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Date posted:  Jan 11, 2023

Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, BE Rotterdam, NL Berlin, BE, DE Oslo, NO Porsgrunn, NO

Job Function:  Other
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  13748

Business Analyst

About Yara


Yara is the world's largest producer of ammonia, nitrates and NPKs, offering solutions for sustainable agriculture respecting the environment. Our fertilizers and our crop nutrition programs were designed to help the sector of food production and to meet the needs of a growing world population. Our products and solutions help the industry reduce emissions, improve air quality and prioritize effective operations safely. Founded in 1905 and operating in more than 160 countries, Yara employs more than 16,000 employees. 

About the Unit


To help us achieve Yara’s ambitions, the Digital Core Solutions (DCS) unit is building digital solutions to optimize our core operations across multiple domains – including sustainability & traceability, production and sales & marketing domains.  

The vision for Digital Sustainability & Traceability (DST) is to deliver innovative digital solutions in Yara’s core business that enable Yara to deliver on its key strategic goal of growing a Nature-Positive Food Future.   

Our desire to expand our knowledge-sharing capabilities requires new, accurate, accessible, and verifiable sustainability and traceability tools to deliver information to both internal and external stakeholders. This will help to create measurable and positive global impact to help feed the world and contribute to a responsible food system while protecting nature, reducing emissions, and improving livelihoods.    

About the role


We are currently hiring a Digital Business Analyst to join the Digital Sustainability and Traceability team. 

You will work on Global Product Traceability: enable a digitally empowered supply chain traceability for Yara fertilizer products via a connected global data platform capturing product- and value chain data and providing insights to continuous improvement of supply chain operations; enhance and ensure product quality and offer new channels to interact with various value chain actors, encouraging sustainable and safe usage of agricultural fertilizers. 

As a Digital Business Analyst you will be working closely together with the Product Managers and support them on all activities from identifying business needs, defining product strategy and execution. You will be part of the Digital Sustainability and Traceability Team and report to the Program Manager, Digital Sustainability & Traceability. 

You can be located in Brussels, Oslo, Berlin, Vlaardingen/Rotterdam or Porsgrunn. This role is on a hybrid model.

What you will be doing


  • Support the product team in defining the product strategy based on business needs, support and promote stakeholder alignment 
  • Analyze, map and document business processes' flows from the digital transformation perspective, identifying potential gaps and opportunities for the digital solutions and capture "To-Be'' state of the process after the new process/technology solution introduction and/or transformation; contribute to the business cases development 
  • Actively contribute to the business case development and submit other relevant inputs (e.g. risk analysis matrix, blueprint, personas, etc.) in decision gate materials, perform benefit calculations and measure the realized output 
  • Design and facilitate workshops, stakeholder interviews and other discovery activities to identify, document and deliver requirements/user stories from stakeholders, support building product backlog and setting acceptance criteria 
  • Create communication and training materials, foster product adoption by the business, raise awareness, understanding, and buy-in 
  • Support product implementation and change management needs, explore and follow-up on the opportunities for further product enhancements, provide insights for further product development and enhancement 

What you will bring


  • BSc or MSc degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and a proven work experience in digital product development, industrial technology development, value chain, operations improvements, or similar 
  • Experience in Agile/Scrum and Lean methodology 
  • Experience working as part of a product development team with a proven track record in digital product design and delivery 
  • Quick and curious learner, a team player with a strong interest in delivering nature-positive sustainability solutions 
  • You like to explore how technology can solve real business problems 
  • Experience working in complex stakeholder environments and solid communication skills, ability to challenge ideas and views of stakeholders in a cross-cultural work environment 
  • Fluent in English 

Why us?


  • Be a key member of a fully cross functional team. You and your team define your own objectives, which align with your mission and the business strategy, shape your own roadmap and work to deliver value each and every step along the way 
  • Be a key contributor in sustainable global change, reducing carbon emissions while financially supporting growers and enabling the global transformation of farming and its impact on the environment. 
  • You would be working with a globally dispersed and diverse team.  We adopt a virtual-first approach, where we encourage face-to-face collaboration, but are focused on recruiting the best talent. 
  • Support for personal development with internal knowledge sharing – Any specific training available 

Additional Information


Please note: This recruitment process will be managed by Korn Ferry, and by submitting your application you acknowledge and confirm that your application details can be shared with them. Korn Ferry will manage your data according to their privacy policy ( and Data Processing Agreement entered into with Yara.   

As a global organization, we actively strive to reflect the diversity in society. We, therefore, encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to creating a work environment that fits gender equality and allows combining career progress with the needs of a family or other personal circumstances. 

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