Sr. Business Systems Analyst - Merchandise Planning & Allocation Systems

  • 800 Commonwealth Dr, Warrendale, PA 15086, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Information Technology
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

The Sr. Systems Analyst – Merchandise Planning & Allocations (MP&A) is responsible for partnering with IT and MP&A business teams to support process improvement with technology solutions that drive the growth and objectives of rue21. The Sr. Systems Analyst – MP&A will be responsible for supporting, maintaining, and training on all systems that support the Merchandise Planning, Financial Planning, Merchandising, and Allocation teams.  The Sr. Systems Analyst – MP&A will be responsible for following the Software Development Life Cycle to assist the business in testing and implementing the latest technology solutions.


  • Develop and execute detailed test plans for unit, system and user acceptance testing
  • Partner with the business to translate business requirements into functional/technical specification or source system analysis documents
  • Lead technical design sessions with vendors to develop ideal solution to meet business needs
  • Lead and manage vendors that support all MP&A systems
  • Lead and manage all projects that support MP&A initiatives
  • Support, maintain and enhance information delivery capabilities
  • Lead working sessions with key business and technical team members for the purpose of defining business outcomes and requirements
  • Seek to understand the business processes and problems; offer solutions based on leveraging the process and data flow
  • Provide analysis support as the in-house expert for assigned projects
  • Respond to ad hoc analysis requests and collaborate with test resources to validate test cases and resolutions
  • Participate in all phases of the SDLC
  • Conduct application troubleshooting
  • Complete all other duties and projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field required
  • 3 – 5 years’ business systems analyst experience in retail environment
  • Preferable experience with retail Merchandise systems, Island Pacific, Maple Lake, and MID
  • Passionate about understanding the data behind the “scenes” and researching the data using SQL.
  • Experience with data gathering; including the ability to translate large amounts of data into actionable insights
  • Demonstrated strong logical and technical troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with and influence business partners
  • Strong, professional and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail and deadlines
  • Ability to adapt well to change in direction and priority in a fast- paced and deadline-oriented environment

Additional Information


  • 401k
  • Competitive Benefits Package
  • Flex Time
  • Over 3 Weeks PTO After 1 Year
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Merchandise Discount
  • Great Work Culture



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