Business Analyst

Lorien Resourcing Limited
£55k - £58k pa + Excellent Benefits
19 Oct 2016
17 Nov 2016
Contract Type

The Financial Times are looking for an experienced Business Analyst to take on an important and strategic role within the BA team.

This is not a role for someone whose passion and experience is in defining technical solutions as this is covered by the architecture and application architecture functions. However, the role requires extremely close and ongoing collaboration with Technical Architects and Developers, so an empathy with technology and technologists will be highly advantageous.

The demand for this will be working in a programme that focuses on our B2C and B2B activities, in a role that looks to understand, assess and improve our business processes and the understanding of our customers.

This role joins a team of 20+ BAs working across all departments of the FT and as a senior member of the team will be expected to take on an element of career development of more junior team members as well as understanding of and involvement in wider team discussions.


The areas involved in this programme cover a wide ranging remit and include the following:

- The Corporate sales process from Prospect and Lead through to contract fulfilment
- Customer services activities for individual and corporate customers through teams situated around the world serving various products from digital and print subscriptions
- The Subscription systems and Marketing activities that underpin serving and maintaining these customers
- The role of data at the FT is becoming ever more important, as is the customers awareness of their online footprint so a feature of this role will be the ability to understand the value in capturing data and the compliance in our usage of it

The FT's main software methodologies are Agile Scrum, Kanban and Lean Startup Principles. The role requires experience in Agile Analysis techniques, developing JIT requirements and working closely with Scrum Masters and Product Owners to feed a development team with well-structured and considered requirements to promote team discussion.

The Financial Times operates using a scaled programme delivery approach, thinking about products that live rather than projects that end. This thinking brought about changes throughout the product lifecycle from initial funding to on-going maintenance (see *******************************/ for framework details).


The successful candidate will have at extensive business analysis experience and regardless of the industry sector is able to elicit, identify and articulate a business need and outcome.

You should be able to understand and document requirements in a style or formation appropriate to the development methodology, and support them from conception through to delivery and validation. You should have experience of varying your communication style to suit the audience, presenting evidence or justification for your conclusions and working effectively with development teams to deliver effectively.

In return, we'll give you....

- A competitive salary and incentive scheme
- Extensive learning and development opportunities
- 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 after 2 years
- An office in the heart of London near St Paul's, London Bridge and next door to Borough market
- Charity volunteering opportunities
- Opportunity to purchase extra days of holiday at a reduced cost
- On-site Occupational Health Consultant and Physiotherapist
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- Excellent benefits package including: - Subsidised gym membership
- Pension plan (FT will double your contribution up to a maximum of 16%)
- Season ticket loan
- Private Healthcare / Dental plan
- Life assurance up to 14 x annual salary
- Cycle to work scheme
- Childcare vouchers
- Give As You Earn

If this role is of interest to you, please send your CV to ******************* at your earliest convenience.

Lorien Resourcing is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy.