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Senior IT Business Analyst – SAP

Requisition ID: 55054

Domain: Support Services/IT and Digital

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

EQUANS is looking for a Senior IT Business Analyst – SAP to join our team on a permanent basis. This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a salary banding of £60,000-£65,000, dependent upon skills and experience, company vehicle or allowance, bonus and benefits package.

Are you a skilled Senior IT Business Analyst with ERP experience in business analysis, specifically focusing on SAP systems. Are you on the lookout for a new challenge where you can apply your expertise in driving strategic initiatives, leading complex projects, and influencing organisational decision[1]making within the SAP landscape?

The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication, stakeholder management, facilitation, presentation, and documentation skills. Effective communication and managing relationships will be crucial in ensuring the alignment of IT solutions with business goals. This position welcomes business analysts from various industry sectors, emphasising transferrable skills.

The Senior IT Business Analyst SAP role involves identifying business change improvements for current and new digital applications and ecosystems within the ERP framework. This position will lead complex SAP initiatives to align SAP solutions with broader business goals. As a key senior member of the business change, project demand, and delivery teams, you will play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between business and technical aspects to facilitate digital transformation for EQUANS IT within the SAP environment.

In this role, you will work on diverse initiatives and projects within the ERP Portfolio, spanning various business sectors, including Digital & Energy Services, Sustainable FM, Places & Communities, and Zero carbon initiatives. As a crucial part of the Solutions Management Team, you will collaborate with architects, analysts, business partners, project managers, and technology specialists.

The role offers a flexible working environment within an established and highly motivated, collaborative team with ongoing development and career opportunities. Practical experience, passion, and a commitment to continuous learning are highly valued. EQUANS UK is dedicated to leading the transition to a new zero-carbon economy, operating at the highest economic, social, and environmental standards. If you are passionate about the role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply.


Key Responsibilities

  • Leadership and Team Collaboration: As a Senior IT Business Analyst – SAP, you are expected to assume a leadership role, leveraging your specialised knowledge in the SAP domain to enhance the organisation’s use of SAP solutions. This involves understanding and aligning SAP capabilities with business requirements, providing insights into SAP-related decision-making, and collaborating with relevant teams to ensure the effective integration of SAP solutions into strategic initiatives
  • Problem-Solving and Decision-Making: Utilise your SAP domain expertise to align IT solutions, particularly those involving SAP, with overarching business goals. Collaborate with project managers and senior management to ensure that SAP solutions contribute effectively to the organisation’s objectives. Your insights will be crucial in contributing to problem-solving and shaping the direction of strategic ERP initiatives at an organisational level
  • Technical Expertise: Your role will demand the application of advanced business analytical methods and tools such as requirements gathering, validation, gap analysis, process optimisation and the formulation of comprehensive business cases. With a focus on? SAP related processes and functionalities, you will produce professional documentation and analytical artifacts for both the business and technical community
  • Communication Skills: You will be adept at articulating complex SAP concepts to non-technical stakeholders and may be involved in presenting to executive leadership. Your communication prowess will play a key role in ensuring effective collaboration and understanding across diverse teams. Exceptional stakeholder management, and documentation skills are also paramount in this role, enabling you to effectively influence technical decision[1]making related to SAP and contribute to the strategic realisation of optimal business outcome
  • Business Transformation and Process Improvement: With your wealth of experience, you will play a central role in refining and enhancing business analysis processes related to SAP. Your focus on business transformation and process improvement within the SAP/ERP domain will contribute significantly to boosting operational efficiency and effectiveness throughout the organisation, aligning methodologies with industry best practices.
  • Risk Management: In your capacity as a Senior IT Business Analyst, you will take on an active role in assessing and managing risks related to SAP at a broader organisational level. Your seasoned judgment will be instrumental in identifying potential risks, implementing mitigation strategies, and ensuring a comprehensive approach to risk management within SAP projects

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead and facilitate the development of business requirements, integration, and data concepts in Finance, Procurement, and supply chain, aligning them with EQUANS technology ecosystem capabilities
  • Collaborate closely with third parties to address EQUANS technology ecosystem capabilities, integrations, and design, ensuring adherence to IT standards, security, privacy, compliance, and regulatory requirements in HR; Payroll; Contract mobilisations; Finance and Procurement Services
  • Oversee operational and governance support in all ERP Services, including process and tool governance, management, and continuous improvement of support services
  • Provide guidance to stakeholders in HR; Finance and Procurement, influencing them towards cost-effective and strategic solutions
  • Manage BA activities and management information analysis for the office of the CIO, focusing on HR; Finance and Procurement Services
  • Collaborate with IT Business partners on bids and new business non-standard initiatives related to HR; Payroll; Contract mobilisations; Finance; Procurement and supply chain
  • Lead the project team through the design and planning phase in HR; Finance; Procurement; and supply chain, building strong networks within IT and across the wider business
  • Support and deputise for the Principal Business Architect as required, particularly in matters related to HR; Finance and Procurement Services
  • Analyse and understand business problems and potential solutions in HR; Contract mobilisations; Finance; Procurement; and supply chain with the Business Stakeholder or Sponsor
  • Facilitate and lead cross-functional workshops to address complex business or systems issues in HR; Finance and Procurement, influencing and innovating while adapting to a dynamic business organisation
  • Assist, guide, and influence the Business Sponsor toward designing solutions in HR; Finance and Procurement Services in the organisation’s best interests, in conjunction with other project team members
  • Deliver project estimating, planning, business case development, risk/issue management, and progress reporting, specifically for HR; Finance and Procurement initiatives
  • Develop business cases in HR; Finance and Procurement, covering estimated benefits, costs, and design options
  • Conduct detailed business requirements analysis in HR; Finance and Procurement to elicit, prioritise, organise, catalogue, and manage multiple levels of requirements
  • Document project requirements, both functional and non-functional, with a focus on SAP system functionalities in HR; Contract mobilisations; Finance; Procurement; and supply chain
  • Deliver project estimating, planning, business case development, risk/issue management, and progress reporting in HR; Finance and Procurement
  • Act as the single point of expertise on the project, liaising with EQUANS IT to resolve issues uncovered, and reporting on results into the Lead Project Manager, with a specific focus on HR; Finance and Procurement domains

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary, car or car allowance, bonus and benefits package, which includes;

  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 3 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

  • Educated to Degree level and would be advantageous in a numerate (Finance, Mathematics, Engineering or Scientific) or Computer Science subject. Or equivalent experience
  • Will have a BCS Diploma in Business Analysis or similar and SAP Certification (functional or technical)
  • It would be advantageous to be further qualified in financial accounting, digital building ecosystems, system integration and data analysis, but this is not essential
  • In-depth knowledge of SAP modules, functionalities, and best practices.
  • Proven experience in SAP implementation, configuration, and customisation.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of SAP usage in the business context, enabling the recommendation of alternative solutions with cost/benefit analysis
  • Strong understanding of ERP systems beyond SAP, focusing on integration and interoperability
  • Hands-on experience in analysing and optimising business processes within an ERP framewor
  • Strong functional knowledge of other P2P products and its integration with SAP
  • Understanding of how Coupa influences SAP processes
  • Cross-modular experience in SAP with a comprehensive understanding of integration points with other key modules and 3rd party solutions
  • Experience of Finance, HR, Marketing, Energy, Digital Communication, CRM and Technical Services Platforms will be highly advantageous
  • Possesses excellent communication skills and stakeholder management expertise, capable of engaging with stakeholders at all levels to ensure seamless collaboration and understanding
  • Experience of project delivery, where the Business Analyst has led the delivery of an initiative will be highly advantageous
  • the ability to use a variety of techniques to undertake analyse and deconstruct problems e.g. SWOT, Benefits and Gap Analysis, Requirements prioritisation, process reengineering, business context and data analysis

Who are we?

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company.


What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch. 

As part of a positive action drive to address under-representation in senior management positions we encourage applications from women, ethnically diverse individuals and people with disabilities, along with all candidates who identify with protected characteristic groups under the Equality Act 2010.

In support of our positive action measures, we will consider applications that do not meet all the technical requirements if candidates can demonstrate how transferable skills will enable them to successfully deliver the remit of the role in an environment which promotes a flexible working culture.

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.