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Business Analyst - Proagrica - Heathrow

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REE00BWK Requisition #
Business Analyst - Proagrica

Business Analyst II
Competitive salary
Extensive benefits including 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
20% Innovation time
Based at Heathrow
Reed Business Information – a billion-dollar software technology business and part of the FTSE100 RELX Group (Forbes Top-100 Global Best Employer and Top-100 Most Innovative Business)

About Proagrica 

As one of the fastest growing brands within RBI, Proagrica is a global provider of independent connectivity and data-driven support solutions for the agriculture industry.

We deliver access to actionable intelligence to drive business growth across the value chain. Our superior products and services connect and empower industry participants to address their key needs around trading, productivity and compliance. We have created farm-focused and enterprise-focused solutions.

Our Enterprise solutions are built around the key competences of data connectivity and data analytics. Business benefits include supply chain management, supply chain standards compliance, and customer insight and engagement, essential for businesses looking to improve their value offering and expand in the modern marketplace.

About the team

Proagrica EU Network & Workflow Solutions – Business Analysis Team are a small group of analysts that are well respected within our internal business and our domain.

We always strive to create a very agile, sociable and friendly environment, supplemented by the surprisingly interesting use cases we are called to address as part of our integration & workflow application strategy.

The training, techniques and methodologies employed in the Business Analysis team, ensure that BA’s are kept happy and challenged, whilst there is always a focus on empowering each individual to take ownership of their work.

About you

You drive towards the highest standards of delivery
You are confident in front of technical and business minded colleagues
You make strong business decisions based on knowledge, data and experience
You have great communications skills

Job Description

Proagrica is looking for a Business Analyst to join its expanding Network & Workflow Solutions Delivery  group, who will have the key accountabilities/responsibilities:

To elicit and document high quality, testable customer requirements according to industry and company best practice (using use cases, user stories, process and data models and data mapping specifications, amongst others, as appropriate).
Work closely with the development team to manage the delivery of business and system requirements throughout development iterations, managing change and adjusting priorities as required.
Assist the Proagrica Sales teams, Lead Business Analyst and Technical Leads in identifying the most appropriate technical solution to meet the business needs of the customer. 

This may include preparation of products for demonstrations etc. 

To specify, agree costing and agree scheduling of sales opportunities in professionally documented form in line with company standards.
To assist with detailed test plans (where necessary) to be used by technical staff or QA Engineers in order to ensure the quality of the final solution.
To ensure that best project practices are followed, ensuring that quality assurance checks are performed and that formal handover is completed
To develop the relationship with customers for whom projects are delivered, such that the likelihood of future business is increased.

Essential Skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills
Requirements elicitation skills for example in workshops with customers
Knowledge of requirements documentation in form of use cases, user stories and natural language form
Experience of writing detailed functional specifications
Experience of writing test plans

Desirable Skills

UML – use case diagrams, process modelling, state modelling, etc.
Data Modelling 
A good understanding of SOA/EDI/Integration
An understanding of SDLC methodologies

Experience

You will be educated to degree level
Proven experience in successful IT Business Analysis/Requirements Engineering
Proven experience in project or service delivery to external or internal customers

Women in technology

RBI is supportive of women in Technology and has been a founding signature for the Tech Talent Charter. Currently 27% of our Technology workforce are women, which is much higher than the UK average of 17%. We have the following initiatives in place to support women in technology:
 
Mentoring scheme for women in technology
Women’s network forum
Regularly run events for schools girl about careers in technology to inspire the next generation of girls in tech.

RBI proudly support the Tech Talent Charter. Click on the link to find out more.

http://www.techtalentcharter.co.uk#

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