Cathcart Associates

Cathcart Associates Surrey, UK
Feb 20, 2019
IT Programme Manager required by a global organisation to help them deliver several critical work-streams across the UK and further afield. You will work closely with the Programme Director and a number of senior stakeholders, acting as the key bridge between the Business and Technology. The Company: A global engineering firm who have been at the forefront of their industry for decades, developing new engineering technology, implementing critical infrastructure and being early adopters of new IT systems/tech. Although IT isn't their primary function, it is very much at their core. Due to the complexity of the business and their forward-thinking leadership team, IT has become a real differentiator for them over the years. In fact, they were one of the first companies in Europe to use SAP Hana and this has become a key system for them, essentially driving the entire business. The Role: As a senior member of the team, you will be responsible for driving projects forward, managing various internal project teams and a key third party partner. You'll also be heavily involved in developing functional roadmaps and business cases, working closely with the Executive team to achieve this. An important part of the role will be your ability to cost projects, manage budgets and IT governance. To be successful in this role you'll need demonstrable experience of this in a previous role. You'll be working closely with various other sites, one in mainland Europe, another up North and a couple of their international locations. As a result, you'll have to be open to occasional travel and working in cross-cultural teams. You: You'll be a qualified PM / Programme Manager, with previous experience managing and delivering large scale projects for complex organisations. If you happen to have experience working for an engineering firm or within an organisation who have used SAP or a similar ERP, it would certainly be an advantage, but it isn't a pre-requisite. Salary & Location: Salary on offer is £60-80k depending on experience, plus a stellar benefits package, which includes 10% pension contribution from the company if you put in 5%; up to 15% bonus depending on company performance and generous holiday allowance. On top of this, they have a flexible approach to working hours and working from home when needed. The office is based in the heart of Sutton, a very short walk from the train station and it's kitted out with everything you could possibly need, including a free gym. This is a cracking opportunity for the right person and the client can move quickly, holding a two stage interview process. Click on the link to apply and contact Liam at Cathcart Associates for more information.
Cathcart Associates Edinburgh, UK
Feb 19, 2019
Business Analyst required to join a global fintech organisation in Edinburgh City Centre. This is a new role in which you will help shape a brand-new SaaS product as my client diversify some of their services and expand into new markets. You will undertake structured analysis through appropriate BA techniques eliciting both functional/non-functional requirements. Working in an Agile environment, you will also engage with key stakeholders - particularly the software development, testing and product teams, to manage user stories and the product backlog. My client has a very forward-thinking approach - they are notorious for their collaborative working environment and application of the latest practices/principles. You can expect a range of fast paced, new software development work and you will get a lot of exposure to a range of cutting-edge technology, which is at the core of what they do. In addition to the above experience, you should demonstrate a strong aptitude for logical thinking, as well as exceptional communication skills as you will manage stakeholders within a fast-paced environment which is subject to change. Candidates wishing to apply should have experience in most of the following: ** Business Analysis - including workshop facilitation, requirement gathering, etc. ** Knowledge and experience of the full software development lifecycle methods and tools ** Full participation in all Agile ceremonies (stand up, planning, estimating, retrospectives) ** Agile methodologies (e.g. Scrum, Kanban) ** Contribute towards Product strategy and vision ** Plan new features or changes to the product - Backlog refinement ** Documentation - user stories, test plans, process flows, etc. ** Communication and stakeholder management ** Experience within a Financial Services or Product driven organisation would be beneficial This is an incredible opportunity for a Business Analyst to join a fast-paced organisation at a great time. You will be fundamental to their growth plans and be given responsibility for designing and delivering a brand-new product for the business. If this sounds interesting, please apply straight away, or call Murray Simpson for an informal chat. Business Analyst / Business Analysis / Agile Business Analyst / Business Systems Analyst / Agile / Waterfall / User Stories / Scrum / Permanent / Edinburgh