Business Analyst

Job Title: Business Analyst
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum, Benefits: free car parking
Start Date: 2019-02-25 00:00:00
Reference: 067109960
Contact Name: Helen Hora
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 07, 2019 14:17

Job Description

Business Analyst
Castleford, West Yorkshire or Newcastle City Centre
Temporary until May 2019
Salary: £25,000 - £28,000
Full time 37 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for our client, Northern Powergrid based in Castleford, West Yorkshire or Newcastle City Centre. They are currently looking to recruit a Business Analyst to join their Strategic Planning and Delivery department to play a leading role in the implementation of a new employee initiative, based around personal KPI targets. This role will involve interaction across the senior leadership team and all parts of the business to; establish a suite of performance KPIs, develop supporting processes for data management and colleague interaction, and implement a new IT system.
Northern Powergrid is the electricity distributor responsible for delivering power to 3.9 million homes and businesses across the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.
The successful candidate will be responsible for;
" Initial development and on-going operation of a Microsoft Excel-based infrastructure/linked database to administer personal scorecards for colleagues in the business
" Direct liaison with Executives and senior managers to validate appropriate personal scorecard KPIs and key deliverables
" Working with internal stakeholders to integrate scorecards in to business-as-usual people processes
" Development and documentation of processes for obtaining relevant data inputs for timely updates of performance metrics
" Ownership of a data work stream within the internal IT project to establish a new scorecard IT system, working with internal and US-based stakeholders
" Bespoke data/business analysis for the Head of SP&D (as required)

Required skills and experience;
" Highly IT literate with advanced Microsoft Excel skills; able to manipulate data, spread sheets and workbooks using advanced formulas and pivot tables
" Strong understanding of data management - able to enforce good data management practices that maintain data integrity (including accuracy, validation and governance). Proficient in the use of technical terminology and able to work with IT specialists
" Rigorous attention to detail - able to spot inconsistencies in data/information and challenge accordingly
" Outcomes and quality-focused - able to work in a project team to deliver outcomes to a high-standard and in a timely manner
" Excellent verbal and written communication skills - able to work comfortably with Executives/senior management and produce high-quality, clear written content
" High standard of professionalism - able to conduct themselves and present information in a manner suitable for an Executive audience
" Excellent planning, organisation and time management skills - displays a sense of urgency, is able to work at pace, prioritise and deliver outputs under time pressure
" Sound judgement & decision making - proactive, works on own initiative and anticipates requirements
" Takes ownership and upholds standards - refuses to accept or 'pass-through' sub-standard material, prepared to push back when standards aren't met
" Reliable and dependable - can be trusted to handle sensitive information

Qualifications & Attributes;
Essential Qualifications and Experience
" Qualified to degree level (or equivalent) preferably in a numeric or business discipline
" Maths and English (A* - C) at GCSE
" Advanced Microsoft Office skills - Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word
Desirable Qualifications and Experience
" Business analysis
" Executive level reporting
" Involvement in data projects/data management
" Administering Management Information reports and/or Balanced Scorecards