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Job Ref:  204412198
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Warwickshire
City:  Warwickshire
Post Code:  B49
Salary:  £35000 - £47000/annum + corporate benefits
16/10/2016 04:04
IS Business Analysts - Full Project Lifecycle
Location: Warwickshire or Leicestershire
Salary: £39-47,000 + corporate benefits

As a result of team expansion our Client is looking for IS Business Analysts to be responsible for investigating business situations, identifying and evaluating options for improving business processes & systems, defining requirements and ensuring effective use of information systems in meeting the needs of their business. You will take ownership for delivery of analysis deliverables for medium and some large sized projects (full lifecycle). If you have experience of replacing management systems this could be hugely beneficial too. Candidates must have worked on projects with a minimum budget of £400,000 + in order to operate successfully in these roles.

The role:
Delivery of analysis deliverables for medium and some large sized projects such as the investment proposal, business requirements document, and supporting analysis deliverables.
Investigates work to determine business requirements and specify business processes, through improvements in information systems, information management, practices, procedures and organisation change. Conducts investigations for strategy studies, business requirements and feasibility studies.
Applies and monitors the use of required modeling and analysis tools. Methods and standards giving special consideration to business perspectives.
Identifies stakeholders and their business needs.

The person:
Degree educated or equivalent
Relevant business analysis qualification - e.g. working towards or has BCS ISEB Diploma in business analysis or similar qualification or experience that demonstrates analysis skills
Previous experience of SAP or SCADA systems would be desirable
Minimum experience of running projects with a budget of £400k +
Process mapping experience essential
If you also have experience of operating effectively in a Utilities business whilst not essential it would be highly desirable
Good Leadership skills and a track record of ability to influence business or IS colleagues.
Experience of undertaking roles in which analytical thinking is applied to produce business improvements within the broader business
Knowledge of IS project development processes and wider organisation units of IS is preferred but not mandatory
Understanding of the purpose of business process teams and the new regulatory framework
Commercial Awareness - Consistently takes into consideration commercial implications of actions when making decisions or setting objectives for self or others.
Leadership & Team Working - Strongly demonstrates team working through sharing the workload to ensure the team meets its objectives. Keeps the team informed and up to date with relevant information and consistently is encouraging continuous improvement.
Customer Focus - Shows depth of approach in communication with customers. Developing relationships with customers to address underlying needs and identify areas for improvement.
Drive and Initiative - Without supervision will apply extra effort to meet the team's objectives and deadlines. Demonstrates a strong determination to achieve business goals despite opposition.
Business Analysis Techniques - Familiar with a broad range of modelling techniques. Works independently. Frequently provides advice/support to colleagues on areas of knowledge. Has proved competent to work on a few larger scale or more complex projects. Shows a desire to improve techniques and methods employed. Frequently demonstrates sound understanding of the key purpose of analysis activity. Can effectively analyse given information, identifying relevant relationships and resolving given business problems. Can independently pick up new analysis tools
Information Capture - Demonstrates a sound knowledge of the appropriate information capture techniques appropriate for any situation. Works independently on information capture activities. Able to supervise others on the selection and use of appropriate techniques. Identifies the needs of different classes of stakeholders and knows how those needs would be catered for in the management of interviews, workshops, materials, etc. for such stakeholders.
Communication Skills - Under minor supervision, conducts stakeholder analysis to understand communication preferences and certain characteristics. Occasionally applies analysis without supervision. Without supervision, regularly selects the most appropriate communication method based on goals and characteristics of the audience. Adapts templates to complete documents appropriate for the audience, with limited repetition of information.
Business Process Improvement Skills - Analyses information gathered about current business processes and business aims to identify improvements at a project level, including balancing end-business aims with IS business aims. Is aware of wider issues including cultural, organisational and business constraints affecting options for change. Identifies potential alternative processes to achieve business aims. Helps assess the risks, costs, potential benefits and feasibility of the potential approaches. Facilitates cost estimation by obtaining information and costs from potential suppliers and from experience of previous projects. Prepares business cases for the recommended approach for medium sized projects.
Project Management - Demonstrates the ability to produce plans to support the definition of schemes of some complexity. Regularly supports project control techniques, sometimes unsupervised. Identifies and manages risks associated to the project including mitigating actions and running risk workshops

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