Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is a leading content company that engages over 150 million consumers every month through our portfolio of premium brands across platforms. By combining our distinctive content with our proprietary data and people-based targeting, we offer highly differentiated end-to-end solutions to marketers across the multimedia landscape. Our influential brands include PEOPLE, TIME, FORTUNE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, INSTYLE, REAL SIMPLE and SOUTHERN LIVING, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom. Time Inc. has been extending the power of our brands through various acquisitions and investments, including Viant, an advertising technology firm with a specialized people-based marketing platform; The Foundry, Time Inc.’s creative lab and content studio; and the People Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). The company is also home to celebrated events, such as the TIME 100, FORTUNE Most Powerful Women, PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's Sportsperson of the Year, the ESSENCE Festival and the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen.
The Job: Business Systems Analyst
Time Inc’s Marketing Information Department (MID) is responsible for building and supporting applications that enable Time Inc’s business units to market to customers across multiple channels, measure the response to marketing efforts, and forecast the impact of future marketing campaigns. This position will be responsible for translating business requests into use cases, functional requirements, and software application designs.
In this position you will work closely with internal customers, application architects, and software developers to ensure that internally-developed and externally-sourced applications meet the needs of our end users. You will be responsible for application roadmaps, detailed requirements documents, and resource plans that balance bug fixes, enhancement requests, and major project implementations.
You want to work on projects where you are implementing solutions to real problems that require creative thinking and a deep understanding of the problem space. You are comfortable switching between strategic and tactical initiatives and can take a project from inception through to implementation.
- Define the business problem and primary objectives of new projects. Identify and validate the key business requirements
- Analyze and model the business domain to create a complete picture of work-flows and technical requirements fulfilled by existing and proposed software
- Create functional requirements and use cases. Coordinate requirements walk-through and sign-offs, verifying with user representatives/stakeholders that use cases and process models accurately portray specific business needs
- Create data flow diagrams that trace the flow of data from marketing offers to customer orders to product fulfillment
- Perform fit/gap analysis of technical designs and potential solutions. Contribute to system architecture and design discussions
- Communicate project goals, risks, and progress to key stakeholders and team members consistently and transparently
- Investigate issues by executing queries, synthesizing analysis, and translating details for presentation to business partners
- Create and maintain system documentation
- 2+ years Business Analysis experience working with data driven applications.
- Desire to take project ownership, be creative with problem solving, and proactively secure the objectives of the business
- Superb attention to detail and rigorous focus on delivering quality output
- Ability to work across a global team, sometimes across multiple time zones
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with all levels of employees.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio) or similar office applications.
- Ability to write SQL to investigate application databases.
- Experience with consumer marketing operations and/or subscription businesses a plus
- Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree
- 1-2 years or relevant course experience performing detailed analysis of business problems