Job Title:  Regional Operations Business Analyst

Job Number:  14642

 

British American Tobacco is all about freedom of choice — whether it’s our people or our products. Combined with our entrepreneurial spirit, it’s what’s driven our phenomenal success. We started trading tobacco over a hundred years ago. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar company with more than 200 brands in our portfolio. With robust positions in each of our regional markets, our future looks equally bright too. There’s no doubt our industry is controversial — we’re the first to admit that. But rest assured, we take a responsible approach to our trade. In our market, we observe every law and regulation regarding tobacco (in many cases going further through our own voluntary code). Not only that, we treat our Global farmers fairly, invest in the environment and help to sustain local communities. We also excel at developing our own people into leaders of the future. As a firm with a high-performance culture, we’ll expect a lot from you. But we’ll support you every step of the way to help you deliver. 

Purpose Statement

To understand regional (for G35) & end market business requirements & processes and to identify regional & end market business technology and/or process opportunities, working with business and IT managers to develop, implement and maintain solution which deliver business values within agreed timelines and budget.

 

To ensure the implementation and deployment of IT solutions into the region & end market to the agreed requirements and that this is done with minimal risk and disruption to the business.

 

To maintain and enhance existing regional solutions where required.

 

Accountabilities (Role Outputs, Management Control and Governance Responsibilities)

  • Establishing the contribution that technology can make to business objectives using a range of techniques such as eliciting & documenting requirements with stakeholders, conducting feasibility studies, producing business models, preparing business cases, usability requirements analysis and usability evaluation
  • Identifying and obtaining agreement on the requirements / features which will be most beneficial to the business
  • Providing input to and/or assist in

a)    ensuring compliance with agreed best practices

b)    preparing account plans, budget proposals, resourcing plans and project plans

c)    creation and maintenance of IT strategies

  • Identifying and raising issues impacting the execution of strategic / operational / project plans
  • Understanding the overall Enterprise Architecture and assess degree of conformance of existing and new business processes
  • Overseeing implementation of solutions – checking against the initial requirements
  • Extensive practical experience in the field of business models, business requirements, business analysis and deep knowledge related to IT solutions applicable to Manufacturing and Supply Chain
  • Preferably experience in executing change underpinned by IT technology related to Manufacturing and Supply Chain

·         Managing the deployment and implementation of IT solutions, ensuring initial requirements are met and solutions are completed with minimal business risk and disruption.

·         Ensures regional and local systems are maintained and enhanced but within the boundaries of the agreed Global and Regional IT Strategy.

 

Leadership

·         Guides senior and middle management towards accepting change brought about through process automation

·         Supports the reduction of legacy

·         Develops and co-ordinates implementation plans that are in line with best practice, the IT strategy, the business priorities and the demand plan.

Core Relationships

  • Enterprise Architects – understand overall enterprise architecture and collaborate to ensure conformance of to the architecture
  • Solution Architects - collaborate on the selection and development of solutions
  • Solution Delivery – collaborate to ensure solutions meet the business requirements
  • Project Managers – contribute to project plans and ensure deliverables are produced to time, cost & quality
  • Planning – support the development of IT plans and budgets
  • Business Partners and Business Unit IT managers – collaborate on the provision of professional BA services in line with agreed priorities of the business
  • Business units (regions, end markets) / Business Functions - work closely to develop business requirements and oversee implementation of solutions
  • IT functional managers / Project Managers / Business reps – collaborate in the execution of planning and analysis services and delivery of required outputs
  • 3rd Party Vendors – non-commercial supplier relationships focused on operational / project activities

Skills and Experience

  • Business-facing IT experience in a global environment, preferably with a degree in an IT-related discipline
  • Hands on implementation experience in SAP Logistics and Manufacturing, implementation experience in Manufacturing Execution Systems such as Apriso would be highly regarded.
  • Ability to interpret the business IT and functional strategies, understand the Group operating model, and the implications actions in one area have on other functions
  • Extensive and substantial practical experience in interpreting business process management and business metrics
  • Understand the background, issues and implications of company and functional strategic imperatives
  • Experience: 5-7 years for G35

·         Education: First degree

·         Time to 100% productivity: 4-6 months

·         4 – 6 years hands on IT experience in SAP Supply Chain applications (Logistics, Warehousing and Manufacturing), preferably SAP certified.

·         Detailed understanding of manufacturing, logistics and warehousing processes

·         Experience in implementation of Manufacturing Execution Systems such as Apriso would be highly regarded.

 

 

If you’re passionate and ambitious, rapid career progression is a reality here. And because we’re such a large firm (we employ more than 55,000 people worldwide), there are plenty of exciting opportunities for you to develop a truly extraordinary career.


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