Sr. Business Analyst - Supply Chain

Date: Sep 5, 2021

Location: Deerlijk, BE Pune, IN

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.

Bekaert supply chain planning processes are under review across the globe; the process revision is based on a cross-functional approach and targets in the first place both the tactical and the operational industrial planning processes. As Senior Business (Functional) Analyst on Supply Chain, you act as the intermediary between the business and IT. You are accountable for gathering input from business teams and writing usable requirements (or stories) for development teams and planning the UAT process. This role requires experience with strategic business initiatives and strong technical understanding supply chain processes such as demand planning & forecasting, sales & operations planning, master scheduling, production planning, detailed scheduling, etc. Ensure the supply chain solution is serving the targeted business needs, brings the targeted business value and adoption by the business teams.



Key responsibilities

  • Partner with the different roles in the Bekaert Supply Chain Planning community to deploy solutions and to ensure full user adoption and realization of the business case.
  • Have a detailed understanding of the digital business objectives and technology solutions and can translate high-level business vision, ideas and strategic goals into requirements for technology teams
  • Navigate the product and technical organizations to consolidate business input and write business and platform requirements for medium to large sized projects and projects that span multiple products
  • Work with business and UX teams to obtain input, propose feasible options/solutions to meet requirements and recommend best approach based on priorities (such as development time, usability, maintainability etc.)
  • Own the collaboration process between the business and tech teams to finalize requirements gathering within an agreed timeframe
  • Submit final requirements (or initial stories, for agile methodology) for development and/or creative work to begin
  • Responsible for drafting the UAT plan and capturing input from users, and provide product team with consolidated change requirements
  • Facilitate scope change discussions and provide recommendations to Project Owners/Product Managers
  • Accountable for validating that business requirements are met through the project/product’s delivery cycle and helping the solution adoption


Skills & Competencies

  • Must possess strong communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to gather articulate and document business requirements, identify risks and manage trade-offs
  • Domain knowledge including understanding of technology and systems, knowledge of industry trends and familiarity with business strategy and goals for supply chain, such as demand planning & forecasting, sales & operations planning, master scheduling, production planning, detailed scheduling, atp/ctp, etc. 
  • Financial background or proven competency in financial estimation and business case development
  • Demonstrated understanding or experience with configuration or parametrization of supply chain solution such as SAP APO, OMP, etc. (-nice to have)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of both traditional Waterfall and Agile/Lean methodologies, experience working in a matrixed technology organization and familiar with projects that span multiple cross-functional teams (nice to have)
  • Experience in converting business requirements and functional requirements to use cases, epics, and user stories with acceptance criteria 
  • Demonstrated ability to quantify resource requirements and measure and communicate proposed project benefits
  • Strong risk assessment, problem resolution, negotiation, and influencing skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to engage both developers and business partners to achieve target outcomes
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English.  Additional language knowledge of Dutch, Spanish or Chinese is a plus.


Education & Experience Required:

  • Master degree or above with 5-8 years relevant experience, or equivalent through experience.
  • 8+ years of overall experience, 3+ years into supply chain solutions
  • Additional education or certification in the area of Supply Chain is plus
  • Significant experience in delivering strategic projects
  • Experience in working with globally distributed teams and partners



The digital transformation that Bekaert is going through has created a number of digital opportunities, such as this position!

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