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Business Systems Analyst, B2B

Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

Company Overview


Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide.


Position Description


We are seeking an experienced Business Systems Analyst to join our team.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work with the top integration tools available and help design new and innovative E-business integration offerings. Responsibilities include:


  • Designing specific components of customer electronic procurement options
  • Providing functional guidance to others.
  • Working with internal and external partners in the development of integration solutions.
  • Solving technical and/or business problems, developing alternatives, and setting standards for integration with SAP
  • and other internal and external systems
  • Participating in the planning and design cycle of business-to-business integrations
  • Applying project management standards to ensure issues are identified, tracked, reported, and resolved in a timely manner; communicating status and escalating open/unresolved issues when necessary
  • Providing leadership and guidance to colleagues

Position Requirements:


Successful candidates will have:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems-related area or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years’ experience in document integration or related discipline.
  • Experience with IBM’s Sterling B2B Integrator middleware software, in particular the mapping tool
  • The ability to produce detailed, comprehensive software documentation, such as requirements specifications, design documentation, and change logs.
  • Knowledge of Agile/Lean framework and methodology
  • Working knowledge of EDI and xml protocol structures
  • Thorough knowledge of data processing components and methodologies.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills
  • Knowledge of integration techniques working with SAP IDOC
  • The ability to influence the design and deliverables of projects.
  • The ability to work on a highly-collaborative team consisting of both technical and business members
  • A successful track record of effectively facilitating meetings
  • A willingness to assist others with understanding technical problems and business issues.
  • A desire to pursue learning beyond the scope of current assignments.
  • The ability to communicate to all levels of the organization and present complex technical information to a nontechnical audience.
  • The ability to adapt to changing business processes, technologies, and environments.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


EEOC Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.