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Business Analyst/Project Manager
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Recruiter: Axillium Research
Listed on: 6th February
Location: Daventry, Northamptonshire
Salary Notes: Competitive Salary based on experience, plus benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: Immediate
Reference: AXL-BA/PM-2018
Contact Name: Lynette Searle
Axillium Research is a successful innovation management consultancy looking for a Business Analyst/Project Manager (BA/PM) to own and regulate the processes by which we deliver our digital innovation services, and to support our business growth by managing the life-cycle of internal R&D and client innovation projects.

The BA/PM will work closely with our management team to:

                           •                   explore new digital business practices,
                           •                   build an in-depth understanding of clients’ business needs,
                           •                   help clients develop long-term research strategies, and
                           •                   continuously improve the platform through which we deliver our innovation management services (IMS).

Our ideal candidate will be instinctively collaborative, with strong analytical ability and a strategic mindset. Experience of systems engineering and agile methodologies in a digital environment would be an advantage.

Your BA/PM responsibilities will include:
                     •                   Leading the implementation of Axillium’s digital innovation management system (IMS) and then owning its maintenance and continuous improvement.
                     •                   Evaluating business processes, anticipating requirements, uncovering areas for improvement, developing solutions and leading their implementation.
                     •                   Working closely with management and colleagues to ensure solutions meet business needs and requirements.
                     •                   Staying up to date on the latest process advancements to automate and modernise systems.
                     •                   Leading workshops to gather critical information.
                     •                   Preparing proposals and grant applications.
                     •                   Conducting meetings and presentations to share ideas and findings.
                     •                   Demonstrating analytical problem-solving and good judgment in your analysis.
                     •                   Documenting and effectively communicating your insights and plans.
                     •                   Being a BA resource to all our project teams across various projects.
                     •                   Establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with clients, funding stakeholders (e.g. InnovateUK, ATI, APV) and sector organisations (e.g. KTNs, RTOs, trade associations).
                     •                   Managing all the phases of the IMS lifecycle i.e. Identifying, defining, developing innovation opportunities.

The role would suit someone with about 5 years’ experience - an excellent communicator and facilitator, someone who can be proactive in identifying problems and proposing solutions.

What we want from you:
                          •                   Degree level qualification in Computing/Analysis/Systems/Engineering/.
                           •                   Project Management Qualification.
                           •                   Business Analysis accreditation (e.g. BCS, IIBA).
                           •                   5 years’ experience as Business Analyst and Project Manager.
                           •                   Ability to understand complex technical concepts and present them in simple terms to team members and clients.
                           •                   Strong client relationship management and internal teamworking skills.
                           •                   Ability to demonstrate exceptional critical thinking and judgement when solving problems.
                           •                   Sound communication skills and capable of writing compelling business reports

What we can offer you:
                           •                   Competitive salary
                           •                   Company pension
                           •                   Company performance-based bonus
                           •                   Employee Ownership Scheme
                           •                   Investment in training and development

In addition, we offer exposure to a variety of projects, across different industries and the ability to deliver within a fast paced, nurturing and dynamic environment.

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