Project Manager/Business Analyst
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Project Manager/Business Analyst
Ref No.: 17-11467
Location: Santa Clara, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 11/28/2017
Title: Project Manager/Business Analyst
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Duration: ongoing


Job Description -
We are seeking an experienced Business Analyst / Project Manager to work on projects supporting our channel sales training & communication team, delivering solutions that reach the approximately 2.2 million people involved in the sales of Apple products worldwide. As the successful candidate you will have several years' experience as a business analyst, ideally within a consumer channel sales environment. This role requires you to understand the supported channel business processes and propose solutions beyond what has been requested by the supported business teams. In this role you will gather, analyze and synthesize business requirements across multiple stakeholders, producing the highest standards of requirements and process documentation. It is essential that you think strategically and identify key integration points with other projects. You will set the highest standard in terms of quality of tools and overall experience for your business users. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, driven individual who is comfortable working in a global, matrixed, fast-paced environment. Excellent project management skills are a must.
Key Qualifications
▪ Good understanding of sales and sales operations processes in a consumer channel sales environment (or similar).
▪ Minimum 6 years managing complex, highly integrated projects.
▪ The ability to convert strategy into action with a solid understanding of project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
▪ An understanding of the components and considerations required when building corporate systems (e.g. key architecture components, security, scalability etc.)
▪ Excellent skills for data analysis in support of requirements gathering and troubleshooting/problem solving.
▪ Technical acumen required to effectively discuss, strategize, write scripts, and trouble shoot technical issues.
▪ Experience with modeling business processes and data models etc.
▪ Analytical capabilities needed to synthesize large amounts of data into a clear story and/or assess business process improvement opportunities.
▪ Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate at all organizational levels.
▪ Experience in facilitating business requirements workshops.
▪ Collaborative, flexible and open working style, with an ability to quickly establish trust and credibility.
▪ Excellent teamwork skills and ability to influence others.
▪ Strong level of customer focus.
▪ High level of professionalism, energy and sense of urgency to "make things happen”.
▪ High level of proficiency creating high impact presentations using Keynote (or MS PowerPoint) to clearly articulate reporting concepts and solutions