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Position Title:
Position Type:
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Business Analyst
Full Time, Exempt
Mendota Heights, Minnesota
General Manager
The Business Analyst will be responsible for the collecting, compiling and analyzing large data sets. They
will create reports, conduct quantitative analysis and provide support for Procurement, Category
Management, Inventory, Logistics and Finance departments. Additionally, they will collaborate with
internal departments, customers and suppliers to help achieve financial and operational goals. Specific
tasks to include:
Collect, standardize, validate, analyze and report data from divergent sources in different
Collaborate with supplier partners to gather/maintain accurate item level detail for various
product lines
Research and create baselines for current and potential suppliers that will help facilitate
strategic supplier partnerships & category line reviews
Participate in the development/maintenance of pricing programs by conducting research, data
mining and statistical analysis
Conduct and present analysis to support costing & pricing for sourcing team
Support functional departments (i.e. purchasing, inventory, supply chain and finance) on sales
forecasting & budgeting
Perform ad hoc analysis and reporting when needed
Build and maintain complex data structures that organize data, perform analysis, and create
Simplify and translate complex data into clear, concise information that is understandable to
non-technical audience
Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university
Minimum three (3) years of experience in data analysis
Minimum of five (5) years preferably in a wholesale/retail environment working in inventory
planning, category management and/or supply chain
Proficient in MS Office applications Excel, Access, Word & PowerPoint
Advanced technical skills with data analysis tools such as MS Excel, Access, SQL and other
relational databases
Strong analytical, critical-thinking, and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail
Possess the inter-personal, written and verbal communication skills needed to interact with
people at all levels of the organization
Ability to work in a cross functional team environment
Able to multi-task while remain detail oriented
Proficient in Excel (Pivot Tables and VLookups)
Coordinate and manage many requests for data analysis and reporting of varying size and scope
Able to capture and document business processes and reporting requirements
Self-directed associate who has the ability to drive results as well as take balanced risks and
make decisions
Able to multi-task and define long and short-term objectives and establish priorities
Understands the complexities of different cost structures and continuously look for
opportunities to improve processes
Ability to offer opinions and support senior management and business leaders
Demonstrated integrity and ethical standards
Generally the job requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing. This job is performed in a
generally clean environment. The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions
require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping
and significant fine finger dexterity.