Business Analyst II

Kansas City/Chicago Digital Strategy - Digital Strategy Full Time

The Business Analyst will review analyze and evaluate business systems and user needs. This position is responsible for documenting requirement and defining scope being objective of systems to parallel overall business strategies.  Being able to brainstorm and collaborate with clients to form effective solutions to their business problem. Plans and executes system, integration and acceptance testing; and creates specifications for systems to meet business requirements. Analyst may provide consultation to users in the area of applications and systems. Analyst may lead cross-functional linked teams to address business or systems issues.  

- Develop requirements and establish traceability to the client or business vision   
- Manage the requirements through the project life-cycle by establishing and maintaining agreements between the customer and the project team   
- Proficient with technical documentation, including business requirements, functional specifications, support documentation, user guides, workflow processes and test cases   
- Ensure the requirements are specified in a manner suitable for the intended audience and are understandable, unambiguous and capable of being implemented and tested   
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Placement Criteria & Requirements

  • 2-4 years in a Business Analyst, Business Data Analyst, Business Systems Analyst or similar role  
  • Bachelors Degree or higher in the field or in a related area  
  • Valorem Reply Expectations

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills 
  • Exhibit confidence and not be afraid to ask questions to bring clarity, share ideas and challenge the norm (think outside the box). 
  • Actively listen to ensure you are seeking to understand before you are understood. 
  • Exhibit exemplary client service skills, to all people, regardless of level inside or outside of the company. 
  • Written and verbal communication skills should be professional, concise and effective. 
  • Collaboration and Teamwork 
  • Create an environment of engagement and participation, work cooperatively and respectively with co-workers across teams in partnership with internal and external clients. 
  • Build relationships and alliances to solve problems and achieve objectives by sharing knowledge and information. 
  • Openly and actively participates in the direction of our Company. 
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups. 
  • Exercise confidentiality concerning the affairs of the business. 
  • Personal Ownership and Responsibility  
  • “Own” your work – take initiative, be proactive, anticipate and complete projects in a comprehensive manner while still remembering the details.  
  • Don’t just be the student, be the teacher.   Exhibit a willingness to learn, willingness to problem solve and willingness to step in to help others. 
  • Creativity, capacity and a conviction to innovate and deliver best-in-class solutions. 
  • Client Focus 
  • Always put the clients’ needs first, thinking proactively from their vantage point, not your own. 
  • Innovation, curiosity and flexibility are expected in providing business solutions to both internal and external clients. 
  • Follow through with all client expectations and accountabilities. 
  • Time Management and Productivity 
  • Follow through within the specified time frame for all of your areas of responsibility. 
  • Kansas City/Chicago

    Business Analyst II