Business Analyst

J.D. Irving
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Competitive salary
17 May 2021
20 May 2021
Job role
Business analyst, CFO

The Opportunity:

J.D. Irving, Limited - Pulp and Paper Division is seeking an analytical and data expert to contribute to the build of the division's analytical reporting platform in Tableau / Alteryx / SQL Databases, as well as work closely in the integration between our various platforms and data sources, based in Saint John, New Brunswick.

The candidate will work with business users and IT to design, implement and analyze new reports hosted on Tableau Server/Omnivex Moxie Player and other programs. The candidate will also work with data owners/stakeholders to understand source data (time series data, flat files, relational databases and data warehouses) and integrate data into Tableau /Alteryx/ SQL Databases in a format that serves reporting requirements. The candidate will participate in the development of policies and guidelines for data governance as well as use of the team's best practices and standards. There is also the potential for future development in Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Who We Are:

Our team operates within highly technical, fast paced, competitive businesses and is part of an integrated forest products value chain under J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI). Our goal is to play an integrated role in sustainably transforming our renewable forest resources into value-added products for today's consumer markets.

We are not just invested in forest products; we are invested in people. We know that our overall success is a combined effort, and we therefore strive to provide opportunities for our employees to learn, grow, and thrive. Being curious and focused on innovation is key to leading a successful team. True leaders never stop learning and are never satisfied with the status quo.

We operate four Pulp and Paper Mills out of Saint John and St. George New Brunswick that produce 1 Million Tonnes of Product and employ over 1000 employees.

The Ideal Candidate:

• Creative thinker that knows how to transform data into visual displays that are meaningful to the business

• Shows curiosity when dealing with datasets and problems

• Knowledge of statistical tools to interpret data sets, paying particular attention to trends and patterns that could be valuable for diagnostic and predictive analytics efforts.

• Easily able to visualize, document, and work through integrations between various technologies, datasets, etc.

• Strong verbal, presentation, and written communication skills

• Must be able to work alongside other analytical experts as well as meet with senior level managers to determine requirements for intuitive, creative, analytical solutions.

• Data driven decision-making and problem-solving skills.

• Ability to think strategically about the information that will help stakeholders make data-driven business decisions and to communicate the value of this information effectively.

You Have:

• A degree or diploma in Business Information Systems, Computer Science or Business Administration.

• The successful candidate must be highly organized, pays close attention to detail, is results driven, is flexible and is an overall a problem solver.

• The candidate must be a critical, creative thinker.

• The candidate must have at least two years experience in Data Analytics

• Some experience with relational databases.

• Experience with SQL, R or Python an asset.

• Good understanding of conceptual, logical, physical data modeling concepts.

• Experience in performing data and system analysis to determine the most effective solution to meet business needs.

• Ability to self-manage timelines and deliverables, work in a team environment and manage projects simultaneously

• Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

• Knowledge of Cognos, Microsoft Power BI would be considered an asset.

• Strong analytical skills

• A driven self-starter who is flexible and adaptable to changes in assignments and priorities

We Have:
  • More than $400Million invested into improving and growing the future of the Pulp & Paper Division.
  • Significant Capital Investment at all four of our Pulp and Paper Mills
  • Significant investment in training with partnerships with some of the best Educational Institutions in the country

The Company:

Founded in 1882, J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) has operations in Eastern Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador), and the United States. We are a team of 18,000 dedicated employees.

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

Please apply online.

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Irving Forest Services Limited is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.