Karen Koehler

Karen Koehler

Objective

Seeking a Business Analyst position that uses my unique combination of broad-based business expertise and technical skiils to solve business problems.

Summary

Flexible, innovative, hands-on Business/Systems Analyst with demonstrated success providing effective leadership across varying organizational levels and business functions in a large multinational company. Client focused and process oriented, known for the ability to lead and coordinate teams for implementation of projects on time and on budget. Extensive experience assembling, organizing, analyzing, and presenting information encompassing business process analysis, requirements definition, technical specification, development, and user acceptance testing.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2010 - Present

Business/Systems Analyst--volunteer

After The Bell

Investigating and documenting current database maintenance and reporting system, future requirements, and alternatives for a volunteer organization that provides after-school activities for school age children. Preparing feasibility study for the Board of Directors to use to make a decision about future direction.

Jul 2001 - Apr 2009

Information Analyst, Data Warehouse

EDS, an HP Company

Managed, designed, developed, and implemented Data Warehouse enhancements and maintenance projects for SKF USA, Inc.; provided 24/7 production support for Data Transformation (ETL) processing; team subject matter expert for business processes and database content and integrity.

Mar 2000 - Jul 2001

Business Analyst, Data Warehouse

SKF USA Inc.

Prepared and implemented new releases of Cognos catalogs; subject matter expert for business processes and database content and integrity; acted as applications database administrator; managed, designed, developed, and implemented Data Warehouse enhancements and maintenance projects; provided 24/7 production support for Data Transformation (ETL) processing.

Jul 1995 - Mar 2000

Project Coordinator, Common Systems Project

SKF USA Inc.

Second-in-command for multi-year, $36m ERP project to convert SKF business functions from a mainframe application set to an AS/400 platform; primary business analyst for the Customer Service component of the project.

Aug 1988 - Jul 1993

Business Analyst

SKF USA, Inc

Prepared business requirements definitions for enhancement projects in EDI, Data Warehousing (DB2/QMF), order entry, and order maintenance functions.

Education

Education

B.S.

MBA

Skills

Skills

SQL

Applications Database Design

Sybase

Unix Shell Scripting

Metadata Management and Report Writing

Using the Cognos 7 Series, trained in 8.4

Data Transformation (ETL)

Using Advantage Data Transformer, trained in Informatica 8.x

Project Planning and Control

Business Requirements Definition

Business Process Analysis and Documentation