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Business Analyst (Business Specialist)

Job Title: Business Analyst (Business Specialist)
Location: Site Based (Macclesfield) with some remote working
Contract: Inside IR35
Hours/Duration: Full time, 5 days per week.

Initial 3 Month contract with strong potential to be extended.

The Role of Business Analyst
Our client, who is in the astrophysics research industry, has an amazing opportunity for an experienced and effective Business Analyst to work on a variety of business establishment and enablement activities at our client's prestigious HQ in Macclesfield.

This role will have three core areas of delivery:

  • Partnering with other business areas to deliver new processes, features, and systems on their behalf.

  • Enabling and delivering end-to-end change across the business: including discovery, scoping, advising, gaining ‘buy-in' and delivery of projects.

  • Streamline and optimise existing processes, functions and systems business wide to achieve cost efficiencies, reduce wastage and increase value for money.

  • There may be occasions where this role requires work across different time zones.


    • A champion for improving processes, able to build processes and/or policy from scratch

    • Experience of delivering a variety of projects, with differing levels of complexities, timelines and stakeholder engagement.

      Knowledge and practical application of Prince2 and APMQ project delivery would be required

    • Good organisational skills, a calm and pragmatic approach to duties and intuitive people management skills.

    • Strong stakeholder management experience

    • Experience of working with a variety of business functions, understanding their challenges and ways of working.

    • Practical, personable communication skills, both verbally, written, in-person and remote.

    • Experience working collaboratively across internal and external stakeholder groups and adjusting information or level of detail according to the stakeholder.


    • Experience of working with Six Sigma methodologies would be an advantage.

    • Advanced user of MS Office and other office systems, knowledge of Confluence and Jira a distinct advantage.

    • Project management qualification or qualified by experience.

    • Basic understanding of finance, budgets and accountancy principles would be beneficial.

    • Experience in organisations with a high degree of governance and structure, including extensive policy and process mapping would be useful.