Business Analyst

Location: Columbia, South Carolina US


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 204394

Position Title: Business Analyst (IV)

External Description:

Job Summary  

The Position will be responsible for coordinating and managing the Spare Parts Logistics Procurement and Quality Analysis program for Teradata.  The candidate will manage and improve the current processes for our quality program as well as increase cost savings, on time percentages as well as reducing lead times for spare parts. This position works within Teradata with many organizations as well as other companies.  The position will be physically based out of Teradata’s Lexington, SC facility. 


Key Responsibilities   


  • Create track and manage purchase orders for parts
  • Cost Basis Negotiation: understand market activities that drives IT pricing (Memory, Drives, sheet metal).
  • Facilitate, in conjunction with Supplier, new sourcing opportunities for parts
  • Problem solve issues to reach resolution, while working with multiple organizations
  • Provide Quality reporting and analysis monthly to organization.


  • Develop and report Spare Parts monthly reporting


  • Daily use of Oracle ERP system to track and manage part issues


  • Work with the supply base to reduce quality issues.


  • Research best practices, document, and deploy standard Teradata supply chain tools, processes and metrics
  • Provide data and thorough project recommendations to all management to support strategic decision-making
  • Implement Business Objects reporting updates for the Quality program


Work Environment


  • Normal office environment
  • Domestic travel may be required <5%
  • Multi-functional team environment where team members are expected to back each other up and offer assistance when possible and where needed.


Skills & Attributes


  • Excellent Analytical skills
  • Financial analysis experience
  • Product cost analysis and management experience
  • Strong knowledge of product and manufacturing cost structures and components
  • Knowledge of computer industry commodity cost structures and trends
  • Understanding of Procurement and Supply Line Management policies and processes
  • Knowledge of finance and accounting policies and processes
  • Knowledgeable on computer manufacturing processes
  • Innovative and Resourceful - Draws from a large pool of diverse resources or information.
  • Creative - Develops new approaches for situations in which standard approaches do not apply.
  • Adaptable - Adjusts to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity, and rapid change. Accepts and adapts to new or alternative approaches.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), business, analytical, and problem-solving/trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to lead problem solving activity
  • Effective resource management and project management skills/capabilities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment





Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in business/mathematics, Finance, Accounting, , operations management (emphasis in Procurement or Supply Chain Management). 
  • Oracle 11-12 ERP Experience
  • 1-2 years Procurement/Finance/Accounting/Pricing experience.
  • Power user of Excel
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the company, both written and oral capabilities
  • Experience in continual business process improvements
  • Ability to  directly influence and lead cross-BU and/or cross-functional teams, including a demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally (internally) and/or with outside professionals
  • Data Analysis


Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience in data mining and Statistical analysis techniques
  • 1-2 yrs. of Oracle ERP Experience
  • 3-5 or more years Procurement or supply chain experience
  • Daily use and extensive understanding of Excel during current work experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the company: both written and oral capabilities
  • Experience in continual business process improvements
  • Ability to  directly influence and lead cross-BU and/or cross-functional teams, including a demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally (internally) and/or with outside professionals


Essential Functions


  • Ability to type
  • Ability to look at a computer monitor for extended periods of time
  • Ability to sit for at least 8 hours/mostly sedentary work
  • Ability to push/pull/drag up to 25 lbs
  • Occasional reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
  • Ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less


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City: Columbia

State: South Carolina

Community / Marketing Title: Business Analyst

Job Category: IT

Company Profile:

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