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Supply Chain Business Technology Analyst

Provides analytical support to supply chain by applying business and information technology solutions to a broad range of business unit processes and applications; functions as a specialist in one or more areas such as systems analysis, application development, or application support; performs table configuration, maintenance of software systems, and analysis of data used to support business applications and decision making pertinent to the business unit success and supply chain optimization.

This series describes classes assigned to Departmental Business Units. The primary focus of these classes is to support business unit systems, applications, and activities where depth of knowledge of business unit functions and processes are critical to job success. Business Technology Analysts function as IT business specialists where breadth of experience and knowledge in one or more areas of lT work such as systems analysis, application development, or application support are used in the development, management and maintenance of business unit systems and applications.

The Business Technology Analyst is the journey or full working level of the series. Positions within this classification work independently in the development, enhancement, and/or maintenance of business technology systems and applications which are standard to complex in terms of system complexity. May serve as a team member on a major project or exercise project management of small to medium size IT projects with responsibility for providing training and support to business units.

The Supply Chain business unit is working hard to; reduce cycle time, create savings, improve processes, implement technology solutions, and develop our team through a portfolio of Supply Chain Optimization projects.  Supply Chain Optimization was included as a key initiative in SMUD’s five year strategic plan.  This position will lead a variety of projects and represent the supply chain business unit as a lead subject matter expert for key change initiatives that will ultimately drive value through supplier performance, cost savings, and operational efficiency.  In this role attention to detail, task follow-through, clear communications and a collaborative approach are foundational to success for the individual.  This is an individual contributor role relied upon heavily for production and project deliverables within a change management portfolio for Supply Chain.

To be considered further you must submit responses to the following questions in the cover letter portion of your application:
1).  Please explain your experience in working with and/or implementing ARIBA.
2).  Please explain your experience in working with SAP SRM (Supplier Relationship Management).

* This recruitment will create an eligibility list for future Full-time and Limited-term BTA positions.

This position may close without notice when a sufficient number of qualified candidates has been received.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
 1) Acquires, designs, develops, modifies, tests, documents, implements and provides client training for business application solutions to meet business requirements using mainframe, PC, client server, and lntranet technologies;
 2) Develops and maintains training courses and materials that support business processes; prepares course agendas and schedules and provides initial coaching and on-going support for user community.
 3) Identifies and recommends opportunities to apply information technology to business unit functions and processes.
 4) Maintains and modifies system table configurations, related data, and reporting to support on-going business needs.
 5) Participates in or leads projects to reengineer business processes; serves as business unit contact/technical lead on enterprise application projects; plans or leads systems development projects.
 6) Troubleshoots and resolves complex application software problems and issues for business unit applications; coordinates problem resolution activities between users, technical support staff and/or vendors.
 7) Performs related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent.
Three (3) plus years of experience developing and supporting information or business technology systems related to Supply Chain/Procurement.
Knowledge of:
Principles and concepts of data management; specialized business unit work processes and fundamentals; concepts of IT system applications, including desktop, client-server and mainframe environments; centralized and distributed concepts; analytical methods and research techniques; methods and techniques of troubleshooting and problem resolution; principles of project planning and scheduling; system development life cycles; business system design methods and techniques; methods and techniques of application development and integration; database design theory and implementation; principles of data retrieval and reporting; information processing hardware, software, and data communications; pertinent SMUD and departmental policies, procedures, and standards; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Skill to:
Write functional design specifications, policy and reports documentation; conduct feasibility studies; provide effective consultation to users/clients; apply analytical thinking to resolve business and IT application problems; develop, test, and implement IT applications; learn new and existing IT technologies, tools and methods to support and develop business applications; translate technical terminology into non-technical terms; work independently or in a team atmosphere to develop and support IT business applications; manage and organize workload on several projects simultaneously; prepare reports and make presentations; communicate effectively orally and in writing internally/externally; establish and maintain effective working relationships internally/externally.

Desirable Qualifications
Knowledge of:
Supply chain principles and concepts; experience with SAP/Ariba or equivalent supply chain systems, software integration, data analytics and business unit performance reporting. 

Advanced skills in database management, excel, and presenting at executive level.  Prior experience with project and portfolio management in PMO environment.

Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business, finance, business administration or equivalent, MBA preferred.


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