Below is a job description we recently saw for a Business Analyst:

 

Yep sounds like several nice projects for us: They are paying the successful candidate 35K a year....why not use very experienced and highly efficient experts, at nothing like that cost?

 

Our aim is always to set it all up so it's as automated as possible. Any further queries would be mini projects or "quick extras". Or maybe regular report production from us at a small fee (because it's mostly all set up!).

 

You would be working with real experts and with none of the overheads of employing someone?

 

"Our client currently has a fantastic opportunity available for a Business Analyst to join them, working in a commercial capacity between numerous departments, including finance, sales and marketing, focussing on the objectives of the company. Responsibilities are varied and include the following:-

  • Preparation of sales reports with analysis of both customers and products 
  • Preparation and analysis of monthly Sales & Marketing KPIs.
  • Assisting in the design, creation and implementation of new KPIs
  • Preparation of monthly forecast and analysis of current performance against the forecast.
  • Data Management - updating and maintaining various SQL/Access databases for sales reporting. Responsibility for the maintenance and development of the Management Information system.
  • System Management - co-ordinating links between the various systems used to manage the business.
  • Undertaking market analysis research as required, for areas such as market size, trends and competitor analysis
  • Production of product and customer profitability analysis. Review promotion proposals and perform post promotion appraisals.

This is a really exciting role for an individual who is extremely numerate, with strong analytical skills and attention to detail who can interpret and utilise data to make recommendations and assist in business decisions. Applicants should have experience in MS Office, ideally with skills and development ability in SQL/Access (query and macro), Excel (pivot table and Advanced formulae) and have excellent communication skills to liaise with various departments and levels of personnel."