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Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2017 8:01 AM

Company Information
Grainger is a global leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions. Our 18,000 employees are driven to serve customers and the community in exceptional ways focusing on delivering the highest level of service. The Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost:saving solutions. Graingers employees serve customers more than 115,000 times every day through multiple channels. As part of a high:performing team, you'll be able to develop your talents, and make a difference. Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazines Most Admired Companies list.

Primary Purpose
The Business Analysis team oversees the creation, production, and management of key metrics, dashboards, databases, and tools used to make business decisions in GUS Finance. The primary role of this position is to identify systemic solutions that solve critical financial and business needs for Grainger US. Key areas of focus include collaborating with Enterprise Solutions to enact a business analysis roadmap for GUS Finance, evaluating reporting deliverables for efficiency and effectiveness and completing business analysis that drives results for 7.5B of revenue and 2B of expense in the long term.

The primary role of this position is to serve as financial advisor integrating systemic solutions that solve critical financial and business needs for the Grainger US business units. This role will help management navigate automated solutions while driving strategic decision support to finance, sales, operations, and all other functional areas. He or she is a strong business partner who must work directly with leaders of each GUS Business Unit and Grainger Enterprise System Teams on topics such as financial analyses and profitability focusing on streamlining/automating processes or analyses, sales growth strategies, productivity, KPI's for any business unit function, and other analytical needs that involve systemic solutions. He or she will rotate through providing financial and technical expertise to any and/or all Business units based on priority.

Key Responsibilities
:Function as a liaison working with stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate, and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies and information systems.
:Understand business problems and opportunities in the context of the requirements, recommends, and implements solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals.
:Ability to use A3 Thinking to identify the tasks, knowledge, and techniques required to determine and assess proposed solutions to business problems.
:System Development : Analysis work performed to review the current stated solutions used by an organization, to identify the issues, define the requirements, and suggest best possible solutions, in addition to configuration development and testing.
:Continuous Improvement : Analysis work to review current manual or workflow activities and tasks performed by people, functional areas, and systems, which are designed to achieve a specific outcome, while assuring data quality/integrity. Understands relationships, information exchanges/handoffs, procedures, policies, and observations of work performed to achieve specific outcomes. Within the context of the relationship with the business, assures alignment for continuous improvement within the systems landscape.
:Quickly build relationships and partner with management to provide solutions that will drive strategy and organizational vision to all functional areas in the business.
:Provide financial advice and recommendations to all levels within the organization.
:Develop financial analyses to support the growth and productivity metrics KPI's in the business unit through continuous improvement of data extraction and end:user functionality.
:Provide recommendations and l


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