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Lead Business Analyst - Item Portfolio

Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1087132
Corporate Positions
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jan 7, 2020

Lead Business Analyst - Item Portfolio

The Lead Analyst will report to Sr. Manager – Item Portfolio and will be part of the team that is responsible for Application portfolio management and development that focuses on building and configuring software solutions for omnichannel Item systems. This entails: (1) strategizing, roadmap planning, selecting, architecting/designing, building and implementing technology solutions to solve complex business problems.(2) portfolio management for entire business applications suite (3) actively managing the on-going health and supportability of the portfolio in alignment with IT Ops & Support, (4) managing the cost, contracts, and licensing associated with the portfolio, (5) partnering with other IT and business teams to deliver end to end technology solutions for JCPenney. The team provides IT solutions to JCP Merchandising and Product Development/Sourcing business clients.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead analysis, requirement gathering, use case creation, scope management, process improvement, test case creation for medium to large size projects/programs through all phases of the SDLC.
  • Expert and point-of-contact in core business capabilities, processes, and applications for the Item portfolio.
  • Drive portfolio ownership by working with users to understand strategies and operations in order to develop technology capability roadmaps that are aligned with business/domain roadmaps.
  • Demonstrates breadth and depth of techniques and tools for one or many of the following: use case modeling, data modeling, E2E business process modeling, process mapping, E2E business scenarios.
  • Provides mentorship and coaching to junior staff.
  • Works with geographically diverse locations

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • 10+ years of IT Business Analysis experience in large multi-channel retail company with preference for direct experience in Merchandising Technology with functional knowledge of Item, PIM, or Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems. Experience with Oracle RMS is preferred.
  • Experience owning BA responsibilities (as described above) for the full software development lifecycle for large multi-year projects and/or multiple overlapping shorter-term projects. Ability to manage multiple concurrent responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Able to connect with business SMEs, end users, IT partners, and 3rd party software vendors. Able to effectively convey critical information to various levels within the organization. Effectiveness in sharing knowledge across the organization, driving best practices, and coaching junior team members.
  • IIBA Certification a PLUS.

What you get:

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.

About JCPenney:

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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Job Title: Lead Business Analyst - Item Portfolio
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1087132

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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