Business Analyst / Project Manager

Ref: MON10131
Salary: Competitive salary & attractive benefits
Department: IT
Location: Notting Hill Village, London (W11)
Position type: Permanent
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 26/01/2019

The Monsoon Accessorize Technology department is the hub of our business. No two days are the same, and a culture of rolling up your sleeves and getting things done is important, as is a passion for what you do. Having fun, teamwork and pragmatism also go a long way!

Our Technology team is made up of an Enterprise side, who support the wider business and enjoy getting involved in more of the day to day detail, while introducing innovation within key business systems. The Digital side, work collaboratively with our Customer department. They thrive in a fast-paced environment and work to deliver projects within tight deadlines.

Together, our Technology team work collaboratively to ensure we are delivering the right things, at the right time and to the right people. Delivering tangible improvements to the business daily.

We are looking for like-minded people, who care about what they do and will bring new innovative ideas and experiences to a developing area of our business. Apply to be part of our technology transformation journey as a Business Analyst / Project Manager and build the technology team’s relationship with business functions and become the subject matter expert in your operations, processes and system usage/ needs.

What will you do as a Business Analyst / Project Manager?

• Breed strong working relationship with business functions (and any other relevant business teams) giving them a voice within technology, through solicitation and prioritisation of requirements
• Work with key stakeholders in preparation of business case to initiate project
• Building project plan and cost estimate for project
• Management and communication of implementation plan
• Responsible for gaining budget sign-off against technology costs
• Definition of testing approach and delivery of testing through internal and 3rd party project resources
• Own definition of relevant portions of the technology roadmap alongside the business function(s)
• Understanding cross technology portfolio plans and roadmaps, recommend adjustments as new priorities emerge
• Ensuring plan, risks and finances associated with project delivery are tracked as required and made visible for governance and portfolio management purposes
• Own delivery of smaller siloed technology changes tracking timelines, budgets, scope, risk and quality during programme delivery
• Understand and contribute to management of the technology capital budgeting process
• Responsible alongside service team for operational acceptance and handover of technology into support
• Accountable for stakeholder management including project updates
• Demonstrate understanding of the technology function’s architectural standards as they develop and ensure delivery adheres to these standards
• Support the technology leadership team in recommending change prioritisation
• Represent the technology team part of company-wide project teams providing I.T. guidance and support
• Effectively manage expectations of key stakeholders throughout the life cycle of change initiatives – from inception to delivery

What you will need to succeed as a Business Analyst / Project Manager?

• Proven IT Project Management and Business Analysis experience across a broad range of retail functions
• Displays an eagerness for change, driving continuous improvement
• Personable, diplomatic and approachable, with an enthusiastic nature
• Ability to communicate effectively across business and technical teams
• Analytical and inquisitive, with excellent attention to detail but operates strategically with an understanding of the 'big picture'
• Pro-active, and pragmatic attitude, someone who welcomes a challenge and seeks a solution

What are we like to work for?

If you're ambitious, Monsoon Accessorize is a great place to be.  We're still growing which means there are more opportunities than ever before.  We're also committed to developing our talent. You will enjoy a benefits package which includes an amazing discount across our brands, up to 25 days holiday, pension, life assurance and an interest free season ticket card loan.  We also provide a great range of voluntary benefits with external companies that you can take advantage of such as discounts on gym memberships and the opportunity to ride a tax free bike to work to name a few!

If you feel you have the potential to become a Business Analyst / Project Manager, we would love to hear from you.

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