What does a Process Analyst do?
Process analysts define, document, assess, and scrutinize the business processes of an organization or department and then identify areas for potential improvement. Their focus is on streamlining operations or developing solutions that allow for improved efficiency or increased productivity. They also ensure processes are aligned with organization objectives and guidelines. They meet with stakeholders across the organization to gather research, and also interact with outside vendors. They prepare documentation and develop recommendations. They may also design and implement tech-based programs to automate routine processes.
Process analysts typically have at least a bachelor’s degree, and a background that involves analyzing and improving business processes. Good analytical skills and project management capabilities are required. Familiarity with the Six Sigma method and philosophy may be desired by some employers.
- Identify and analyze business needs, conduct requirements gather, and define scope and objectives.
- Learn, use and support various financial products, software and systems with ease.
- Ensure support documents are created and distributed/posted in timely manner.
- Analyze, test, and evaluate raw materials, in-process products, and final products.
- Perform data gather, root cause analysis and performance trending in order to develop appropriate process changes.
- Develop gap analysis with leaders and identify improvement opportunities and initiatives.
- Review solution designs with the IT project teams to ensure they meet requirements, are scalable and high quality.
- Manage and execute user acceptance test effort, data, and cases, and identify pertinent performance metrics.
- Create impact assessments and analyze the ROI for system enhancements.
- Identify training gaps and create training opportunities when needed, including guidance on execution of SAP transactions.
- Adhere to practices that improve operational efficiency via expanded communications with key process constituencies including IT, sales, and services.
- Bachelor's Degree in business, computer science or engineering.
- Advanced business process analysis knowledge.
- Familiar with Six Sigma practices.
- Strong problem solving and leadership capabilities.
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“Professional career growth and job security is good.”
“Under paid I was there for 12 years and received about $2 in pay increase.”
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