Lawson Products Business Intelligence Developer Analyst - Int in Chicago, Illinois

Business Intelligence Developer Analyst - Int

Location IL - Chicago

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Business Intelligence Developer Analyst - Chicago IL

Purpose: Responsible for assisting in the development, delivery and support of information driven business solutions. Primary support will be related to Business Intelligence, Data Visualization and Data Warehousing solutions at Lawson Products.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages the relationship between business partners and the IT department relative to requirements, solutions, and priorities.

  • Develops and maintains knowledge of the capabilities and functions of Business Intelligence solutions and related software. Uses this knowledge to recommend optimal solutions to business requirements that best leverages the product using best practice methodologies.

  • Active in all stages of the project management phases from business interactions to development to QA testing.

  • Develops Business Intelligence content to include dashboards, managed/interactive reports and analytical solutions.

  • Assesses cross-functional impact of changes to business processes.

  • Performs system support activities and ensures production support service levels are met for all business applications.

  • Assists in upgrade & migration activities, ensuring these meet business requirements and goals.

  • Creates training documents and system documentation.

  • Ensures that IT practices and policies are adhered to and aligned across the enterprise.

Skills and Abilities :

  • Project Management Skills - Capable of managing small to medium sized projects. The projects may involve multiple resources and be up to 400 hours of effort for the total team.

  • Communication - Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as presentation skills. Ability to communicate complex ideas in plain language. Good listening skills and ability to fully understand concepts by asking good questions

  • Problem Solving - Methodical and disciplined approach that emphasizes the long-term perspective

  • Business acumen - ability to separate high value initiatives from low value and articulate the difference

  • Influence - Needs to inspire confidence and credibility and be willing and able to influence others' opinions where appropriate

  • Demonstrated experience developing sophisticated reporting, analysis, and dashboarding solutions.

  • SME with respect to assigned software and development tools.

  • Technical strengths

  • Conceptual understanding of IT fundamentals such as networking, programming, data center operations/scheduling, BI, Help desk, security

  • Technical strength: Able to translate business needs into terms technical experts can easily understand and respond to

  • Technical strength: Solid capabilities with enterprise business intelligence tools and SQL

  • Technical strength: in depth understanding of Business Intelligence software's technical capabilities with respect to development & integration

  • Utilizes Software Development Life Cycle best practices to manage project activities when required.

  • Responsible for the overall design and deployment of Business Intelligence solutions at Lawson Products for the functional areas assigned.

  • Understanding of business concepts for the functional areas to be supported.

  • Ability to interact with personnel at all levels of the company to obtain, analyze, and discuss business intelligence processes and solutions.

  • Must be able to leverage various technologies to query and analaze business data – through SQL, notepad or 3rd party tools.

Other Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of 2 - 5 years experience with Business Intelligence technologies.

  • Minimum 2 year experience with Enterprise BI Tools

  • Minimum 2 year experience with SQL Server 2012+ (database or BI stack).

  • Distribution industry experience a plus.