Zodiac Aerospace Senior Business Analyst in HUNTINGTON BEACH, California

Zodiac Aerospace is a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft and for helicopters and spacecraft. It develops and manufactures state-of-the-art solutions to improve comfort and facilities on board aircraft and high-technology systems to increase aircraft performance and flight safety. Zodiac Aerospace, a Safran* company since February 2018, has 32,500 employees worldwide and generated revenue of 5.1billion euros for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2017. Zodiac Aerospace is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange.

  • Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with nearly 58,000 employees and sales of 15.8 billion euros in 2016. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

For more information: www.safran-group.com at http://www.safran-group.com/ and www.zodiacaerospace.com at http://www.zodiacaerospace.com/ / Follow @Safran and @ZodiacAerospace on Twitter

Position in Organization

Reports to:

VP Information Systems – Cabin or (in the USA):

Director Information Systems – Cabin Americas

Immediate supervisor of:

None; functional supervision of experts in the business units, of external consultants.

Objective of the function

Improved business processes through use of business applications that are fit for purpose and harmonized across the branch. Successful implementation of applications and changes to applications.

Improved communication and understanding between business departments and ZIS.




1. Business Analysis

  • Interview business process owners and key users, analyze and document business processes and requirements and develop system proposals and functional specifications

  • Translate diverse business requirements into common functional specifications

  • Review requests for projects and changes and advice on approval based on, for example, feasibility, compliance with standards, business case, risk, priority.

  • Support the implementation of ERP & other business systems, advice and support key users

  • Prepare training material, provide training and support the creation of work instructions

  • Support the preparation and execution of software testing

Business process analysis guidelines

Implementation methodology documents

IS Governance process

Zodiac procedures both informal as well as published in FIT, ZIPS/ZAOS, ZEN.

Master Data Management guidelines.

Business applications reflect needs of the business.

Proper specifications to support development by ZIS or 3 rd parties.

Harmonization of business applications and business processes.

Well-trained users.

Documented systems.

2. Project Management

  • Act as Business Project Manager during smaller projects or changes. Support the ZIS and Business Project Manager. Involve internal functions and coordinate and verify work performed by external consultants.

  • Ensure solutions adhere to corporate architecture standards and requirements.

Approved change and/or project requests. Project plans as approved by Steering committee.

Projects and changes delivered on-time, within budget, at good quality and in accordance with business requirements and architectural standards.

3. Relationship Management

  • Act as point of contact for business questions and information for system and reporting changes. Advice and support the business in the use of Reporting and Business Intelligence tools.

  • Hold periodic meetings with BPOs to evaluate how systems could be improved to solve business problems

Governance guidelines and processes.

Project and Request portfolio

Existing business process documentation/procedures

Understanding of business needs before formal requests are made.

Anticipate improvements in business processes or reporting

4. Other

  • Participate in the definition and maintenance of system and data architecture standards

  • Support the development of information systems plans

  • Support the harmonization of business applications, help prepare a realistic roadmap.

Zodiac and Branch instructions.

Architecture and Master Data Management guidelines

Optimized application portfolio and roadmap.




Zodiac Group IS, BU management, information managers and key users, IS Board, IT and all other relevant functions in the Zodiac group.

Project requests, project tasks, business process improvements, application portfolio and roadmap, architecture. Zodiac initiatives and company-wide projects.

Specifications are in line with requirements, guidelines, and architecture. All parties share the same understanding of requirements.




  • ERP and other business system consultants

  • Application developers

System functionality, business process and functional specifications. Training and documentation.

Best use of standard functionality; developed solutions fulfill business needs




As per ZA Group rules

Zodiac fiscal Year

As per ZA Group rules




5+ years IS (business applications) experience, of which at least 3 years as business analyst

Preferred: BA in Management Information Systems or equivalent

Business process analysis

Strong overall ERP knowledge.

  • General: Zodiac core values

  • Interpersonal relations

  • Listening

  • Adaptability

  • Decision quality

  • Action Oriented

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

It is the policy of Zodiac Aerospace to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, military or veteran status, citizenship status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws. We are strongly committed to this policy and believe in the concept and spirit of the law.

If you are applying for a job in the United States and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email our Human Resources Department at support.zephir@zodiacaerospace.com and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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