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    IT Business Analyst - Bradford

    £28000.00 - £32000.00

    Job Description: IT Business Analyst

    Reporting to: Operations Development Leader

    Business Analyst – Flexible working

    Working with one of the region’s leading FMCG businesses, our client is looking for an experienced Business Analyst to join their team on a permanent basis.

    We are looking for a Business Analyst to help deliver business requirements through the production of user stories for our development teams.

    Role Purpose

    Review, analyse and evaluate business systems and user needs. To document requirements, define scope and objectives and formulate systems to parallel overall business strategies.

    As the successful candidate progresses with their role within the company, they will be expected to utilise their skills and knowledge; adding value to a wide range of strategical improvement projects.

    Operations Development Team – Functional mandate

    · Design and implement new operational processes, services & systems where required.

    · Work cross functionally with other departments engaging with all stakeholders.

    · To use Project Methodology to deliver agreed change OTIF and within budget.

    · Analyse data whilst understanding the business process to show trends and highlight areas for improvement.

    · Troubleshooting where operational issues occur to offer guidance & support.

    · To ‘find and fix’ where quick wins can be achieved.

    · Work closely with all departments to learn, observe and record process with the intention of offering potential different approaches, if deemed appropriate, to help streamline processes and improve efficiency.

    · To hold records/process flows maps for the departmental processes in a structured way to allow any user to be able to review and collate.

    · Work closely with the development team to provide detailed information for reporting.

    · Review current systems to ensure fit for purpose.

    · Ensuring all business processes adhere to relevant regulations.

    · Design and scope MI tools for business.

    · Be recognised as the key point of contact for operational development.


    · Determine operational objectives by studying business functions, gathering information & evaluating output requirements and formats.

    · Construct workflow charts and diagrams, studying system capabilities & write specifications.

    · Improve systems by studying current practices & designing modifications.

    · Recommend controls by identifying problems & writing improved procedures.

    · Define project requirements by identifying project milestones, phases and elements.

    · Monitor project progress by tracking activity, resolving problems, publishing progress reports & recommending actions.

    · Maintain user confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential.

    · Prepare technical reports by collecting, analysing and summarising information and trends.

    · Understand and communicate the financial and operational impact of any changes.

    · Design informative, actionable and repeatable reporting that highlights relevant business trends and opportunities for improvement.

    · Conduct insightful, ad hoc analyses to investigate ongoing or one-time operational issues.

    Generic Knowledge, Skills, Experience


    · Excellent attitude to customer service.

    · Confident and self-motivated team player with the ability to work to deadlines.

    · Ability to work on own initiative and manage own workload.

    · Ability to travel to other sites.

    · Ability to impact operations and effect change without being confrontational.

    · Detail oriented, analytical and inquisitive.

    · Ability to work independently and with others.

    · Extremely organized with strong time-management skills.


    · Proficient in all phases of change management lifecycle.

    · Have an analytical and practical approach to work.

    · Methodical and logical approach to problem diagnosis and resolution.

    · Microsoft Access and/or SQL experience preferred.

    · Flair for Software Design.

    · Analysis.

    · Software Maintenance.

    · Process Improvement.

    · Work Well Under Pressure.

    · Excellent Communication Skills.

    · Problem Solving.

    · Critical Thinking.


    · Existing role held for a period of 3+ years preferably within a fast-paced environment.

    · Has played key roles within sizable business critical projects.


    · Experience with consumer goods industry.

    · Experience working with both hosted and in-house based infrastructure.

    · Degree, preferably in appropriate field of study or equivalent experience

    Behavioural Competence

    · Consistently delivers good Customer Service

    · Initiates and engages in activities that improve customer’s experience

    · Takes personal responsibility for own development

    · Seeks, listens and positively responds to feedback

    · Is a positive and effective team player

    · Is willing to learn and to impart knowledge to colleagues, both technical and non-technical

    If you feel this is the role for you then please apply including your CV and one of the team will be in touch with you shortly.

    Due to the volume of applications received for positions, it will not be possible to respond to all applications and only applicants who are considered suitable for an interview will be contacted.

    Douglas Charles operates as an employment agency and employment business and is an equal opportunities organisation.

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