Brown-Forman Systems Analyst in Louisville, Kentucky

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Purpose: Under general supervision, responsible for analysis and development, implementation, modification and installation of medium complexity of Workday and other HR and Corporate systems in different operational environments. Responsible for configuration Workday business processes and system documentation as well as technical specifications, and testing plans. With a good understanding of HR and Corporate business and user needs, assists in recommending, designing, testing and implementing systems upgrades, improvements and break-fixes.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Under general supervision, partner with the business, process owners and super users to understand and develop their technology requirements.

  • Have the capability to evaluate and assess business and user needs, and suggest a technology that meets the requirements and is compatible with existing systems and B-F IT’s strategy.

  • Responsible for the analysis and development, implementation, modification and installation and support and testing of technologies for process improvements.

  • Ability to prepare flowcharts, models, and procedures, and create feasibility studies to design possible system solutions.

  • Ability to analyze system user requirements to define and design and complete system configuration, enhancements, and modifications.

  • Ability to create and maintain business and system process documentation, technical specifications, system testing and documenting test results, and quality assurance of production system changes.

  • Act as a liaison to the business clients and technology resources, coordinating and documenting the functional requirement definitions for the business area and related initiatives.

  • Prepare estimations of the costs of system solutions and prepare project plans to provide input into decisions about prioritizing projects and allocating IT resources.

  • Serve as the in-house expert on assigned technologies, business processes and end-user information delivery tools.

  • Maintain effective working relationships with B-F personnel and external partners.

  • Develop and maintain professional knowledge of new and emerging trends in software and hardware technology related to Workday and other HR systems

  • Knowledge of Workday Reporting, Integrations RaaS, Studio and XSLT transformation for integration work

Project Management:

  • With general supervision, manage or participate in division level projects/ assignments with typically a medium degree of complexity and minor change management components.

  • Follow IT project methodology, responsible for all aspects of project life cycle management and the coordination of resources across IT and within the business operating units.

  • With general supervision, lead the execution of technology implementation initiatives, within accepted timelines, budgets and resources.


  • With general supervision, provide ongoing support to include:

  • Establishing and enforcing standardizations of business operating processes, procedures and policies,

  • Investigate and resolve end user questions and complex problems; design, configure and document solutions, and transfer key knowledge to the business.

  • Monitor system performance.

  • Responsible for identifying, training and support B-F users across multiple departments

Required Experience & Education:

Education: College/University (Bachelors or Equivalent); Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Operations or other technology specific field or equivalent required


3-5 years of Information systems or business operations experience or combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to quickly learn existing Workday Business Processes and combine knowledge from multiple disciplines (e.g. cloud solutions capability, Standard industry best practice) in order to produce an optimal business solution.

  • Knowledge of Workday Reporting and data sources

  • Ability to coordinate with functional and technical staff, leads system-related projects and initiatives (such as, Workday new releases, adoption, and implementation of new functionality, integrations and business process changes) in HR and Payroll, including implementation, review, and testing prior to go-live.

  • Ability to manage and/or participate in division level projects/assignments with a medium degree of complexity.

  • Ability to facilitate workshops and deliver effective presentations that are valued by the client.

  • Possess the skills to initiate, evaluate, develop, defend, and influence users adoption of solid, actionable recommendations.

  • Strong experience with process design & requirements gathering.

  • Understanding of Workday cloud architecture and Tenant Strategy and change control through environments

  • Understanding of integration of Workday with other HCM modules such as Talent Acquisition, Learning Management Solutions, Corporate Technology Solutions and experience interacting with technical team.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage tasks, schedules and risks/issues.

  • Excellent client interaction and communication skills (written and verbal). Must be able to facilitate meetings to gather requirements and present solutions.

  • Solid understanding of Human Resources functions

Preferred Experience & Education:

Education: Masters Degree (M.A., MBA or Equivalent)

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About Brown-Forman:


For more than 145 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Finlandia, Korbel, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist, Herradura, New Mix, Sonoma-Cutrer, Early Times, Chambord, BenRiach and GlenDronach. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,600 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide

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Business Area: Corporate

City: Louisville

State: KY

Country: United States

Req Type: Exempt

AutoReqId: 4460BR