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3 x Business Analyst

Education changes lives forever. It broadens horizons, breaks down barriers, and fires imaginations. Like the University of Oxford of which we are a part, we are committed to uncompromising standards, freedom of expression, and the enrichment of lives through education. This is our motivation, our purpose, and our mission. It is why 100% of the money we make is reinvested into education and research. We care deeply about reaching more people, in more places, with world-class learning and research materials and services.

About the Role

We are looking for a Business Analyst with a broad range of experience to take responsibility for the methodical investigation, analysis, review and documentation of business functions and processes, the information used and the data on which the information is based.  You will define testable requirements for improving processes and systems, reducing their costs, enhancing their sustainability, the quantification of potential business benefits, and will deliver the collaborative creation and iteration of viable improvement, specification and acceptance criteria for information systems, information management, business practices, processes, and organisation change.

Duties of the role will include:

  • Produce high quality project deliverables by selecting and applying appropriate methods and standards in order to:
    • Lead / facilitate investigations and decision making ensuring that the views of stakeholders are considered, verified and validated
    • Elicit and document testable requirements and processes with business stakeholders. Resolve conflicts and obtain agreement on the requirement and ensure appropriate prioritisation is applied to meet the business objectives
    • Inform and educate stakeholders on potential contribution by technology
  • Utilize standardized best-in-class business analysis techniques to gain a thorough understanding of business need that you will use in support of and in collaboration with key stakeholders to enable the best technology and process outcomes.
  • Support the project delivery process, ensuring that risks and issues are raised and mitigated, actions and decisions are logged, and that deliverables match requirements.
  • Comply and contribute to team business analysis tools and practices.
  • Build collaborative relationships with OUP colleagues in Operations, Technology, and wider OUP stakeholders.

We operate a hybrid working policy that requires a minimum of 2 days per week in the Oxford office.

About You

Essential

  • A successful track record of delivering high quality business analysis on projects in a complex geographical / functional matrix organisation, utilising recognised tools and techniques including BPMN and Story writing.
  • Familiarity with working in a global organisation using in-sourced and out-sourced services
  • Experience of working on both PRINCE2 and Agile delivery projects
  • Experience working for complex organisations undergoing complex and significant transformation, disruption and/or change.

Desirable

  • A relevant professional qualification e.g. BCA / IIBA Business Analysis Certifications
  • Publishing industry experience in both physical print and digital solutions
  • Knowledge and understanding of both product and enabling platforms including web, content management, CRM/marketing, data/reporting and ERP applications.

Benefits

We care about work/life balance here at OUP. With this in mind we offer 25 days’ holiday that rises with service, plus bank holidays and Christmas closure (3-days) and a 35-hour working week. We are open to discussing flexibility in respect of working hours and the use of technology to support regular remote working, dependent on role. We also have a great variety of active employee networks and societies. 

We help make your money go further by contributing to your pension up to 12%, offering loans and savings schemes through our partnership with Salary Finance, in addition to travel to work schemes and access to a wide range of local discounts. 

Please see our Rewards and Recognition page for more information.

Queries

Please contact cynthia.yue@oup.com with any queries relating to this role.

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date. If you are interested, please submit your application as soon as possible.

We are committed to supporting diversity in our workforce, and ensuring an inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive. We seek to employ a workforce representative of the markets that we serve and encourage applications from all.


 
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Great Clarendon Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK, OX2 6DP
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  • Division:
    Technology and Operations
  • Department:
    ELT PDT
  • Closing Date:
    4 December 2022
  • Salary:
    £45,000 - £55,000 dependent on skills and experience
  • Location:
    OUP UK - Oxford
  • Postcode:
    OX2 6DP
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Ref:
    3365
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