Business Analyst – Manchester  

  • Full Time
  • Manchester
  • Posted 11 months ago
  • Salary: £35,000 - £40,000

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Professional Services firm

Business Analyst – Manchester  


The Business Analyst role is responsible understanding business needs (either new or changing) and leading the process to gather requirements, identify and/or design new solutions, and map out business processes.

This is a brand new role within the organisation and a fantastic opportunity for somebody wanting to be involved in growing the business.


What we can offer

  • Competitive Salary (£35-40k)
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Option to buy a further 5 and or carry over
  • Share-save Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay (dependant on length of service)
  • Personal Pension Plan
  • Personal Benefits Portal – employee discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Early Finish Friday
  • Comprehensive e-Learning and Development platform
  • Discretionary Company Bonus Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Free Car Parking



Software Modifications and configuration

  • New systems functionality
  • Gathering and agreeing requirements with business stakeholders/ third parties
  • Assessing other business impacts and un-intended impacts of change
  • Liaison with software providers to agree solution based on business requirements and answer any software design questions
  • Managing stakeholders and software providers to agree compromises if required

Application Testing

  • Designing scenarios for the testing of new system functionality
  • Responsible for carrying out designed tests
  • Responsible for discussing and reporting any faults with systems providers and retesting as required
  • Responsible for arranging, facilitating and UAT (User acceptance testing) for new functionality


  • Support of Training function for specialised areas as required
  • Reporting
  • Creation of new and amendments where required of related reports.
  • An element of change/ Project Management
  • Producing change documentation of any change to live system focussing on risk, business impact and provision of rollback method

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Strong understanding of UML
  • Strong understanding of BPMN and business process mapping
  • Strong experience of requirements gathering
  • Experience of working with multiple business critical systems (ERP, WMS, Logistics, workflow, ticketing systems, order systems etc)
  • Strong experience of business systems configuration and deployment
  • Strong SQL skills for creating views, queries and reports
  • Data transformation
  • Ability to plan and schedule work to meet business timescales and deadlines
  • Experience of improvement projects using a business-critical system
  • Some experience of systems development
  • Experience of systems testing
  • Knowledge of the logistics / distribution industry would be highly beneficial
  • Skills in developing and improving business process
  • Demonstrable Business Analysis and documentation skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Logical thinking with sound problem solving skills


For more information on this position and other Business Intelligence roles please visit our website

SearchBI are the first choice for Business Intelligence and Agile BI recruitment business in the UK and internationally. We work with Software Houses, Partners and End Users throughout the UK and Europe. As unique specialists in this niche marketplace we have positioned ourselves ideally to satisfy the needs of a variety of clients. We understand our industry and use our expansive network to position ourselves as market leaders for all Agile Business Intelligence requirements.


Keywords  Business Systems Analyst / Logistics Analyst / Business Analyst / Systems Administrator / ERP Administrator / Functional Analyst / Systems Support / IT Support /

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