Job ID 249608
IFS Functional Analyst
Job Type : Permanent
Job Location : Remote working with travel to either Rosyth or Davenport
Salary: : £50,000 – £60,000 + company benefits
The main purpose of this role is to take responsibility for business analysis services across the IFS estate, defining and understanding the clients' business process, functions and data, identifying areas for process and system improvements including quantifying potential business benefits and, where necessary, performing detailed systems specification and design for the development of IT application solutions to support the business.
The IFS Functional Analyst reports to the relevant IFS Architect and Team Lead and is accountable to the Head of IFS.
Under project scenarios the IFS Functional Analyst is also accountable to the Project Manager, Scrum Master and Product Owner
Responsibilities for Systems, Structures, Plant and Equipment (SSPE)
Principal Tasks and Responsibilities
Responsible for investigative work in IFS to support business requirements and specify effective business processes, through improvements to processes, information systems, or organisation change. Conduct investigations for strategy studies, business requirements specifications and feasibility studies. Prepare business cases which define potential benefits, options for achieving these benefits through development of new or changed processes, and associated business risks. Work closely with Product owners, stakeholders and subject matter experts to recommend options and define priority.
Use appropriate tools to contribute to the development of system architectures in specific business or functional areas. Produce detailed component specifications and translate these into detailed designs for implementation using selected products. Provide advice and guidance to development team.
Work closely with other Team members to deliver significant change programmes which may affect multiple business functions. Work closely with Product Owners and subject matter experts and present results to stakeholders for agreement.
Contribute to the systems capability strategy that meets the strategic requirements of the business. Take responsibility for investigative work to determine requirements and specify effective business processes, through improvements in information systems, data management, practices, procedures, organisation and equipment.
Use data analysis and modelling techniques to develop and maintain data structures to support business solutions, ensuring adherence to corporate data standards and provide advice and guidance to developers.
Approve requirements and/or design of complex projects for release to Product Owners and stakeholders for formal review
Principal Company Reference Documents
Agility BMS IT/IM Business Process maps
Qualification and Experience Requirements
Excellent knowledge of IFS ERP against relevant functional area
Possess broad understanding of business and business activities with deep knowledge in at least one area of specialisation
HND/Bachelor Degree level or hold a relevant experience in Business / Systems / Functional Analysis / Knowledge in a relevant business discipline / professional qualification
Demonstrate a systematic, disciplined analytical approach to problem solving
Excellent interpersonal skills and is experienced at stakeholder management
Fully aware of the importance of commercial constraints
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Able to recognise potential assignments outside own areas of specialisation and bring to bear appropriate expertise as necessary.
Wide understanding of software development life cycle and approaches (especially working in an Agile environment)
Detailed knowledge of corporate data standards
Self-motivated, able to plan and schedule own work in a set time horizon
Good knowledge of SQL and ability to understand PL/SQL
Experienced in use of Microsoft Team Foundation Server
Willingness to learn New IFS capabilities and solutions
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