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Principal Business Analyst

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Recruiter: Cambridge University Press & Assessment
Listed on: 8th June
Location: Cambridge
Salary/Rate: £50,000 - £60,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Permanent and 12 month fixed term contract (mat cover) available
Cambridge - Hybrid working

Are you an experienced Senior Business Analyst, who enjoys working as part of a team? Are you collaborative, responsible, adaptable and innovative?

As Principal Business Analyst you will provide business analysis service from ideation to delivery. Supporting the needs of your business stakeholders, you'll deliver reliable and quality analysis on a broad range of initiatives, from large scale technology transformation programmes to smaller scale business process improvements.

You will play an integral part of the transformation programme, delivering for our customers and learners around the world.

With a passion for business analysis and getting it right for our customers, you will be an experienced senior Business Analyst, able to consider and apply the most appropriate methodology and approach, aligned to agreed team standards and ways of working. You will ensure that outcomes delivered are fit for purpose, whilst meeting business and customer needs, and aligning to the organisation's strategic goals.

As a senior member of the team, you will actively seek out and embrace new opportunities to promote the BA team's service offering and the discipline of Business Analysis, being ready to innovate and adapt, and to support your team colleagues by creating a working environment for effective, flexible and reliable analysis. You will take on team responsibilities, including mentoring and line management, and will be proactive in your professional development and that of your team.

Our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Which is why every year, we give vital support to millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. From teachers and learners to researchers and academics, we help to build confidence, unlock potential, and enable success. We give people the opportunity to show what they've learnt, we spread knowledge, spark enquiry, and aid understanding.

We achieve this by embracing change, and continuously focusing on our customers' needs. And by collaborating, and carefully listening to our customers and to each other, we keep moving forward, keep innovating, and keep finding newer and better ways of doing things.

What you'll be doing

You'll be involved in the identification of business change, the implications and the activities needed to transition to new ways of working. By helping to ascertain the customer and the organisation goals and needs, you will contribute to the articulation and delivery of initiatives which support the business objectives.

You'll cultivate a deep understanding of the needs of our customers, working closely with the Head of Business Analysis and other Principal Business Analysts, to ensure a joined up, effective service offering at all levels of the organisation.

Providing advice and sound guidance in a collaborative, inclusive way that ensures all stakeholders are consulted and feel valued, you will develop, document, and communicate clear, coherent requirements in an accessible way. On major projects and programmes, you have the opportunity to take the lead analyst role, to provide a single point of analysis contact and help support your fellow analysts in their delivery.

Responsible for the line management and mentoring of Business Analysts, you will enable them to achieve their best. As members of the wider Architecture & Analysis team, we have we have a strong ethos of continual self-improvement, research, knowledge sharing and championing the profession, and active contribution to the team and its continuous development is an essential part of the role.

What we're looking for

  • A highly motivated, experienced pro-active individual who adds value, clarity and energy to contribute to the successful delivery of initiatives
  • A strong and supportive line manager, looking to develop themselves, their reports, the team and the discipline
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills
  • Highly demonstrable business analysis experience, within at least two different roles and industries is essential. Experience within Education, Publishing or the Public Sector is desirable
  • Broad experience across the project lifecycle, including Waterfall and agile/hybrid methodologies and from feasibility through to design and development
  • Deep knowledge and application of industry standard tools and methodologies including BPMN, UML, gap analysis, root cause analysis, data analysis amongst others
  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis, or other Business Analysis qualifications is desirable

The closing date for applications is Sunday 26th June 2022. First round interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing 4th July 2022. Second round interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing 11th July 2022.

This post is subject to satisfactory background checks including DBS as we are a regulated industry.

To apply please click the APPLY button.

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role.