Business Systems Analyst | Vacancies | SearchDATA Group

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Business Systems Analyst – Manchester   

SearchDATA Group is recruiting a Business Systems Analyst for a supply chain management & distribution business based in Manchester.  

We’re looking for a hands-on systems analyst wanting to be involved in the full system lifecycle, not afraid to roll their sleeves up when it comes to modifying and configuring business systems and not scared to think outside of the box.  

You’ll be working alongside a knowledgeable team who will be there to support when needed whilst also being given the autonomy to take a lead role on business systems processes.  

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • Strong experience of managing multiple business critical systems (ERP, WMS, Logistics, workflow, ticketing systems, order systems etc) 
  • Strong experience of requirements gathering 
  • Strong experience of business systems configuration and deployment 
  • Strong SQL skills for creating views, queries and reports 
  • Data transformation 
  • Ability to plan and schedule work to meet business timescales and deadlines 
  • Experience of improvement projects using a business-critical system 
  • Some experience of systems development 
  • Experience of systems testing  
  • Knowledge of the logistics / distribution industry would be highly beneficial  
  • Skills in developing and improving business process 
  • Demonstrable Business Analysis and documentation skills 
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills 
  • Logical thinking with sound problem solving skills 
  • MS MQL Server experience 
  • Some knowledge and experience of ecommerce Magento, Word Press or Shopify would be useful but is not essential. 


Software Modifications and configuration 

  • Roll-out new systems and functionality 
  • Gather and agree requirements with business stakeholders/ third parties 
  • Assess other business impacts and un-intended impacts of change 
  • Liaison with software providers to agree solution based on business requirements and answer any software design questions 
  • Managing stakeholders and software providers to agree compromises where required 

Application Testing 

  • Designing scenarios for the testing of new system functionality 
  • Responsible for carrying out designed tests 
  • Responsible for discussing and reporting any faults with systems providers and retesting as required 
  • Responsible for arranging, facilitating and UAT (User acceptance testing) for new functionality 


  • Support of Training function for specialised areas as required 
  • Reporting on system adoption 
  • Creation of new and amendments where required 
  • An element of change/ Project Management 
  • Producing change documentation of any change to live system focussing on risk, business impact and provision of rollback method 
  • Data migrations 

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