Staples Principal Business Systems Analyst in Framingham, Massachusetts


About the Job:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be on the Enterprise Data & Analytics team at Staples! Staples is on an exciting journey to modernize the data landscape, consolidate data assets, and build a brand new Data Warehouse. The DW will support critical business process transformation, be in the cloud, integrate with Hadoop, and implement and enforce new data governance standards. The Analytics that will sit on top of the DW will be solution oriented, enforce definitions, provide self-service OLAP solutions, and focus heavily on data visualization techniques that are actionable by the business. The team is seeking top talent who has deep experience as an analyst who can bridge the gap between technology and business, with a heavy focus on data and analytics. If you are interested in using your expertise and business acumen to lead the build of a new modern analytics footprint and data warehouse, enjoy working with the business and visualizing data, are a resourceful analyst who has a passion for data, then we want to talk to you! A fantastic opportunity awaits you!

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Engage Business Stakeholders to identify requirements forcurrent and future products through ongoing interaction.

  • Ability to translate requirements to well-written userstories to bridge the gap between business and technology.

  • Facilitate User Acceptance testing through creation ofcritical success factors and testing outlines to ensure requirements aremet.

  • Facilitate standups as scrum master

  • Strong understanding of Data Governance concepts to ensureconsistent implementations of data sets, terminology and reportingstructures for data integrity.

  • Periodically assess customer satisfaction with products andmake suggestions for improvements.

  • Provide routine and transparent product updates to all levelsof stakeholders via formal presentations and written communication.

  • Create effective release communications for businessstakeholders which outline key features and benefits.

  • Collaborate on product roadmap, participate in Agile planningsessions to execute roadmap.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal customers andstakeholders to gather, synthesize and understand business requirementsand define and execute product roadmaps through translation tomeaningful user stories.

  • Assist in Agile transformation ensuring Agile practices arefollowed, to plan and launch projects on time, on budget and onspecification.

  • Stay informed of industry trends and best practices forcurrent products and technologies in the Data Space to shape how to goabout meeting business needs.

  • Perform research and provide recommendations for enhancementto current suite of products.

  • Review technical solutions to ensure the businessrequirements and long-term product goals are being met.

  • The candidateshould be self-motivated, with a positive attitude and demonstrate the abilityto provide strong solutions that help resolve business challenges.

  • Ability to seebig picture and then identify key areas for deep analysis to support sound solutions.


Required Skills:

  • BS/BA degree in Business Management(or related field), or minimum 10+ years of relevant BusinessSystems Analyst related experience

  • At least 3 years of experience with Agile,Scrum, and SAFe

  • At least 5 years of experience as aBusiness Systems Analyst in the Data Analytics discipline

  • At least 5 years of experience organizingworking with business and running User Acceptance Testing cycles

  • Experience leading requirements workshopsfor new data assets and analytics solutions

  • Experience with Cloud based analytics

  • Experience with Big Data

  • Experience providing top notch supportand service to business partners

  • Strong analytical and time management skills

  • Stronginterpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and ability topresent complex technical/analytical concepts to executive audience

  • Strong business mindset with abilityto collaborate with business partners to identify needs and opportunities forimproved data management and delivery

  • Ability to work independently with businesspartners and management to understand their needs and exceed expectationsin translating those needs into technical tools/solutions

  • Effective planning, leadership and communication.

  • Excellent relationship building skills

  • Experience in the following areas:

  • Information Technology

  • Data Mining & Analytics

  • Data Warehousing / Data Marts

  • Data Visualization

  • Business Intelligence

  • Business Systems Analysis

  • Strong analytical, qualitative, and quantitative skills

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to communicate to senior level executives and third-partyvendors

  • Market research

  • Competitive analysis

  • Usability testing

  • Strategic thinking

  • Critical thinking

  • Breaking down complex problems and formulating plans forresolution

  • Learning complex workflows and products

Preferred Skills:

  • Master’s Degree inBusiness Administration

  • Certified Scrum Master

  • Enterprise BI Applicationskills with one or more of the following: MicroStrategy, Cognos, BusinessObjects, or Microsoft Power BI or SSRS/SSAS

  • High level knowledge ofBig Data including Hadoop and Data Lakes

  • Experience with relational databases,SQL, and proficiency using analytic tools to answer business questions

  • Experience withMicrosoft Azure or AWS

Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.