Senior PLM Business Analyst - Remote


Auto req ID: 21502  
Title: Senior PLM Business Analyst - Remote  
Job Function: Digital  
Location: Remote 
Company: Harley-Davidson Motor Company  
Full or Part-Time: Full Time  

 At Harley-Davidson, we are building more than machines. It’s our passion and commitment to continue the evolution of this storied brand, and heighten the desirability of the Harley-Davidson experience. To keep building our legend and leading our industry through innovation, evolution, and emotion we need the best and brightest talent. We stand for the timeless pursuit of adventure. Freedom for the soul. Are you ready to join us?


We maximize employee flexibility and well-being through a virtual mindset that supports our highly distributed, global workforce. We take an outcome-focused, people-centered approach to winning, including welcoming the best talent - wherever they may be.


This remote role is not tightly linked to a physical location and provides flexibility in where, when and how you accomplish your work.

Job Summary


The Senior Business Analyst will work as part of a cross-functional team that is expanding our PLM system to manage motorcycle product development data.  It is a high-visibility assignment that covers multiple process flows across engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, and service operations. You will work closely with the team to research, analyze, design, recommend and develop solutions that are appropriate for the business and technology strategies. This position is business-centric, and the analyst will act as a liaison between business leaders and technical teams.

Job Responsibilities


  • Utilize “best practices” in order to analyze and support the detail design and execution of production processes necessary to configure Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) to meet business requirements for Product Development and Engineering processes. 
  • Responsible for creation and delivery, as well as maintenance,  of content to support deployment and adoption of solutions such as training, work instructions, and job-aids. 
  • Translate user requirements to ensure that processes can be properly integrated into the supporting system. 
  • Influence continuous improvement initiatives by using system and business process knowledge to support business operations.
  • Support the PLM Product Owner by translating end-user requests into well-written user stories to be executed upon by the PLM Agile delivery team .
  • Test the design of a solution to validate that it meets the acceptance criteria 

Education Requirements


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in engineering, business administration, quality or related field is preferred.

Experience Requirements




  • Minimum 5 years work experience in a product development setting having direct involvement in Bill of Material development and management.
  • Hands on experience using a Product Lifecycle Management software is required, PTC Windchill experience is preferred.
  • Candidate must have excellent oral & written communication skills and ability to effectively deliver messages using a variety of mediums.
  • Candidate should be a self-starter that can drive clarity where there is ambiguity.
  • Working knowledge of the Agile framework, and its practices, such as creating user stories, sprint planning, scrum, etc..


Supplemental Info


  • Minimum 2 years of PTC Creo Parametric experience is desirable.
  • Sharepoint, MS-Teams, and Jira experience is desirable.
  • Demonstrated prior success developing solid business stakeholder relationships and credibility quickly through strong follow-up/follow through skills.
  • Candidate must be highly technical minded and have the ability to effectively use many forms of technology and software to achieve results. 
  • Demonstrate leadership/ownership of assigned functional area.
  • The ability to lead through influence and persuasion.
  • Strong process and principle-based problem-solving capabilities.
  • Project management and/or project implementation experience.

Harley-Davidson is an equal opportunity employer that continues to build a culture of inclusion, belonging and equity through our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent from all backgrounds, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. We believe in fairness and providing a level playing field for all. We foster a culture that thrives on diverse perspectives and contributions to ignite the creativity and innovation to fuel our business and enhance the employee and customer experience.


The pay range shown represents the national average pay range for this role. Your pay may be more or less than the stated range and is dependent on your geographic location and level of experience.


We offer an inclusive compensation package for all full-time salaried employees including, but not limited to, annual bonus programs, health insurance benefits, a 401k program, onsite fitness centers and employee stores, employee discounts on products and accessories, and more. Learn more about Harley-Davidson here.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.


Direct Reports: No 
Travel Required: 0 - 10% 
Pay Range: $83,000 - $125,000
Visa Sponsorship: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship 
Relocation: This position is not eligible for relocation assistance 






Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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