Business Analyst - Procurement in Abu Zaby [Abu Dhabi], United Arab Emirates

Consulting/Business Strategy & Planning
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Business Analyst focusing on procurement functions for the Program Services Office (PSO). Under the supervision of the Procurement Program Manager, the Business Analyst will:

  • Work with financial, accounts payable, and procurement users to gather procure-to-pay business requirements to determine the best way to deliver those requirements within existing technology applications
  • Review functional specifications with procure-to pay workgroup teams as well as procurement and financial users to ensure their understanding of the functional specifications
  • Work closely with the Information Technology (IT) development team to ensure that technical specifications and developed application are consistent with the functional specifications


The Business Analyst will also be responsible for:

  • Analysis and assessment of organizational needs and project requirements
  • Translating business requirements to implement, configure and support e-procurement/sourcing applications to achieve our procure-to-pay vision and move the procurement and accounts payable organization from its current state to the future state of technology, business procure-to-pay processes, and system optimization
  • Aiding the Procurement Program Manager in the coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of project deliverables

The Business Analyst will ensure that the effort devoted to the projects is consistent with University strategy, commitments and goals. In addition, the Business Analyst will support the development of the department through effective and efficient delivery of processes and systems to administrators across the University.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Management or equivalent
  • 2-5 years hands-on experience in ERP vendor software procure- to-pay applications (e.g. e-requisition, vendor punch out and catalog, workflow approvals, and invoice)
  • 2-5 years' experience in a project management office or equivalent educational experience
  • 2-5 years' experience preparing reports and presentations for management and stakeholders
  • Experience with administrative systems as used in higher education
  • Experience partnering with teammates to develop, analyze and manage administrative processes and projects
  • Knowledge of and experience in working in a diverse global business environment
  • Thorough knowledge of ERP (e.g. PeopleSoft, Workday) procure-to-pay technologies including e-requisitioning, vendor punch out and cataloguing, workflow routing and configuration, p-card and invoicing
  • Strong awareness of the procure-to-pay ERP field, including trends, new methods and techniques
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