Senior Business Data Analyst

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Do you have experience in business analysis for data and analytics products? Are you operating at a Senior/Lead level? Do you want to be part of making a big step change in the data space in a fast-paced retail environment? If so, then we would love to hear from you.

You will be working in the Asda Data Team as a Senior Business Data Analyst on a variety of exciting data projects, as well as supporting pipeline activity for new initiatives that come into the team. You will be a Senior BA SME in the Data Team, working closely with one of Asda's many business areas; line managing a small team of Business Analysts and also ensuring consistency and best practice for a wider team of Data BAs, including offshore colleagues.

The Role

  • Working with stakeholders to understand and elicit requirements for data and analytics products, using a variety of tools including individual/group meetings and workshops, data analysis, process mapping, observation and document analysis.
  • Working alongside Project teams to populate, prioritise and refine project and product backlogs.
  • Providing strategic analysis support to help manage the pipeline of new Ideas coming into the Asda Technology Data portfolio.
  • Defining the business analysis approach, plan and deliverables for each Project or Idea you are working on.
  • Documenting, managing and validating functional, non-functional and data reporting requirements.
  • Working with both internal technical teams & external vendors to ensure that the solution adequately meets the requirements. Managing traceability of requirements back to the objective of the change.
  • Working alongside the Project Manager, technical delivery manager and relevant business teams to ensure smooth implementation, with a particular focus on user experience and feedback.
  • Direct line management of a team of Business Analysts, whilst also acting as a Senior Business Analyst lead in the team – ensuring consistency, sharing best practice, review of tools and techniques, coaching and developing a wider group of Business Analysts in the Data team.

About You

  • You'll have previous experience as a Senior Business Analyst / Business Analysis Manager working in a data environment/on data projects
  • You'll have expertise in a variety of modelling & analysis tools & techniques, e.g. Use cases, User stories, Business Process Modelling, Workshop facilitation
  • You'll also have previous experience of the full project lifecycle in Agile and Waterfall methodologies
  • You'll have a passion for analysis and for providing first class service to your customers
  • You'll need to have good technical understanding of data tools and processes, including a basic understanding of SQL and the foundations of Data Warehousing
  • You will ideally have experience in coaching, developing and line managing Business Analysts

Hybrid Working

Work Where it Works.  Our hybrid way of working gives you the choice to work where it works.  This enables you to complete your daily tasks where you'll be the most effective.  It offers a mix of working from home and in an office environment that works best for you and your team.  We would love to talk to you about this.

You Will Also Get An Excellent Benefits Package Including

  • Company car or £5,700 car allowance, plus discretionary company bonus
  • Company pension up to 7% matched
  • 10% colleague discount, free parking and many additional rewards.

We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves.

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