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IT Business Analyst - Contract

Department: IT Business Systems

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

About the role

  • We're looking for an exceptional IT Business Analyst to drive the technology driven change agenda during a journey of multi-year investment in our IT systems.

  • Supporting the IT Business Partner and business leaders, the Business Analyst will be accountable for the delivery of varied and complex projects.

  • A key part of this role is to work closely with Abcam stakeholders, Project Managers, as well as other IT and 3rd party teams to drive forward the project to a successful conclusion.

  • Following both a Waterfall and Agile methodology, Test-Driven Development and Continuous Integration, the Business Analyst will be a part of the Business Systems Team whose focus is the demand management, shaping and delivery of all IT projects.

  • The Business Systems Team comprise a diverse set of skills, knowledge and experience including Business Partnering, Business Analysis and Project, Programme and Portfolio Management, together with test management.  All of which help support the business areas and the IT function in delivering value added services to Abcam.


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Involved in all project phases through to successful delivery of projects to time, cost and quality

  • Work with Business Sponsors, Executive Sponsors, IT and business colleagues to build or source and implement world class technology

  • Ensure that IT deliverables are linked to business strategy

  • Understand upcoming technology advances that could be relevant to your given business function

  • Create and maintain critical artefacts, including business cases, business process maps, business requirements documents, and support the creation of other key documents such as project brief and functional specifications

  • Develop and document detailed knowledge of business opportunities

  • Elicit requirements from stakeholders and SMEs across the globe

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams for successful project delivery, such as Architecture and Test teams

  • Support the continuous improvement of the project management framework and methodology

  • Provide expertise and mentoring in business analysis to the team and wider organisation

About You

  • You will have worked with multiple project disciplines and methodologies, and within a business with both a web application development and SaaS software implementation focus.

  • You will be experienced in the full project management lifecycle.

  • You will be educated to degree level and have significant experience as a Business Analyst.

  • You will have a recognised Business Analysis certification such as BCS/ISEB or have attended a formalised Business Analysis course.

  • Experience within the Life Sciences industry would be ideal but is not essential, as would experience within the Retail sector.

  • You will excel at facilitating group discussions and workshops, using tried and tested business analysis techniques to elicit, validate and prioritise requirements. 

  • You will be comfortable escalating where appropriate and be confident to influence and engage stakeholders to reach common goals.

  • Prioritisation and time management must be a strong point, as must multi-tasking, as you could be working on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • You’ll be joining a fast-paced environment and must be comfortable with hitting the ground running.

About Us

Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster.  We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.

It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.

Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we can offer an attractive flexible benefits package which includes share options, a culture focused on well being and opportunities for growth and development.