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MES Business Analyst

Minnesota - Business Analyst

Hollstadt Overview

Hollstadt Consulting is a management and technology consulting firm dedicated to placing professionals at engagements where they will excel. When you work with us, you'll work with a refreshingly real company led and staffed by seasoned experts who are also down-to-earth, good people. We're committed to treating you with respect and helping you achieve your career aspirations.

Since 1990, Hollstadt has been a trusted partner to more than 150 domestic and global companies and has successfully completed over 2,000 projects. Our continued growth has created challenging and rewarding opportunities for accomplished IT and Business Consultants. Hollstadt Consulting is an equal opportunity employer including disability/veteran.

Job Description

Looking for an IT Business Analyst that wants to participate in a fast-paced environment supporting the implementation of manufacturing solutions. The MES Business Analyst is responsible for the planning, development, maintenance, and enhancement of the functional areas of application packages. They are assigned to teams within an assigned business unit and independently utilize various client/server platforms. Individuals collaborate with company customers, staff, IT and other stakeholders to identify user requirements, assess available technologies, and recommend solution options. They are proficient in assessing business objectives and design business processes for medium to high level objectives in such a way that they may be effectively modeled, configured and measured within the package application environment. Individuals are proficient in communicating the application package capabilities and possibilities to designated functional areas, while seeking ways to collaborate with IT members to facilitate transition to and support of the application package.


Supply Chain (plan, source, and make) and manufacturing execution system (MES) experience are required.



  • Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems or Business Administration with an emphasis in a specific functional area or equivalent work experience and technical training
  • 3+ years of experience in relevant functional area, two years of experience with application package modules, and one package implementation
  • MES Experience
  • Supply chain operations experience
  • Good business understanding in one or more functional areas, as well as an understanding of the organization’s industry
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, proficient in the ability to express medium to high level technical concepts in business terms
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well on cross-functional project teams and foster team commitment to tasks
  • Developing project management skills, operating as part of a team organizing, planning, and executing projects from vision through implementation
  • May regularly coach other team members. Has no direct reports or staff responsibilities with respect to providing career development, training opportunities and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Agile Experience
  • Ability to work across teams and functions to identify requirements, and develop solution options
  • strong technical aptitude as the person will need to work with multiple application teams – systems analyst skills are required
  • Interest in working in plan, source and make areas of supply chain


  • Rockwell FTPC, Quality Management, Performance Management, Vantage Point, Historian
  • Various other shop floor/manufacturing application
  • Microsoft OS, SQL Server
  • Unix, Linux, JBOSS
  • Java, PNUTS, Mulesoft and various development/scripting abilities

Benefits + Perks

Comprehensive Benefit Plan

Hollstadt offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term/Short Term Disability, and Life Insurance. With three different medical plans to choose from, you can enroll in the coverage you need from single to family, or anywhere in between!

Remarketing Process

Hollstadt is based on retention and relationships. We get to know your strengths and career wishes throughout your assignment and then start remarket discussions 6-8 weeks prior to your end date. By being proactive, we are able to keep your down time between assignments as short as possible, unless you choose otherwise.

Professional Development

Hollstadt offers free bi-weekly training courses for our consultants as well as on-demand access to past sessions through our consultant portal. Trainings give our consultants the continuing education they need to excel on their projects.

401k + Matching

One popular benefit is our 401(k) match on the first 4% of your contributions. Hollstadt wants to help you reach your long-term financial goals and understands that planning for your future is critical. Consultants also have access to support from a Financial Advisor.

Bonus Opportunities

We appreciate and reward loyalty. Join Hollstadt, stay for 5 years, and we’ll give you a $5,000 Longevity Award bonus! Additionally, we know great talent knows other great talent. If you are on contract with Hollstadt and refer one of your connections who gets placed, we’ll pay you $1,000!

Ongoing Support & Networking

We have made a significant investment in building a support program for our consultant team - so you never have to feel like you are going it alone. We also have a Consultant Coach program which acts like a 'work buddy' to provide a safe ear for questions or concerns at your client site.