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Sr Business Systems Analyst

Marshall, Minnesota

At The Schwan Food Company, we are driven to bring our customers delicious foods and reliable services. That's how we grew from a "one-man-and-a-truck" delivery business in rural Minnesota to a multibillion-dollar private company with thousands of team members nationwide. Our commitment to delicious foods shows in all we do, from careful ingredient selection and quality food making to delivering a great experience wherever you shop and eat.
The foods we make reach customers in many ways. We deliver directly to our customer's homes through our popular food-delivery business, offer well-known retail brands such as Red Baron®, Freschetta®, and Tony's® pizzas, Pagoda® snacks and appetizers, and Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, and bring innovative food solutions to our customers in the food-service industry. To learn more, visit us at

The Schwan’s IT department is hiring for a Senior Business Systems Analyst.  This person is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with multiple business units.  They will work on projects to determine business objectives and benefits, perform requirements planning, perform requirements analysis, and facilitate acceptance testing of systems.  This person is also responsible for assisting with the on-going technology planning for assigned business areas.
  • Serves as a liaison between the business unit and IT in support of the relationship management function. Uses intermediate understanding of end-to- end business processes and the industry to identify opportunities and perform in a consultative role. Supports the innovation process and the introduction of new solutions through researching competitors, vendors, industry solutions, emerging technologies and managing RFI/RFP processes.
  • Collaborates with leaders to understand the strategy and define solution requirements in terms of business capabilities and broad outcomes. Creates business process models of current and proposed systems. Gathers requirements, builds logical models and provides quality documentation of user requirements. Effectively transitions requirements and capabilities to other areas of IT for development and implementation. May lead or facilitate envisioning and JAD sessions.
  • In partnership with business leaders and other areas of IT, identifies and recommends innovative solutions to enable the business strategy.
  • Facilitates and participates in user acceptance testing. Maintains quality of assigned systems and programs and provides support as needed.
  • Develops project plans, identifies issues and communicates status of assigned projects, and ensures that the systems meet the stated objectives. Involved in change management activities.
  • Participates in or may lead business process improvement initiatives leveraging knowledge in Lean principles and continuous improvement.
  • Maintains a basic understanding of and adheres to the IS Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and standards and systems planning process.
  • Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission, values, code of ethics, policies, and other standards of conduct.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in related field, or equivalent education and/or experience
Years of Related Experience: 6-10 years related experience; experience in consumer products and/or retail industries preferred.
Ability to achieve internal Lean/CI green belt certification within 1 year.
  • Intermediate understanding and experience within the specific business industry being supported, such as consumer packaged goods, retail, manufacturing, logistics or finance.
  • Knowledge of business and strategic planning process and principles, theories and concepts;
  • Advanced change management skills;
  • Interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong technical aptitude, and analytical skills.  Experience with SAP a plus!  
  • Intermediate knowledge of Lean / six sigma / continuous improvement.
  • Basic project management skills.
  • Strong customer service skills; teamwork focus; strong organizational skills; applicable industry or internal certifications are preferred, e.g. Lean / continuous improvement; business process management and modeling skills.

The employing subsidiaries of The Schwan Food Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.

Job Type: Business Relationship Management
Business Unit: Schwan's Shared Services, LLC
Req #: 17000985

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