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General information

All posting locations: Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Job Function: 04 - IT

Department: 04 - 02 - Application Development & Support

Date Published: 07-Mar-2022

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Position summary:

Reporting to the Lead IT BA- NEA the Snr IT BA is responsible for being the conduit between our business teams and IT teams.

Supporting the needs of the business in roles as required- to capture- understand and document business requirements in the support of delivering IT projects across the region including Japan- Korea- Australia and New Zealand.

Working with a mix of internal and external teams- the role requires an IT professional that has excellent verbal and written communication skills- along with at least 7 years’ experience in supporting the delivery of IT projects across an international landscape.

Foundational knowledge of IT hardware- software and infrastructure is required- with an understanding of ITIL and BABOK foundational knowledge.

Having a focus on the improvement in delivery of IT projects and services- plus mentoring other IT team members (such other IT Business Analysts)- you will be a key member of a customer focused- fast paced- dynamic and positive energy IT team that is fully focused on supporting Kraft Heinz business and IT teams achieve our goals and objectives.

The role involves pro-active- hands-on approach to IT project support and operational support- whilst working closely with the rest of the region’s IT team.  The successful applicant will be key to supporting IT across many areas- including the business engagement and reporting where required.

Position responsibilities:

  • Own the support of IT projects delivery within Kraft Heinz- with a high sense of ownership and accountability
  • Promote an IT team culture of a “can-do” attitude.
  • Enhancing the quality of IT products and services.
  • Playing the role of Subject Matter Expert to support IT and Business teams when required.
  • Strong sense of customer focus.
  • Pro-actively work with business partners to identify and document their requirements.
  • Analysis of information gathered to help establish business needs and drive better business decisions.
  • Prepared to roll up sleeves and bridge the gap between business and IT stakeholders.
  • Finding and recommending standardised IT solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Driving system rationalisation and support alignment to the Kraft Heinz IT strategic roadmap.
  • Support project activities as requested by IT project team- such as project health checks- audits- documentation- performance improvement- and project management tasks.
  • Support the delivery of IT projects- to be delivered consistently with a high level of quality- within budget and time constraints.
  • Other duties as defined from time to time by the Head of IT – ANJ.
  • The ability to work in a fast paced- environment while developing a deep level of understanding of our business team and IT solution architecture.
  • Pro-actively support the IT project team manage project dependencies.
  • Effectively identify- track and manage potential IT risks and issues.
  • Analysing the design of technical systems and business models as required.
  • Understanding strategic business needs including future business plans.
  • Ensuring the Kraft Heinz CMDB is up to date- to accurately represent the ANJ IT landscape.
  • Support the delivery and transition to IT operational support of IT applications- infrastructure and services- including supporting business in resolving business process related issues.
  • Track monitor and coordinate resolution to issues impacting IT deliverables.
  • Elevate risks to the IT project team or relevant management level when appropriate.
  • Supporting cross functional- multi-national- multi-vendor teams in developing solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Ability to drive and motivate IT vendors to deliver positive business outcomes.
  • Support stakeholders to ensure all projects and initiatives have a strong business case- benefits and adequate budget for project resources.
  • Support IT project teams to ensure that change to scope is tightly controlled and approved by correct level of authority.
  • Supporting project go-live activities including hyper-care- to ensure IT projects are successfully transitioned into production and successfully closed.
  • Perform assigned tasks in accordance with all Kraft Heinz Food Safety- Environmental- Health and Safety- and Ethical and Human Resources policies- programs and goals.
  • Uphold the Kraft Heinz values and to work in a way that contributes to the company’s vision.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.