Ryerson Business Analyst - IL Lisle in Lisle, Illinois

Position Description: Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc., one of the largest metals distributors in the US, is currently seeking a Business Analyst to join our Analytics team in Lisle, IL. The successful candidate will play a vital role in driving the financial performance of Ryerson by contributing to the development of analytic tools used to optimize our business and supply chain operations. The Analytics team is part of the office of the Chief Data Officer and supports key decision makers throughout all functional areas and management levels of Ryerson. Our toolset includes best in breed software such as IBM Cognos, Oracle, SAP and Salesforce.com as well as the ability to leverage in-house programming resources for custom application development. Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Understand the content, structure and business meaning of data from various systems such as the Data Warehouse, ERP Platforms, web site or external sources. Help enable ongoing expansion of same.

  • Collaborate on development of analytic tools with business experts, programmers, developers and other analysts. These tools include reports, dashboards, models and ad-hoc queries used by decision makers to gain required insight into complex business circumstances utilizing software such as Cognos, Salesforce.com, SPSS, SAP, Google Analytics or Excel.

  • Work with data from a variety of business disciplines ranging from the local service center operations to corporate departments such as Sales, Supply Chain, Operations, Human Resources, Accounting, and Treasury.

  • Gather and document requirements for datasets and reports as well as business user training materials.

  • Aid in the data collection, testing and validation for newly created and existing data sources.

  • Provide tactical analytical support to meet business demands as required.

Position Requirements: Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative major such as Supply Chain, Business Analytics, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or similar business area.

  • Strong quantitative and logical thinking skills, combined with the ability to think creatively in order to envision relationships between data, and communicate those findings to key decision makers.

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and understand new software products and concepts, including ability to self-instruct using available texts and other resources.

  • Excellent organizational skills with emphasis on attention to detail, ability to organize tasks, manage multiple projects, create and maintain documentation, prioritize work and meet deadlines with minimal direct supervision.

  • Advanced level abilities in Microsoft Excel and Access, including knowledge of pivot tables, vlookups, and query writing to collect, transform and evaluate data to provide actionable information.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to interact across multiple departments and levels within a medium to large size enterprise.

  • Experience working with business analytic software such as IBM Cognos BI / TM1 and CRM software such as Salesforce.com is a strong plus.

  • 1 – 5 years of experience

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Job ID: 4355

Functional Area: IT- Analytics

Position Type: Full-Time Regular

Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years

Location: IL-Lisle

Department: IT-Analytics

Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Relocation Provided: No