London / £300 - £400
£300 - £400
BUSINESS ANALYST - (CONTRACT)
£300-400 PER DAY (OUTSIDE IR35)
Are you confident dealing with stakeholders? A global Retail company is looking for an experienced Business Analyst to come in and help manage a migration project.
This institution is one of the biggest and well known in the world. And makes up a major part of the retail Industry in the UK.
This role requires someone with strong communication skills. You will be interacting with stakeholders gathering requirements and dealing with tech teams aiming to manage expectations and keep processes on track.
Specific duties as a Business Analyst include:
- Strong communication skills
- Being the bridge between Stakeholders and the Tech teams
- Liaising with Stakeholders and gathering requirements
YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
The successful Business Analyst will have the following skills and experience:
- Strong experience on migration projects
- A proven track record of responding to stakeholder requests quickly and efficiently
- Describing the work undertaken in clear and concise terms to non-technical stakeholders
- Strong experience with Agile and Waterfall methodologies
The successful Business Analyst will receive £300-£400 per day over an initial 3-month contract with a chance of extension.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please register your interest by sending your CV to Kamil Klimek via the Apply link on this page.
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