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ERP Business Analyst I

Company: Stratas Foods
Location: Jonesboro
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

ERP Business Analyst I

Stratas Foods LLC is the leading supplier of fats and oils to the Foodservice, Food Ingredients and Retail Private Label markets in North America and is a producer of quality bulk and packaged dressings, mayonnaise and sauces. Stratas Foods was formed in October 2008 as a 50/50 joint venture between ACH Food Companies (ACH) and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

Manufacturing facilities are located in Dallas and Houston, TX; Decatur and Quincy, IL; Englewood, NJ; Fresno, CA; Nashville, TN; and Valdosta, GA. Corporate offices are located in Memphis, TN. We are committed to maintaining a progressive workplace by utilizing the ideas, skills and talents of all of our employees. We strive to make Stratas Foods a great place to work and are building a team capable of meeting our business goals.

The Business Analyst s primary role is to serve as liaison and ERP relationship manager to Stratas business units. This includes understanding the business unit s strategy, objectives, issues, and processes, bringing IT insights to business strategic planning activities, championing ERP related change, looking for ways to improve and standardize business processes, building & communicating business cases for ERP projects, coordinating with IT and outside resources to ensure quality delivery of IT services and projects, and managing projects. Business Analysts become familiar enough with some business processes to perform them, and they continually seek improvements. The Business Analyst helps manage the application portfolio for the business, including maintaining adequate process, data model and data flow documentation, developing business requirements and specification documents of moderate to high complexity for ERP applications, working with technical architects to develop system and application interface designs, developing, and executing test plans, and coordinating system implementations.


  • Assist in documenting business and IT processes using appropriate methods and tools.
  • Supports ERP assigned system modules.
  • Assists in maintaining system integrity with application of system upgrades, changes, and user updates.
  • Participates in the analysis, design, customization, testing, and implementation of assigned system modules.
  • Assist in developing conversion and ERP system implementation plans. Assists with data conversions.
  • Participates in integration testing, conversion, and deployment activities. Helps resolve testing defects.
  • Assists in training user personnel in the testing, conversion, and implementation of the ERP system. Supports training development and delivery as needed.
  • Assists in preparing ERP system configuration and customization documentation as assigned.
  • Promotes effective use of assigned system modules in solving business problems and improving business processes.
  • Utilizes project management principles in managing work, project management tools and disciplines on project assignments.
  • Effectively participates on cross-functional teams.
  • Manages time effectively to meet individual and project deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Understands project management principles, methodology, and tools as defined by PMI. Ability to use them to manage personal work and project tasks.
  • Strong analytical skills ability to gather and synthesize complex and diverse information, identify critical decision points and alternative solutions, and make insightful recommendations and decisions.
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills with peers and management, including team building, facilitating changes, understanding, and tailoring communications to fit personality profiles, and successfully engaging in crucial conversations.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Good listening and presentation skills. Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Ability to convey information, ideas, and recommendations to non-IT personnel in non-technical terms. Responds well to questions. Contributes effectively to complex documents and clear and understandable reports.
  • Ability to understand business goals, objectives, processes, and issues and to consider how they affect project/task decisions and priorities.

    Education: Bachelor s degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience. (Experience in application development preferred).

    Related Experience:

    • One to Three years experience in IT or a related business function.
    • One to Three years experience with system configuration.
    • Experience using the basic systems development life cycle: analysis, design, development, test, implementation, and support.
    • Experience using or supporting a data warehouse, business intelligence software, and data analysis.
    • Experience in the process industry, especially food and beverage manufacturing, is a plus.

      Equipment/Software Skills:

      • Broad understanding of systems both from a functional and technical perspective.
      • Strong understanding of all aspects of the system implementation lifecycle and a solid grasp of the methodology.
      • Knowledge of cross-functional integration between system functional modules is a strong plus.

        Stratas Foods is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee in any manner prohibited by law, including but not limited to, on the basis of race or color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, national origin/ancestry, mental or physical disability, family status/marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, and any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Stratas Foods, Jonesboro , ERP Business Analyst I, Professions , Jonesboro, Arkansas

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