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Business Analyst (R&D Performance Optimization)

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for a Business Analyst ( R&D Performance Optimization) to join our team in Chicago or Omaha, Nebraska! Are you currently part of a business COE with a passion for process improvement, creating efficiencies and streamlining processes? As the Business Analyst for R&D Performance Optimization, you will support the design, implementation, and maintenance of the strategic growth pipeline and margin optimization workstreams within Research & Development. You will be responsible for maintaining reporting and processes that will be critical to defining our innovation priorities and margin enhancement efforts. You will proactively identify data gaps and inaccuracies and seek to solve them by researching and retrieving data from multiple sources and identify its relevancy to overall objectives. You will foster effective working relationships with key stakeholders in order to incorporate strategic business goals with practical operational and systems capabilities. You will use both logic and creativity to solve problems and identify new ways of working and contribute to the creation of business process and operational support documentation. What else you'll do in this role: Assist in the development and identification of system needs Liaison with IT regarding implementations, system enhancements, and upgrades Communicate business needs, update leadership with progress on open requests and work with management team to coordinate resource needs for design, testing and implementation support. Lead the work effort to ensure the team is prepared for any system changes - training, SOP's, establishment of super user forum and consistent communication of progress and identification of any gaps. Interact with external and internal business partners to define business requirements associated with system utilization and enhancements. Define and execute test scenarios. Utilize project management skills to ensure work streams are properly identified and prioritized, resources utilized, timelines met and provide consistent status updates. Application maintenance, troubleshooting and on-call support including answering user questions on system functionality, corrections for production problems, recommendations for improvement, data correction, one-time corrective action and coordination with other IT Support groups for problem resolution. Review current business processes to determine where automation / improvements will drive efficiency. Identify process efficiencies, recommend innovative uses of software functionality, design, implement solutions and train end-users. Work with business to design functional specifications for reports. Work in ConAgra internal reporting systems to develop reporting and manage ongoing business needs. Support teams with reporting and analytics identifying service and cost improvement opportunities as well as business process needs. Assist in the production of statistical and financial analyses reports What you'll need to be successful: BS or BA degree 3+ years of experience in organizing, planning, and executing projects along with managing applications and databases Experience in using data analytics and technology to enhancing or rebuilding business processes Purpose-driven and passionate about using data to make clear business decisions in a sustainable and effective manner Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact with key stakeholders and present information to leaders Ability to navigate complexity and ambiguity Strong analytical and digital literacy skills Ability to think critically and creatively Knowledge of internal business metrics, including growth, commercialization, and operational measures Ability to understand and support business process management steps (process workflow documentation, As-Is/ To-Be analysis, etc.) Available to work during non-core business hours to support business as needed Experience with one or more of the following desirable: Power BI Dashboards, IRI Analytics SQL, R, Python Programming Our modern workplace: Conagra's culture of collaboration enhances our ability to meet critical business goals, deliver value to customers and consumers and provide you with the flexibility you need to achieve a better work-life balance. We carefully consider each role and how often each team member needs to collaborate in-person. This position is a hybrid position based out of Chicago or Omaha. The expectation is to be in the office possibly 2-3 days a week but there is flexibility. #LI-MH1 #LI-HYBRID Our Benefits: We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role: Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences Balance: paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role) Our Company: Conagra Brands is one of -North America's -leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that's passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye -, -Marie Callender's -, Banquet -, Healthy Choice -, Slim Jim -, Reddi-wip -, and Vlasic -, and emerging brands, including Angie's - BOOMCHICKAPOP -, Duke's -, Earth Balance -, Gardein -, and Frontera -. We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit - . Conagra Brands -is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law. "---

Keywords: Conagra Brands, Des Plaines , Business Analyst (R&D Performance Optimization), Professions , Des Plaines, Illinois

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