Lead, IT Applications (Allocations)

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The Lead, Technical Analyst provides high level technical support and serves as a technical lead within IT Allocations project team on Allocation focused development initiatives. Liaises with multiple end-user groups including business, as well as IT partners. Collaborates and leads IT analysts and enterprise architect team members to create and maintain technical solution documentation that fulfills business requirements.


• Performing technical analysis activities at the strategic, operational, and organizational level; working with key users in the continual improvement of business processes within their functional areas

• Providing new capabilities and driving value from existing capabilities
Leading different aspects of systems development life cycle - ensuring that:
o Business requirements are translated to technical solutions consisting of workflows, architectural diagrams, and any specific logic related for implementation
o Systems are designed/coded or purchased that meet the defined requirements, and that execute efficiently
o Test plans including stress and load testing plans are designed and executed successfully
o Accountable for successful implementation, migration and deployment of finalized build packages through development, staging and production environments
o Provides warranty period support and ensures the technical success of applications and code; assists production support team with troubleshooting and de-bugging of production issues as needed
o All required system and user documentation is created accurately
o Projects are completed on time, on budget, and follow SDLC standards
o Collaborate with internal and external IT teams to resolve/improve IT processes and procedures. Maintain stability and quality of service by ensuring operation standards and processes are followed and kept current
Supporting existing production systems:
o Defining and prioritizing system problems and enhancement requests translated to technical solutions
o Ensuring the related fixes and/or enhancements are tested successfully (by IT and by key business partners)
o Ensuring all support activities are executed on time and on budget
o Assist with trouble-shooting technical and data issues in relation to processes and other applications.

• Ensuring business partners view our group as proactive and responsive to business needs

• Taking a leadership role in exploring and analyzing new application functions and technologies

• Ability to understand and effectively communicate business processes through presentations, including diagrams, functional, and technical specifications

• Ability to translate technical documentation for business presentation/use


• Building Effect Teams (for managers of People and Projects)

• Developing Talent (for managers of people only, N/A for this role/level)

• Collaboration

• Leading by Example

• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability and Execution

• Manages Conflict

• Business Acumen

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes

• Organizational Agility


• Minimum 7-10 years' experience as a technical analyst in retail systems including Allocations, Merchandising, or Supply Chain IT systems

• Experience with Allocation systems (JDA Allocations experience a plus)

• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; outstanding listening skills

• Outstanding work ethic; displays a high sense of urgency to resolve issues quickly and efficiently

• Intermediate to Expert SQL including demonstrated optimization of queries

• Strong analytical, problem-solving, and debugging skills

• Understands database structures and data flow diagrams (DFD)

• Understands and creates swim lane process flows

• Able to articulate issues, build consensus around recommendations, define next steps

• Demonstrated ability to develop and execute a test plan including test scripts, and stress and performance testing

• Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite including Visio and Project

• Demonstrated experience leading small to medium IT application projects

• Demonstrated ability to translate requirements documentation into technical solutions

• Highly organized and detail-oriented

• Undergraduate degree in Information Systems, or equivalent discipline or business experience

• Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization (including Business Users)

• Demonstrated ability to create effective requirements documentation
Preferred Qualifications:

• Project management skills and experience

• Data manipulation in Excel and/or Access

Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically
This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

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