Business Analyst, Construction Materials

Date: Dec 23, 2021

Country: Toronto, Ontario, CA, L6G 1B2

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: Colas Canada Inc.



The Colas Group is a worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance.  Our goal is to set the pace in our industry and to be a model of excellence by providing safe, innovative, sustainable and cost-effective solutions for our customers.  We are active in the construction and maintenance of road, air, rail and maritime transport infrastructure, urban development projects and recreational facilities. With 70,000 employees spanning 5 continents, the Colas Group carries out over 100,000 projects each year, backed by a tight international network of construction materials facilities, including: aggregate mining sites, asphalt plants, ready-mix concrete plants, liquid asphalt terminals and emulsion plants.


As a key part of this group, Colas North America has a network of companies which allow us to provide most of our products and services most anywhere in the United States and Canada, from Alaska to Florida and Québec to Southern California. We are committed to developing and improving products and construction services based on recycling of material, improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.



We are seeking a candidate with experience with the JDE Sales and Distribution modules (Sales, Purchasing and Inventory). As a functional business analyst, you will use your JD Edwards experience to help support our end-users, lead digital transformation initiatives, and improve business processes around the Construction Materials (Manufacturing) domain of our business. The successful candidate will be bilingual (English/French) and willing to learn and work with other applications that help fulfill a need for Colas in the Construction Materials domain (Quoting, Point-of-Sale, Dispatch, QC, Operational Reporting, etc.). 

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide end-user Support for the Sales and Distribution module of JDE Edwards and the integration into that module
  • Act as a subject matter expert for the Sales and Distribution module of JDE Edwards within Colas ISS
  • Work with users and the team within Colas ISS (Developers, QA, Project Managers, System Administrators, etc.) to gather requirements, design a solution and develop specifications
  • Perform functional testing on new enhancements, modifications, and bug fixes as needed
  • Train business users and document new or existing solutions
  • Follow all project management methodology and complete all necessary requirements of our project management methodology and internal processes

Education & Experience



  • Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, or IT field
  • 5 years of functional experience with the Sales and Distribution module of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 or higher (Sales, Purchasing and Inventory)
  • 5 years of experience in a Business Analyst role required.
  • Experience working with users to gather requirements, writing specifications, and delivering applications through a change process involving phases for building, testing, UAT, and deployment.
  • Experience working with a project team which may include Developers, QA, Project Managers, System Administrators, etc. to successfully deliver a project
  • Experience with MS Office suite required



  • Experience in the Construction Materials industry (Aggregates, Asphalt, Liquid, Ready-Mix)
  • Experience in integrating 3rd party applications with JD Edwards
  • Experience in Accounting principles
  • Experience with Scale Ticketing, Dispatch and Quoting software used in the Construction Materials Industry
  • Experience with COMMANDalkon solutions including JWS Apex, COMMANDseries, and MOBILEsales
  • Experience with IT software technical skills (software implementation, software support)
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and JIRA and/or Aha software
  • Strong SQL skills
  • Strong report writing skills (ReportsNow DAS, Crystal Reports, PowerBI)
  • Bilingual English/French 


  • Must have strong sense of business acumen and professionalism.  
  • Must have problem solving skills with ability to analyze and recommend solutions on problems
  • Ability to present complex concepts clearly in easily understood terms
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management and staff subject matter experts.
  • Ability to multi-task and work to meet deadlines.
  • Must be a self-starter, dependable, innovative, and possess good judgment.
  • Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and have the ability to work with limited supervision in a fast-paced, small-team environment.
  • Should possess date-driven work ethic.
  • Must be a quick learner.
  • Ability to travel across North America 10% of the time


Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com.