Business Analyst (Consumption and Marketplace) (R6957)

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Elastic is a free and open search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real-time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Barclays, Cisco, eBay, Fairfax, ING, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe. Learn more at elastic.co.

To support our growth and enable us to scale efficiently, we are seeking an exceptional Business Analyst to join our growing team. The primary mission of the Finance Transformation team is to support and drive Finance and cross functional programs to deliver best in class data, processes, and systems.

What you will do:

You are responsible for supporting programs focusing on critical initiatives for the Finance organization. You will need to be very detail oriented and passionate about going deep, as well as going wide. You must have the ability to connect the dots to ensure conflicting interests are addressed while complimentary opportunities are enhanced. Your solution must be comprehensive, scalable, and agile. You will be required to demonstrate the ability to perform data analysis in assigned projects while keeping in sight the overarching, larger business capability. 

You will be expected to support complex, cross functional programs aligning people, processes, and systems to achieve a successful outcome. You should be a creative, smart problem solver scaling steep learning curves quickly. Working on highly complex problems, you are asked to gain insight into the strategic issues which are forefront in the minds of the executive leadership team. 

You will need to demonstrate the ability to be successful in an unstructured, team-focused environment. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate strong leadership skills, with a proven ability to influence and lead cross functionally. 

You are required to possess finance, system implementation, process mapping, project management and communications skills, demonstrate the ability to influence and effectively manage key relationships and challenging situations in a fast-paced business organization.

You will drive and support programs with cross functional partners in the organization to gather requirements, provide advice of inter dependencies and impacts, facilitate process design and re-design, develop solutions, execute approved plans, and promote capability adoption. 

Other expectation includes:

  • Support the Program Manager in the development of the company’s strategy on high visibility initiatives, and long-term strategic priorities in key ecosystem areas
  • Develop recommendations and prepare written and oral presentations to senior management
  • Develop, maintain, and publish project plans, project timelines and performance
  • Create comprehensive project test plans. Coordinate, track, and report testing activities.
  • Analyze data from various sources to compile a comprehensive picture of the overall business requirement documents, process mapping including flow charts, and process narratives.
  • Develop Alteryx workflows to analyze data from multiple sources in order to facilitate the automation of processes.
  • Balance urgent and effective action, commitment to excellence, and taking initiative to resolve problems, holding internal partners accountable where appropriate
  • Coordinate, support, and provide guidance on initiatives to cross-functional partners
  • Develop and implement best practices across finance functions
  • Support day to day operations and deliver on strategy and operational plans against the strategic vision for the company
  • Manage the Finance organization portfolio process. Partner with PMO to provide program updates and communication to partners.

What you bring to the role:

  • 8+ years of experience in accounting, finance, project management, business analysis, and business operations support.
  • B.A. or B.S. in Business Administration, Finance or Information Technology with a focus on Business applications
  • Prior experience developing Alteryx Workflows and SQL queries
  • Prior experience working with Consumption and Marketplace Business Models
  • Proficient understanding in the order to cash transaction flow, bookings reporting, sales reporting, accounting, procure to pay, and data reconciliation.
  • Prior experience with data mapping, process mapping, system flows, process narrative, business case documentation, and data integration is highly desirable
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills; ability to work with a diverse team and influence/inspire change across functional and business boundaries
  • Proven ability to take charge of complex tasks with minimal guidance and develop new strategies and new ways of approaching business challenges independently
  • Continuous improvement mentality and ability to suggest and implement new and better ways to work
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills
  • Self-starter with unquestionable integrity. 
  • Be Great!

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

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