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Date Added: Wed 08/03/2023

Data Business Consultant

Manchester, M1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £55000 - £69000/annum +bonus + great benefits

My client is on the hunt for a talented Data Business Consultant to join a fast-growing Data & Analytics team. This is a flexible hybrid role working approximately 4 days a week at home and 1 day in the office.

The Data Business Consultant is a key role within the Data Services team responsible for shaping and delivering data products across the Group. The role holder will be responsible for leading collaborative engagements with business stakeholders to detail how data and analytics will enable the achievement of their business objectives and drive valuable business outcomes.

Working within agile data product teams, the Data Business Consultant will capture and translate high-level business requirements into data specific epics and user stories to inform technical design and build activities. Operating with a broad outcome-based brief, the Data Business Consultant will challenge established thinking and stimulate new ideas and approaches to accelerate the effective utilisation of data across our business.

To be successful in this role, you'll need to:

* Demonstrate proven experience of business partnering, consulting, and leading on data & analytics initiatives.

* Be happy working in a fast paced and constantly evolving organisation, taking ownership and being accountable for delivery.

* Have a passion for delivering valuable business outcomes to your business stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

* Responsible for partnering with business stakeholders to capture and shape broad business outcomes into data solution ideas, opportunities, and initiatives.

* Responsible for developing clear, robust, and accurate data specific epics, user stories and requirements.

* Conduct thorough data business analysis, including challenging perceptions and embedded thinking, to ensure that data requirements move the business forward and achieve broad outcomes.

* Facilitate workshops and deliver presentations to capture requirements and generate feedback.

* Act as an internal consultant, interpreting user requests and where appropriate, making suggestions for better/alternative ways of obtaining and presenting the required information.

* Driving continual improvement in data business analysis working practices, bringing agile and lean practices into all aspect's requirement work, seeking to optimise flow and reduce wait time wherever possible.

* Agree business data definitions as part of the requirement process, that inform both the technical design and support the implementation of the data governance standards.

* Become a trusted Data SME for the data subject areas and business domains in which you work.

* Supports and deputises for the Product Owner in leading the delivery of product outcomes.

* Coach and mentor Data Business Analysts, and Business Analysts in other parts of the business around data specific requirements analysis methods and practices.

* Adhere to the Company values at all times and encourage others to demonstrate these.

* Ensure compliance with company and other relevant standards/regulations at all times.

Qualifications / Experience

* A strong background in data requirement elicitation using agile practices.

* Broad understanding of data visualisation, data engineering and data governance, with deep experience in one or more.

* Strong experience of taking a broad ambiguous brief and putting shape, structure, and approach around it.

* Significant experience of planning and facilitating workshops of varying sizes.

* Proven experience of influencing and managing stakeholders at all levels, with the ability to communicate key messages across multiple areas of the business.

* Experience working in high-demand environments delivering to targets & tight deadlines.

* Experience of analytics platforms such as PowerBI, Tableau, Qliksense etc.

* Background in proposing data solutions to meet business needs and creating data epics and user stories as part of agile delivery methods.

* Experience of coaching and mentoring others.

* Ideally previous experience in working in a consultancy or data product delivery environment.

* Experience of collaboration and agile software management tools such as Confluence, Azure DevOps, Jira.

* Good grounding in agile software change practices, ideally in a data function
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