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Engineering Business Analyst

Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013

Company: Grainger Businesses

Engineering Business Analyst


Chicago or Lake Forest, IL & Remote – Hybrid


About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.


Position Details:

The Engineering Business Analyst has the responsibility of being very deep in our technology project and product work and being a key team member who knows all aspects. The Engineering Business Analyst is aligned to challenging projects and brings high value insights to our engineering teams. The Engineering Business Analyst may be involved in multiple technology projects at a time and will need excellent technical skills to ensure projects are being completed on time and at the highest of quality. You will work with Grainger's software engineers and portfolio managers, with you main responsibility being writing stories to be implemented by the engineering team. The Engineering Business Analyst must have a blend of business and technical skills as they must understand the business cases and requirements and then help to analyze and solicit requirements. Using the requirements, you must make technical documentation and write stories for the engineering team to use. Throughout the lifecycle of a project, you may develop data models and process flows, facilitate implementation through training, update cost estimates and timelines, and assist with testing and change management. You will partner with multiple team members in different functions and levels during a project, including software engineering, portfolio management, quality, finance, product, and operations. Your role will have a focus on process improvement as well as diagnostics at the end of a project to ensure effectiveness. You will report to the Manager, Engineering Business Analysis.

You Will:


  • Develop technical solutions to business problems by defining and documenting requirements.
  • Write user stories and ensure integrity of stories across projects.
  • Write and validate acceptance criteria within area of expertise. Groom and maintain user stories.
  • Define and perform functional configurations.
  • Complete impact analysis for complex projects and products.
  • Facilitate requirements gathering sessions to aid partners in exposing and explaining their needs.
  • Conduct industry and internal research and apply best practices to Grainger.
  • Ensure decision-making by retrieving and aggregating data from multiple sources and compiling it into a clear and applicable format; Have an opinion as to what a correct decision is and influence the engineering team.
  • Create artifacts and provide data-driven recommendations that are clear to your business and technology partners.
  • Help lead tactical planning discussions.
  • Develop scaled, automated, user-friendly systems, reports and dashboards to support our needs.



You Have:

  • BA/BS in Business, Computer Science, Finance or related field
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in a business analyst, data analyst or statistical analyst role
  • Deep technical expertise regarding IT systems, workflows, and data structures
  • Experience summarizing multiple types and sources of information into action
  • Experience working with senior business and technical partners; including experience pushing back respectfully to get projects completed
  • Experience operating in an Agile context



Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs



DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.