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Senior Systems Analyst

Job No: 75698
Location: Langley, BC

  • Join one of BC's 2015 Top Employers
  • Exciting opportunity for a Senior Systems Analyst to join a reputable, well-known company!
  • Enjoy a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and a fantastic company culture!

About OFG

As part of the Jim Pattison Group of companies, Overwaitea Food Group (OFG) is the operator of over 140 unique stores, across six banner formats in British Columbia and Alberta. Our brand family includes some of the best in the business, including Save-On-Foods, Cooper's Foods, Overwaitea Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Urban Fare and Bulkley Valley Wholesale. OFG is exceedingly proud that its brand, Save-On-Foods has been voted both BC's most loved brand, and one of the three most influential brands for 2016.

OFG's mission is "Always Customer First" and we work together to be the best in the west by delivering quality food, health and home solutions. Our mission is underpinned by five core values - Service, People, Innovation, Fun and Integrity. While 'People' refers to OFG's valued customers and the communities we support, it also applies to our 15,000 valued team members. At OFG, we recognize our people as our greatest asset and are committed to their development. Whether it be by motivating them to provide the best standard of customer service, to providing education and career advancement opportunities, OFG stores are not just a great place to shop, they're also a great place to work. It's no surprise that OFG has one of the industry's longest-serving team member bases. 

Proudly celebrating our 100th anniversary this year, OFG was also selected as one of BC's 2015 Top Employers. 

For more information about us, please visit our website

About the Fraser Valley

With a rich sense of community, pristine nature and close proximity to the city of Vancouver, Langley is one of the best kept secrets on British Columbia's Lower Mainland. With a friendly and pedestrian-oriented downtown core, the township also features high-end shopping, independent stores, famers markets and Kwantlen University College. Boasting fabulous wineries, over 300 acres of beautiful parklands and a thriving arts community, Langley is a growing business district that still maintains its heritage feeling.  

OFG's Langley office is conveniently located 45 minute drive from the heart of Vancouver, and is accessible by public transportation. 

About the Opportunity

OFG has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Systems Analyst to join our IT Business Relationships Department team in Langley, BC

In this full-time position, your main responsibility will be to work closely with business partners to analyze transportation, logistics and warehouse requirements. You will also work with Solution Architects and Systems Analysts to translate business requirements into strong system solutions. This role will also require you to collaborate with technical staff to deliver strong detailed system design and will provide strong leadership, coaching and technical direction to teams of programmers.

On a regular basis, you will

  • Partner with our business team to deliver innovative and timely TMS/WMS solutions and effectively communicate ideas to business partners;
  • Develop and support the Red Prairie Transportation Management System;
  • Assist in the set-up of system configuration parameters and rating services;
  • Troubleshoot technical and functional issues and work with JDA for resolution of core product issues when required;
  • Undertake systems analysis and design activities to deliver technical solutions to business opportunities;
  • Performs various roles on projects such as: project manager, project leader, leading and planning integration and system test cycles, acting as a tester or as a User Acceptance Test Coordinator;
  • Provides mentoring and technical coaching to other team members;
  • Prepares work package plans and/or project plans;
  • Coordinates deployments across multiple IT groups when needed;
  • Develops business relationships to maintain awareness of business requirements, benefits, and risks, and then translate these into recommended plans and solutions;
  • Participates in business process modeling and gains stakeholder alignment; and
  • Manages vendor software delivery when needed.

The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience in transportation and logistics systems, with a background in warehouse management systems or supply chain management. Please note that 2 years of software development experience is essential. Qualified candidates will most likely have a Diploma or Degree in Computer Science or related discipline; however, this is not required for you to be considered for this role. It will be an asset if you have java development skills or web technology development skills.

Drawing upon your experience, you must be skilled in the set-up of TMS system configuration parameters and rating services, and have a full understanding of Transportation Management including inbound and outbound planning. You will also need in-depth experience in project management. The successful candidate will have technical skills including experience in software development with n-tier applications and relational databases. 

Someone who can improve on how to implement new software, and enjoys staying current on technological direction and industry trends would do well. Also, if you have extensive experience from the grocery business, you would be a good fit for the role.

Along with a proven ability to make critical decisions under pressure, you will need to deliver world-class business solutions on time and on budget.

Understandably, you will need to show a proven ability to negotiate and manage systems development scope and timelines. We want to speak with you if you have extensive knowledge of architectural best practices and artifacts, extensive knowledge of IT governance best practices and artifacts, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Lastly, you will need excellent communication and presentation skills, both in verbal and written situations. If you have established leadership skills and can take the initiative, then we invite you to apply.

About the Benefits

At OFG, we attribute our success to our qualified, motivated and dedicated team, and we are committed to recognizing and rewarding their efforts.

Upon joining OFG, you will receive a competitive remuneration package that is commensurate with your skills, qualifications and experience. You will also have access to our group benefits plan, including medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and pension plan. 

OFG understands that its greatest asset is its employees – and it invests in them accordingly. For our more seasoned staff, who are looking to grow within the company, there are numerous opportunities for advancement, within a variety of departments. OFG is committed to supporting the growth and development of its team.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to grow your career with a highly respected, Canadian organization - Apply Now!

Only candidates who are eligible to work in Canada need apply. 

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