Senior M3 Business Analyst

Employment type: Full-time
City: Calgary
Last visit: 2014-10-17
Author's ads: 1

Posted: 2014-10-17


The Weir Group is a leading global engineering solutions provider. We focus on designing, manufacturing and supplying innovative products and expert engineering services for the minerals, oil and gas, and power and industrial markets.

The Business Analyst is responsible for a full range of activities which ensure the operational effectiveness and excellence of the business units. The Business Analyst will design and document workflows and make appropriate recommendations that will positively impact operational effectiveness. The Business Analyst will track and analyze business unit trends and make appropriate recommendations that will positively impact the units. The Business Analyst will be a Project Manager and lead a number of key projects for the business units and the company. The Business Analyst will be the functional expert on Infor M3 ERP application.

Including but not limited to:


Works directly with appropriate Weir personnel to understand project concept, objectives and approach.

Takes assigned project from original concept through final implementation.

Defines project scope and objectives.

Creates and maintains project schedules by developing project plans and specifications, estimating time requirements, establishing deadlines, monitoring milestone completion, tracking all phases of the project product/service lifecycle, providing timely reporting of issues that impact project progress, coordinating actions, and resolving conflicts. This includes documenting, prioritizing and tracking requests (changes, enhancements, etc and coordinating with the IT Director.

Conducts project meetings.

Meets with project team(s) regularly to review project deliverables and deadlines.

Meets with appropriate personnel for periodic reviews of prototypes and final products.

Provides single point of contact for assigned projects.

Coordinates interaction and communication among Weir personnel.

Identifies and coordinates assignments of internal resources and external contractors to meet Weir’s project requirements

Works with appropriate personnel to allocate personnel time to project tasks and to track progress of their work.

Assesses and prepares to address the operational impacts, workflow, training, etc. issues of a project.

Assists Business Unit Leaders in developing tactical and strategic product, services and/or programs to support the business unit’s goals (financial, quality, production, customer service, operational efficiency, market share, etc

Works closely with Weir personnel and business partners to identify and maximize opportunities to use information and technology to improve product, service and/or program business processes.

Reviews, analyzes, and creates detailed documentation of business systems and user needs, including workflow, program functions, and steps required to develop or modify computer programs.

Consults with Weir personnel to determine business, functional and technical requirements for specified applications.

Coordinates the development of all approved versions of business and functional specifications for specified applications. Reviews use cases and other technical documents with IT project staff to ensure business requirements are adequately reflected in technical planning documents.

Develops effective reporting tools for the business unit.

Analyzes the business unit’s activities and trends and compares analyses against the service standards and best practices. Presents findings and works with the Business Unit Leader and other personnel to identify and implement strategies that will address tactical and strategic goals.

Prepares routine reports (financial, quality, production, customer service, operational efficiency, market share, etc

Analyzes trends and recommends adjustments address and/or capitalize on trends.

Ensures that all tests are conducted and documented according the standards agreed upon by the business unit and IT.

Responsible for ensuring that all documentation accurately reflects the current status of changes and outstanding issues so that business requirements reflect application features and functions.

Manages specific application quality assurance and help desk activities including the tracking of bug reports and change requests and ensuring their timely resolution.

Ensures that all items follow the change management process and are entered and tracked through the change management software.

Responsible for the overall success of testing, including results verification and release sign-off.

Establishes the purpose and deliverables of the test effort.

Provides resource planning, management and resolution of issues that impede the test effort.

Advocates the appropriate level of quality by the resolution of important defects; and working with the IT project manager to ensure the software development process has an appropriate level of testing.

Coordinates groups of business personnel who test, evaluate and validate new functions and applications, and identify issues in software or services

Analyzes discrepancies in service or performance and makes recommendations for updates.

Provides final signoff to the IT project manager to release code to production.

Ensures continuing operational quality by documenting bug fixes and enhancements assigning tasks to developers, testing and releasing updates.

Proactively assists with the identification of training and development requirements of Weir Personnel. Presents findings, and works with Business Unit Leaders and other personnel to design and implement training and development initiatives that will continuously upgrade the skills and capabilities of personnel in business unit and Weir overall.

Collaborates with all functional business units within Weir to achieve strategic, tactical and project goals.

Provides leadership needed to instill a team-oriented, client-driven, results-driven team. Coaches and develops employees.

Other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience: BA degree Information System or related field preferred. Equivalent work experience considered. Minimum 7 years’ experience in business analysis and project management with Info M3 ERP system. Proven project management and leadership skills, including the ability to gather clear business requirements. Proven ability to develop, document and maintain operational policies and procedures, including the designing and documenting detailed process flows, and the development of operational performance and quality metric standards and reports


Language Skills:Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Reasoning Ability:Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc in its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.


Computer Skills:Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge of MS Project. Knowledge of e-mail/scheduling software applications.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:


Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.


Design - Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.


Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.


Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.


Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.


Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.


Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.


Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.


Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.


Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Compensation for this permanent position: $79, 000 to $99, 000 Yearly, for 37.5 Hours per week, Bonus, Group Insurance Benefits, RRSP Benefits

Please send your résumé to


Weir Canada, Inc. offers a competitive salary, a generous benefit package, and personal and professional development opportunities. All responses will be considered, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  Weir Canada, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.



Business Address:

2715 18th Street NE

Calgary, Alberta

T2E 7E6



10 reasons to join Weir

We are one of the world's leading engineering businesses

The Weir brand name is widely respected around the world

Our products and services help deliver processes that are vital to society

We offer opportunities in a wide range of technical and business roles

We embrace innovation and collaboration and encourage ambition

We are one of the fastest-growing engineering companies in the FTSE 100

We have a global presence, with 14,000 people in over 70 countries on five continents

We offer placements in many different locations around the world

We respect equal opportunity and welcome diversity

We provide all the support you need to succeed in your career with us

Programs offered by Weir Canada inc:

Flexible Benefit Plan

Group RRSP with employer matching

Wellness program

Scholarship program

Training and Development

Service Awards

Weir University Online

Competitive Salary

Career Level: Experienced

Industry: Mining and Metals

Job Function: Technology and Digital Media