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Lead Analyst

Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Lead Analyst – Finance EPM Solution Architecture that will be located in the highly preferred locations of New Brunswick, NJ / Markham, Canada / Beerse, Belgium with consideration to other flexible locations.

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united people of Johnson & Johnson for over 130 years. We embrace research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.

Do you seek big, challenging, ambiguous problems? Are you passionate about having a significant impact on the experience, effectiveness and efficiency of your colleagues through innovative technology solutions?

You will work at the intersection of the finance team and technology to help define strategies that combine a deep understanding of business objectives, challenges, with technology solutions and extending them into development execution, value realization & ongoing product management. There is flexibility on the location where this role will be based, with strong preference to location in New Brunswick, NJ; Markham, Canada; or Beerse, Belgium. In this role, you will work with the EPM squad team members for specific initiatives (for example, Long Range Financial Plan and Target Cascade) to understand business needs, write business-language user stories & lead technical delivery of solutions aligned to those stories, including support for development of prototype/POC.

In addition to the Qualifications, we would expect you to have the following technical knowledge:

  • Perform analysis and provide recommendations for when Anaplan forecasting methodologies should be advanced to include use of predictive forecasting
  • In partnership with Finance and IT Leadership, analyze metrics and outcomes to prioritize and deliver continuous improvement backlog for future value creation
  • Partner with IT product analysts to define & document detailed user stories
  • Partner with data model owners to define & uphold data standards to meet stakeholders various & reporting use cases
  • Execute sprint review testing during product build sprint cycles & provide feedback on both defects & user experience
  • Partner with global process owners to define robust, integrated testing scenarios
  • Partner with Central Finance & SAP HANA teams to ensure robust master & fact data exists for testing scenarios
  • Write robust integrated test scripts for business simulation & user acceptance testing cycles
  • Support lead solution architects during integrated testing cycles including tester support, defect triage & mitigation strategies
  • Perform various master & fact data validation exercises throughout the build/testing cycles
  • Provide input & feedback on training materials & associated documentation
  • Qualifications

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. Preferably in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business or related field.
  • A minimum of three (3) years preferred of relevant experience in defining and documenting requirements and supporting finance function
  • Strong technical focus with prior work experience in financial planning and budgeting technology solutions, such as TM1, Hyperion, and/or Anaplan, is required
  • Knowledge of Anaplan is required.
  • Experience with all aspects of the product development lifecycle as well as Agile methodology is preferred.
  • Experience working to bring products/services to market strongly desired.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • May require up to 10% domestic and/or international travel
  • Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

    Lead Analyst

    Johnson & Johnson, Beerse
    Degree Level: 
    Bachelor
    Master