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Business Analyst II

Company Name:
IDEXX
## Description
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc , - is currently hiring for a Business Analyst/Data Specialist.
JOB SUMMARY: Perform analysis of data, business goals, objectives, and needs. This position analyzes data, business-oriented projects and programs to help ensure the Software Development & QA Teams in both Westbrook and Eau Claire have the knowledge to successfully build and test the Pet Health Network Pro software. Plan and design business processes and make recommendations and changes in order to improve and support business activities, software and systems. Utilize data and systems to resolve business issues in the most effective and productive manner. Elicit, analyze, validate and document business, organizational and/or operational requirements. Assist and lead projects and teams.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work closely with the business and development team members in Eau Claire and Westbrook to evaluate business needs, define and prioritize requirements, and ensure that process flows and analytical capabilities align with leading business practices.
Travel to Eau Claire will be every 4 to 6 weeks.
Work to understand the data model and ETL process to ensure seamless communication across two development teams
Work as part of project teams to create/enhance/implement business processes and supporting solutions ensuring requirements are delivered as agreed and on time, gathering additional resources as needed. Assist and lead projects and teams.
Identify and gather business requirements in a group setting by preparing an agenda and managing the group discussions.
Research internal and external leading business practices. Promote and direct ongoing use of processes and supporting functionality so that business unit management fully exploits business information to deliver added value.
Market and communicate program vision to project teams, key business stakeholders, and executive leadership. Ensure continued business sponsorship, engagement and commitment.
Work closely with customers, colleagues, and other stakeholders to identify user information requirements and seek opportunities to support critical business strategies, improve business processes, and educate the workforce about the strategic use of technology.
Business analysis, requirements and projects may include the following activities/responsibilities:
Plan an approach for documenting, categorizing, and packaging requirements.
Verify that requirements are testable and generate testing objectives.
Create tools and supporting processes that allow business analysts and project teams to conduct requirement reviews.
Outline requirements and manage scope.
Provide input and updates to project plans, resource tracking, issues, and risks during projects.
Compile and executes use of tools, templates and processes for business analysts and project teams.
Plan/execute/deliver quality improvement.
Gather specifications, requirements and enhancements that will achieve the customers and business goals.
Translate requirements into solutions that may include a systems development component, process improvement or organizational change.
Perform other duties as assigned
Adheres to and models the IDEXX Purpose & Guiding Principles.
## Qualifications
EDUCATION:
Bachelors Degree in Business, Marketing or Science; or an equivalent combination of related education and experience
Masters Degree, a plus
IIBA Certification or Business Analyst Professional, a plus
EXPERIENCE:
4 - 6+ years of related professional business experience, project management experience, and/or related product experience.__
Experience with relational databases (/Oracle, SQL) and a strong understanding of ETL is a must__
Experience in business modeling and process engineering preferred.
Business or systems experience within the functional area a plus.
Knowledge and experience in the health care industry a plus.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES :__
General business knowledge required; general business knowledge or support of functional area preferred
Strong/advanced knowledge of data, databases, and their manipulation (SQL, ERDs)
Solid reasoning and analytical skills to identify and resolve issues
Solid financial management and analysis skills
Solid project management skills and abilities, with ability to lead cross-functional teams in a matrix environment
Organized, with ability to manage and prioritize several projects at once
Drive, initiative and creativity
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Strong/advanced presentation skills; ability to present and explain business requirements to all audiences
Influencing skills to gain commitment and support for decisions and to motivate the organization to support business changes
Ability to translate business process or concepts into technical requirements (and vice versa)
Ability to perform root case analysis and problem resolution
Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and persuade at all management levels and thrive in a cross-functional organization
Proven management and leadership skills as applicable
Strong personal computer skills, including Microsoft Office
IDEXX is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. IDEXX products enhance the ability of veterinarians to provide advanced medical care, improve staff efficiency and to build more economically successful practices. IDEXX is also a worldwide leader in providing diagnostic tests and information for the production animal industry and tests for the quality and safety of water and milk. Headquartered in Maine, IDEXX Laboratories employs 5,700 people and offers products to customers in over 100 countries.
IDEXX attracts, rewards and inspires exceptionally talented and motivated people who are eager to participate in two of the most important technological revolutions of our time--biotechnology and information technology.
We offer outstanding opportunities for personal growth and success, and support excellence, world-class standards, and continuous improvement.
At IDEXX, we reward leadership initiative and excellence. Benefits include:
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
401(k) Plan
Vacation Time
Sick Days
Paid Holidays
Life Insurance/AD&D;
Dependent Life Insurance
Short- and Long-Term Disability Programs
Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent)
Employee Referral Award Program
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Personal Growth Leave
Bonus Plan
If you are looking for a challenging work environment that unleashes creativity and energy, is refreshingly honest and comfortably casual, and offers opportunities for unmatched personal growth, we want to hear from you!
About the area: Portland, Maine recently ranked number 6 on Forbes magazine's list of America's Best Cities for Young Professionals, was ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the best places to raise kids, was listed by as one of America's Best Hipster Neighborhoods, was named the Foodiest city in the US by Bonapppetit magazine, was ranked by as having one of the healthiest and most affordable housing markets, made the top 10 list of healthiest cities for women by Women's Health Magazine, and has recently been nominated for "Best Town Ever" by Outside Magazine; the magazine chooses its top 10 places to live based on a balance of great culture, breathtaking scenery, reasonable home prices, low-stress living, and, of course, easy access to the outdoors.
No unsolicited Employment Agency resumes are accepted.
EOE/M/F/D/V
Job: Marketing
Primary Location: Americas-United States-Maine-Westbrook ME
Organization: Product Management - 30001887
Schedule: Full-time
Overtime Status: Exempt
Job Posting: May 20, 2014, 1:06:04 PM
Req ID: 1012 1

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