IT Business Analyst (HR)

Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

(Newport News, Virginia)
Full Time Travel Required
Job Posting Details
About Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.
Ferguson raises the bar for industry standards as the top-rated wholesale supplier of commercial and residential plumbing supplies. However, our expertise goes beyond plumbing. We are a diverse distributor that spans multiple businesses including HVAC/R, waterworks and industrial. In the past 63 years, we’ve grown from a local distributor to a $13 billion dollar company with more than 1,400 locations and over 22,000 associates nationwide.
The Business Analyst is responsible for the analysis, development and applicable support of business process and software solutions. The Business Analyst operates as a liaison between Ferguson/Wolseley’s business groups/departments and the Information Technology department.
* Responsible for the gathering of user requirements and the development of a detailed requirements document suitable for both business review and code development. * Research and explore user requirements, costs and benefits in support of documentation required for the demand management process. * Serves as a team lead for other business analysts. * In the Business Analyst capacity, plays a lead project team role in large, complex projects. * Interact with associates from the business to understand business strategies, future initiatives to determine future process / solution needs. * Responsible for analyzing the business needs to identify new processes or process improvements that will meet those needs. * Analyze detailed systems factors including input/output requirements, information and paper flow, hardware and software needs. * Analyze “soft” systems factors including: roles, responsibilities, policy, culture, etc. * Evaluate the impact of potential software and process changes on the organization. * Develop and facilitate groups as necessary in pursuit of eliciting and defining requirements. * Create detailed business requirements documents, process flow documentation (“as is” and “to be”) and software functional design. * Create business case documentation on behalf of business stakeholder and in support of initiatives involving software solutions
Ideal Candidate
* 5+ years in the business analyst or similar field * Bachelor’s degree and 5 - 7 yrs of general business experience preferred * Strong PC skills with specifics towards all Microsoft Office applications, Microsoft Project and Visio * Expertise or background in functional area * Experience with HR projects required * Some PeopleSoft HR experience preferred * Possess general business and technical knowledge * Strong analytical skills * Able to work effectively in technical and business environments * Experienced in aspects of systems and process design and development * Project oriented/Uses a structured methodology to problem solving * Strong verbal and written communication skills * Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with all levels of associates * Inquisitive/Proactive * Facilitation/able to work with groups to get things done * Receptive to some travel (education, project pilot, training, site visits, etc.) * Open minded about alternative solutions, not constrained by the way processes have always worked within any particular company * Ability to work on simultaneous projects * Demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in the use of basic analysis/interview skills * Demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in writing * Demonstrate good communications and presentation skills * High degree of leadership and basic project management skills in solving problems and exploiting opportunities
Compensation and Working Conditions

Working Conditions

Receptive to some travel (education, project pilot, training, site visits, etc.)


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