Business Analyst/Project Manager - Hybrid Role
Posted: February 2019
Location: Castle Donington
Salary: competitive salary
Closing Date: 14th March 2019
We are looking to recruit a Hybrid Business Analyst/Project Manager role to join us on a permanent basis.
Working within the IT Shared Service function of MWUK, this role can have two responsibilities (which may apply
independently or together, depending on the needs of the function at any
1. In the Project Manager role, you will deliver IT projects on time, on budget and at the right level of quality. As a member of the virtual PM team you will contribute to process and procedure definition. The role may require interaction with 3rd parties to maximise their contribution to successful project delivery.
2. In the Business Analyst role, you will play a pivotal part in a) understanding, scoping and delivering a number of elements within major projects, b) defining and managing smaller system enhancement requests, and c) supporting development of business-wide processes.
In both aspects of the role, you will be a critical interface between IT and specific business functions / brands.
In the Business Analyst role:
o Identify and clearly define the business problem.
o Be able to express the context of any change within the business strategy and existing IT change programmes.
o Elicit, validate and consolidate the high level business requirements, including any significant business rules that will influence the business
o Analyse business processes; identify alternative solutions, assess feasibility and recommend new approaches.
o Analyse, validate and communicate the requirements using appropriate documentation and modelling techniques.
o Collect and validate the non-functional requirements.
o Actively support the business when undertaking User Acceptance Testing.
o Write support documentation and quick reference guides
o Provide end user training when required.
In the Project Manager role:
o Create and manage project plans in alignment with the IT Steering Group.
o Ensure all major project activities are prioritised and approved.
o Management of budgets for both individual projects.
o Ensure appropriate governance structures are in place for each project.
o Scope projects and gain buy in from senior executives.
o Produce a robust business case for each project.
o Ensure challenging but realistic project plans are in place for each project.
o Ensure risks are identified and managed to avoid impact.
o Ensure accurate and timely project reporting.
o Support the sponsor to ensure the project benefits are delivered in line with the business case.
o Manage any 3rd parties to maximise their contribution to projects and minimise their costs.
We are looking for an individual with a background and experience across both Project Management and Business analysis; you will have formal project management methodology experience and a relevant qualification would be a benefit.
Of course, you will have excellent analytical skills and a natural flair for problem
solving. You will have experience of gathering and documenting high quality business requirements. This includes interacting with business stakeholders through workshops, interviews, meetings and written communication
We are looking for someone who is logical and organised with the ability to plan and
prioritise well. You will thrive under pressure and be delivery focused and driven to achieve goals without compromising on quality.
You will be customer focussed and have excellent communication skills with the ability to influence, drawing on previous experience to give creditability to your decisions. You will be able to command respect and create a sense of community amongst colleagues and members of project teams to ensure a harmonious, positive working environment.
It would be an advantage if you have supplier management experience too and proven experience of delivering IT Projects in a complex environment.
Joining us at a time of huge transformation within our IT department, this is a perfect time to join us and able to influence and shape your role as well as having a real
opportunity to impact the wider business.
We offer a fantastic place to work based at our Head Office in Castle Donington; we offer 25 days holiday, a pension, competitive salary and great career development
opportunities. We also have a flexible and agile working policy which might benefit you and allow you to accrue an additional 6 days holiday a year.