Business Intelligence Analyst

Foresight Associates
17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Business Intelligence Analyst

Family: Technology, Business Partnership and Strategy

Reports to: Business Analysis Manager


The Business Analyst engages with the business to understand their needs and translates these in to requirements. They work with both the business and Technology to develop and improve the organisation’s capabilities. They act as agents of change and use different analysis techniques to support business change activities and help the business to get the most value from technology.

As a key member of the Technology team the Business Analyst will build relationships with and work alongside a varied set of stakeholders including business users of systems, managers, heads of departments, technical teams including architects, developers and 3rd parties.

The Business Analyst will also work alongside project and programme teams ensuring solutions deliver to business requirements, and business process change is appropriately modelled and managed.

This is an FTC role.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:

BI Programme specific deliverables and activities

  • Engage with business stakeholders to create functional specifications for reports within BI Programme of work
  • Support data modelling activity with the data architect
  • Identify data requirements and map these to the relevant source systems
  • Conduct gap analysis where appropriate
  • Run validation/playback workshops with business stakeholders to confirm final report output
  • Work with developers in the technical design of the BI solution
  • Support testing (Integration Testing and UAT)
  • Support training and change management

Identifying and capturing requirements (Generally)

Work with business and Technology stakeholders (architecture, design, service etc.) to:

  • Agree and document scope, requirements and technical constraints of that work
  • Elicit, analyze and validate requirements from stakeholders, end-users and subject matter experts and produce detailed requirements documentation as appropriate
  • Define as-is and to-be processes and states
  • Critically asses the need for requirements and provide both objectivity and subjectivity to stakeholders

Represent the business and their requirements throughout the project/delivery lifecycle

  • Ensure requirements (business, functional and non-functional) are sufficient for design and development, and work with delivery teams to clarify requirements and liaise with the business concerning requirements
  • Adhere to internal standards of documentation (be they departmental or project specific)
  • Work with Technology teams and other service providers to define and evaluate solution proposals for viability and appropriateness.
  • Ensure that requirements are clear and traceable at the testing stage
  • Production of testing materials (e.g. UAT scripts) and support for testing process
  • Production of documentation to support service transition
  • Support for solution delivery, providing project management support and quality assurance


  • Give guidance of overall Technology landscape and provide recommendations
  • Contribute to the Continuous Improvement of projects, the BA function, the Technology function and the Organisation as a whole
  • Keep abreast of current technology and trends that may be of use/benefit to wider business

Personal Characteristics:

  • Customer/Business focussed
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Effective communicator across all business levels
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Highly analytical
  • Good negotiation skills

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with Business Objects
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience working on BI programmes of work
  • Experience of business process mapping and modelling
  • Experience of authoring business, functional and technical requirements and specification documents
  • Experience acting as a BA on project across the entire SDLC
  • A range of technical project experience, ideally with experience of delivering solutions for media and publishing organisations
  • Understanding and experience of project management methodologies and frameworks and change management processes
  • Knowledge of common methodologies for technical/software development projects such as Agile Scrum or Waterfall

Potential Career Progression:

  • Project Manager, Senior Business Analyst, Business Architect