Job ID: 44170


Business Analyst
Our client is seeking a Business Analyst to join their team in Portland, OR. 

Using a variety of elicitation techniques, work with key stakeholders to understand and document current ("as-is") and future state ("to-be") end-to-end processes and identify requirements. 
Perform gap analysis between current and future state processes in order to document requirements necessary to move to future state. 
Identify improvement opportunities to optimize future state design.
Evolve requirements from highest level needs and features to detailed requirements, collaborating with technical resources to ensure the technical solution meets the needs of the business. 
Manage all aspects of requirements engineering, including elicitation, analysis, specification, verification, and management throughout the project lifecycle. 
Lead User Acceptance Testing (UAT), including developing the test strategy, create test scenarios and scripts, organize and coordinate testers and testing activities, and report out results. 
Communicate, facilitate and collaborate in a wide variety of settings and projects that are complex, up to and including enterprise-wide assignments. 
Define procedures or identify innovative solutions for how to complete analytical tasks. 
Influence decision making and actively engage with project leaders, sponsors, and key stakeholders to ensure optimum business value delivery. 
Act as a mentor and role model for other team members. 
Assist Learning and Development with producing job aids, training material and instruction manuals for end-users. 
Assist senior team members with project management duties.

Experience in re-engineering processes to improve effectiveness and efficiency.
Excellent communication, time/project management, creative problem solving, organizational, and analytical skills.
Experience in process improvement and project management preferred.
Experience in insurance operations preferred, Employee Benefits Division experience a plus.
Proficiency in Visio and requirements management software preferred.
Typically require demonstrated expertise in Business Analysis that has been gained via a combination of formal education, certification processes, and/or practical experience per the following:

A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in providing business analysis in employee benefits, financial services, technology delivery, or other related fields.
Desired: Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field. 
Achievement of or progress toward: Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI), Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) or Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) preferred; Project Management Professional (PMP), certification in Process or Performance Management, or certification in Quality Assurance/Testing desirable.
Sought out for communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills in a variety of settings and projects. Has and applies a thorough understanding of analytical skills and navigates successfully through or improves company procedures and policies.
Works on wide range of assignments that are complex, up to and including enterprise-wide assignments. 
Often defines procedures or identifies innovative solutions for how to complete analytical tasks. 
Is a primary driver of collaboration on project teams. 
Influences decision-making and actively engages with project leaders, sponsors and key stakeholders to ensure optimum business value delivery. Regularly acts as a mentor and role model for other analysts.
Receive little instruction on daily work. May require general instructions on new assignments. May develop new procedures and/or mentor others.
Contacts are typically company wide. 
Communicates with and influences management as appropriate for project needs. 
Networks with internal peers.

Master’s degree in business or a related field. Completed certification(s).
Membership in local business analysis association.


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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