IT Business Analyst/Project Manager at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Posted in Other 19 days ago.

Location: San Marcos, California

Job Description:

Job Description

While adhering to Welk Resort's i-Serve service standards, this position will primarily focus on investigating and analyzing activities and processes and looking to make them more efficient through the use of IT resources (both hardware and software). The BA identifies and articulates the need for change, and facilitates that change. The BA will identify and define the solutions that will maximize the value delivered by an organization to its stakeholders. The BA will work across all levels of an organization and may be involved in everything from defining strategy, to taking a leadership role by defining the goals and requirements for programs and projects or supporting continuous improvement in its technology and processes.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.

  • Independently resolve highly complex, multi-faceted problems to meet the business needs, by applying advanced operational knowledge and process methodologies to the design of processes, models, and/or systems solutions

  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs

  • Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously

  • Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans

  • Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.

  • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.

  • Analyzes and defines processes of business/IT both "To Be" and "As Is."

  • Provides references for users by writing and maintaining user documentation

  • Proactively work with the technical team to ensure the functional requirements align with business processes and structure

  • Provide knowledgeable feedback on system functionality and limitations to help guide business understanding

  • Act as the business process SME during the design, development and testing phases of a project

  • Coordinate communication, training and related change management activities

  • Coordinate user acceptance testing of new technology solutions

  • Help facilitate lessons learned and post project review meetings


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily fulfill the identified responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their function. The experience, knowledge, skill, and/or ability desired for this position is as follows:

Experience or Knowledge Preferred:

  • Eight plus years as a Senior Business Analyst or related business experience

  • Experience working in technology

  • Experience with MS Project or Enterprise wide PPM tool preferred

  • Experience with MS Office Suite as well as MS SharePoint/Teams

  • Understanding of Software Development Lifecycles and various Software Development Methodologies

  • Requirements Elicitation experience

  • Metrics driven approach to measuring success of projects

  • Effective communication with executive management

Education Preferred:

  • Four-year college degree or comparable experience


  • Excellent leadership skills to direct large groups at varying levels towards common objective and conflict resolution

  • Solid understanding of change process and related processes and systems/ technology

  • Interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively in a team environment

  • Excellent organization, planning, and time management skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong ability to multi-task

  • High attention to detail

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills

  • Positive culture builder

  • Solid mathematical aptitude and effective project management skills

  • Ability to analyze and document complex business processes

  • Ability to think analytically and should be a problem solver

  • Ability to gather and interpret relevant data and information

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk and hear. The associate is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The associate is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The associate must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.