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Title:  Lead Business Analyst - eCommerce


Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Company:  Univar Solutions Inc.
Requisition ID:  23860


Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 

At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients. 


Primary Purpose:

At Univar Solutions, our vision is to redefine distribution and be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor on the planet. As part of our digital transformation, we are seeking a Lead Business Solutions Analyst (BSA) to join our team. This role works with business, digital, and IT stakeholders to solicit, analyze, understand, and document business requirements. They serve as an expert in their system to help the business manage efficient implementation of technology solutions. They turn business requirements into technical requirements via writing and refining user stories. The BSA will also be responsible for assisting with physical design, functional configuration, user testing, and user training. They contribute to technical project management activities, participate across agile ceremonies, perform day-to-day problem analysis and resolution, and offer general analytical support across the organization. The BSA serves as the main point of contact and functional expert for the system and its respective capabilities.


Key Deliverables: 

  • Works on assignments where the problems, opportunities, and solutions may be undefined.  Comfortable executing in a highly visible environment where many unknowns exist, where untested theories and approaches are required, and risk of failure are high.
  • Functional Configuration: Reviews and approves complex functional configurations.
  • Use Cases / User Stories: Facilitating/participating in agile ceremonies for capturing, authoring and prioritizing stories across multiple teams
  • Business Case (assistance): Defines and educates on the impact of opportunities and problems through financial and non-financial analysis.
  • Business Value Articulation: Ability to articulate the full breadth of impact of proposed changes to the system or systems
  • Problem Solving: Strong problem solving skills combined with a natural curiosity of how data and systems work together. 
  • Communication: Must be comfortable communicating to large groups.  Ability to tailor ‘the story’ based on the audience (business versus technical). 
  • Coaching/Mentoring: Recommends and develops training programs targeting specific areas in need of improvement.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, another relevant field or demonstrated work experience equivalent
  • 6+ years industry experience
  • Scrum/Agile certifications a plus


Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Require advanced skills in writing agile user stories
  • Prefer strong working knowledge of the Magento 2 platform
  • Experience with Jira for backlog, task, test, and defect management
  • Knowledge and experience working with MS Office Suite, with strong Excel skills
  • Knowledge and experience working with data query languages and tools
  • Strong oral and written communication skills


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.



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