Lead Business Analyst at Start with Data, Remote/City of London, to £800 per day (Outside IR35)

£600 - £800 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • London EC1V, UK
  • Jun 04, 2021
Duration not stated

Contract Description

Start with Data is a successful, self-funded data management consultancy that currently operates on a fully remote basis and emphasises creating business value from product data management. We work with many clients across retail and distribution, helping them delight their suppliers and customers with quality-focused product data processes, data governance, and technology. We add value to our clients across the entire product data value chain - from product data source identification and acquisition, product information management (PIM) and Master Data Management (MDM), through to product data syndication.

We are thought leaders in the product data acquisition, master data management and distribution space. You can read about some of our methodology and insights on our website.

Our Culture & way of doing things

Our consultancy is a relatively early-stage startup, meaning we have a vibrant, exciting and dynamic work environment on our projects. We are highly entrepreneurial and value self-starters and solutions-oriented people.

As a lead business consultant, you will be part of a Start with Data delivery team that consists of you and our Senior Data Architect Consultant to lead Business Analysis, process & data discovery and design for a new PIM solution. You will be responsible for designing and documenting the business requirements, business processes, data model and workflows for a new PIM solution. You will capture data requirements and document these requirements in a functional design document that will be used to specify and build the new PIM solution.

  • We generally work remotely and as such digital collaboration is paramount to the success of our projects
  • You will be used to working on Slack, Jira, Confluence and Zoom (some of our clients prefer Teams).
  • Our teams are multi-disciplined and relatively self-organising, so you will be used to operating in a flat, collaborative environment

Your profile as a Lead Consultant

You will be 10-15+ years into your data consulting career. You are a leading expert and excellent communicator, a visionary in your discipline. You will fully understand the retailer and distributor product data value chain. You will have knowledge of market trends in this space and have a mature network across the retailer and distributor market. You will be able to shape strategies, work with executive-level stakeholders in our clients, and have the confidence to be left to your own devices. You will also confidently contribute to Start with Data's go to market strategy, pre-sales activities working with our founders

You must have…

  • Experience of being a leading business analysis, process & data discovery for high-level design of a PIM solution. You will be responsible for designing and documenting the business requirements, business processes for a new PIM solution.
  • Experience in FMCG Manufacturing, Distributor or Retailers is a must
  • You must have experience in GS1 data requirements and data mapping.
  • Understanding of retailer and distribution operating models and processes across product & supplier management, data onboarding, enrichment, supply chain, eCommerce & Digital
  • Experience in creating business requirements documents, product backlogs, process maps
  • Experience using Jira and Confluence, Visio and other process modelling
  • UML experience
  • Experience facilitating client-facing workshops
  • A strong logical understanding of the product data lifecycle and business challenges
  • Experience working with PIM platforms
  • Experience in working through all phases in the Project lifecycle.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with diligent attention to detail and quality of output
  • Experience in estimating business analysis effort

Added bonuses you might have...

  • You have played a role on the client-side in product data management, or an associated role in digital product ownership on a transactional website or app
  • You understand the key concepts of data governance and data quality such as accuracy, consistency, completeness

Pay & Benefits

  • We look for exceptional associates consultants and our retainer rates reflect that
  • All of our contracts are outside IR35
  • There are longer-term opportunities with our business, working with a variety of our clients, on a contract or more permanent basis
  • We run a great referral scheme if you want to take advantage of your personal network

At this time we are not engaging with recruitment companies, if we do ever need to explore, we have preferred suppliers who are on standby.