Senior Business Analyst

  • Location: LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE
  • Type: Perm
  • Job #19032

Senior Business Analyst  (MES solutions) – NL/ENG

Based in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), the company is a leader in the construction sector.

The Role / Job :

As a member of the IT team, the Senior Business Analyst plays a critical role in delivering successful solutions by partnering with IT & business partners, and solution supplier, to elicit requirements and manage the design and implementation of MES-related modules. The Senior Business Analyst also continually monitors and improves system performance and user utilization.


Gain understanding of current sites requirements and system setup

  • You study current and best practices
  • You listen to your internal customers to identify and challenge their needs
  • You validate main requirements with the Steering Committee of the project

Describe functional and technical requirements

  • You translate the needs into functional and technical specifications
  • You support definition of a risk mitigation strategy and propose a deployment plan to minimize site impact (i.e : Testing/simulation strategies)

Receive, challenge, validate suppliers developments proposals

  • You partner with cross-functional groups, key partners, and developers to design and deploy the solution.

Follow up on developments and ensure complete functional implementation

  • You manage the configuration and setup of the solution
  • You monitor the project progress by tracking activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports; recommending actions.
  • You verify the solution, including testing approach and test cases preparation.
  • You implement the testing and risk mitigation strategies
  • You commit for the quality of deliveries, and for the respect of cross-functional standards
  • You define, monitor and make recommendations for key performance indicators for MES capabilities and usage

Maintain stability of the system and support future improvements after implementation

  • You assist with issue resolution and post-implementation support
  • You support sites in the definition of the future improvements
  • You animate the key users group
  • You analyze MES-related system activity by assessing system utilization, employee productivity, and trending amongst key quality attributes

Requirements :


  • Demonstrated knowledge in automatization, production optimization, and MES-related functional modules
  • Knowledge of optimization tools and algorithms
  • Knowledge of Communication protocols
  • Previous experience in integrating MES and industrial applications
  • At ease in a Project Environment
  • Ability to be flexible about project changes and dynamically mitigate risks
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple, complex projects simultaneously
  • Ability to troubleshoot, provide basic support, and training for functional modules
  • Look proactively for continuous improvement of the applications
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to learn new things
  • Team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Dutch & English mandatory. French optional.


  • Master degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject – or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of experience analyzing and implementing MES solutions
  • 5 years of experience in transformation

Location :

  • Work location: Flanders and Louvain-la-Neuve
  • Readiness for short trips across Belgium and the Netherlands (50% of time/frequent)
  • Open to travel to other EU locations when needed
  • At medium term, you manage various and large implementation projects.


  • A full-time position
  • A permanent contract
  • An international environment
  • Working flexibility (home working)
  • An attractive salary package
  • Company car
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