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Business Analyst in Oak Brook, IL at ReaderLink

Date Posted: 3/14/2018

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Job Description


The Business Analyst works closely with all departments and is responsible for providing both ad hoc and dashboard reports to assist in managing various business functions.

Essential Functions:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position:

• Strong modeling skills with ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and develop recommendations.
• Ability to prepare comprehensive reports accurately, and present complex ideas clearly and concisely.
• Perform ad hoc analysis with large data sets to call out and present key actionable insights.
• Communicate effectively with internal departments in order to gather requirements and provide status updates.
• Ability to critically analyze data for accuracy and consistency.
• Possess strong problem-solving and troubleshooting abilities.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and adjust quickly to changing business needs.
• Ability to work well in team environment and develop close relationships with all areas of the business.

Non-Essential Functions:

• Other duties may be assigned, directed or requested.

Job Requirements


• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or related discipline.
• Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point).
• 1-3 years of experience working with large data sets.
• Problem solving skills with ability to think creatively.
• Team oriented, hardworking, open-minded, and flexible.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Proficient in WebFocus and/or SQL and familiarity with enterprise reporting and analysis tools.

Physical Requirements:

The requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee:

• Must be able to sit for 5 hours per day
• Will frequently have repetitive hand/arm movements for simple reaching and/or typing
• Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
• Regularly required to stand; use hands and fingers, and handle or feel objects

Language Skills:

• Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Ability to speak with all levels of the organization
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as instructions and procedure manuals
• Ability to create and write reports

Mathematical Skills:

• Must be proficient in mathematics
• Ability to add and subtract numbers and to multiply and divide
• Ability to do statistical analysis

Reasoning Ability:

• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
• Ability to deal with problems involving variables

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

• The work performed is in an office environment
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate at low decibels
• Must be able to work in a fast paced, team environment


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