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Lead Business Analyst – Finance, Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics

Palo Alto, California

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Job ID R1912206

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Job Summary

The Enterprise Data & Analytics organization at VMware is looking for a customer-oriented, analytical and driven individual. VMware has a dynamic, rapidly growing environment and will require flexibility to roll up your sleeves and participate in various roles to deliver success!

The Lead Business Analyst will work with key business customers and IT teams to deliver Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytical solutions to support VMware’s growing business with optimized systems/processes.

The role will be responsible for supporting Global teams working with colleagues and partners – with a focus on VMware’s Sales Finance functions.

The position requires the Business Analyst to be a self-starter with strong leadership, project / program management, analytical, and training skills who is comfortable working with distributed teams, at all levels of the organization.

Job Role and Responsibility

  • Direct partner engagement with business teams and management of partner relationships
  • Lead BI projects, taking ownership of successful completion for the end to end life cycle
  • Provide support to business partners by developing dashboards, reports, visualizations, advanced analytics models to answer business questions
  • Create in-depth business requirements across functions, such as Sales, HR and Finance, for large company driven projects
  • Partner closely with IT teams on functional requirements and design to drive successful end state solutions and user experiences
  • Understand Sales Compensation/Commissions processes and data flows
  • Work on a multitude of reporting and advanced analytics projects across business functions.
  • Perform some exploratory data analysis – identifying trends and key drivers of metrics
  • Develop expertise on business processes, lifecycles, and data drivers to recommend BI solutions and drive requirement discussions
  • Drive process improvements and efficiencies
  • Perform UAT activities to validate whether requirements are being met
  • Collaborate on the definition of KPI’s and metrics to monitor and drive the business
  • Support communication, training, and documentation to enable successful user adoption

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 10 to 15 years’ experience in business analysis, report/visualization development, implementation of Business Intelligence Solutions
  • Technical knowledge and experience working with the industry leading BI tools required, such as SAP BOBJ / WebI, Tableau and SQL
  • Exposure or familiarity with data science / advanced analytics concepts and practices (e.g. ML, data mining) and experience with end to end analytical modeling using Python, R, SAS or Alpine highly desired
  • Functional knowledge of Sales Incentive Compensation / Commissions and related metrics required
  • Functional knowledge of other business domains (Deal Management, Pricing, HR, Sourcing, etc.) desired
  • Hands-on experience working with Sales Compensation systems such as Callidus, Varicent, IBM ICM, Xactly, Oracle Sales Compensation or similar desired
  • Proficient in MS Office (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)
  • Excellent communication (written/verbal), presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to use a consultative approach and persuasive communication with business partners
  • Ability to take initiative and to set priorities independently
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, with preference for Computer Science, Finance or Business Administration; M.S. or MBA preferred

This job opportunity is not eligible for employment-based immigration sponsorship by VMware.​ ​



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