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IT Business Analyst- Logistics/Transportation

Company: Advanced Drainage Systems
Location: Columbus
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:


At ADS, no idea is off limits, and we celebrate creativity and bold moves. For more than 50 years ADS has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials. Headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, we are a multi-billion dollar stormwater management company, manufacturing pipe and ancillary products. What does that mean? When it storms, we capture rain with our drain basins, convey it with pipe, store it using chambers and finally treat it with our water quality products, before safely returning water back to the environment. We handle, what we call, the entire lifecycle of a raindrop. Our products help prevent flooding, which increases quality of life for people living in large cities, suburbs, and rural towns. We also believe in creating a circular economy and are the second largest plastic recycling company in North America. We use plastic shampoo and detergent bottles to create pipe, diverting over 500 million pounds of plastic from landfills every year. ADS operates a global network of over 60 manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers.

We have amazing stories to tell, and we need your help getting our story out there. To learn more about ADS, please visit our website at


The IT Business Analyst - Supply Chain (Logistics/Transportation) , has broad responsibility for the support and continual improvement of business processes and systems that impact the Supply Chain organization, specifically within the "Logistics/Transportation" domain. The BA will work closely with the business, acting as the liaison for IT to manage and resolve system related issues that impact business operations.

The IT Business Analyst Supply Chain has a customer service orientation and can relate complex technical issues to the business in simple non-technical terms. The Supply Chain BA is a process and subject matter expert, and ensures the successful delivery of initiatives through clear alignment of business requirements. The Supply Chain BA is responsible for ensuring high quality system delivery by facilitating a thoughtful quality control and testing process that conforms to the organizational standards.

Primary Responsibilities

Partners with business functions to define, determine, analyze, document, and communicate the objectives, business requirements and priorities for information systems and solutions, while managing ambiguity

Partnering in the requirements gathering process by working and following up with IT and domain SMEs on process mappings, and ensuring their conformation to the organizational standards, goals and objectives

Embrace and take ownership for organizational change and its collateral effects, and assist with the evolution of process governance, standardization, and hygiene initiatives within the "Logistics/transportation" domain of the business

Active participant in the curation and prioritization of future system enhancements, and works with application and technical experts to implement, support and maintain the enhancements that are part of the associated solution design.

Collaborate and communicate value obtained through use of reporting and analytics

Work alongside the Business SMEs, to define data validation criteria, and develop use cases for user acceptance testing (UAT)

Demonstrated proficiency in managing small to medium sized modeling efforts involving complex business problems in the "Logistics/transportation" domain, and leading the efforts to find optimal solutions

Drives the effort to define, document and develop what constitutes business success for small to medium sized initiatives within the Manufacturing, Sales or supply chain functions.

Provide daily production support as issues arise; and conducts problem analysis as needed. Acts as a point of escalation for moderate to difficult problems.

Implement assigned processes and procedures to address non-conformances, and ensure maximum system uptime and stability. Identify and support the deployment of permanent fixes that prevent future re-occurrences in a quick and effective manner.

Job Skills

This position should possess the following skills/knowledge:

Good interpersonal communication skills

Broad functional knowledge of Oracle ERP functionality, and good knowledge of the "Logistics/transportation" functionality

Strong functional understanding of supported business systems and ability to simplify complex technicalities into business friendly terms

Willingness to drive and embrace change.

Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Excellent time-management skills

Understanding of SQL

Educational Requirements

Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, Operations, Supply Chain, Transportation or equivalent

Preferred Experience

2+ years of Business Analyst experience within a medium-large manufacturing environment

Experience with business process mapping


Keywords: Advanced Drainage Systems, Columbus , IT Business Analyst- Logistics/Transportation, Professions , Columbus, Ohio

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