Hi ,

I have an urgent  requriment.


*Business Analyst*

*New York**, NY***

*Pay Rate: opean*

*3 month contract w/ possible extension*

*Immediate Start*

*What stand out in a candidate’s resume?*

·         Structured methodology and approach i.e. UML

·         5 years BA experience

·         Relevance to marketing, especially media marketing

·         Good communication

·         Has worked with stake-holders at different levels, can communicate
with different levels of people from tech users to senior business owners.

Client is the leading source of analysis on international business and world
affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from
newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties
us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our
insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

*Business Unit*: Group Services

*Reporting to:* Project Manager/Program Director

*Job Purpose*

·         Provide structured requirements analysis skills for capturing
needs of our circulations business

·         Help validate tools and solutions (in-house or external) to
service these business needs

*Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities*

·         Lead workshops to collect and understand business requirements

·         Document requirements using UML or other suitable structured

·         Analyze existing business applications and processes to highlight
gaps between current and desired business objectives

·         Analyze and document key dimensions and KPIs required for business
intelligence / reporting

·         Provide link between the customer, development team and any third
party used to deliver the desired software functionality throughout the
project lifecycle

·         Review requirements specifications and seek signoff from business

·         Define functional specifications and actively contribute towards a
technical specification

·         Prepare test cases to validate each business requirement

·         Provide regular updates on agreed project milestones, resource
requirements, risks and dependencies to Project Manager

·         Help shape and enhance the Enterprise Information Architecture
ensuring business objects and relationships have been captured

*Skills and Capabilities Profile:*

* *


·         Good standard of education, ideally to degree level or equivalent

·         Recognized formal training on structured business analysis

* *

*Previous Work Experience*

·         Experience of publishing highly desirable

·         Proven experience interacting with users at all levels and
different backgrounds (technical as well as non-technical)

·         Leading requirements and design workshops

·         Experience working with internal as well as external service

·         Proven track record of working on business / process
re-engineering initiatives

·         Experience in evaluation and selection of vendor solutions

·         Experience documenting and validating key reporting requirements


·         Demonstrable evidence of documenting and analysing complex
business processes

·         Extensive experience writing requirements specifications using
structured methodologies (UML preferred)

·         Approaches for business process improvement and reengineering

·         Experience gained working on projects involving:

·         Marketing capabilities

·         Customer services

·         User authentication systems

·         Payment processing

·         Reporting and analytics

·         Demonstrable experience of working as BA on multiple projects

·         Project risk awareness and ability to manage impact on
requirements as well as scope creep

*Personal Attributes and Skills *

·         Inquisitive by nature, driven by detail and need to put structure
and understanding around unclear business processes and activities

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including
negotiating and influencing

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

·         Excellent analytical, problem solving and time management skills

·         Ability to function in a collaborative environment with strong
customer focus

·         Excellent clarity of thought and ability to provide simple
solutions to complex problems

·         Capacity and willingness to perform duties with initiative and

·         Sensitive to situations and cultures with the ability to implement
change at the right pace and time

·         Extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals




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