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Business Analyst, Month


Business Analyst

18 Month Fixed Term Contract

Abbey Quarter, Co Kilkenny (hybrid)

Tirlán  Tirlán, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands. Tirlán owns leading brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Solmiko, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. We nurture a talented team across Ireland, the US, MEA and China, delivering annual revenues of over €3 billion, and over 2,300 people to manage our network of 11 processing plants and 52 agri branches. Our purpose is to nourish the world, while safeguarding our environment for future generations.

Overview We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Business System Analyst to join our IT Applications team for 18 months on a fixed term contract. Reporting to the IT Applications Manager, this position will be responsible for delivering and optimising systems and process improvement initiatives that will drive BU performance

Responsibilities • Analyse current business processes and make recommendations for improvement based on industry trends and professional business knowledge • Work directly with clients to understand the individual needs of the business • Liaising with stakeholders / teams to identify, architect and design solutions • Create and present reports to executive team members and shareholders to support recommendations • Oversee implementation projects from beginning to completion, and assist with support calls as/when required • Use a variety of data analysis and organization tools to discover the most impactful insights • Partner closely with various stakeholders across Tirlán to establish business requirements and provide thought leadership to key business stakeholders • Identify opportunities for business integration, business process automation, increased efficiency and innovation. • Prepare business cases and conduct requirement-gathering workshops with colleagues to agree process design. • Develop feasible implementation plans by resource type. • Design and deliver value-added systems initiatives to drive business value. • Coordinate with the various resources, manage issues and risks and cut-over plans. • Deliver progress reports to the business units and IT management teams • Develop relationships with Business management/key users to drive the effectiveness of systems solution. • Recommend and analyse business systems and data structures • Assist the assigned Project Managers to follow set procedures to ensure consistency across projects. • Assisting in developing Business Process & Systems Development / IT team into best in class and share expertise with other personnel • Manage the Application support service to ensure SLAs are met • Enact regular application status reports to ensure all applications are running to expectations • Provide a second line support service to the key user model. • Improve training and operational procedures to increase efficiency and productivity, and provide instructions and training to the key user when required. • Analyse error trends aimed at reducing down time.

Requirements • Third level IT or Business Qualification • Minimum of three years’ Project or Business Analysis experience. • Strong communication and interpersonal skills • Reporting toolset including SAP, CORE POS or Millwheel experience advantageous • Thorough knowledge of business process mapping, including documentation standards and tools such as Visio • Proven track record of successful projects delivery • Strong data analysis skills & attention to detail, with experience in data query tools desirable • Understands data models and relationships between different entities and databases • Good testing skills to verify reporting results, as well as providing evidence to support signoff prior to release of change to production systems • Commercially focused and driven, with a high level of enthusiasm and energy • Innovative, with ability to work on own initiative • Background in Lean or 6 Sigma desirable 

About us  Through our expertise in research and development, customer insights, food safety and state-of-the-art manufacturing we bring innovative food and nutrition solutions to a global market. Our new and vibrant headquarters in Kilkenny City operates as a collaboration hub where multi-functional teams come together in a hybrid work environment. 

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion We believe in the value of difference. We know that different perspectives, life experience and backgrounds can drive innovation and deliver growth. We welcome people from all walks of life without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 

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