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Sr. Business Analyst / Project Manager Resume

Oak Brook, IL

SUMMARY:

  • A seasoned business analyst with 13+ years of professional experience, who is passionate about making large scale complex projects successful by conceptualizing business processes, diligently nurturing end - to-end implementations and providing thought leadership to cross-functional teams.
  • Determined individual adept at devising optimal value solutions by discerning complex data systems, and deducing intelligent information using advanced data analytics. Have proven track record in requirements elicitation, SME/business user interviews, business consulting, solution conceptualization, business verification and training. 
  • A lively personality with strong leadership and inter-personal skills, including collaboration, cross-functional facilitation, and negotiation, and excellent analytical and technical skills for experience based quick decisions and wise judgements.
 

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Excel
  • R
  • SQL
  • MS Access
  • Google Analytics
  • MS PowerPoint
  • VBA
  • MS Project
  • SharePoint
  • JIRA
  • Story Boarding
  • Visio
  • Tableau
  • Power BI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Sr. Business Analyst / Project Manager

  • Astute Review - Created sales strategy and an end-to-end process with tracking parameters for technology product
  • GizmoHive - Instrumental in building strategies to grow the technology blog users using market research and digital marketing toolsets
  • Kootles - Managed technology implementations and services provided to small-midsized clients for their technology solutions needs.

Confidential, Oak Brook, IL

Sr. Business Analyst / Project Manager

  • Led and managed client engagement with Iowa state government’s SWA
  • Proactively managed changes in project scope, managed risks, and devised contingency plans for successful on-time, in-budget delivery
  • Liaised with business users, executive sponsors and technical owners throughout project lifecycle and ensured business benefits are achieved
  • Highly time-efficient and thorough Requirement Gathering Process by creating a requirement capturing templates and saved close to 50% of requirement gathering time and subsequent cost
  • Identified and Created Process flows, Use Cases to understand and clearly articulate As-Is vs To-Be processes
  • Collected and analyzed data from various sources, and created dashboards to report metrics and KPI’s for financial growth and efficiency, user value, deployment progress and support issues using Excel, Access, Google Analytics, and internal data management tools; presented dashboard to Steering Committee every month and to CEO and President every quarter
  • Created Visual Requirement documents using various UML diagrams, which quickly translate the business requirements to functional requirements
  • Led the Requirement Validation and User Acceptance Test
  • Identified and Created UAT Scripts with Business and Functional Scenarios
  • Reviewed Project Plan and helped making required adjustments to the plan
  • Created regular communications for the Steering Committee and Leadership Team to update the status of the project and inform them of any risks or issues
  • Designed and monitored project governance plan to ensure successful delivery of project

Confidential, Green Bay, WI

Sr. Business Analyst / Project Manager

  • Involved in orchestrating new IT processes and policies comprising of various delivery and models
  • Designed a user-friendly and responsive Dashboard, which was very well appreciated by Senior Leadership Team
  • Highly Improved time efficiency by replacing manual process of generating excel based dashboard on weekly basis with automated jobs to generate Dashboard on daily basis
  • Created an Excel VBA based calculator to automate the validation process and hence saving months’ worth of manual effort
  • Worked with senior leadership to develop metrics and procedures to assess progress or projects & portfolios

Confidential, Parsippany, NJ

Sr. Business Consultant

  • Managed project financials, stakeholder engagement, leadership alignment, and communications
  • Liaised with cross-functional teams throughout pre-sales, elicitation, scope definition, implementation, training and UAT phases and ensured business benefits are achieved
  • Conceptualized business process for improved forecasting of material costs, resulting in savings of $100M in cash reserves
  • Evaluated the best value for analytics, identifying the most meaningful analysis for the decision making for several sub-processes
  • Developed advanced multidimensional reporting that improved management productivity and visibility
  • Managed 30-person team of global multi-skilled resources (India + US) for end-to-end delivery, release management and deployments
  • Primary SME responsible for Requirements understating, generalization and productization of requirements and conceptualization of the packaged solution
  • Articulated business and designed advanced analytical dashboards, enabling intelligent business decisions
  • Used Excel to create and gather reports with heavy data to present to higher management (Pivot tables, V-lookups, create reports using Access, and formulas to manipulate data)
  • Developed a predictive model in Excel and Vistaar pricing tool to suggest optimal budget range for promotions by examining co-relation between historical promotions and sales
  • Supervised 10-person cross-functional team and ensured all project objectives are delivered with highest quality standards within project budget and timeframes

Business Consultant

  • Managed a 7-person team in the execution, implementation and verification phases
  • Comprehended complex business and technical objectives of the project and worked closely with business and technical teams for project success
  • Designed and implemented customer segmentation and produced data driven price guidelines using Access, Excel and Vistaar Pricing Tool
  • Comprehended complex business and technical objectives of the project and worked closely with business and technical teams for project success
  • Conceptualized process for setting price guidelines for similar products, allowing pricing of 1000+ products in single execution and resulting in quicker price setting process
  • Lead the team to implement and test the integration of custom application developed with SalesForce CRM

Associate Business Consultant

  • Acted as a liaison between the project team and client team for the complete solution throughout all phases of the project
  • Evaluated the best value for analytics, identifying the most meaningful analysis for the decision making for several sub-processes
  • Prepared strategic trend analysis to measure price performance and used data analysis and visualization tools to deliver actionable insights
  • Conducted in-depth interviews with client’s employees to gather data for current state processes and create the As-Is assessment for the current processes
  • Led a 5-person team to troubleshoot system performance of business analytics tool, reducing process run-times from 3 days to 6 hours

Confidential

Business Analyst, Application Consultant

  • Instrumental in business flow creation, business validation, and pilot implementations
  • Orchestrated custom training program for customers and internal recruits

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