Vanderbilt University HR Business Analyst in Nashville, Tennessee

HR Business Analyst (Job Number: 1800968)


Position Summary:

The HR Business Analyst is part of the Business Process Optimization team at Vanderbilt University and is responsible for the ongoing maintenance, configuration, and support of Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud Finance and Human Capital Management (HCM) system. Reporting directly to the Associate Director of System Consulting, the Solutions Consultant serves as a key partner to operational leaders in Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology.

The Business Process Optimization team is charged with working strategically across the university to build efficient, repeatable business processes, training the community on system changes and best practices, and maintaining Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud system. The BPO team is highly collaborative, with a culture focused on supporting each other in getting the right work done the right way.

The HR Business Analyst will have a portfolio of systems for which s/he is responsible for managing the routine operations. This includes serving as a key resource for operational leaders in accomplishing business goals through system configuration. Additionally, this position is responsible for delivering excellent customer service to both end users and business process owners, monitoring monthly and quarterly releases from Oracle for system changes, conducting configuration and testing for quarterly releases, and creating detailed analysis of transactional metrics to support process optimization. The HR Business Analyst must be creative, a strategic thinker, innovative, resourceful, and utilize entrepreneurial thinking in meeting challenges.

About Vanderbilt University:

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students, faculty, and frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review among 382 top colleges and universities for “happiest students” - as well as #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

Key Functions and ExpectedPerformance:

  • Managing Work Processes

  • Communicates comfortably atall levels within the university; consummate team player able to workeffectively up, down and across the university

  • Builds and maintains strongworking relationships with university stakeholders

  • A bias for action even in theface of ambiguity and complexity.

  • Attacks everything with driveand energy; drives to finish everything he/she starts. Is effective andefficient at marshalling multiple resources to get things done; lays outtasks in sufficient detail to mark the trail; is able to get things donewith less and in less time; can work on multiple tasks at once withoutlosing track; foresees and plans around obstacles.

  • Is an effective process, workflow, and systems designer; is good at figuring out what to measure totrack progress; can quickly diagnose and fix a work flow problem; alwayslooking for incremental process improvement.

  • Adapts easily to changes intechnology and process

  • Models intrinsic integrity andexcellent professional judgment while exhibiting unquestioned discretionwith highly sensitive and confidential information

  • System Knowledge

  • Maintains an extensiveunderstanding of Oracle Cloud functions and related connections among allparts of Oracle Cloud

  • Understands integrationsbetween Oracle Cloud and other systems used at Vanderbilt

  • Serves as expert in OracleCloud configuration

  • System Configuration

  • Translates the institution’sbusiness needs into the appropriate configuration, or where those needscannot be met, work with leaders to find suitable alternatives

  • Monitors release notes forimpact of upcoming system changes and communicates as necessary

  • Assists with detailed systemtesting for process changes and quarterly releases

  • Works collaboratively with BPOteam, functional leaders, and information technology to prioritize changerequests

  • User Support

  • Serves as escalation point forend-user support requests

  • Provides ongoing support tofunctional teams

  • Serve as source of truth forsystem functionality

  • Assists with management ofOracle Service Requests (SRs)

Supervisory Relationships :

This position does not have supervisory responsibility. This position reports administratively and functionally to Associate Director of Solutions Consulting.

Experience and Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 yearsof relevant experience with demonstrated progressive responsibility

  • Modern system experiencepreferred; Oracle Cloud HCM, ERP, P2P, PPM experience a plus

About Vanderbilt Benefits:

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview at .

Key Characteristics of a Successful Team Member inthis Work Unit:

  • Analytical& Detail-Oriented –Accurately assesses information and applies applicable law, policy andprocedure. Considers the long term implications of actions today andadvises employees appropriately. Even small mistakes can create bigissues; attention to detail work indicates care about the outcomes.

  • Integrity – Holds oneselfaccountable; takes responsibility for failures as well as successes,recognizes that trust is required to hold a team together.

  • Raises the Bar – Expects and deliversexcellence. Is a creative problem solver. Is proactive. Welcomes input onmaking things better. Places a high value on learning and gettingbetter

  • Hard-Working – Is industrious as wellas efficient (busy isn’t the same as productive). Can juggle multiplecompeting priorities simultaneously without becoming overwhelmed.

  • Teamwork – Genuinely valuesteamwork and co-workers; make them feel valuable and important byacknowledging what they do well. Doesn’t expect from others effortthat one is unwilling to do themselves. Finds ways to acknowledgeother’s strong suits.

Job requires Bachelors and 3 years of experience or the equivalent.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 44500 - Process & System Optimization

Job: Information Technology Professionals

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action