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Dynamics AX BA Consultant


Date: Sep 4, 2014

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Dynamics AX BA Consultant(Job Number:25862)


At Avanade, business and technology consulting isn't just your career…it's your passion. And that means more than just working with new innovations. It means using technology to solve business problems in ways that make a real difference to you, your customers, and the world.

This role will be to Configure and implement Dynamics AX for our customers with a primary focus on modules related to your areas of expertise. Use your knowledge of business processes and Dynamics AX to identify software gaps and suggest alternatives. As a part of the project team, write development specifications and interface with customers to test modifications and resolve any issues that arise. Execute assigned tasks within a structured project environment and lead consultants in various project work streams. Participate in knowledge transfer to customers and develop and maintain effective customer relationships.

Key Responsibilities:

Sales Support (10%)
- Determine and translate customer needs into an Avanade solution and approach
- Contribute to proposal development
- Deliver quality written presentations
- Provide scope, approach, and estimating input to the proposal team

Analysis and Solution Definition (50%)
- Elicit and document business requirements within well-defined business processes
- Interface with customers to manage expectations and resolve issues
- Analyze and document business requirements and translate these to specification and design
- Assist in documentation of current and desired business processes
- Execute assigned tasks within a structured project environment
- Support and provide input to the technical design of solution components
- Help coordinate activities between technical staff, system users, end user organizations, software programmers, system administrators, and managers

Project Execution (40%)
- Develop functional scenario based test scripts; develop test data in support of User Acceptance Testing
- Interface with development team to implement solution
- Participate in knowledge transfer to customer
- Conduct training sessions and produce user documentation
- Deliver in the Plan and Analyze and Customer Management focus areas, Review/Validate in the Design, Build, Test, Deploy focus areas, Contribute to Sales Support and Deal Pursuit and Envisioning focus areas


Minimum Requirements:
-Minimum 5+ years’ experience implementing Dynamics AX systems
- Experience with several Dynamics AX implementations in a Business Analyst capacity, specifically the Retail Or Finance modules.
- Completion of degree/diploma in business studies, accounting concentration preferred
- Strong knowledge and work experience in either Supply chain, manufacturing, Finance Or Retail modules in a Tier-1 or 2 ERP system
- Demonstrate the ability to lead consultants in various project work streams
- Able to communicate complex concepts to customer team members
- Able to resolve issues by providing acceptable alternatives
- Able to identify risk factors and provide alternatives to mitigate those factors
- Willingness to travel based on customer requirements

Preferred Requirements
-Clear and concise oral and written communication
- Dynamics AX Certified
- APICS certification
- Experience in multi-national business environment
- ERP System configuration experience
- Business process mapping skills/experience
- Working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Service
- Previous data conversion experience

Years of Experience: 6+ years business analysis experience in IT; 2+ years prior consulting experience (internal or external) preferred; Experience with various software development methodology preferred

Education: University degree required

Other Skills/Knowledge:
Professional Skills:
-Experience participating in requirements gathering process for IT systems
- Strong client interface and presentation skills
- Strong business acumen
- Track record of initiative and outstanding performance
- Excellent interpersonal skills-'Customer Focus'
- Ability to quickly build relationships
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
- Passion for learning
- The ability to effectively bridge the gap between the business and IT organizations
- Strong time management skills
- Willingness to travel

Functional Skills:
-Process documentation and analysis
- Ability to specify system requirements for business processes (data, presentation, and logic)
- Requirements gathering methods and tools
- Understanding of software development and implementation lifecycle

Microsoft Products:
- PowerPoint, Word, Excel
- Microsoft Project (working knowledge)
- Microsoft certification a plus
- Understanding of concepts and applications of Microsoft technologies preferred

Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected characteristics.

Primary Location:Canada-Alberta-Calgary
Travel:Yes, 25 % of the Time |
Job Type: Standard

Region- Canada Area Capabilities
Job: Business Analysis

Capability Group: SL - ERP


Avanade Core Competencies and Behaviors:

Customer Focus; Embracing Change; Teamwork; Realizing results the Avanade way; Technical passion; Interpersonal awareness

At Avanade we place great importance on understanding your background and expertise that align to our Competencies and Behaviors during the interview process.

For more information on the Avanade core competencies, behaviors, skill families and how you can prepare prior to interviews, please go to