Senior Business Analyst

Posted 03 July 2024
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline IT
Job FunctionOperations
Contact NameJoe Keenan
Expiry date 05 August 2024

Job description

Why Greencore?

We are a leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and our purpose is to make everyday taste better. We supply all of the major supermarkets in the UK. We also supply convenience and travel retail outlets, discounters, coffee shops, foodservice and other retailers. We have strong market positions in a range of categories including sandwiches, salads, sushi, chilled snacking, chilled ready meals, chilled soups and sauces, chilled quiche, ambient sauces and pickles, and frozen Yorkshire puddings.

In FY22 we manufactured 795m sandwiches and other food to go products, 127m chilled prepared meals, and 249m bottles of cooking sauces, pickles and condiments. We carry out more than 10,600 direct to store deliveries each day. We have 21 world-class manufacturing units across 16 locations in the UK, with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. We generated revenues of £1.7bn in FY22 and employ approximately 14,000 people.

We work hard to ensure that Greencore is a great place to work, and our people truly are at the core. We’re committed to ensuring all our colleagues have development plans and strive to provide inspiring leadership – in fact, in the past year we’ve seen an 11% increase in the number of colleagues who would recommend Greencore as a place to work.

Why we embarked on Making Business Easier?

Over time processes have become increasingly complex, increasing both the risk and cost they pose, whilst restricting our agility. At the same time, our customers and the market expect more from us than ever before. Making Business Easier forms a fundamental foundation for our commercial and operational excellence agendas, whilst supporting managing our cost base effectively in the future.

The MBE Programme will streamline and simplify core processes, provide easier access to quality business data and will invest in the right technology to enable these processes.

Why is this exciting for your career as a Business Analyst?

The MBE Programme presents a huge opportunity for colleagues across the technology function to play a central role in the design, shape, delivery and execution of an enterprise wide digital transformation programme. The complexity of the initiative, within a FTSE 250 business, will allow for large-scale problem solving, group wide impact assessment and supporting the delivery of an enablement project to future proof the business. You will have the opportunity to work with colleagues across the business and bring a best practice approach to the function. Designing and shaping the solution and methodologies utilising your experience and expertise gives a platform for success and team ship building as Greencore, build, mature, strengthen and bolster their Technology department.

What you'll be doing as a Senior Business Analyst at Greencore?

You will lead the investigation, analysis, review and documentation of specific business requirements to propose improvements in people and system processes and the information they provide to drive business value. As a Senior Business Analyst you will need to coordinate this process, without direct guidance from others, you will work under your own initiative.

In this role you will:

  • Understand and improve the inter-relationships between business processes, people procedures, systems and their associated information flows
  • Assist in defining, planning and preparing Project Capital requests, delivery plans and associated business benefits and new ways of working
  • Accurately identifies and specifies business solutions that satisfy business requirements and improve business performance
  • Builds relationships, to influence and work collaboratively across IT and business teams to ensure a clear understanding of priority detailed requirements that need to be delivered and supported in ongoing live service
  • Ensure user testing & training requirements are understood, documented, and supports user adoption of new initiatives and ways of working
  • Manage and lead small to medium sized business process and solution related projects
  • Meticulously follows BA standards and processes, including the documentation of requirements and tests. Actively contributes to improving those standards and processes
  • Supports the development of peers and junior colleagues within the BA community, sharing knowledge, experience and best practice to improve the overall quality of business analysis within Group IT

What we’re looking for?

  • You will have proven experience in business systems analysis, process engineering, process/organisational transformation and playing a lead role in project delivery (including benefit and risk management)
  • You will show a systematic, disciplined and analytical approach to problem solving.  You will have excellent depth of experience within Business Analysis and you will be confident is sharing best practice ways of working.
  • You will be the type of individual that pays close attention to detail. You will have good inter-personal skills and you will be confident in dealing with business team leads to influence business change
  • The successful candidate will have good understanding of software testing, from planning, execution and tracking to ensure smooth validation of business requirements largely ahead of UAT / Live running
  • You must have a strong understanding of IT applications and infrastructure, and a commitment to continuingly improving their knowledge of this
  • Ability to coach and mentor others
  • Strong communicator & ability to solve problems