Oriental Trading Company, Inc.

IT Business Analyst

Location US-NE-Omaha
Job Family
Information Technology
Position Type
Posting Company
Oriental Trading Company


As our IT Business Analyst, you will be responsible for acting as a liaison between the business community and technical community for the discovery and translation of business needs and is an integral part of the successful design and implementation of software business solutions. You will also discover and document business and functional requirements, communicate regularly with IT and business stakeholders as the scope of the effort dictates, and serve as subject matter expert to technical and QA teams to develop their understanding of project functional requirements.

Requires candidate to be onsite in Omaha, NE on a weekly basis.

Detailed Description

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  1. Works with the business community to understand their needs and translate them into detailed business requirements and functional design specifications for large, medium and small projects
  2. Prepares with technical team, technical design specifications, to include screen layout/design, process flow charts, functionality documents, database requirements documentation and/or general documentation
  3. Works with programming staff during development stage to answer questions, provide guidance for business logic and ensure project understanding
  4. Documents and diagrams the business’ current and proposed processes
  5. Proposes efficient, effective and practical solutions to business problems
  6. Ensures that proposed processes, products, and/or services effectively integrate with or replace existing processes, products, and/or services to achieve an improved result
  7. Adheres to Project Management Office team standards regarding the Project Delivery Process
  8. Works with the IT Project Manager to establish reasonable milestones and manage time effectively
  9. Maintains regular and predictable attendance
  10. Abides by all policies and procedures of Oriental Trading Company
  11. Must be able to attend face to face meetings on short or little advance notice
  12. Work in the Information Technology Department office environment requires in-person collaboration among colleagues and contractors


Marginal Functions

  1. Researches and resolves software problems
  2. Participates in ongoing process improvement initiatives within the team and across IT
  3. Performs other related duties and projects as assigned


Here’s what you need to join the fun:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Technical knowledge of software systems analysis preferred
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a level of understanding of general business process flows
  • Ability to gain knowledge of current customer, enterprise and industry trends and issues within the customer area and the ability to relate these to bottom line performance
  • Ability to effectively identify customer priorities and align work and services accordingly
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to articulate and translate complex technical concepts and problems into clear and concise language for employees outside of the IT community
  • Ability to translate a conceptual solution or alternative into a descriptive model, specification, user stories, data flow diagram, or other meaningful method that defines the process required to build the product or perform the service to satisfy the associated business need
  • Ability to use MS Office products: Word, Excel, Visio, Power Point



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Communications, related field or equivalent combination of education & experience



  • Minimum two years of software development and testing experience
  • Two years of Business Analyst experience


Other Qualifications

  • Ability to perform job duties in a safe manner


Join us at Oriental Trading, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, where fun means business! 


Oriental Trading Company (www.orientaltrading.com), is the nation’s largest direct retailer of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys and novelties, and a leading provider of teaching supplies and affordable home décor and giftware. Founded in 1932 by a Japanese American, the Oriental Trading history of fun spans the better part of the last century. Today, Oriental Trading offers more than 60,000 products to individuals, teachers, schools, churches, businesses and nonprofits. With a corporate vision to “Make Life More Fun,” Oriental Trading (a Berkshire Hathaway company) spreads joy and smiles to millions each year through a robust family of brands; Oriental Trading, Fun Express, MindWare, SmileMakers, Morris Costumes and halloweenexpress.com.




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