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IT Business Analyst in Lewisville, TX at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 4/23/2022

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Job Description

Job Description

  • Supports and maintains all corporate IT business systems including but not limited to ERP, MRP, WMS, and EDI
  • Serves as the point of contact to internal customers for all business systems and applications
  • Performs complex systems analysis
  • Identifies inadequate or inefficient systems and recommends alternatives to increase efficiency
  • Provides leadership in recommending technical solutions to functional business challenges to effectively meet strategic business objectives
  • Serves as the project manager and coordinates the utilization of all IT resources for all business application development lifecycle activities
  • Composes and maintains project plans for all business application development lifecycle activities
  • Composes and maintains functional design documents for the purposes of designing new applications or augmenting existing applications
  • Composes and maintains technical design documents that software developers will use when programming solutions
  • Conducts and manages all testing activity for all business application development lifecycle activities
  • Manages and participates in training users on new and/or modified applications
  • Coordinates and manages all software development change management
  • Participates in the planning, design, and implementation of all business systems at new SMP facilities or business units
  • Provides business knowledge and technical leadership to effectively collaborate with the software developers and the user community
  • Conducts feasibility studies and helps determine economic justification of all proposed IT projects

Maintains all required corporate IT SOX compliance documentation for business analyst activities

Job Requirements

Working Experience Required:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in analyzing business processes, understanding business needs, and providing technical solutions to specific business challenges
  • Thorough knowledge of all major business functional areas (Finance, Supply Chain, Operations, Sales, Marketing, HR, and IT). Prior role in one or more non-IT functions preferred.
  • 3 – 5 years working for a company in the manufacturing and distribution space
  • Experience working with a tier 1 ERP system (Oracle, SAP, or JD Edwards). JD Edwards preferred
  • Functional knowledge of MRP theory
  • Experience with warehouse management systems
  • Functional knowledge of EDI and other e-commerce solutions
  • Experience with structured query language (SQL) through query writing and/or ad hoc reporting
  • Exposure to software change management practices
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with non-IT personnel at all levels in the business
  • Ability to effectively create and maintain detailed application design specifications based on functional business needs
  • Ability to effectively create and maintain detailed technical design specifications for use by software developers
  • Ability to conduct testing and training activities on business applications
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to execute multiple project plans against strict deadlines
  • Functional knowledge of the software development lifecycle. Programming experience is a plus.
  • Functional experience with business software implementations and integrations
  • Ability to understand business concepts and processes at both the macro and micro levels
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to adhere to all SOX software change management requirements
  • Ability to use Office products (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, Project, Visio)
  • Less than 10% travel required
  • Financial analysis skills are a plus
  • Business Intelligence/Reporting skills are a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
  • Specific work experience considered