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Senior Business Analyst (Oracle Hyperion) - IT

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Location: Kuwait
Kuwait Head Office

IT

Alshaya IT is a diverse organisation supporting corporate, warehouse and retail specific IT infrastructure and systems. We have software teams creating and developing in-house applications and product teams optimising and integrating major third party solutions.  The rate of growth across divisions and geographies means we are constantly evaluating how we provide robust, scalable and business enabling infrastructure and systems in line with global benchmark standards. 

The Role

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills as well as a knack for getting things done with the help of their interpersonal skills in a complex franchise-retail organization. This is a very challenging role in an organization that is looking at a massive IT enabled business transformation.

Experience Needed

  • Either MBA – Finance or C.A background with good academic record
  • Must have at least 4-6 years of relevant experience in Financial Planning - either as a planner/ financial analyst for a large retailer OR IT business analyst/ consultant (in-house retailer or IT service providers like Oracle, Accenture, KPMG, Deloitte etc.), out which at least 2 years should be in IT.
  • Must have implementation experience in Oracle Fusion Hyperion – Financial Consolidation, Planning & Budgeting, Profitability & Cost Management
  • Demonstrable experience in setting up Hyperion configurations and integrating with other systems (Financials, Merchandize Planning etc.)
  • Robust experience in creating reports in Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting

Key responsibilities:

  • Interpret, understand business drivers as stated in business cases or IT change requests - conceptualize into viable solutions
  • As domain consultant, work closely with customers (business users, stakeholders) to extract requirement details, apply subject matter knowledge and domain experience to suggest better practices, convert requirement details to specifications   
  • Partner with technical analyst to convert specifications into a design and help build a fully configured, tested and deployable solution; own, engage, and support end to end application change delivery; resolve bugs, defects and issues
  • Function as a subject matter expert; develop business analyst talent 
  • Assist in effort, cost or value estimates for business cases or IT change requests; participate in business need discovery sessions, technology assessment, vendor presentations or other initiatives 
  • Prepare accurate documentation of requirements, specifications, test cases or other areas where documentation is key
  • Identify and recommend business process changes and better practices – saving time, cost or effort; convert to solution
  • Be a scrum master, solutions architect, QA engineer, trainer, or change delivery manager as needed; demonstrate agile, lean, continuous improvement practices throughout work method; develop capabilities within domains of interest
  • Partner with internal IT teams to ensure change delivery meets or exceeds customer satisfaction
  • Partner externally (customer/ business) with stakeholders at various tiers to discuss requirements, present solutions, evangelize better practices, time management, train users, set and manage delivery expectations 
  • Partner externally (vendor) with stakeholders at various tiers to discuss requirements, collaborate in solution delivery, manage and report performance, ensure methodology compliance 
  • Meet KPI targets; support domain leader as backup; actively mentor business analysts 
  • Discuss or present key subjects in user group sessions; support ITBPs and ITSMs on user adoption as needed 
  • Develop and manage productivity of a team of 1-8 business analysts

About Us:

As a leading international franchise operator, with nearly 90 of the world’s most recognised brands in its portfolio, Alshaya Group brings great shopping, dining, leisure and hospitality experiences to millions of customers across the Middle East & North Africa, Russia, Turkey, Europe and beyond.

Alshaya Group is a dynamic multinational business and family owned enterprise with a consistent record of growth and innovation. For 35 years, Alshaya has been a pioneering force in brand franchising, using its exceptional knowledge and experience to expand at pace.

Our portfolio of well-loved international brands includes Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, The Body Shop, M.A.C, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn, KidZania and, coming soon, Hampton by Hilton.

From one retail franchise store opened in Kuwait in 1983, Alshaya Group has consistently grown and diversified and today offers customers an unparalleled choice of brands across multiple sectors; Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings, Leisure & Entertainment, and Hotels. A diverse, skilled team of 53,000 people from 120 nationalities support more than 4,000 stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure destinations, a growing online business and a commitment to delivering great customer experiences.

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