Business Systems Analyst 4 (0657U) #22980
FEPRO Procurement Services
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The Procure-to-Pay cycle is the shared responsibility of two departments at UC Berkeley: Procurement Services, and Disbursements, a division of the Controller's Office. The Procurement Services Operations & Technology unit is responsible for the effective development, implementation, maintenance, monitoring and support of campus purchasing systems and processes. The objective of this Sr. Business Systems Analyst is to provide day-to-day operational support in multiple Procure-To-Pay processes and technologies.
This position must possess strong analytical skills to diagnose and resolve problems, troubleshoot root causes and distinguish user errors from system errors, including support for the campus BearBuy users, Buyers, and central offices. This position supports all procurement related systems in the campus ERP, working primarily in SciQuest/Jaggaer and PeopleSoft. In support of these systems, the position is responsible for maintenance, testing and problem resolution, along with understanding user requirements, designing requirement solutions, developing system enhancements, and providing functional and technical assistance to campus customers.
This position will immediately provide guidance and support of the UC Berkeley BearBuy system, which is made up of Jaggaer (formerly called SciQuest) front end modules, WebMethods integration layers and PeopleSoft Financials/Supply Chain ERP products. Work involves analyzing large-scale business processes and problems; generating detailed reports and designing data analysis services, creating specifications for systems to meet requirements; validating requirements against needs; designing details of automated systems; and executing unit integration and user acceptance testing. The position will collaborate with technical counterparts at both UC Berkeley and University of California, Office of the President
This position must have a solid understanding of integrated ERP systems such as PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain products and working knowledge of how Purchasing, Vendor data and Accounts Payable integrate. This position requires general knowledge and experience in IERPS with respect to understanding system functionality from an end-user perspective. This analyst must be proficient in database management and have the ability to analyze trends and make recommendations to management for strategic planning purposes.
ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
Provides expertise in the development and implementation of the BearBuy Procure-to-Pay system and provides ongoing technical leadership to optimize the use of BearBuy on campus and maximize efficiencies and savings.
Develops procurement and BearBuy system designs that meet campus needs and optimize the potential of the Integrated Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (IERPS).
Applies advanced business systems concepts to define highly complex systems scope and objectives based on both user needs and a good understanding of applicable business systems and industry Best Practices.
Performs highly complex analysis of business and user needs, documentation of requirements, and translation into proper functional requirement specifications.
Creates technical specifications for systems to meet user requirements with broad impact on campus.
Communicates complex system issues to non-technical staff, and conducts individual and group discussions and focus groups. Reports on procedures and decisions to interested constituencies.
Initiates, designs or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results.
Quickly understands new business process issues and is able to gather the necessary information to document business/technical solution requirements; validates requirements against needs.
Develops complex user interfaces, and plans and executes unit integration and acceptance testing.
May lead cross-functional teams to solve complex business or technical issues.
Works at the highest technical level of most phases of systems analysis while considering the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment.
Initiates, facilitates, implements and documents work process changes.
Knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain Management products and expert ability using Query Manager
Advanced experience writing SQL.
Ability to work with Data Warehouse services and generate financial and operational reports
Knowledge of technologies involved (i.e. databases, operating systems, reporting tools, and hardware)
Maintains tables, along with updating, correcting and establishing procurement security profiles for the system.
Works with continuous process improvement mindset to regularly evaluate the procurement and BearBuy systems and identify opportunities to improve efficiency.
Establishes plans to prevent, mitigate, or resolve potential system problems with a minimum of operational disruption to the units served.
Works with Card Programs Administrator (procurement cards) to analyze and resolve system, user and/or application errors.
Provides user support and training on new applications or new functionality.
May complete project specific assignments that support the overall mission of Procurement Services.
Participates in staff development that enables the staff member to stretch and grow; includes work on committees and assignments, formal and informal coaching and mentoring, regular training and conference attendance.
Bachelor's Degree in Business or Accounting, or Computer Science, or equivalent experiences/training.
P.M.I. or comparable professional designation preferred.
Advanced knowledge of functional business analysis and SciQuest and PeopleSoft platforms.
Comprehensive knowledge of Integrated Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (Procurement, General Ledger, Asset Management, Budget, Workflow and Accounts Payable).
Possess 4-6 years of experience in an organization comparable to UCB (in terms of size, complexity, and scope of operations) to effectively manage, understand and answer the difficult functional and technical questions associated with UC Integrated Enterprise Resource Planning Systems.
Knowledge of project management practices, principles, techniques and tools, and functional experience in a full life-cycle project setting.
Knowledge relating to the design of applications programs across multiple sites or units.
High degree of proficiency with queries, data mining, and other tools such as Excel, Access, Hyperion SQL, and OBIEE.
Knowledge of PeopleSoft table structure, Security.
Knowledgeable of higher-education central and department processes and procedures.
Skills associated with analysis of processes, information flow and system architecture.
Advanced skills associated with programming design, modification and implementation.
Must have highly developed oral, written and presentation skills.
Requires interpersonal and communications skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Must be able to effectively work independently and as a member of a team with minimal supervision.
Ability to make appropriate and well-reasoned written and oral recommendations and decisions in support of system users and stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to write clearly and effectively document both functional processes and technical problems and their solutions.
Skill to conduct business within a continuous improvement program that includes benchmarking, customer feedback, and operational and performance measures.
Must have an understanding of how large complex organizations operate, including the ability to understand and apply policies and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects as well as daily responsibilities with minimal supervision.
Salary & Benefits
The salary range for this position is $76,000 to $115,000, commensurate with experience.
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How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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