The Children's Place BUSINESS ANALYST in SECAUCUS, New Jersey

The Business Process Analyst will own and support key foundational tools and processes that serve as core pieces of the company’s merchandising and planning capabilities. The Business Analyst must possess the necessary technical skillset to enhance and build the foundational tools as well as collaboration skills to effectively work with our key internal customers and partners in an environment of changing and potential competing priorities. Reporting to the Manager of Business Process, this position will partner with internal cross functional teams such as Merchandising, Planning, Allocations and Information Technology.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Owns several Excel-based tools and processes, with responsibilities including break-fixes, enhancements, documentation of processes and tool definitions and communications with users

  • Effectively manages relationships with the internal customer – the merchandising and planning teams - applying a customer-focused mindset

  • For tool enhancements, collaborates with cross functional partners to translate end-user requests to technical requirements. Designs, tests, documents and implements requests

  • Provides day-to-day support for tools including troubleshooting debug errors, researching email requests, etc

  • Partners with various functions ranging from Merchants to IT; across a range of levels, from functional heads to individual contributors

  • Manage and run Business Intelligence queries in Cognos

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or quantitative focus area preferred

  • 2-3 years of experience in apparel retail, particularly working with Merchandising and/or Planning, preferred

  • 2-3 years of experience in an analytical or reporting role preferred

  • 2-3 years of experience working in/with Informational Technology preferred

Skills and Behaviors:

  • Expert Excel skills including pivot tables, complex formulas, advanced queries, visualizations, etc.

  • Experience with Visual Basic (VBA) including code writing, debugging and documentation

  • Report automation/scheduling (e.g. via Outlook task scheduler) experience preferred

  • BI reporting skills preferred

  • Excellent analytical and math skills

  • Strong focus on detailed, accurate execution of processes

  • Strong knowledge of retail math

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team; must be service oriented and problem-solver

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be agile, able to prioritize, and able to manage multiple demands and stay calm under pressure

ID: 2016-28737