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Home Depot Business Analyst - Item Data Management in Atlanta, Georgia

At HomeDepot.com, our award-winning e-Commerce team is blazing a trail of retail shopping innovation by leveraging cutting-edge technology with our 2,200+ store locations and a relentless focus on customer service. We have been named one of the world's most innovative companies and we are on a mission to provide the best interconnected shopping experience to our consumers. To do so, we need more dreamers, innovators and big thinkers passionate about re-imagining the future of retail. Interested in making history with us? If so, apply today to experience what it’s like to be a part of our HomeDepot.com team. Who knows? Your next big idea may just change the future of retail!

POSITION PURPOSE

The business analyst contributes in a lead role to the merchandising group function in the evaluation, design development, and implementation of standardized reporting, business processes and information systems solutions. This allows customers (the associates in the merchandising function) to maximize their productivity and make sound, effective decisions based on consistent, accurate information. The business analyst handles the front-end of the project life cycle; ensuring the business need and requirements are defined and scoped accurately. They also act as the liaison between the business stakeholders and the technical developers to ensure projects are completed successfully. The Business Analyst uses Agile project delivery methodology to manage the intake and delivery of reporting and analytics solutions.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • 20% Plan and lead all phases of a project's life cycle (i.e. feasibility, design implementation, evaluation); this inclues extracting the business need; defining the business requirements, understanding the impact on the business, and designing and carrying out the project(s)

  • 10% Serve as liaison between merchandising and finance by facilitating meetings including both departments

  • 10% Mentor other analysts in developing/honing business knowledge and analytical skills

  • 20% Servce as a subject matter expert and perform research and/or analysis within assigned projects

  • 20% Multi-task to work on 2 to 4 projects simultaneously, recommending process improvements and making final project recommendations which impact the business

  • 20% Establish and report on metrics of assigned projects to guage business value

NATURE AND SCOPE

Reports to a director-level position within merchandising

No direct reports, however, the position will be required to mentor others who have the need for assistance

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Environment:

Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel:

Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen years of age or older.

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 2 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree

Excellent Communications Skills (written, verbal and interpersonal)

Strong Project Management (Agile preferred) and Organization skills

Critical Thinking /Problem Solving Skillset

Technical Acumen related to database and reporting technologies

Strong Analytical mindset

Prior visualization experience is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

Strong project management skills, including strong process orientation, ability to work in a cross-functional team environment

Good communication skills, including ability to interact with officers, also needs the ability to negotiate and persuade

Strong analytical skills and general understanding of technical concepts

Ability to establish priorities and procedures for accomplishing work within established deadlines; ability to handle multiple projects and manage toward deadlines and deliverables

Proven leadership skills, including a willingness and ability to be a mentor We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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