IS Consultant (closed)
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Nissan is currently seeking a dynamic individual to fill an opening for an IS Consultant at our Mississauga automotive headquarters.
The IS Consultant will manage business and other information systems projects at NCI, including managing vendors, completing business analysis and justifications, preparing project requests, and Requests for Proposal (RFPs). Also responsible for managing NCI’s Requests for Service (RFS) process as well as assisting end-users with computing, testing, and training.
1. Manages ongoing NCI information systems projects throughout projects lifecycle including managing outsourcers, presenting status reports to executive, and acting as liaison between vendor and business unit. Also manages project requests and expenditure requests for approval by Executive. Projects are global, regional and local initiatives. 30%
2. Completes business analysis for IS requirements including feasibility studies, functional requirements, and design. Includes researching, problem definition, preparing business case, and presenting solutions and recommendations on potential projects. Also provides consultative, technical and staff support to strategic decision-making committees and project teams. Conducts research and presents recommendations related to new technologies. 30%
3. Manages NCI’s RFS process through ensuring established processes are followed; monitoring and reporting on requests; maximizing use of vendors; and establishing priorities according to budget and business need. 25%
4. Creates RFPs as required for new projects (including defining business problem, AS-IS situational, technological analysis, functional requirements, and expected solution). 5%
5. Supports end-users with miscellaneous tasks such as end-user computing/programming, user acceptance testing and training.
Knowledge: This position requires a Computer Science degree (or equivalent degree) and 5 years experience in systems/process analysis, design and project management. Report writing and documentation skills are necessary. Broad knowledge related to systems project management, business analysis, information systems and architecture is required, as well as strong analytical and research skills. Proficiency in a wide variety of application packages is required. A good understanding of NCI’s related policies and business processes is required, as well as general understanding of strategic decision-making principles, business research, and business plans.
Interpersonal Skills: Requires a variety of internal and external interactions, with detailed information gathering, interviewing, and understanding of complex issues. Collaboration, counseling, effective listening, conflict resolution, and team building skills are applied frequently in project managing and training. Some situations will be sensitive. Presentation, negotiation, and persuasion are required regularly in business analysis, business cases, and vendor selection. Communications can be difficult and stressful at times, and incumbents deal with a range of issues.
Complexity and Problem Solving: Analysis and understanding of problems and business needs can be very complex and unique. Customer focus will be key in some circumstances. Work requires interpretive skill and a high degree of analysis to gather relevant facts and form valid solutions/recommendations. Solutions can be routine, to diverse, requiring considerable creativity. This position’s primary purpose is to resolve technical issues through project management. Once the strategic scope of projects are defined, the incumbent uses research and analysis to understand the business processes and flow and develops specific business requirement specs/solutions. Based on a combination of research, experience & studies, users/interviewees ideas, industry standards, best practices, leverage from other work, judgment and creativity. From these specs, vendor selection (out for tender or IBM) is conducted and project details are developed.
Physical and Sensory Demands: Approximately 80% of tasks requires concentration (requirement analysis, business process analysis, research, combining facts and needs from many sources, understanding business partners). Most of the job function is completed using the PC requiring prolonged sitting
Decision-Making and Impact: Decisions made in this position are based on established processes and guidelines (e.g. approval of RFS is based on Divisional prioritization, deadlines and critical business needs). Decisions needing managerial approval include new projects implementation (approving projects, selecting vendors, and the team). A typical error might involve a project not presented for approval according to policy guidelines. This could result in not being able to start the project as required by the business, missing mission critical deadlines or strategic goals, duplication of work, or a poor image for IT and/or the business unit. Missing a critical deadline could have external impact (brand, fines) if the project had a legal mandate.
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