Cargill Business Analyst in Asia, United States

Business Analyst

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose & Summary

The Business Analyst will work closely with business partners, business teams, CBS and 3rd party partners to enable the delivery of process, data, and technology solutions.

The Business Analyst is a skilled professional in systems & process design who will assist and provide quality and solid system designs and solutions to solve various business requirements. This position will be able to expertly manage low to medium rigor projects or work streams within the projects, through the entire project lifecycle. The Business Analyst will deliver effective presentations and solution walk-through to audiences of all sizes utilizing strong communication skills.

This position requires knowledge of the solution(s) and business processes for their assigned Business(es)/FN(s), and the ability to design solutions by mapping customer business problems to reusable end-to-end business application solutions. The Business Analyst will engage in business decision discussions related to agility, business value, and business processes. The Business Analyst has a passion for the business which is demonstrated through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the business experience.

This position requires an individual who is resourceful, confident under pressure, and has demonstrated competence in expectation management.

This position is expected follow the Cargill Project Delivery Process and Requirements Analysis and Solution Design process framework.

Principal Accountabilities

Analysis & Requirements Gathering

  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.

  • Elicit functional and non-functional (performance, availability, security, accessibility, cross-browser compliance) requirements using a methodology most appropriate for the context of each project, such as Joint Requirements Planning (JRP), Joint Application Development (JAD).

  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal stakeholders to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as needed: Business Requirements Document, Use Cases, Screen and Interface Designs.

  • Facilitate requirements discussions with key stakeholders

  • Communicate and clarify the requirements to the design and development resources. Assist in translating business requirements into functional design specifications

  • Clarify and improve the business processes impacted by the technology changes that are part of assigned projects.

  • Evaluate system changes for downstream system and/or organizational impacts

  • Plan for acceptance of solution (change management, communication, training needs)

  • Provide subject matter expertise in assigned business process areas

Solution Design

  • Create solution designs across process, data, and technology that meet business requirements and adhere to relevant standards and principles, leverage common tools and processes, and meet cost/delivery objectives.

  • Consider in the design, the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment.

  • Perform reviews with key stakeholders throughout the design lifecycle to ensure alignment on solution designs and requirements. This may include but is not limited to the following activities: design reviews, testing execution, deployment verifications, customer satisfaction reviews, etc.

  • Create supporting solution design documentation to ensure sustainment of the solution and business capability, support solution implementation as necessary.

  • Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language.

  • Participate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze trade-offs between usability and performance needs.

  • Be the liaison between the business, technology teams and support teams.

  • Actively participate in discussions on solution options and business partner decision making to minimize the amount of project investment divergence from target architecture

Business Partnership

  • Work with businesses to identify and confirm connections between business goals and strategies and the process data, and technology investments required to achieve them.

  • Engage with and influence business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans

  • Create and maintain strong working relationships with technology teams, functional counterparts, vendors and business partners.

  • Effectively engage stakeholders in change management activities

Project Delivery Responsibilities

  • Manage workload and priorities to deliver agreed upon project milestones

  • Provides input to staffing plans at the project-level to identify key / required skills

  • Ensure traceability from business requirements through application testing and work with offshore development and QA teams clarifying requirements.

  • Holds project team resources accountable to their deliverables and ensures project execution.

  • Prepare high and detailed level estimations of effort in order to achieve a preferred solution.

  • Provide guidance and oversight during requirements, design, build, and test phases.


Education, Experience, Skills

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science or Management Information Systems; OR equivalent experience

  • 5 years experience in diverse operational, development and/or business roles

  • Experience with business case development

  • Strong analytical skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.

  • Ability to influence peers and leadership stakeholders

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate technical and business information effectively to both technical and non-technical people.

  • Strong project management, planning and organizational skills

  • Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies

  • Demonstrated ability in identifying and developing strategies to address change management issues.

  • Define digital marketing objectives and strategy, working with stakeholders and colleagues across our marketing teams within the operating groups, corporate teams, and other business units.

  • Execute digital marketing strategy and ensure effective use of digital channels and tools

  • Identify, develop and manage innovative digital marketing initiatives to support business goals

  • Develop industrialized solutions where/when appropriate

  • Develop training, enablement and leading practices to help regional and local marketing team members understand and improve how they leverage digital marketing channels

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

  • Business fluency in English

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience, across various businesses and project types (including custom software development, COTS and SAAS implementation, O&M support).

  • Experience in Use Case diagramming, Business Process Modeling (BPM) and User Stories development.

  • Experience with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

  • Familiarity with Business Analyst Body of Knowledge (BABOK)

  • Experience working in a business role including mergers and acquisitions

  • Experience with in-house developed and package implementations.

  • Knowledge of and experience with Change Management

  • Familiarity with Cargill’s Project Delivery Process (PDP) Methodology

  • Familiarity with Cargill’s Requirements Analysis and Solution Design process framework.

Job Information Technology

Primary Location Region - Asia

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: KUA00363