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HR & Payroll Business Analyst

Job Ref: J16029 - SC Apply Now
Contract Milton Keynes £500-600 per day

Our client, a large end-user organisation, is looking for a HR & Payroll Business Analyst who must have previous large scale ERP experience, to act as a bridge between the business and the Payroll and T&A Transformation Project Team to ensure that requirements are clear, solutions are cost effective, well designed and sustainable. The role can be completed on a primarily remote basis with only the occasional requirement to visit the client’s offices in Milton Keynes.

Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • BCS Certificate in Business Analysis (desirable)
  • Strong experience of complex HR Business Analyst (8 years +)
  • Experience with one of the following - Midland, Core hr, cronos, iTrent
  • Experience of HR, Payroll and T&A systems essential
  • Strong and proven ERP project experience
  • Experience of working in blue collar environment an advantage
  • Experience of working in a structured project environment essential
  • Good understanding of structured project methodology (e.g. Prince2)
  • Skilled in use of Visio & standard Business Process Mapping techniques
  • Good knowledge of best practice techniques for requirements capture
  • Experience of creating functional specifications, wireframes, data & process flow diagrams


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Capture, prioritise and obtain business sign off for requirements
  • Knowledge and understanding of key future requirements and processes
  • Develop new processes and ways of working and obtain buy in from business stakeholders
  • Provide up to date process documentation for the business
  • Investigate options and provide recommendations to facilitate informed decision making
  • Lead and facilitate groups in defining business and system requirements, right fit for the business
  • Where a new external solution is required, the BA is responsible for establishing a clear, transparent product and supplier selection process, with an agreed set of assessment criteria, so that an objective decision can be reached.
  • Evaluate, analysis and build processes around new system
  • Understand suppliers (vendor/s name) processes, configurations and security functionality.
  • The BA is responsible for building cost and benefit estimates to support the justification for new projects and for establishing how benefits will be measured
  • Partner with other business groups and team members such as IT, HR and team members to ensure all key elements and business benefits are captured and accounted for
  • Define the functional solution and obtaining buy in and approval from business owners and Group IT.
  • The BA is responsible for reviewing test plans and providing input and assistance to the testing function to ensure that test plans are comprehensive
  • Resolves system issues, identifies root causes and determines the best course of action
  • The BA is responsible for working with the business to ensure that process change is successfully adopted to deliver sustainable business change
  • The BA is responsible for managing small changes through to delivery
  • Responsible for delivering high quality business analysis, sharing best practice and keeping up to date with the latest techniques and approaches
  • The BA is responsible for working with Key Stakeholders in creating and maintaining standard documentation in support of the above


Personal Attributes & Behaviours

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to clearly explain complex concepts
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and deliver in a demanding environment
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work on own as well as part of a team
  • Proactive, shows initiative and takes ownership
  • Current driving license essential
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Ability to collaborate and develop strong partnerships with service providers and team members

Location:  Milton Keynes

Candidates must be eligible to work in this country.

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