Business Analyst / Change Management Project Support Business Analyst

Infotech Sourcing - San Francisco, California

Job Title: Change Management Project Support Business Analyst (Business Analyst)

Location:San Francisco, CA

Duration: 12+ months contract

Leading Cloud-Based CRM company

 

Description:

Project Overview: End to end transformation of process, policy, people, & system for our FP&A function. We are trying to change the mindset of the people who do Finance. Today, the FP&A team focuses on obtaining curated and consistent data, as all our processes and systems are broken (e.g. getting data is difficult and time consuming). For example, being able to write queries and code to pull data is highly valued. In the future, we will have new systems, streamlined processes, and curated data at our fingertips. We, thus, want the day-to-day mindset to be on providing best in class FP&A support to our business partners.

What does that mean?

  • Have a deep knowledge of the operations of the organization and how the financials tie to them
  • Identifying key risks and opportunities and effectively communicating these to increase the bottom line
  • Drive accountability with business partners to their budgets
  • Maximize shareholder investment through data driven analytics
  • Turn data into information and provide solutions with business partners

Team: This role will report to the FP&A Program Manager of the project. The Program Manager owns all Change Management activities as they relate to FP&A on this project. System training will be led by the IT Change Management team in partnership with the FP&A Program Manager.

Change Strategy: Change is scary, especially a change of this magnitude. The change management approach will, thus, be as follows:

  • Define stakeholders and how they will be impacted

  • Create a communication plan, detailed strategy and roadmap

  • Partner closely with Executive Sponsor to coach on when, how, and what he should say to influence business partners, other functions, and his team for the change (formally & informally)

  • Identify the key influencers across the organization and assess their level of “buy-in” to the change

  • Steer leadership and other influencers down the right path for driving the buy-in to the change (formally & informally) (similar to what doing with Executive Sponsor)

  • Create training materials and training plan for process only roll-outs

 

Day-to-Day Activities of Role:

This role will support the Program Manager in all change management activities. Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the project and changes to come

  • Build credible relationships across the floor

  • Document stakeholder analysis

  • Document change strategy, plan, & communication plan

  • Execute day-to-day activities and ensuring we adhere to all plans

  • Monitor progress and highlight risks

  • Draft all comms for review by Program Manager

  • Hold meetings with various stakeholders to understand where they are and drive them to do what we need them to do

  • Hold stakeholders accountable

  • Manage event setup for certain change events (e.g. Floor Updates, Trainings, etc.)

  • Create training materials

  • Partner with IT Change Management team as needed

 

Skills and Key Traits:

  • Very high EQ

  • Solid knowledge of what FP&A functions do and why (ideally, previous experience doing FP&A)

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Highly organized and consistently delivers

  • Self-motivated

  • Strong influencing skills

  • 2-4 years of change management experience (experience with change management tools)

  • Ability to influence change management in plain english (not using academic change management terms or talking about tools)



Posted On: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Compensation: 105K-115K per annum



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