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Business Analyst

£25000 - £28000/annum
Newcastle upon Tyne
11/01/2019 (15:38)
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Business Analyst
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 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 KPI targets. This role will involve interaction across the senior leadership team to develop, implement and streamline the process that delivers a high-quality product.

Northern Powergrid's vision is to be the best energy company in serving their 3.9 million homes, whilst delivering sustainable energy solutions.

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 colleagues in the business
- Direct liaison with Executives and senior managers to agree appropriate personal scorecard KPIs and key deliverables
- Integration of scorecard metrics with existing Executive reporting data sets (e.g. weekly and monthly reporting)
- Timely update of actual performance metrics for personal scorecards on a monthly basis
- 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
- Identification, development and implementation of process improvements to streamline the scorecard process and improve data management and reporting
- 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, pivot tables and macros/Visual Basic
- Highly numerate with strong analytical skills - able to produce variance and trend analysis of performance data, form logical conclusions and ask sensible and critical questions of the information
- 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 project teams to deliver outcomes to a high-standard and in a timely manner
- Excellent verbal communication skills - able to work comfortably with Executives/senior management as well as colleagues at all levels across in the organisation
- 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
- Financially aware - able to understand basic accounting information
- Reliable and dependable - can be trusted to handle highly 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
- Oracle development and/or data integration
- Administering Management Information reports and/or Balanced Scorecards
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