Sr Systems Analyst - Sales & Trade Reporting

Chicago, Illinois

Conagra Brands has the most energized, highest-impact culture in food. Our people persistently challenge and disrupt marketplace/business conventions and we are respected for our great brands, great food, great margins and consistent results. Conagra Brands, be part of building something BIG.

Conagra Brands is reinventing itself, building a new culture and IT capabilities to enable business value and support the overall strategy.  The role of Senior Systems Analyst – Sales and Trade Analytics is focused on Managing Application Services, Innovation, exploring new technologies like Machine Learning and Advanced Data Analytics.  In this role, responsibilities include providing oversight to delivery of development in project areas like Analytics, Big Data, Digital Marketing and Digital Supply Chain and leveraging concepts and methodologies like Agile, Design Thinking and DevOps. In addition, leveraging skills to drive optimization and continuous improvement, partnering with 3rd Party’s to deliver services, manage application assets and financials.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Recommend, lead, implement and/or test process changes and system solutions to meet business requirements.
    • Understand business requirements or issues with current process and perform gap analysis in reporting environment (BW/HANA, Oracle, BOBJ, PowerBI, Tableau, etc..).
      • Map out current vs to be process
      • Provide list of objects to change or add- Cubes, tables, DSOs, extractors, Info packages, data flows/transforms, Start/End routines, ABAP, SQL, queries, views, aggregate levels, indexes, exit formulas/routines and/or reports.
      • Detail out estimated effort based on hours.
      • Evaluate risk of effort based on both difficulty and impact of change.
      • Recommend best course of action
    • Create or lead creation of functional and technical specifications.  Specifications will detail out business description of change and describe exactly what is changing in the systems at object and code level.
    • Carry out or oversee execution of technical specification.
    • Complete or oversee design and execution of manually and/or automated test scripts.
    • Guide business stakeholders through testing of system changes.
    • Creation and coordination of production implementation of system changes.
      • Alignment with business
      • Coordinate review with architecture group
      • Receive approval from CAB
      • Test change upon migration to production
  • Owns architectural solution paths for both technical and business problems and needs in the Trade and Sales space.
    • Understanding of industry trends in the analytics space.  Including dashboarding, machine learning, cloud, machine learning / AI, in-memory computing, predictive and prescriptive reporting.
    • Map new technologies / trends to current and forward looking business opportunities and challenges.
    • Provide forward looking (3 year) techo-functional roadmap for the sales and trade analytics space.
  • ABAP and HANA SQL development and debugging in SAP BW.
  • Ability to analyze data based on functional issues raised by business partners.  Requires heavy usage of-
    • SAP BW transactions like RSA1, Listcube, Etc. to analyze data and ETL issues
    • HANA Studio
    • SQL Script
    • Bex Query designer
    • Analysis for office
    • Webi
    • BOBJ Universe designer
    • Dashboarding tools like Power BI
  • Ability to analyze performance traces to identify bottlenecks and performance opportunities.
  • Functional and Technical ownership of the Sales and Trade end user reporting environment- Data models, Bex Reports, BOBJ reports and dashboards.
  • Mentor and develop junior level employees.
  • Ability to tell the story of what numbers represent to analysts and management alike.
  • Oversee development of Data models, ETLs and Reports
  • Recognize and adopt best practices in reporting and analysis: data integrity, test design, analysis, validation, and documentation
  • Assist with tracking and influencing IT Outsourcer service performance and escalation
  • Support the IT Outsourcer for critical incident resolution
  • Partners across IT and the business to support agile application development, DevOps and short-cycle iterations to deliver continuous business value.     
  • Oversees and provides guidance to IT Outsourcer for application administration, development and configuration.  Accountable to adherence for support metrics.
  • Financial Controls: Execute timely and accurate time tracking of all work hours. Contribute to accurate estimation of work activities and tasks.

Position Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree required. Computer Science/Engineering or MIS preferred.
  • 5 - 7+ years' experience in Information Technology (or equivalent role).
  • Hands on experience supporting and delivering enterprise reports.
  • Expert level in delivering SAP BW (HANA) based reporting.
  • General knowledge of SAP BW HANA data modeling and ETL concepts.
  • Experience with SAP Business Objects (BOBJ) Analysis for Office.
  • Experience working with an offshore or third party delivery model.
  • Ability to interface with business to gather requirements and align on status and in turn work with delivery team on technical details.
  • Ability to manage tasks of self and delivery team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excel data analysis skills
  • Experience building dashboards: PowerBI or equivalent.

Preferred Technical Skills:

  • Sales and Trade reporting experience.
  • Consumer Packaged Goods experience.
  • Experience working with Big Data platforms
  • Python
  • Implementing or supporting implementation of machine learning algorithms



Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.

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Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG) is an approximately $8 billion company that combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus and entrepreneurial spirit. We’re transforming the way we operate to fulfill what consumers and customers want, in a smart, simple way. We’re modernizing our iconic food brands, leveraging fresh opportunities and adapting to a changing landscape – all with a culture that’s ready to capture growth and drive shareholder value.