Our client is an international law firm with offices across the UK. The firm is going through a period of sustained expansion and to back its ambitious plans is looking to hire a number of new staff within its’ support teams. This is a new role for a Business Analyst to work along-side its Project Management team and will involve the following:

Provide business analysis across a number of project initiatives within the IT team at the firm .
Develop a best practice approach to analysis and requirement capture that aims to work effectively with project stakeholders to deliver solutions that meet the business needs.
Work with the IT Project team to provide core business and systems analysis across a variety of project activity to ensure that any development of IT is aligned to the needs of the firm and designed to maximise the return on IT investment.
Lead and undertake formal analysis and validation of requirements for new systems and enhancements to existing systems.
Develop key relationships within IT and across the firm to understand the existing applications and business processes and to capture requirements and gain greater business insight and understanding. In doing so become a trusted advisor to the business and develop the knowledge and business support to introduce system process improvements aligned to business needs.
Work with the IT Programme Manager and IT Project Team to establish a structured and best practice approach to requirements analysis and gathering and subsequent documentation and follow-up.
Develop a standard, structured and best practice approach to the selection of new technology.

The ideal candidate will have the following experience and skills
Educated to degree level or with appropriate professional experience.
Qualified or in an appropriate business systems analysis discipline
e.g. ISEB, UML etc.
Some knowledge of basic SQL would be an advantage but not essential. Knowledge of Excel and Visio and a Business Analysis toolset is essential.
Excellent business analysis skills and experience.
Proven experience of working as a standalone IT Business Analyst within an IT department with hands on experience of working on projects through a full lifecycle of initial requirements gathering and specification through to the acceptance and delivery of IT solutions.
Ideally legal sector experience in leading requirements gathering exercises, process improvement and input to system functional design within the context of legal business systems. Knowledge and experience of working for an insurance law firm would also be an advantage but not essential.
Experience of delivering and presenting business case and associated documentation to support the need for project investment.
Internal and external stakeholder management skills and can demonstrate ability to set and manage expectations of senior stakeholders.
Experience communicating with and working with software development professionals, both in house and third party
The desire to deliver excellent IT solutions that meet business needs and to develop knowledge and expertise on a number of legal business solutions.
Any experience of working with Case Management solutions and associated business analysis within the legal sector would be an advantage.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an expanding and highly professional law firm and will offer excellent career progressing opportunities

Please contact Nigel on 0207 264 4908 or email me – nlawrence@cogencesearch.com
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