Business Analyst

Location
Northampton
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
05 Jan 2017
Closes
02 Feb 2017
Ref
00062930
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Function
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This company is looking for an experienced Business Analyst to join their team at their Applications Centre in Northampton.

They provide IT solutions for retailers who are looking to improve their businesses through

- Process efficiency
- Competitive advantage
- Cost effectiveness
- Innovative Solutions.

What will they ask you to do?

You will act as the interface between their clients and internal stakeholders, with an emphasis on maintaining ever more profitable relationships with both. Your role will be to explore the needs of their clients, and evolve specifications for system changes that bridge the gap between their retail business and their Merret supply chain solution. This will result in you operating across a portfolio of work, from change requests to projects.

You will be improving the Merret solution by studying current best practices and designing modifications. You will be recommending enhancements to Merret that adhere to their principles/standards relating to software design.

Working in partnership with numerous high profile retailers, this is an opportunity for you to demonstrate expert requirements engineering and stakeholder management skills, interacting regularly with client personnel at all levels, including Board-level. You will work closely with developers, test analysts and third parties, to ensure software quality is to a high standard and the solution meets the business requirements.

You will also assist colleagues, through performing ad hoc analysis that helps them perform their roles.

You will feature in helping to define and implement beneficial change within the team. This will be demonstrated through challenging the status quo, voicing ideas, observing best practice yourself whilst encouraging others to do so, mentoring peers and helping to define and establish repeatable processes and reusable resources.

Where will you be working?

There will be a requirement for you to travel to clients from time to time, however your primary location will be at our Applications Centre based in Northampton. This is the hub for our onsite Merret Development and Support teams.

Is this the role for you?

If you can answer "Yes" to the following then, this role could be for you.

Do you have:

- Up to five years' demonstrable experience in a business analysis role
- A proven ability to assess the wider impact of change, based on initial requirements
- Exceptional stakeholder management skills, including of senior personnel and challenging parties
- A deep understanding of the software development lifecycle.
- The ability to communicate effectively and clearly with technical and non-technical colleagues
- The ability to multi-task across numerous projects and activities and manage your own workload
- The experience to voice ideas self-assuredly
- The confidence and inter-personal skills to mentor peers
- A desire to be part of change and establishing an exemplary team of Business Analysts

Retail experience would be beneficial, as would knowledge of JIRA.