Business Analyst Manager, Product Facing Systems (Remote)

| Columbus, OH | Remote
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Job Description 

The Business Analyst Manager will work within the A&F IT and business community to ensure systems meet the business requirements of the user community with emphasis on Merchandising, Planning, Forecasting, Supply Chain, Sourcing & Inventory Management. The Business Analyst Manager will coordinate and lead a group of Business Analysts embedded within Scrum Teams in reinforcing appropriate best practices in ways of working within Agile Scrum teams, building a deeper understanding of business processes and analysis of the systems that support these processes, and help coach the team on A&F’s leadership standards.

What Will You Be Doing? 

  • Capable of developing Leadership skills in others through direct reports and mentoring
  • Builds up team confidence in skillset, analysis, and critical thinking skills through coaching and training
  • Participates and collaborates in hiring activities, including the crafting of SOWs, when appropriate, for external team members 
  • Ensures that necessary documentation and elicitation techniques are used to define necessary business rules, logic, and requirements through process flows, system context diagrams, business workflows, excel matrices, visuals, etc.
  • Can conduct current and future state reviews, capturing initial requirements and project assumptions as required during Concepting with the Portfolio Planning Manager and Enterprise Architects
  • Works with Business Leads, IT Application Leads and Enterprise Architects to craft initial Feature Maps, Dependency Maps, and sizing for use with initial project and resource plans when applicable
  • Partners with Agile coaches, technical, business, and QA teams to ensure Feature and User stories are written at an appropriate level and the needs of the teams are being met
  • When applicable, work with project leaders, architects, and application teams to determine the right technical solutions that meet the business requirements
  • Oversees Team BA’s workload to help manage and promote a healthy work-life balance
  • Reinforces best practices with story acceptance criteria to ensure fulfillment of business requirements and IT quality, architectural, and security standards

What Do You Need To Bring? 

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, MIS/CIS, Engineering, or related experience preferred
  • 6-8 years of professional experience in Business Analyst work, particularly in Agile, preferred.
  • 2-3 years of professional experience in leading team(s)
  • Strong interpersonal skills including collaboration, facilitation, leadership, and negotiation. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to facilitate cross-cultural communication between and among highly experienced business and IT associates
  • Strong belief in collaboration and relationship building to achieve goals in team settings
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills; capable of managing multiple projects/tasks in parallel
  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situations. 
  • Personal Attributes: Confident, Self-starter, Strong work ethic, Highly motivated, Sense of humor, A Winning 'Will-Do' attitude, Team oriented, Critical thinking skills

Our Company 

 Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (A&F Co.) is a global retailer of five iconic, omnichannel lifestyle brands catering to the kid through millennial customer: Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, Hollister, Gilly Hicks and Social Tourist. At A&F Co., we’re here for our associates, customers and communities on the journey to being and becoming who they are – and because no journey is the same, we strive to create an inclusive culture, where everyone is free to share ideas.

Our Values 

 We lead with purpose and always put our people first, which is evidenced by our Great Place to Work™ Certification, as well as being a 2021 recipient of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Retail, and named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign for 16 consecutive years. We’re proud to offer equitable compensation and benefits, [including flexibility and competitive Paid Time Off], as well as education and engagement events, including various Associate Resource Groups, volunteer opportunities and additional time off to give back to our global communities.

What You'll Get

As an Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (A&F Co.) associate, you’ll be eligible to participate in a variety of benefit programs designed to fit you and your lifestyle. A&F is committed to providing simple, competitive, and comprehensive benefits that align with our Company’s culture and values, but most importantly – with you! We also provide competitive incentives to reward the commitment our associates have for moving our global business forward:

  • Incentive Bonus Program
  • Paid Time Off and Work From Anywhere Flexibility
  • Paid Volunteer Day per Year, allowing you to give back to your community 
  • Merchandise Discount 
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance Available 
  • Life and Disability Insurance 
  • Associate Assistance Program 
  • Paid Parental and Adoption Leave 
  • Access to Carrot to support your unique parenthood journey 
  • Access to Headspace dedicated to creating healthier, happier lives from the inside out 
  • 401(K) Savings Plan with Company Match 
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement, we believe in promoting from within 
  • A Global Team of People Who'll Celebrate you for Being YOU 

    Additional Information


    Notice (Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act): For employees based in Colorado, this position has a minimum starting base rate of $103,000 per year. Factors that may be used to determine your actual rate may include your specific skills, your years of experience, your work location, comparison to other employees in similar or related roles, or market demands. The starting rate may be modified in the future. 

    More Information on Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. operates in the Retail industry. The company is located in Columbus, OH. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. was founded in 1892. It has 19699 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 56 open jobs at Abercrombie & Fitch Co., click here.
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