Business Analyst - Stevenage

Ref: 1955 Date Posted: Sunday 31 Jul 2022
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Business Analyst
Location:               Stevenage
Salary:                   £40,000 to £55,000 + Overtime, Bonus, Pension & Flexible working
Working within a world leading, technical engineering organisation, we currently have an excellent opportunity for a Business Analyst within a newly formed Strategic Procurement Hub, where you will develop solutions to proactively support the function in its decision-making process associated with sourcing and evaluating new and existing global Suppliers providing major sub-systems in support of provision of complex systems solutions for the UK MoD and its allies.
As the successful candidate, you will bring attention to detail and experience to contribute through improving the visibility, presentation, analysis, and accuracy of Procurement data, as well as converting business needs into deliverable requirements and work with a wider range of stakeholders to deliver an appropriate solution.
Business Analyst role responsibilities:
You will have, or develop, a broad knowledge of creating solutions and working with a variety of people to deliver capabilities that support current business operations and future business goals and aspirations.
Data and analytics form the core of the Strategic Procurement Hub, and you will work closely with Category Managers, Data Analysts, Application Developers and the wider Function and business.
The role will be a mixture of understanding business operations, translating business needs into requirements and project managing projects from concept to completion. You will also be expected to be the team leader with Procurement Data and Business Analysts reporting to you, along with Graduates/Apprentices undertaking placements in your team.
Key aspects of the role involve:
  • Engage and communicate within the function to understand the needs of the department and wider internal stakeholders.
  • Produce requirement specifications based on these needs.
  • Lead and project manage the implementation of solutions, working with internal stakeholders across the business, to deliver best value propositions.
  • Assist in the development and monitor the effectiveness of appropriate governance systems to ensure deployed solutions remain topical and are appropriately evolved.
  • Provide functional training on analysing data (as required)
  • Provide analytical expertise and support regarding the development and improvement of processes, tools, and templates.
  • As required, undertake Line Manager responsibilities for the Business Analytics team within the Strategic Procurement Hub. This will include objective setting, performance assessments, provide coaching and on-the-job training, managing workloads and ensuring employee well-being.
Business Analyst skills and qualifications required:
  • Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in business or a quantitative discipline (such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, physics or quantitative economics).
  • Experience of working as a Business Analyst within complex project environments – experience of working in procurement environment is advantageous, but not essential.
  • Excellent stakeholder management to build and maintain effective relationships across the business to deliver solutions.
  • Proven analytical and sceptical mind-set with an ability to develop solutions to technical problems.
  • Strong Microsoft Office suite capability especially for data analysis and presentations (SAP, Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Strong data analyse software experience (Google Analytics, Minitab, B.I, R Studio etc.)
  • Experience of leading and developing a team
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