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Business Analyst jobs and careers

A career in business analysis is all about identifying business goals and making them happen by managing constant change through innovation and opting for modern methods to make the business operate successfully. 

Business goals are achieved through projects that endorse consumer needs into new products and services, a business analyst helps organisations grow by implementing technology to further general efficiency.

Why consider a career as a Business Analyst?
If you enjoy measuring the success of your work through the achieving and working towards the company’s overall goals, improvements, having a deep understanding of client or business ambitions and working towards internal or external productions to make things happen, a career in business analysis could match you perfectly.

What a career or job as a Business Analyst may entail…
As a Business Analyst, your core abilities will be based on finding new and exciting ways to improve the business. This will be done through carrying out workshops understanding business and individual requirements, and turning them into real life project actions taking things where they need to go! You will need to be able to show through your previous work that you have the attitude and commitment that will lead to continued success. Experience of dealing with a multitude of stakeholders from customers and support staff right the way through to senior management and board level, you must be able to present findings clearly and accurately.

Gathering requirements and creating specs to be used across the business will be a core area of the role. You may be liaising between multiple teams within the business and bringing all their individual expertise together, as well as making sure that those you are project managing remain on task and to the deadlines agreed. Working with the tech team, you’ll be organising any system improvements, on top of managing testing programs. 

Typical role titles include
Business Analyst
Business Change Analyst
Agile Business Analyst 
Digital Business Analyst 
Business System Analyst
Business Process Analyst
Senior Business Analyst
Junior Business Analyst
Lead Business Analyst 
Senior BA
Customer Experience Analyst 
Business Intelligence Analyst
Head of Business Analysis 

Career progression example
Business Analyst
Senior Business Analyst
Lead Business Analyst
Head of Business Analysis 

Salary Benchmarks
At an entry level, junior/graduate Business Analysts on average will be earning between £20k-£30k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £32k-£45k and seniors would be looking to earn £50k+.

Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
To succeed in a business analysis career, you should be a strong, clear communicator with technical writing skills and a good understanding of business development, new and modern techniques.

What qualifications does it take?
You do not necessarily need a degree to start your career as a business analyst. However, it is recommended to have some qualifications specific to the industry, such as a qualification in project management, service improvement, project governance. specific Business Analyst qualifications would see you starting with a Business Analyst Foundation, Business Change Foundation or Commercial Awareness Foundation, leading on to Practitioner.

Once in your role, it’s common for Business Analysts to become certified and work towards BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis. 


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  • 19th Mar

    Digital Business Analysts x3

    — Global Retail Brand

    Brand new roles in high-growth Business Analysis function for globally successful brand.  Support the global rollout of a new eCommerce platform in to multiple markets around the world. Join the new and growing Bristol digital hub for the company. With ambitious go-live targets internationally for 2019, these will be fast-paced, busy and exciting opportunities in a thriving organisation. What youll be doingYoull be working in a high-performing team of BAs on a high-profile re-platforming programme as the organisation simultaneously rolls-out a brand new eCommerce platform (Hybris & AEM) as well as CRM platform (Salesforce Service Cloud) across European markets over the course of 2019. As a BA in this team, this will see you managing international stakeholders, understanding their individual requirements as they relate to the roll-outs, conducting detailed workshops to elicit requirements, turning these in to technical specifications and working with internal technical and Agile delivery teams to get these projects delivered. In terms of the nature of the projects, these will fall in to a number of categories across their eCommerce platform - think  the transactional functionality of the website, onsite search capability, navigation enhancements - and range from reasonably minor amendments through to more significant web builds. As part of the programme roll-out and re-platforming work, you will be working with a 3rd technology consultancy who are the implementation partner to ensure that the company retains expert knowledge of Hybris and AEM long after the 3rd party has completed their work. Youll be working as an Agile BA with the Agile development team to deliver the improvements in functionality required for your stakeholders.What experience youll need The big thing here is as much exposure to and knowledge of Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) and Hybris as possible.  Any exposure to Salesforce, or specifically Salesforce Service Cloud would also set you apart.  Whilst you have end to end BA skills across requirements gathering, business and process modelling and data anlaysis - you are really a Digital BA at heart. You will have demonstrable track record working within eCommerce - this doesnt need to be Retail specifically, providing that youve exposure to large-scale transactional website projects.  Experience of working in an Agile environment - and seeing this working well.  In an ideal world, youll have exposure to global roll-outs or international market implementations of new platforms and technologies.  Your stakeholder management skills will, of course, be exceptional.  Youll have the ability to perform well in a demanding, fast-paced and dynamic environment - which will come hand in hand with your resilience.What youll get in return for your talentsWith the Digital/eCommerce and Hybris/AEM skills being the priority, were looking to be flexible on the level here - so the salary range depending on the level of experience that you bring. On top of this will be generous benefits including bonus, private medical, decent pension and more. Youll also be working for an innovative tech brand that youll be proud to be driving forward.Whats next? These are urgent roles, please get in touch with Fran with a CV now to run through the full details.

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