Business Analyst – Finance Technology Solutions
- Derive a capability model pertinent to Finance processes aligned with OIST strategic objectives
- Using the capability model as stake in ground, derive an enterprise technology map that includes business processes, functions, technology solution components, and technology assets.
- Derive a technology road map to enable the necessary digital transformation
- Derive a strategic approach for Master Data Management across the technology landscape
- Lead projects startups e.g. Project Brief/ Project Charter, and Project Kick-off
- Document and maintain IT landscape architecture with dependency matrix on business objects and data objects
- Prepare/on-board project team to assure the team is on the same page and fully aligned to achieve a common goal
- Define the project schedule to plan the milestones and apply/monitor internal resources
- Evaluate technology solutions and technology products to ensure best in class and best fit to OIST landscape
- Write bidding documents for external services, evaluate the proposal from external partners, and work with procurement on final contract.
- Derive a KPI driven approach to track, monitor, and continuously improve services from Internal and External partners
- Ensure smooth transition of project deliverable into day-to-day operation and maintenance
- Assure Process and IT-system are well aligned with request and accepted by stakeholders
- Standardize IT SLAs and IT service KPIs. Implement effective monitoring and tracking of SLAs and KPIs
- IT Vendors to be managed through proper SLAs and KPI matrix
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or similar discipline
- Business level English and Japanese (spoken and written)
- Experience in ERP solutions particularly in Finance modules and preferably in Higher Education domain
- Experienced and up to date with state-of-the-art finance technology solutions for budget, forecast, procurement to payment, AP/AR Management, accounting, travel and expense management
- Experience and understanding in Higher education IT System Landscape, stakeholder management, system implementation, and change management
- Working knowledge of system landscape architecture in higher education domain
- Proven Project Management Skills, and ITIL knowledge
- Result oriented analytical skills (performance management/continuous improvement)
- Effective communication and negotiation skills with strong networking and relationship building skills
- Customer orientated and possessing high standard of delivering quality service
- Effective conflict management skills
- Ability to manage diverse interests and priorities
- Ability to perform well in an international environment
- Ability to lead dialogues with example to convince the team, ensure the team is aligned and committed towards a common goal
Term & Working Hours
Term: Full-time, fixed term appointment for 1~2 years. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.
Working hours: 9:00-17:30 (Discretionary)
Compensation & Benefits
In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations
Relocation, housing and commuting allowances
Annual paid leave and summer holidays
Health insurance (Private School Mutual Aid http://www.shigakukyosai.jp/ )
Welfare pension insurance (kousei-nenkin)
Worker's accident compensation insurance (roudousha-saigai-hoshou-hoken)
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Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
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- Cover letter in both English and Japanese
- Curriculum vitae in both English and Japanese
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