Senior Business Analyst
Federated Co-operatives Limited
Saskatoon, SK
Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) is a diverse business operating in the agriculture, food, energy and home and building sectors. Based in Saskatoon, Sask., FCL is owned by independent retail co-operatives from across Western Canada that are committed to local investment, community mindedness and lifetime membership benefits. FCL is involved in wholesaling and manufacturing, including refined fuels and lubricants. It also provides administrative and marketing support to its member-owners. For more information, visit

The Co-operative Retailing System is a network composed of Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) and over 180 independent retail co-operatives that help build, feed and fuel individuals and communities in Western Canada. From Vancouver Island to northwestern Ontario and into the Arctic, retail co-ops serve 1.8 million active members and many more customers at 2,500 locations. FCL centrally supplies and supports these retail co-ops. By working together under the CO-OP® brand, we are all committed to local investment, community mindedness and lifetime membership benefits. For more information, visit

FCL invites applications for the position of Senior Business Analyst in our home office located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Under the direction of the Senior Manager, Business Analysis (BA), the Senior Business Analyst is responsible to provide leadership and guidance on BA practices to the business and project leaders, SMEs, and Innovation stakeholders.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Business Analysis, responsibilities for this position include the following:

Efficiently negotiate and mediate with vendors and stakeholders, both retail and wholesale, to define roles, responsibilities and deliverables as they pertain to the initial stages of the initiative. Maintain a sense of urgency around all participants’ input and be responsible for making consistent decisions targeted at managing stakeholder expectations and scope definition.
Manage the elicitation of system and functional requirements as well as design development using interviews, document analysis, requirements and design workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios and workflow analysis.
Working collaboratively with all CRS business units, lead, participate and take responsibility for the decisions making required to map the strategic vision of future initiatives.
Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts and dissect high-level information into details in order to decide the priority of requirements on a scale between not needed and must have.
Develop and apply business analysis tools to document current/future state, including but not limited to; workflow modeling, use case analysis and data modeling.
Apply analytical theories and methods in the design and development of new systems and program solutions for the CRS.
Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver Business Requirements Document, Interface designs, Data flow diagrams and other business analysis related documents.
Based on experience and critical thinking, make the decisions required to improve the quality of business analysis related deliverables. Drive results for these improvements through the formulation of new policies, methodologies and standards.
Lead and plan the user acceptance testing process.
Effectively communicate with SLT and Board members in the presentation of all aspects of projects being considered or in progress.
Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field and 8 - 10 years of progressive IT experience in a multi-faceted organization, preferably in retail IT. Business Analysis certification (CCBA, CBAP) is required and an understanding of PMBOK would be considered beneficial.

A combination of relevant education and experience may be considered.

Additional Information:
FCL offers a competitive salary, ongoing personal and professional development, and the opportunity to work with one of western Canada's most successful organizations.

You may be required to undergo a background and substance test in accordance with FCL policies.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.