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Lead Business Analyst (IT)

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  • Ref: LS3529

Cathedral Appointments are seeking a well-rounded, highly-experienced Lead IT Business Analyst to support a fast-growing company in Newton Abbot. This is a pivotal role within the organisation, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing and developing a small team of Business Analysts through the roadmap and delivery phases of the project lifecycle, shaping business needs into clear, practical requirements. You will act as the interface between the business and technology teams, developing technical solutions to business problems

Lead Business Analyst (IT) responsibilities include...

  • Lead a small team of experienced Business Analysts with an understanding of workload and capabilities, to ensure an efficient delivery process to both the PMO and wider business functions
  • Lead and manage roadmap stages for own projects:
    • Facilitate the initial feasibility and size estimates of a project to business stakeholders
    • Clearly set up workshops, process mapping and project scope within deadlines
    • Work closely with technical architect resources to develop the right solution
    • Produce weekly status reports on discovery & roadmap deliverables
    • Actively manage day to day activities
  • Manage business requirements at project delivery stage
  • Own and produce project documentation
    • Produce formal Project Documentation including feasibility studies & options, requirements, request for proposal and statement of work
    • Create communication materials for multiple levels of stakeholders, adapting the material to the level of audience
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory obligations and reporting requirements
  • Report project progress to business stakeholders, ensuring transparency of risks and issues
  • Actively assess and manage risk during all stages of the project, ensuring that mitigating actions are in place and managed
  • Manage and facilitate project retrospectives, identify and report issues and how they were overcome

Lead Business Analyst (IT) requirements include...

  • Previous Business Analyst experience on small to medium change projects preferably in a fast-changing eCommerce/retail business
  • Strong leadership skills with proven experience of managing/leading a team of Business Analysts
  • Experience of building and managing stakeholder relationships at all levels
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Experience explaining complex technical issues to a non-technical audience
  • Practical experience in reengineering processes and implementing change
  • Highly methodical and organised
  • Preferably IT development experience within a professional IT function.
  • BSC qualification highly desirable but not essential

The successful candidate will collaborate with key project stakeholders to plan, test, and implement all system changes to ensure the solution conform to the desired quality standard. The role involves working on cross-functional projects as well as working on prioritised change requests. If you have the experience and skills required, please send us your CV. 

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