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On behalf of my client, a very successful high-street retailer, I am looking for a Project Manager and also a Functional Business Analyst for an end-to-end ERP Financials (MS Dynamics AX) Implementation.

Both roles will require working very closely, with both internal stakeholder project teams, (to include – CFO, Senior Finance Managers and Group Finance departments) and also with the external 3rd party ERP Microsoft Dynamics AX Implementation team to ensure the customised AX modules meet business expectations.

Ideally you will have previous ERP Implementations experience, throughout the entire cycle, with MS Dynamics AX 2009 or AX2012, preferably with a finance background and qualification (Accountancy, ACCA, CIMA or similar)

For both positions – my client will also look at a solid Project Manager and Business Analyst from any other ERP Financials Implementation background such as; Epicor, Agresso, Axapta, SunSystems, SAP, JDE / JD Edwards, Oracle, Sage, IFS, CedarOpenAccounts etc

As Project Manager you will;

  • Take responsibility for determining the project timescales, approach and resources required
  • Drive the team and available resources in line with this plan.
  • Creation of the Project Plan, Requirements, UAT and all other project documentation in line with agreed templates.
  • Ensure daily and weekly measurement of the plan against actuals, taking corrective measures where appropriate.
  • Instigate and manage processes for managing change to project requirements.
    Report progress, achievements, highlight risks and issues. Detail next steps and actions to achieve project goals.
  • Manage escalations promptly and sensitively through to resolution
  • Manage and arrange the team members from a technical perspective
  • Complete project closure and produce project review documentation for internal distribution

As Business Analyst;

  • Extensive involvement with requirements capture and interpretation by the facilitation and running of group workshops and various stakeholder interviews
  • Analyse current business processes and procedures to identify gaps and areas to improve process
  • Documentation of the “as is” and “to be” business processes workflows/business rules
  • Support the Programme and Project Management team in driving forward the business process change requirements
  • Assist in the creation of the overall roadmap to help scope, identify and align the change programme priorities to the business objectives and timelines.
  • Demonstrable experience of business process workflows, customisation and implementation around finance modules.

Senior Business Systems Analyst

On behalf of my client; a Global Media Giant, I am looking for a Senior Business / Systems Analyst for involvement on a range of full cycle project across enterprise online platforms and data-rich applications and systems.

Key tasks:

Business & Systems analysis
• Develop a solid understanding of Internal systems and data issues and their relationship to strategic issues, with a view to being able to identify and make recommendations for business process or system improvements that are aligned to changing business needs
• Collect, analyse and define business and functional requirements in a structured manner and involving necessary stakeholders, in order to define deliverables and use cases
• Work with technical experts to deliver robust technical specifications and solutions, which meet business requirements
• Produce supporting materials, e.g. process/support guidance, and conduct training, as necessary, in order to guarantee successful adoption/support of project deliverables

Team leadership
• Lead, motivate and mentor two other business systems analysts to ensure that the team are trained and motivated to successfully meet objectives and add value to the organisation
• Manage and assign analysis resources to projects as required to ensure that they are appropriately resourced
• Oversee the analysis process for projects that junior team members are taking forward

Communication and stakeholder engagement
• Communicate with stakeholders, in an appropriate format, to ensure that they are provided with appropriate information for decision making
• Secure buy-in from business and technical stakeholders and maintain this throughout the project lifecycle, in order to allow projects to initiate and reach successful completion and adoption

Skills/knowledge:
• Strong analytical skills and knowledge of analysis principles, practices and techniques
• Strong leadership and mentoring skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Sound self-organisation and planning skills
• High attention to detail
• Knowledge of project management principles, practices and techniques
• Experience of working within an Agile environment

Please contact Robin Carton – rjc@arcamresources.com – 01920 877111