Job ID: 41352
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Business Analyst
Our client is seeking a Business Analyst to join their team in Vancouver, WA. This role will provide support for the management team(s) and business reporting. The Business Analyst position will provide analyst expertise, assistance, and support to management and business stakeholders and will facilitate gathering and analyzing information using standard tools and approaches to:

Support ongoing data reporting;
Update forms (standard contracting documents);
Clarify business operations/functions;
Perform gap analysis;
Document/map the current and future states;
Identify potential solution alternatives, evaluate alternatives, and help to define procedures.
This position will also help draft and support the implementation of various project plans.

A valid U.S. driver’s license is required and up to 5% travel to and from meetings is possible. Up to 5% of overtime is anticipated. 

Provide ongoing data reporting and periodic ad-hoc reporting to support the procurement operations.
Perform data manipulation as needed, based on queries and report outputs.
Respond to routine inquiries about reports and data from stakeholders and forward more complex inquiries to appropriate parties.
Interpret and summarize data in a non-technical fashion for stakeholders.
Follow established methodologies and processes to document and analyze aspects of the current state or future (end) state and recommend steps to close identified gaps.
Evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a comprehensive format.
Provide trend analysis, identify process variance to gain understanding from the actual underlying root cause.
Prepare professional-grade charts, graphs, and reports from data obtained through various sources.
Identify, analyze, and implement management approved reporting enhancements which improve operational results.
Administer Quality Review tools (MS InfoPath forms) in SharePoint and other related databases, and partner with IT on implementation of approved enhancements.
Support Quality Assurance Officers by assisting with documentation of audit results and completion/submission of reports to managers that meet established deadlines.
Participate in working sessions with a small group of analysts who will plan and facilitate the analysis and documentation of current-state processes and potential (recommended) future-state processes for maturing elements within the procurement lifecycle.
Draft and conduct presentations of key requirements of potential (recommended) future-state processes to facilitate decision-making and obtain management approval as well as acceptance/buy-in across the procurement organization.
Confirm business requirements with stakeholders, and that business process flow is LEAN in the future-state.
Evaluate and assess business process change impacts and recommend / execute appropriate change mitigation activities.
Draft an implementation plan for the future-state processes that will enable quality and compliant outcomes.
Provide oral, written or in-person communication to present process requirement and change impact(s), with a wide variety of technical and business experts in both individual and group settings.
Draft templates and tools to support the procurement process value stream.
Provide analysis and fact-based criteria to the requirements vetting process.
Draft key project deliverable documents including requirements, process diagrams, workflow maps, project plans, and change management plans.
Work with appropriate manager/personnel to facilitate the resolution of conflicting priorities and requirements, as well as conflicting team positions in order to build consensus among stakeholders and project team members.

A degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Management, Organizational Development or a related discipline is preferred.

With an applicable Bachelor’s Degree, 5 years of experience is required.
With an applicable Associates Degree, 7 years of experience is required.
Without a degree, 9 years of experience is required.
Experience should be consistent with the specific requirements of business analysis and progressively more technical in nature.

Required Technical Skills & Experience
2 years of experience applying the methodology to process improvement and optimization efforts across multiple business units within a defined enterprise.
Experience performing and documenting root cause analysis and recommendation.

Proficiency using the following software:

Microsoft Access and Microsoft Project sufficient to understand how the underlying data is stored and arranged. The selected candidate will not be expected to build Access Databases or Create MSP Schedules but a basic understanding of both is required to help with mapping processes.
Microsoft InfoPath & SharePoint is sufficient to understand how data is presented using Industry best practices. Knowledge of web part creation, document library set up and workflows and how SharePoint interacts with other software solutions.
Visio flowcharts are sufficient to create complex flow charts and process maps that represent current and future state processes. The use of Visio should be based on industry best practices and use swim lanes or SIPOC (Supplier Input Process Output Customer) methodologies. Use of hyperlinks and shape data elements and other advanced features is preferred.

Preferred Skills & Experience 
Demonstrated Lean or Six Sigma management support including process analysis experience.
Knowledge, experience or education related to Procurement Management and Analysis for the Energy industry.
Knowledge of and experience in Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI).
Knowledge of and experience in Just In Time inventory (JIT).
Knowledge an experience using the Project Management standards as documented in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
Experience in modeling/mapping business process requirements, verification of deliverables.


Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.”


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