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As a member of the Spin Master Project Management Office, the business Analyst will work with a team of project professionals to ensure the successful delivery of a portfolio of medium to large scale global projects.
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Project Management, you will be accountable for helping the Spin Master PMO assess the scope and viability of new projects, ensure projects have identified business requirements and workflows, and contribute to the continual growth and health of the Spin Master PMO.
Spin Master is looking for a skilled, motivated and highly analytical Business Analyst, with the ability to balance strategy, business, technology, and creativity to become an integral part of the Spin Master PMO.
What will you work on?
Understand organizational, business unit and departmental strategies and goals
Conduct stakeholder analysis and develop project RACI
Understand core systems, applications, and technical platforms
Lead workshops to capture & validate current and future state business processes
Work with SMEs, IT leads, and vendors to identify gaps and areas for improvement
Elicit and capture business, functional and technical requirements
Facilitate and communicate requirement prioritization
Maintain requirement traceability to project goals & scope
Collaborate on solution design & specifications with internal and external development teams to advocate for business needs and ensure alignment of requirements and solution
Support test script development and user acceptance testing to confirm the delivered solution meets the business requirements
Continuously work with Project Managers, business stakeholders, Information Technology, and vendors to ensure deliverables meet business requirements
Contribute to the continued growth of Business Analysis and project best practices at Spin Master
What are your skills and experience?
Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Business Analyst or in a role where similar skills or responsibilities are required
Expertise in planning, facilitating, eliciting, documenting and managing business, functional and technical requirements
Proven experience in Business Analysis practices and processes (including modeling/mapping as-is and to-be business processes)
Critical thinking, good judgment, ability to recognize needs and opportunities
Expert interpersonal, relationship, facilitation, and communication skills
Exceptional teamwork skills that foster a collaborative and continuous-improvement environment
Effectively partner with management, team members and vendors at all levels
Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects, activities and tasks under time constraints in a fast paced, often pressured environment
Hold self and others accountable for achieving results
Experience with both traditional Waterfall SDLC and Agile methodologies
Well versed in working with Microsoft Office, Visio and SharePoint
Experience working with JIRA and Microsoft Project
Post-secondary business or related degree preferred
Experience in supply chain is an asset
CBAP an asset
A passion for:
Stakeholder relationship management and satisfaction
Using and seeking out new tools and techniques
Continuous learning and growth
What’s it like to work here?
Spin Master is a fast-paced, hands-on organization that provides many great opportunities for impactful decision-making; though our challenging start-up atmosphere isn’t for everyone, we have a proven record of opportunities for future advancement and internal transfers for our passionate and results driven team.
What you can expect from us:
Our mission is to Make Life More Fun with a vision to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and fun. From top leadership to new and veteran team members alike, everyone at Spin Master embodies our Core Values:
Spin Master strives to create an accessible and inclusive application and selection process and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to job applicants who may require provisions to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment processes. Should you require an accommodation, please contact our Talent Acquisition team, by email at TAinquiries@spinmaster.com or by phone at 416 364-6002 and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.
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We do appreciate all interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.