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HR Business Analyst

Date: July 22, 2014
Reports to (Job Title): Manager, HR Projects and Technology
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Location: Main Campus
Grade:

USG 8/9

35 hr/wk


Primary Purpose

The HR Business Analyst leads the functional business analyst effort with respect to HR technology while supporting more complex projects, business model analysis, process design and system analysis.  Reporting to the Manager, HR Projects and Technology, the HR Business Analyst will facilitate and support the needs of the HR department ensuring that HR technology meets and exceeds stakeholder expectations.  In collaboration with the Manager, HR Projects and Technology, this role is forward looking and is regularly assessing the current and future technology needs of the HR department relative to transformational efforts.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Provide expertise in business analysis, requirements gathering, facilitation and needs analysis

 

2.  Support functional testing processes to ensure that system projects meet the needs of all stakeholders

 

3.  Support HR technology projects and Functional HRMS implementation

 

4.  Build and maintain strong interpersonal relationships and gain consensus with all internal and external stakeholders

Position Requirements

Education:

Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required with CBAP certification.

 

Knowledge of PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) principles and the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) are required. 

Experience:

A continuous improvement mindset and an exceptional customer service focus are critical for success along with exceptionally strong detail and problem solving skills.

Technical:

MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Proficient (track changes, compare and merge files, table management, footnotes, technical documentation) Advanced (macros, pivot tables, v/h look-ups, scenarios, if and sum if statements) Proficient (creation of multi-level lists, charts, images, creation of master slides and dynamic presentations) PeopleSoft or other HR enterprise systems, Cognos Impromptu or other Reporting Tools, MS Project, Visio

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Internally, communicates with employees in all groups within the department and IST to resolve issues related to area of responsibility. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required to understand and document complex business requirements, facilitate workshops and negotiate with stakeholders to design solutions that meet overall department needs.

Level of Responsibility:

Under the direction of the Manager, HR Projects and Technology, this position is responsible for leading the functional business analyst effort with respect to HR technology while supporting complex projects, business model analysis, process design and system analysis. 

Decision-Making Authority:

Responsible for developing recommendations for review by the Manager, HR Projects and Technology to ensure the HRMS is delivering maximum effectiveness aligned with stakeholder and overall department needs. 

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Requires high attention to detail and must handle distractions, changing priorities and interruptions, while meeting required deadlines.

Working Environment:

Minimal exposure to disagreeable conditions, typical of a position exposed to deadline pressures and accountability.