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SAP Finance - Senior Business analyst

Location: London, England Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Sector: Media & Entertainment Type: Permanent
Reference #: PR/044417_1499181980

Objectives:

  • Deliver agreed portfolio priorities to plan
  • Delivery on our major projects
  • Be a strategic partner with the rest of the organisation.
  • Make real the Engineering Operating model.

Responsibilities:

  • Work in partnership with business
  • Identify the most appropriate analysis activities for each project
  • Lead business requirement gathering and preparation
  • Elicit requirements using a variety of techniques
  • Challenge stakeholders on their assumptions
  • Find synergies across the business
  • Elicit, analyse and document processes
  • Critically evaluate information from multiple sources
  • Drive the definition of change
  • Support the Engineering Systems Specialists
  • Lead business cases development in line with their governance processes

Solution Implementation:

  • Custodian of customer requirements and customer proxy on delivery team
  • Ensure Change Control process effectively assesses business impacts
  • Work with stakeholders and Project Team to identify changes to requirements and test plan, ensuring the impact of the change is fully understood, communicated and agreed with all impacted stakeholders
  • Write test scripts in collaboration with project team and stakeholders
  • Assist Project Team and stakeholders with delivery of testing activities
  • Support Project Team and stakeholders with development of Change and Communications plans and Benefits Realisation plans
  • Design and deliver training to business users

Handover and Post Implementation:

  • Ensure User Acceptance Testing and project completion criteria are agreed, documented, met and signed-off by stakeholders prior to implementation and handover
  • Assist with defining and analysing business impact of defects during post go live support
  • Support implementation of the Change and Communications plan to ensure effective handover of project deliverables to business users
  • Support implementation of Benefits Realisation plans, ensuring business outcomes are exploited fully
  • Input into Post Implementation Reviews and proactively share Lessons Learnt

Development of Engineering Business Systems Team:

  • Proactively suggest ways to shape the Business Systems Team and our Operating Model to drive best practice
  • Identify opportunities to streamline and improve efficiency, recommending industry standard approaches to enhance the way we work
  • Keep up to date with developments and trends in the industry
  • Contribute to defining and establishing Engineering processes, analysis techniques and standard documentation and templates
  • Work with the Product Managers to support development of strategic product roadmaps
  • Mentor, support and develop less experienced members of the team

Essential Experience:

  • Substantial business analysis experience gained in a complex technology environment, with a strong Finance background; including experience of corporate ERP systems such as SAP
  • Strong understanding and experience of business analysis skills, techniques and practices including; designing and running workshops, gap analysis, task analysis, business process modelling, documenting business requirements, writing test scripts and benefits management
  • Knowledge of Finance/ Procurement business processes
  • Ability to simplify complex problems into component parts and evaluate systematically
  • Evidence of problem solving and providing creative solutions
  • Considerable experience communicating concepts and ideas to stakeholders at all levels, ability to explain business and technical issues using a range of styles, tools and techniques
  • Proven ability to influence decision-making at all levels within an organisation, and in a variety of contexts
  • Experience of formulating complex technology business cases for Executive level audiences
  • Experience of working on the full project lifecycle of 5+ projects
  • Experience in managing conflicting demands in situations of pressure, where priorities are rapidly changing, whilst providing a high-quality service in a demanding customer environment
  • Authoritative knowledge of security policies and statutory requirements relevant to the role
  • Experience in working with 3rd party suppliers
  • Ability to mentor more junior Business Analysts

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience of Business systems strategy in broadcasting or media environments
  • Knowledge and experience of either Finance, Procurement, HR or other business systems best practices
  • Understanding of a complex global ERP landscape - including interfaces
  • Experience of working in a Product Management environment
  • Experience of designing and delivering training
  • Business Analysis and/or process improvement accreditation such as Lean