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IT Business Analyst - Supply Chain

Johnstone Supply LLC
Portland, OR
  • Expired: January 25, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.

Johnstone Supply, North Americas leading wholesale distributor of HVACR equipment, parts, and supplies has a great opportunity for an IT Business Analyst to join our team. Over the last seven decades Johnstone has grown into the industry leader with over 450 distributor branches and 6 distribution centers throughout North America resulting in over $4 billion in annual sales. We work with some of the largest companies in the world, including Daikin/Goodman, Honeywell, Emerson, Johnson Controls, Google and Fujitsu, to provide contractors with world class products, technical expertise and quality service.

As a member of the Information Technology team, the IT Business Analyst is responsible for contributing to the development, implementation, and maintenance of enterprise-wide programs, and makes recommendations in areas that require a moderate level of technical competency. Please note, while this position is remote, it must be based in Portland, Oregon or Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.

Position responsibilities:

  • Ensures applications meet user requirements by gathering information from users; documenting technical requirements, processes, architecture, and design deliverables; and continuously working with users to negotiate technical solutions against business requirements. Effectively communicate and define technology considerations within the context of business requirements to a business audience.
  • Makes recommendations in areas that require a moderate level of technical competency, and supports project organization, execution, and participates in the design, vendor evaluation, development, implementation, and management of multiple projects.
  • Maintains understanding of Johnstone's business models, data relationships, and systems interfaces to determine requirements and formulate strategies for new and enhanced functionality.
  • Manages the product or application backlog according to department standards; opportunity to set and to influence standards.
  • Recommends sizing estimates for project requests and determines feasibility of implementing new systems or modifying existing systems including communication plans and training plans.
  • Serves as the liaison and collaborates with internal users, external software providers, and the IT technical staff.
  • Serves as primary subject-matter expert for assigned applications, mentors secondary and other analysts in that domain area.
  • Assists with development to meet business requirements by analyzing business needs, testing, debugging and documenting programs and systems in alignment with department standards and practices.
  • Assists with the documentation of application roadmaps to support strategic growth, including inter-related and data dependent applications, and future business needs.
  • Provides ongoing client support for technical system questions and problems; serves as subject matter expert for designated systems; analyzes and performs second or third level support, coordinating with vendors and other parties as necessary, and tracks to resolution; recommends alternative workarounds for system defects until system solutions can be implemented.
  • Provides troubleshooting on escalated issues for one or more applications, including on-call support where required.
  • Provides technical training, guidance and resource support for end users and department staff.
  • Create and manage deliverables for self-led projects; log, track and verify resolution for all project tasks to ensure business and technical scope is controlled to meet quality, timeline, and budget expectations.
  • Partners with business and IT teams to determine estimates on resources and timing to meet business needs and communicates to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Communicates risks and proactively recommends risk mitigation strategies to leadership.
  • Shares lessons learned to identify and to implement future department improvements at IT department meetings.

Position requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) from a four-year college or university; At least 3 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with software and processes in one or more relevant areas: Finance, ERP, Supply Chain (preferred), and/or Integration.
  • Ability to diagnose and solve problems. Uses logic to solve problems with effective solutions; probes all different sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is effective at analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn't stop at the face value answers.
  • Skilled in prioritizing multiple tasks and demands. Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish goals; uses resources effectively and efficiently arranges information and files in effective ways.
  • Ability to learn quickly when facing new problems; takes initiative to learn without being asked.; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; not afraid to ask questions.
  • Ability to collaborate with business and third-party service providers.
  • Ability to communicate technical issues to non-technical users.
  • Skill in technical writing for documentation and design purposes.
  • Ability to write status reports, process descriptions, and procedures.
  • Skilled in facilitating and leading meetings in small group settings.

Johnstone Supply is strongly interested in hiring a great candidate that exhibits work behaviors & values that are conducive to building and maintaining a strong and effective company culture. These behaviors include:
  • Customer Focused: Taking the perspective of who we serve into everything we do, anticipating their needs, and responding quickly.
  • Own It: Focus on the goal and show initiative, with a sense of urgency and pride in doing things right the first time.
  • One Team: We win together, with everyone playing their role and leveraging the strengths of the team.
  • Innovate: Embracing and creating positive change to continuously improve and developing competitive, valuable solutions.
  • Engage: Seek out and share information to make sure everyone is fully informed and aware of what they need to know to succeed.

Johnstone offers a competitive wage and benefits that include medical, dental, vision, life, LTD, 401(k) with company match, and PTO after 90 days. Our commitment to continuous improvement & investment in our people is only matched by our commitment to superior customer experience. If you are ready to take the next step in your career, apply now.

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Johnstone Supply LLC


Portland, OR
97220 USA



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