Business Intelligence Analyst

Job ID: 2017-2961

Brand: Kao USA

Location: US - OH - Cincinnati

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The BI Business Analyst will provide meaningful business information (data and reports) and insights to internal or external customers by maintaining and enhancing the SAP BW/BI system (and/or other BI toolsets) for Kao's Americas and Europeons regions Beauty Care business.


  • Work with internal & external customers, business analysts, and other ISD staff to define and deliver innovative enterprise class business solutions for the Kao Americas/EMEA SAP BI system.
  • Provide outstanding customer support in the: analysis, design, configuration, and maintenance of applications in assigned area. Work within defined SLA metrics. Write requirements documents, functional/technical specifications, and test plans. Document all work using standard methodology.
  • Compile and prioritize tactical regional and global ISD enabled business process initiatives in coordination with business process-owners, -leads and key users.
  • Lead and manage small to moderate sized regional and global projects, participate in various in-house and global SAP projects as a team member, maintain detailed project plans, monitor project budget, perform business process mapping, resolve issues, assist other project resources, and develop & deliver on-site and remote training to users.
  • Possess knowledge of best practices in the Sales and data analytics area and articulate potential benefit/impacts to the business. Work with the business community to implement solutions matching KPIs & best practices while understanding local/geographical/channel variations. Standardize solutions or adapt as it makes sense.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of advancing Sales technologies and SAP releases. Freely exchange new ideas and suggestions for improvement within the IT and business community.
  • Pursue continuous improvement in data quality, application features, and performance.


  • 5 years of SAP configuration experience in SAP BW & BI-IP.
  • Proven experience participating in two full life cycle implementations of SAP BW & BI-IP.
  • BOBPC and HANA database experience a plus. Other data visualization and analytics tools experience a plus.
  • Advanced problem-solving and technical support skills.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skill, German oral and written communication skils a plus
  • Moderate level understanding of one or more major business process functions such as Order Management or Logistics. This includes general functional knowledge, as well as, the supporting transactional systems, reporting, statutory, legal, and audit requirements.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent

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