The Walt Disney Company Business Analyst in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

The Planning Business Analyst is responsible for engaging with key stakeholders, including the Business, Solution Engineering, Delivery Teams, and Finance, in order to facilitate a project from ideation to funding. The Planning Business Analyst works to understand complex business needs across multiple areas and ensures that the technical solution delivers valuable business outcomes. The Planning Business Analyst takes both holistic and tactical perspectives to ensure that the technology portfolio of work enables the business to execute their strategies.

Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for shepherding projects from ideation to funding:

  • Review incoming requests/new demand

  • Define project scope with business and technology partners

  • Elicit high-level business outcomes and deliverables

  • Collect and document project budget estimates using supplied templates

  • Partner with Technology Sourcing and Procurement to conduct RFP/RFI in support of solution and estimates for initiatives

  • Work with Finance to create funding documentation (Pro forma, CAR, capitalization)

  • Prepare executive-facing status reports in collaboration with multiple team leads

  • Responsible for conducting Strategic Planning with partners:

  • Create integrated business and technology roadmap for assigned area

  • Engage with a diverse set of stakeholders and executive business partners to gain a strong understanding of business strategies and align with technology solutions

  • Gather business demand and interpret demand into prioritized and valued business outcomes

  • Engage with technology and digital partners to align their projects and demand to roadmap

  • Responsible for supporting business analysis and project coordination efforts, as needed

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Very strong soft skills: leadership, facilitation, stakeholder management

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Highly skilled at collaborating with business partners and translating technical terms into business language

  • Ability to work effectively with business and technology stakeholders and executive management

  • Ability to build positive, mutually-beneficial relationships

  • Business Analysis Skills:

  • Information gathering methods, requirements documentation, and process modeling

  • Interviewing, elicitation and facilitation of IT requirement from non-technical business personnel

  • Strategic Planning Skills:

  • Ability to recognize value drivers and create outcome-based roadmaps to deliver against the value

  • Ability to quickly learn new business areas and understand strategy

  • Strong situational analysis and decision-making abilities

  • Technical Skills:

  • Must be technically savvy enough to collaborate in developer terminology, and to translate complex system interactions into business objectives

  • Advanced proficiency with the following tools: Excel, Google Drive, SharePoint, Version One (preferred), Clarity PPM (preferred)

  • Professionalism:

  • Must be outcome and results-oriented

  • Must be an independent, self-motivated professional with experience in a large corporate environment

  • Must be flexible and adaptable to dynamic environment; Self-aware of personal styles and benefits of adjusting communication approaches to achieve joint objectives

  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced, multiple-priority environment

  • Results-driven with acute attention to detail and accuracy

Basic Qualifications :

  • Experience with project initiation and funding processes – Scope, High level estimates, RFI/RFP/RFQ, value statement creation

  • Experience with documenting project budgets (in collaboration with various resources) and working with teams to refine and adjust. Must understand differences between Operating Expense, Investment Expense, and Capital

  • Experience creating technology and business roadmaps

  • 4+ years of experience developing IT Business Cases in a cross-functional/multi-departmental environment

  • At least 3 years of experience working with or for a Portfolio and Planning team

  • Experience in any of these roles/areas is a preferred: Portfolio Management, Business Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, Business Relationship Management, and Strategic Planning

Required Education :

Business or IT degree

Job ID: 562685BR

Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts