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Business Analyst (Microsoft Dynamics 365)

Company: Kate Farms
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:


Kate Farms is a company with heart. Our company was founded on the belief that good nutrition leads to good health, and good health opens the door to endless possibilities. That's why our mission is to make nutrition the cornerstone of healthcare, so people can live their best lives. We are a medical food company that makes complete nutrition formulas for people who have a medical need for liquid nutrition.

Kate Farms works to be the place where a diverse mix of talented individuals want to come, to stay, and do their best work. Ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is core to Kate Farms' values. We are an equal opportunity employer and fully focused on equality; we believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. We invite you to come do the best work of your life with us at Kate Farms.


Kate Farms is seeking an IT Business Analyst to identify, define, and support the delivery of processes and solutions within the Microsoft Dynamics Business Central (ERP) and Business Intelligence platforms.

You will help drive the identification and scoping of solutions, determine solution feasibility, support the development of business/functional requirements, and work directly with development and other technology resources to ensure the delivery of solutions that meet agreed specifications and requirements.


  • Develop and maintain a detailed understanding of business processes and applications, customer needs, and priorities.
  • Identify both business and technical opportunities for business process improvement (e.g., leveraging of new features, new integrations, optimized business process, etc.)
  • Become an expert in the capabilities of current and future software solutions.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to define and document business requirements. This may include conducting end-user interviews, process mapping, and other requirements-gathering methods.
  • Document functional requirements utilizing various techniques, including use cases, data flow diagrams, process/workflow diagrams, screen mock-ups, etc.
  • Support assigned configuration or analysis activities specific to your area of focus.
  • Conduct gap analysis and downstream impact exercises for system changes.
  • Own functional delivery from end to end for assigned projects/activities.
  • Facilitate and/or participate in solution testing and related issue management.
  • Prepare assigned project and end-user documentation, system configuration documentation, and related technical reports.
  • Manage engagement with third-party vendors.
  • Work cross-functionally with peers to identify opportunities across systems and/or shared workflows.
  • Drive and/or participate in end-user training and stakeholder reviews specific to your area of focus.
  • Perform data migration of financial, operations, and sales data onto the Business Central Platform
    • Administer system setup of users along with system permissions and functionality. MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems Management.
      • 5+ years of implementing and/or supporting Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business Central ERP. At least one full end-to-end implementation of Business Central is required.
      • 7+ years of Operations or Finance-Accounting experience, or experience with supporting Operations or Finance-Accounting in a Business Analyst role.
      • Working knowledge of data and process mapping and modeling methodologies.
      • Experience with data visualization tools such as Microsoft Power BI (preferred), Tableau, or like solutions.
      • Proven experience in software evaluation, selection, and implementation.
      • Experience with supporting back-office systems focused on financial/operational business functions.
      • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with persons of various social, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
      • Strong written, analytical, and oral communication skills.
      • Ability to drive the definition of improvements based on business needs.
      • Familiarity with agile development practices and methodologies.
      • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced, high-pressure matrixed environment.
      • Ability to conduct research into systems issues and solutions as required.
      • Ability to present ideas and data to varied audiences at all levels of the organization.
      • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
      • Comfortable working in a skilled technical environment with rapid changes in direction and environment.
      • Strong understanding of operational and business workflows.
      • Strong conceptual, analytical, problem-solving, troubleshooting, and resolution skills.
      • Comprehensive knowledge of systems development lifecycle including business analysis, requirements development, cost-benefit analysis, change management, process reengineering, use cases, user acceptance testing, data migration, user training, and ongoing systems support.

        In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA) we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles that will be, or could be performed in Colorado. If the position applied to is not located in Colorado, the following information may not apply. Salary Minimum: $ 110,232 Salary Maximum $141,342. The base salary range above represents the low and high end of the Kate Farms salary range for this position. This range will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors, including but not limited to location, experience, internal pay alignment, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Kate Farms' total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include annual bonuses and short- and long-term incentives.

        Kate Farms cares well for its employees, and it shows through the provision of standout benefits such as Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, FSA, 401k Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off, Remote Work options, and many more outstanding company perks.

Keywords: Kate Farms, Santa Barbara , Business Analyst (Microsoft Dynamics 365), Professions , Santa Barbara, California

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