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Poole  |  23 September 2019
Project Analyst – Poole – up to £40K
Poole - up to £45K

Are you an entrepreneurial, proactive & driven professional? Are you passionate about product innovation & solutions? This exciting & RARE opportunity to start a career within Project Management and Product Development within the IT sector is not to be missed………….

Working in a positive & dynamic Product team of 4 you will be responsible for identifying, researching & evaluating possible software products/enhancements for new & existing clients. Using various tools available to you such has, existing client’s feedback, developers’ suggestions and of course independent market research, you will identify the right project and have complete autonomy from inception to implementation!

This leading software solutions provider offers, huge potential with opportunities to progress, free parking, salary of £35K – £45K & excellent benefits – based in Poole.

Responsibilities of the Project Analyst: 

  • Manage and successfully deliver strategic projects (Initiatives)
  • Create and manage a high-level project/release plan including key milestones
  • Define the detailed scope and write deliverable user stories with identified risks, dependencies, out of scope items and acceptance criteria
  • Work with the development team throughout the development phase and answer questions or get feedback from dealers as required
  • Manage the early adopter group for user testing and the pilot phase according to the plan timescales
  • Collaborate with the different internal teams to ensure that all business readiness tasks are completed ready for launch – Development/QA, Sales, Professional Services and Support
  • Continually monitor project performance – pre-implementation to ensure that the project remains on target and is still viable; post-implementation to ensure that the project continues to hit expected targets. Ensure that the team is aware of any changes that will have an adverse impact on the budget and/or successful delivery of the project
  • Provide updates at relevant internal project meetings, planning sessions and retrospectives
  • Provide the appropriate analysis, reports and slides to the Product Manager for Management meeting updates and QSR meetings
  • Maintain a prioritised list of strategic growth objectives
  • Present fully researched Initiative ideas to the Product Review Board for approval
  • Work with the Product Manager to define and manage the strategic products (Initiatives) strategy

Skills & Characteristics of the Project Analyst: 

  • Good research and analysis skills with the ability to convert this research into tangible ideas for consideration
  • Understanding of business finance including exposure to cost modelling
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal skills, capable of developing effective working relationships
  • Methodical and organised with attention to detail, producing highly accurate work
  • Willing to travel to clients for research (1/2 per month) Hire car will be provided
  • Can work autonomously with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Customer facing exposure
  • Project exposure an advantage
  • Prince2/Waterfall an advantage
  • An interest/passion for technology 

What’s in it for you?

  • Salary: £35-£40K
  • Hire car available for all company travel
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00-5.30pm
  • Free parking
  • Holidays = 22 days + Bank Holidays
  • Company Performance Bonus
  • Individual Performance Bonus for nominated Employees
  • Pension
  • Regular team social events
  • Christmas Party + Christmas bonus
  • Birthday Gift
  • Paternity Scheme
  • Health Cash Plan – Medicash Cash Plan
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Breakdown Cover
  • Death in Service
  • Free tea & coffee AND Fresh Fruit

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