Agrium Inc Co-op Business Analyst in Calgary, Alberta

Co-op Business Analyst

If you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is Agrium’s culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is about achieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.

As a key member of the Business Relationship Management group, and reporting to the Manager, Business Analysis Center of Excellence, this COOP opportunity will support the BA Center of Excellence.

This Co-op position is an 8 month term , preferred start date of January 2017, alternatively May 2017.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Development of Agrium Business Analyst’s handbook, templates, process and supporting documents.

  • Acting as a Liaison between IT and our Business Partners to uphold a clear understanding of requirements.

  • Elicitation and delivery of clear, detailed, unambiguous business requirements and solution specifications

  • Participation and collaboration with Business Analysts, BRMs, external and internal stakeholders to develop: Business Cases, Objective Models, Business Requirements Documentation and Mapping, Data Dictionary, Use Cases, Process Flows, Report design, Test Plans, Defect / Enhancement tracking, Business Process Procedures (BPPs)

  • Working independently with stakeholders and IT staff under the direction of BRMs, Manager, BA COE and project managers in a team environment

  • Producing deliverables according to standard templates appropriate for project scale

  • Collaboration with developers, vendors and subject matter experts to establish the operational vision and to perform a gap analysis

  • Assist in user acceptance testing, test planning, development of test cases and test execution management to ensure alignment with original requirements

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Progression towards a degree in Computer Sciences, Management Information Systems, or Business Degree

  • Aptitude for business analysis, processes development and assessment and financial analysis

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills with expert fluency in Excel, Visio, PowerPoint

  • Business aptitude for strategy, IT projects and Business Analysis

  • Understanding of the IT Life Cycle

  • Exceptional communication, both written and verbal, and facilitation skills

  • Must be registered in a structured Co-op Program with their post-secondary institution

Personal characteristics

  • Comfortable initiating meetings, elicitation workshops, interviews and feedback sessions

  • Detail oriented

  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to influence and promote cross functional collaboration

  • Ability to partner with both technical and non-technical staff

  • Ability to travel

Why Agrium?

Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Agrium’s organizational culture promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Agrium is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly at www.agrium.com/careers . While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.