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Business Analyst, PMO

Job Number:  51576
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna IT Canada – Aurora East
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Aurora, ONTARIO, CA, L4G 0G9 TROY, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

Group Description

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.

We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.


Role Summary

The Business Analyst’s role is to elicit, analyze, specify, and validate the business needs of stakeholders, be they customers or end users. This includes interviewing stakeholders and gathering and compiling user requirements to understand the technology solutions they need. The Business Analyst will also apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help the business make good technology decisions. For Global IT the Business Analyst is responsible for the coordination, implementation and execution of IT projects as well.

Key Responsibilities

•    Translate conceptual user requirements into functional requirements in a clear manner that is comprehensible to developers/project team.
•    Articulate statement of requirements together with functional teams.
•    Analyze and verify requirements for completeness, consistency, comprehensibility, feasibility, and conformity to standards.
•    Work closely together with business departments as well as Global IT departments like enterprise architecture, IT Infrastructure or IT Solutions, Software architecture.
•    Provide direction and support to project team.
•    Planning and implementation of multiple IT business projects or strategic initiatives within the Global IT.
•    Manage project scope, budget and timelines to meat goals and deliverables.
•    Develop full scale project plans.
•    Track project tasks and resource using appropriate tools. 
•    Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders.
•    Lead consistent steering committee update meetings with the project sponsors to review project status, key risks/issues and associated mitigation strategies.
•    Implement and manage project changes to achieve project outputs.
•    Project evaluations and assessment of results.

Key Qualifications/Requirements

•    College diploma or university degree in the field of business administration, computer science, finance, or information systems.
•    Completion of a degree in Computer Science – or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent.
•    Project management professional (PMP) designation, CAPM, PMP or equivalent certification is an asset 
•    Minimum 3 years’ progressive experience planning and implementing IT projects with cross-functional stakeholders from IT and business groups.
•    Proven experience with business and technical requirements analysis, elicitation, modeling, verification, methodology development and application evaluation.
•    Project management and supervisory principles and practices to supervise project staff and coordinate multiple complex projects under pressure to meet schedule and budget commitments.
•    Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of project management and organizational change management.
•    Project experience based on technologies like MS SQL based web applications, MS Azure, MS PowerBI is an asset.

Skills and Competencies

•    Excellent MS Office knowledge.
•    MS Project experience is an advantage.
•    Basic Understanding of IT Infrastructure, network, databases, web applications.
•    Basic Understanding of data integration within application frameworks.
•    Understanding development languages is an asset.
•    Profound English communication skills, Solid German communication skills are an asset.
•    “Hands-on” mentality 
•    Critical thinking and problem-solving skills, decision making.
•    Negotiation skills and political acuity to ensure that conflicts project and stakeholder requirements are managed to ensure a successful outcome.
•    Interpersonal and oral/written communication skills to make presentations to senior management and other senior stakeholders.
•    Adaptability.

Additional Information

Accommodations for disabilities in relation to the job selection process are available upon request.

Work Environment

For dedicated and motivated employees, we offer an interesting and diversified job within a dynamic team together with the individual and functional development in a professional environment of a global acting business. Fair treatment and a sense of responsibility towards employees are the principle of the Magna culture. We strive to offer an inspiring and motivating work environment. Regular overnight travel 10-25% of the time. 

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

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