Business Analyst

Business Analyst
Manchester

You may not know this yet, but there's a big player in the North-West housing market who are looking for a Business Analyst cum Project Manager to join their team in Manchester!

This organisation run a number of community schemes and enterprises that directly benefit the people of Manchester and Greater Manchester, as well as their day-to-day operations of ensuring the maintenance and proper management of thousands of homes across the region.

What will they want me to do?

You'll be joining the Business Change team within the business, working as a "translator" between the IT/Software teams and the wider business - taking technical terms and making them understandable for the layperson.

You'll lead the identification, design and delivery of various projects around process and system improvements, carrying out "as is"/"to be" analysis, and coordinating testing stages to make sure software improvements are fit for purpose.

Am I the sort of person they're looking for?

You might be. If you've got strong people and communication skills, then that's a definite tick in the box for you - as I mentioned above, you need to make technical terms understandable to non-technical people and keep the lines of communication fully open.

You'll also be perfect for them if you've handled a Business Analyst or Project Manager's role with a focus on software development or improvement. You'll have the chance here to work on software and process improvements of all types, but to be a success, you'll need to have prior technical knowledge and an idea of how the full SDLC operates.

Big tick for you as well if you can show your exceptional organisation and planning skills. Projects are going to come at your thick and fast to keep you on your toes! So it's imperative that you're able to think quickly and effectively, and keep each project moving forward.

Is there any particular experience I'll need?

There are a few "must haves", without which you really won't be considered by them, I'm afraid:
* Previous experience as BA/PM in a software focussed environment
* Experience within Agile and Waterfall methodologies
* Exceptional communication skills across various levels
* Knowledge across the full SDLC

What will I get out of this?

Aside from outstanding job satisfaction, you mean? You'll receive a salary of up to £44,000 alongside a benefits package that includes extensive training and development opportunities and access to a company pension scheme.

So, what now then?

Well you have two options, depending on your situation. If you have your CV ready to go, then click apply and send it straight through for consideration.

If you're not quite ready to go yet, then get working on your CV today, and give me a shout on 0161 835 8757 or drop me an email to john.reid@search.co.uk and let me know that it's of interest to you in the first instance.

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