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Principal Functional Analyst - Business Intel

Location: Livingston, CA | Shift: Day | Status: Exempt | Job ID: 35492

Essential Job Functions

    To provide leadership and authority in the planning, design, development and implementation (custom solutions), evaluation, deployment (packaged solutions), and/or service/support of IT solutions that will benefit Foster Farms. To participate and provide key systems design and engineering contributions to the Business Intelligence function which includes design, development, implementation and maintenance of Business Intelligence systems and applications. Additionally, provide expert trouble shooting and user support after any assigned functionality is implemented.

    Performs and/or directs the following activities:
    Analysis: Definition of business problems and opportunities, gathering and documentation of requirements, analysis and organization of information to support formation of projects, analysis of technology and infrastructure alternatives and implications.
    System Design: Translation of a conceptual alternative into a descriptive model, specification, data flow diagram or other relevant method that defines the system components which must be delivered, and the method for delivering them. Includes functional design, technical design and design validation.
    System Configuration / Development: Building of actual system solutions and demonstration of these solutions to IT and business customers. Configuration of the SAP, and other applications as well development of applications, reports, and dashboards.
    Baseline Maintenance: Provide ongoing maintenance of applications within assigned areas. Perform and train more junior staff regarding trouble-shooting, programming, testing, user testing, IT change control and implementation of assigned applications.
    Knowledge Transfer: Sharing knowledge and experience with other IT resources in a methodical, thorough, and document-driven manner. Preparing knowledge transfer and training curriculums and materials.
    SAP and Non-SAP BI Skills: Understand the business functions supported by SAP and Non-SAP BI applications and evaluate how IT changes may impact the operation of these business functions. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to:
    o Finance and Accounting
    o Application Reporting
    o Business Warehouse
    o MS-SQL database and query development
    o ABAP development
    Planning and Organizing:
    Direct the planning, execution and support of the assigned projects, including project initiation, control of projects during execution and project completion/closure. Insure project plans are in accordance with overall business objectives. Prepare and maintain detailed and summary level project plans. Prepare periodic management status reports and lead status reporting meetings. Collect and monitor data portraying the status of deliverables related to key milestones. Identify and acquire the staff with the skills required for successful execution of projects. Enforce the disciplined use of Foster Farms methodology in the planning and management of all assigned projects.
    Change Leadership:
    Lead the introduction of systems and process changes resulting from projects in a planned, managed and systematic fashion. Identify the perspectives of constituencies which will be impacted by the project. Challenge the Status Quo in a constructive manner. Assist business management with the communication of a compelling aspiration that will encourage others to embrace the change. Build coalitions that can successfully cause the changes to be implemented so as to achieve the intended benefits. Plan and manage education, training and/or certification processes which will ensure the success of the project as a business initiative.
    Fiscal Management:
    Prepare economic estimates and business cases to support the evaluation of alternative projects, and alternative approaches for conducting the projects. Collect and monitor data portraying and the efforts associated with projects related to resource budgets. Provide analysis of capital and expense components of projects to support the annual budgeting process. Monitor labor costs, invoices and expenses related to projects and ensure the propriety of all charges.


    Must have reliable transportation
    Must be have to obtain CA drivers license
    Must be able to travel over night occasionally
    Must be able to have consistent attendance in the Livingston, or other assigned Foster Farms’ Office
    Must be able to sit for long periods of time
    Must be able to drive to various company and vendor locations
    Must be able to work on the computer for long periods of time
    Must be able to deal with periodic high stress situations
    Must be able to stay calm and focused when dealing with difficult issues

    Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, software engineering, or engineering required.
    Minimum of 6-8 years of progressive responsibility in software design, development, configuration and programming including extensive experience using one or more of SAP ABAP, C, C++, Visual Basic (VB), Java, and/or PL/SQL, VB.NET, Java, PL/SQL, Socket Programming, Shell Scripts or Perl.
    6-8 years development work in a database environment (e.g. SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, etc.)
    Ability to perform complex ABAP development with little direction, including capability to design and various customizing techniques.
    Expert knowledge of relational database and operating systems experience with SQL Server and/or Oracle, as related to Business Intelligence solutions design and development.
    Must demonstrate detailed understanding of how

How To Apply

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to

Or mail your resume to:

Foster Farms Central Employment
P.O. Box 457
Livingston, CA 95334

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