Business Analyst

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43202

Company: American Chemical Society

CAS uses intuitive technology, unparalleled scientific content and unmatched human expertise to help companies create groundbreaking innovations that benefit the world. As the scientific information solutions division of the American Chemical Society, CAS manages the largest curated reservoir of scientific knowledge, and for 115 years, has helped innovators mine, assess and apply that information to keep businesses thriving. The CAS team is global, diverse, endlessly curious and strives to make scientific insights accessible to innovators worldwide.


CAS is currently seeking a Business Analyst. This position will be located in our Columbus, OH headquarters.


Position Summary

This role acts as a liaison between the Department of Content Acquisition and Preparation, IT, and Global partners to help facilitate and translate business needs into functional requirements. The Business Analyst works with business stakeholders to determine and document business requirements, participates in application implementation and development projects, confirms applications meet business requirements, and collaborates with IT to troubleshoot and resolve system problems. 


Job Duties

  • Provide business analysis and testing support to departmental goals
  • Evaluate supplier’s electronic content and metadata against a standard template
  • Review PDF / XML (Extensible Markup Language) files to identify critical components and data patterns to assist in defining business process rules and roles for processing through various workflows
  • Research supplier websites for targeted information
  • Track and report on changes to data formats and packaging, collaborate with IT to troubleshoot and resolve system problems
  • Perform quality audits and support change verification and approval
  • Develop searching skills in CAS products and online resources
  • Provide input and recommendations for prioritizing work
  • Provide end user training and assists with user information and reporting needs


Minimum Education/Experience/Technological Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business related field.
  • 3-5 years of analyzing xml document format; preferably involving conversion of other publishing formats to xml
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to understand technical and publishing issues, and communicate those to management, experts and end users
  • Strong data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Highly motivated with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-starter and quick learner with the ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Intermediate knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite; especially Excel


CAS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including a generous vacation plan, medical, dental, vision insurance plans, and employee savings and retirement plans. Candidates for this position must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future. EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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