IT Business Analyst

Recruiter
Ideal Personnel & Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£40,000 per annum
Posted
09 Feb 2017
Closes
09 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Our client is looking for an enthusiastic Business Analyst to proactively engage with business and functional departments, identifying current and emerging business requirements. As part of a small team, within a large enterprise, the role requires a broad set of skills and a high degree of flexibility and adaptability.

Your key duties will include:

• translating and shaping IT demand into scoped IT projects
• understanding the IT strategy and influence the business areas and their IT demands to ensure IT projects contribute to the strategy
• supporting business areas in documenting business cases to demonstrate benefits, risks and financial appraisal for projects to support robust investment decision making
• elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis
• critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs
• proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyse information needs and functional requirements and deliver artefacts as needed: [e.g. functional requirements (business requirements document), use cases, GUI, screen and interface designs]. Utilise experience in using enterprise-wide requirements definition and management systems and methodologies required
• successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously
• working both independently, with users to define concepts, and under direction of IT Manager
• driving and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans
• strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements
• excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts
• serve as the conduit between the customer community (internal and external customers) and the IT team through which requirements flow and liaise with key stakeholders to assess best fit solution options and recommendations
• developing requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language
• collaborating with IT stakeholders, 3rd parties and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyse trade-offs between usability and performance needs
• be the liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams

Your additional duties will include:

• reporting to the team on regulatory and legislative changes (identified through monitoring of a variety of sources) which could impact the relevant legal groups / the wider profession
• internal auditing of files / work areas to ensure compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 standards
• assistance in risk and best practice improvement projects

Skills and experience you will have:

• minimum of 10 years business analysis experience across a range of industries
• demonstrable track record of delivery in a complex environment
• strong oral, written and presentation skills – ability to explain complexity easily to a non-technical stakeholder group
• strong visual design skills used in creating information dense, easy to understand reports and dashboards
• experience working with stakeholders and end-users to define, test, elicit and deliver technical and functional BI requirements by making use of Business Intelligence reporting tools
• experience with Analysis Services and MS SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
• strong knowledge of relational, SQL and dimensional databases
• MS Excel skills
• must be able to clearly communicate stakeholder reporting needs
• ability to manage more than one complex project in parallel
• strong risk, issues and dependency management
• deductive reasoning
• leadership qualities and strong collaboration skills
• negotiation and persuasive skills
• legal experience
• BCS Business Analysis International Diploma (desirable)
• project management qualification (desirable)

Due to the large number of responses we receive it is not always possible to respond to every application. We will only contact those candidates short-listed for this role. If you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. If you wish to apply for further roles please do so. We will retain your details on file and contact you should a suitable vacancy become available.