Business Analyst

Costco   •  

Issaquah, WA

Industry: Retail / Diversified


5 - 7 years

Posted 309 days ago


Description of position

This Business Analyst will be responsible for facilitating business change management by developing detailed business requirements and process flow diagrams in addition to other appropriate standard business analysis artifacts, in the Accounting functional area.

The Business Analyst will support multiple customers and stakeholders throughout the project and product release cycles.  

The Business Analyst will work closely with end users, business unit representatives, Information System resources and other relevant resources in all stages of the project life-cycle including discovery, design, construction, transition, implementation, and support. This individual will demonstrate the highest levels of customer service, communication, productivity and professionalism. In addition, he/she will have the ability and aptitude for leadership, self-motivation, strong analytical skills and Costco business (or other retail) expertise.

Tasks and responsibilities

Stakeholder and team interaction:  

  • Determines stakeholder influence and relationship needs, and understands their business and requirements.

  • Builds and manages stakeholder relationships including business partners, users, vendors, customers, project team members, and leaders.

  • Interacts with technical team(s) to help translate functional specifications into technology solutions.  

Requirements management process:

  • Develops business analysis artifacts (use cases, business models, etc.) to document “as-is” and “to-be” requirements and business process change management plans as they pertain to specific projects and/or functional area.

  • Identifies and communicates risks and issues that may require changes to scope.

  • Prioritizes requirements effectively based on identified factors.

  • Organizes and synthesizes large amounts of information provided by stakeholders.

  • Ensures that all requirements support the delivery of business value, fulfills goals and objectives and meet stakeholder needs.

  • Leads and participates in User Acceptance sessions for confirmation of requirements implementation prior to deployment.

Elicitation and communication:

  • Ensures appropriate stakeholders are involved and obtains required information for capturing and validating requirements and other artifacts.

  • Effectively manages changes and conflicts during requirements gathering process.

  • Manages requirements traceability and future reuse.

  • Prepares artifacts in an understandable and presentable format.

  • Assists in other areas of the department and company as necessary.

Required skills, abilities, and certifications

  • Minimum 5 years of Costco or other retail IT experience.

  • Minimum 3 years of Business Analyst experience.

  • Proficient in requirements gathering, business modeling, project scoping, and use case creation.

  • Knowledge of software development/delivery processes such as Agile/SCRUM/Kanban and demonstrated experience gathering requirements in such environments.

  • Expertise in utilizing standard requirements documentation tools/utilities.

  • Experience in managing SCRUM cycles’ scope as a product owner.

  • Must possess excellent analytical skills and demonstrated ability to effectively troubleshoot and provide solutions.

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to negotiate and effectively engage with individuals at all levels of the organization.

  • Must possess demonstrated strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Must possess strong work ethic, demonstrated attention to detail and excellent time management skills.

  • Must be available to work as needed to honor project commitments, meet deadlines, and support assigned business area needs (e.g., nights and weekends).

Recommended skills, abilities, and certifications

  • Costco or other retail Accounting Operations.

  • Project management and/or product development experience.

  • Professional business analysis certifications, such as CBAP or CCBA.

  • Proficiency in utilizing development, data, and business process analysis tools/utilities (SDLC, Business Process models, use case modeling, context diagramming, functional decomposition).

  • Team player, willing to help out with other areas as needed.

Required Document(s)

  • Letter of interest

  • Resume

    Order Number: 2210