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Business Analyst

Location: Leeds Salary: benefits
Sector: IT & Telecoms Type: Permanent
Contact: Sam Francis Job Published: 11 days ago

Business Analyst - Consultant and Principal level

Permanent · Leeds

Salary: £35,000 - £80,000 + benefits

About the role

Do you enjoy working collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams to deliver great products and services? Do you have great consultancy skills, caring about and advising your clients to help them achieve their needs? Do you love analysing the processes behind a product or service in order to improve it?

Well, we are looking for a Business Analyst to join the team on a permanent basis, so keep reading:

What you'll do:

  • Translate complex business problems and user needs into a set of detailed requirements for the end-to-end service or product, with the appropriate use of epics, features, user stories and defined acceptance criteria
  • Clearly and accurately communicate business requirements and user needs to a variety of stakeholders, including senior leaders and the team, using the appropriate methods of communication or documentation
  • Work with the Product Owner and/or Delivery Manager to establish and maintain a prioritised product, programme or project backlog of what needs to be built
  • Work with designers to inform the creation and iteration of prototypes for the services or product to solve the problems users face
  • Define business process improvements for products or services to inform recommendations identifying clear benefits and contributing to delivery plans
  • Use insights from user research and metrics to inform the business analysis approach, and explain your business decisions clearly
  • Be an expert in Agile delivery, identifying the best Agile processes for projects and measuring the success of outcomes.
  • Run workshops with your team and stakeholders
  • Build long-term, strategic relationships with stakeholders
  • Advocate for user-centred design, and the use of agile business analysis in particular for the delivery of products or services
  • Lead collaboration with various skill sets and provide a high level of support for clients and colleagues
  • Define the recruitment processes for business analysts, advise on suitability of candidates and lead recruitment interviews
  • Encourage and facilitate continuous improvement of the BA team
  • Coach and mentor team members and others to apply the most appropriate agile and lean tools and techniques
  • Advise and support business analysis colleagues and other members of Agile teams.
  • Work with the business analysis community to share best practice to ensure high standards, including attending business analysis events and writing blog posts

Requirements

  • You are an expert practitioner with broad industry experience
  • You have advanced experience with Agile, GDS standards and service principles
  • To understand user centred design principles and practices
  • Be able to understand the strategic objectives of the organisation and how the insights will help them
  • To be comfortable having your findings challenged by stakeholders and the ability to clearly explain the insights
  • Have exemplary business analysis skills including communication, listening and organisational skills
  • Have expertise in eliciting and management requirements to meet user needs within a product or services focussed project
  • Be experienced in championing user centred design principles and practices, applying these to the delivery of a product or service
  • Be a strong presenter and happy to sell the benefits of business analysis to people who aren't familiar with the discipline
  • Enjoy sharing your skills and experience with your client to enable them to continue to iterate and improve content after you leave

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