Business/ Financial Analyst
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Based in the EMEA Shared Business Service Centre in Dublin, the successful candidate will support the EMEA region the individual will be responsible for the development of reports using business intelligence technology and data available in SAP.
The individual will be responsible for providing functional leaders with timely reports/analysis designed to support strategic and tactical decision making. Working closely with SBS stakeholders to understand business requirements, and translates these requirements into plans for delivery.
A deep knowledge of SAP data models and specific data objects is required along with experience of business intelligence and reporting technology to design and deliver on reporting requirements. The scope of the reports may include various business performance measures such as process cycle times and volumes, as well segmentation, trending, clustering and forecasting analysis.
The individual must perform quality control using various validation/verification techniques and documentation to ensure the reports work as intended. The individual is expected to participate as part of a community of similar roles supporting other SBS regions including the SBS Information Management Center of Excellence. As part of the community of practice, the incumbent is expected to share ideas and best practices.
The individual needs to stay current with industry best practices in the uses of analytics and reports to create business opportunities and solve problems.The individual core responsibilities are in support of SBS EMEA, but may be involved with global initiatives
- Engage SBS stakeholders to understand business goals and objectives.
- Act in the capacity of a business analyst to identify and prioritize business reporting requirements.
- Design and deliver business reports using SAP data and business intelligence technology (Spotfire).
- Test business reports to ensure quality.
- Collaborate as a member of a global community of practice in order to learn and collectively advance the discipline.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and at least 3 years of relevant work experience with demonstrated expertise in business analysis, business requirements development, report design and delivery, data architecture and/or data management.
The individual must have the ability to
Effectively interact with MSD stakeholders to assess ideas and understand business reporting requirements. Understand the value of analytics and reports to provide insight and optimize business operations. Translate reporting requirements into designs and deliver reports involving SAP ECC and BW data models, and business intelligence technology such as Spotfire. Test reports to ensure they meet quality standards. Participate as a member of a community of practice to learn from others and share ideas.
The Individual must also demonstrate the following
Deep knowledge of the data and SAP data models that supports. Strong ability to understand and visualize data relationships across data objects. Strong ability to produce solutions involving visualizations of business models. Direct experience with business intelligence reporting tools such as Cognos, SAP BI, Business Objects, Spotfire, etc. Understanding of descriptive modeling and navigation techniques (segmentation, trend analysis, slide-and-dice, etc.). Strong problem solving skills. Customer focus. Experience and orientation towards verification/validation/quality control. Results orientation.