PDI Business Analyst in Chesterfield, Missouri
PDI helps convenience store retailers and petroleum wholesale marketers worldwide thrive in a digital economy with enterprise management software. Over 1,200 customers operating more than 100,000 locations trust PDI to optimize their operations, whether they are a single site, multi-site, dealer or a franchise operator. PDI?s enterprise software, wholesale and logistics management software solutions and retail back office systems have been designed around the evolving needs of customers for more than 35 years. We reimagine enterprise management to help our customers transform their business and deliver exceptional experiences. Backed by the investment of TA Associates and Genstar, PDI is embarking upon an aggressive expansion strategy through internal investment in development as well as intensive M&A activity. The result will be a broader, more powerful, international company that serves customers across the entire supply chain, from wholesalers, to retailers, and every stop in between.
The Wholesale Business Analyst role at PDI works with Petroleum Marketer/Jobber clients to understand their needs and translate them into business and technical requirements that feed information technology project specifications and system designs. Business Analysts work collaboratively with customers, product managers and development teams to analyze business processes, determine software/hardware solutions to business process gaps, and write system specifications that address those gaps. Successful Business Analysts work closely with other business units to ensure alignment with the company?s objectives, coordinate overall solution delivery between products, and meet project deadlines. Business Analysts must possess both leadership and technical skills to effectively and efficiently translate business needs into technical requirements and lead the delivery of software solutions.
Reports to VP, Product Management, Wholesale
Works with customers, PDI staff and other subject matter experts to understand business requirements and translate them into new software features
Analyzes business processes and writes system process specifications for Wholesale solutions
Contributes and develops documentation for new software features including functional and non-functional requirements, user interface mockups, process and data flow diagrams, dashboards, reports, and user stories
Works with product development as a member of an agile development team to contribute to the delivery of a high quality solution to our customers
Contributes to software testing and supports internal or external training, providing demonstrations on software capability and design
Adheres to ?best-practice' standards as well as departmental policies and procedures
Reviews and critiques deliverables from others, and serves as Point of Contact for wholesale related software escalation of concerns or questions from other areas of the business
Contributes to the creation and maintenance of customer facing product roadmaps
Performs work with a high degree of autonomy; may include some evenings and weekends when necessary; some travel will be required for customer visits or industry events
Required Skills & Experience
Minimum of 2 years Software Business Analyst or Product Management related experience
Requires strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to translate technical jargon into layman?s terms
Collaborative in nature with a strong desire to dig in and learn independently
Ability to facilitate/lead requirements gathering and design discussion meeting with customers and internal teams as needed.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize issues in a fast-paced work environment
Familiarity with agile development methodology is a plus
Educational Qualifications/ Pre-Requisites
Business or software development related bachelor?s degree or equivalent work experience
Knowledge of Petroleum Wholesale, Petroleum Logistics or Petroleum Retail industries is a plus
Knowledge of business accounting is a plus
PDI?s employee-oriented culture provides a supportive and dynamic work environment for high achievers. PDI seeks individuals who value continuous learning, hold high ethical standards, and are top performers in their respective fields. We offer competitive wages, professional development, superb culture, and a highly competitive benefits package. For more information about PDI, please visit our website at https://www.pdisoftware.com. PDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We verify employment eligibility for all new hires using e-Verify.