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Senior Business Systems Analyst

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Support & transversal

York, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any



The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.

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Working within the dynamic ICT department, the UK and IR Business are in the process of starting a major transformational project and we currently have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Business Systems Analyst with IFS expertise. The role can be based from our York, Woking or Birmingham offices and will be working from home during current restrictions with long term hybrid/flexible working.


Main Function of Job

The Business Systems Analyst, will take on a central role within the transformation project, working alongside key stakeholders and Independent Consultants. There is also a requirement to ensure business as usual is still delivered. The focus of the role will be to, as part of the team, deliver the business transformation project on time and on budget successfully. The role will naturally progress into an enhancement /development role after go live.


Main Duties

Working primarily on the Business Transformation, upgrade and migration to IFS10 you will be:

  • Reporting to the UK/IR Business Systems Manager, you will work with key business subject matter experts (SMEs) analysing and gathering business requirements, produce business requirements documentation including process flows
  • Gain Team Leader and/or SME sign off to the business requirements and process flows
  • Map ‘To Be’/future state processes, develop a traceability matrix
  • Ensure Design continues to meet business needs and ensure all change requests are fully impact assessed within relevant Finance teams
  • Perform or support training needs analysis, design and deliver training materials and develop a training plan
  • Create functional test scenarios and test scripts, support UAT.
  • Develop test plan to track progress against project plan and highlight any resource/ time issues
  • Ensure testing risks and issues represented at meetings are escalated appropriately
  • Work closely with business SMEs ensuring that the delivered system solution meets business requirements
  • Report and address process issues, report potential change requests and deliver impact assessments as required
  • Manage governance – ensure that all allocated activities and documentation adhere to project governance quality requirements and are submitted by the communicated deadlines
  • Adherence to project values, policies, processes and system architecture to deliver to scope on time and to budget.
  • Resource management within the project, administration and budget/cost management will also be required.
  • Post implementation the role will migrate to a second phase improvement/development/business as usual phase across all areas of the business.


Experience Required:

The Business Systems Analyst will be part of a team accountable for the design delivery and ongoing development and support of the UK and Ireland business systems, therefore this role requires:

  • Considerable professional experience of IFS enterprise resource planning software, from end user through to system admin
  • Either a recognised Business Analyst qualification or ability to demonstrate usage of Project Management Methodology is essential
  • Policy development experience and management of specific internal change tasks and projects
  • Maintaining competence framework
  • Good relationship management with all external parties to enhance the reputation of the company
  • Excellent ability to deliver in a pressurised environment.
  • Successful development, delivery and management of strategic and tactical business policies, plans, processes and business systems.
  • Sound understanding of finance, procure to pay, CRM, HRM and project accounting end-to-end process and system integration.
  • Delivered or contributed large scale transformational change in SME organisations.
  • Experience of the IFS cloud-based ERP solution (essential).
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to communicate and present both at a technical and non-technical level



Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.

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