring cloud and on-prem applications to satisfy business requirements.
  • Experience creating solutions in an automotive aftermarket and remanufacturing company

LOCATION  DALLAS-FORT WORTH (Las Colinas offices) – not a remote or virtual opportunity

TRAVEL:

This position has global responsibilities, with any travel limited to USA, Canada, and Mexico mostly, and is less than 25% travel required overall.

COMPENSATION:  This is a permanent position and compensation will be commensurate with experience.  This company also offers bonus opportunity, full medical and dental benefits along with a 401k matching program

If you are qualified and interested, please submit your resume and cover letter.

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