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Business Analyst

Job Function:
IT
Location:
Manchester
Job Type:
Permanent
The Job
 Your role
 

To conduct Business Analysis across all stages of the change process ensuring that all changes are scoped and designed to a high quality and are aligned with PrettyLittleThings business goals and IT strategy.

Prettylittlething is an agile, fast paced business so an agile approach to business analysis is a must have.

 

What you'll do

  • Perform business analysis in the initiation and definition stages of a project to ensure the why, what, when and how much is understood before getting approval to deliver the idea
  • Ensure scope and requirements are sufficiently understood. Engagement with the business will be via workshops or by other methods deemed to be appropriate to drive forward requirements gathering and elicitation.
  • Work with the IT solution architect and development leads in the production of an IT Solution Design ensuring that proposed solutions are aligned with IT strategy, yet meet business expectations.
  • Work with IT colleagues to ensure costs, timescales and any feasibility constraints are sufficiently understood and conveyed to the business
  • Lead requirements elaboration during the low level design and build of the solution whilst ensuring the business is fully informed and any business related activities are coordinated alongside any IT deliverables. As the requirements and design are elaborated the timescales will be refined and communicated.
  • Ensure requirement traceability is maintained throughout the development lifecycle and that any scope changes are sufficiently managed
  • Ensure consistent analysis standards are used across projects and any cross project dependencies are sufficiently identified and managed
  • Actively influence and contribute to the on-going development of ISD analysis approaches, methods and standards
  • Contribute to the review and introduction of industry best practice, tools and techniques
  • Ensure that deliverables are produced according to plans and departmental quality standards

 

What you've got

Experience:

Mandatory

  • At least 2 years experience of agile approaches and techniques
  • At least 5 years of business and/or systems analysis experience obtained in an IT or business department.

Desirable

  • Experience of the ecommerce sector

    Skills:

  • Mandatory
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Requirements elicitation and documentation
  • Data modelling
  • Functional modelling
  • Business process modelling
  • Unified Modelling Language (UML)

Desirable

  • Object Oriented Analysis
  • Project Management

Miscellaneous

  • Is an ambassador for the brand.
  • Attends training, meetings and other events as requested by direct manager or senior management.
  • Assists colleagues by completing tasks outside of own job role when requested, including supporting associated companies.
  • Maintains own working area in a professional and organised manner.
  • Always strives to improve the department’s operation and increase knowledge of own and related job functions.

Due to the evolving nature of our organisation, this job description is not exhaustive. While this job description will be reviewed and updated periodically, the job holder may from time to time be required to carry out tasks which are not detailed in this document.