Lead Business Analyst.
Sector: Travel and Tourism
Do you like to get under the skin of a business? Can you envisage the end result of a process and then backtrack to develop the IT/Digital process that is needed to create that commercial goal? Can you look at a business and understand where the choke points are and re structure it so that it is operating at optimum efficiency?
This is the challenge awaiting the experienced Lead IT Business Analyst looking to be recruited by this fast-growing tour operator, to continue the development of their business. The ideal candidate will have a high understanding of the commercial environment and proven experience of working extensively on IT projects. Working with the Directors and other function leads within the business, the company want this person to understand and identify commercial potential and define the end outputs required, then to work with their established IT and Systems team to ensure current processes meet this objective.
If you are up for this challenge, you will be evaluating the current and future user needs and system functionality, prioritising the IT design and delivery company wide (working closely with the developers, support specialists and other computer operators). You will be constantly evaluating new system requirements and ensuring the adherence to a budget via close relationships with your suppliers. Security protocols, secure access across a global business, crisis management, key support to ensure efficiency will all fall under the purview of this role.
This company has worked hard to build a close-knit culture based on shared ideals and goals. They are looking for someone who can not only provide the skillset they require to take the business to the next stage of growth, but also someone who buys into that culture, buys into their passion for responsible tourism and who is excited by the prospect of what the business is offering as a disruptor to the sector.
This role offers true flexibility to the successful applicant. They will support you working in any region of the UK, whether that means hiring co-working space in a city centre or helping you set up from home. You will need to travel to South West England regularly and for the first few months you will probably spend half the working week there to allow the time you will need with the group Commercial Director, and get to grips with the business. The role will report directly into the MD so there will also be regular need to meet up with him, probably in London. Flexibility therefore cuts both ways and you will need to be prepared to travel where required.