Business Analyst - Cumbria

Business Analyst Jobs

Wherever there are processes taking place in a business, there are expenditures, turnovers and opportunities that can all be optimized in favour of the company performing them. Often, the people doing the work are not best placed to spot these savings – which is why business analysts are such an important addition to the team. They work alongside project managers and assess the business model in use on an ongoing basis, returning with regular reports on every aspect of the workflow, so that positive intervention can be carried out.

Large companies need a whole team of business analysts, either working on a by-site basis or focusing on a small number of processes, in which case it is the manager who decides what actions to take to avoid unforeseen conflicts. In smaller companies, however, the business analyst could well work solo and not only assessing the situation on the ground but also suggesting remedial measures.

The skills required

Your key skill will be to monitor, analyse and interpret business data as it comes from the team you are assigned to. You need a precise, methodical mindset that can spot trends, outliers and emerging movements and take the appropriate action. You will therefore must be the kind of person who understands the inner workings of Excel or similar software packages that can collate, image and present data.

With so many business models competing at the moment, experience in the one that is in use at the company is of enormous benefit, as experience in analyzing traditional projects may count for little in a company that practices agile processes, for example. Similarly, experience in the same sector will be of use as each ecosystem has its own qualities that will not necessarily carry over. You need to be able to demonstrate genuine, measurable gains brought to a company through your actions.

Find Business Analyst Jobs with Cast UK

Cast UK is a recruitment consultancy specializing in a number of sectors, which gives us a strong place in the market as companies know we can find appropriate candidates for them, and professionals know that we have roles that suit them perfectly. We understand that our job is done only when we have a satisfied company and a satisfied professional, and our consultants go to great lengths to make sure we get it right.

So wherever you are in the UK, phone us today on 0333 121 3345 so we can make you our next satisfied customer by helping you towards your perfect role.

Business Analyst Jobs in Cumbria

Situated in the north-west of England and sharing a border with Scotland, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland and County Durham, Cumbria is one of England's largest ceremonial counties and it includes settlements like Carlisle, Penrith and Kendal.

Throughout the region's history it has mainly been a rural location known for its stunning mountains and lovely towns and villages. It contains the Lake District National Park and those seeking Business Analyst vacancies in Cumbria will certainly enjoy having this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty right on their doorstep.

People have been living in Cumbria for thousands of years. The Castlerigg stone circle was built by Neolithic people around 3200 BC, while later inhabitants included the Romans, Angles and Vikings.

By the 19th century, mining had become an important part of the local economy, producing iron ore and coal, while a number of slate quarries established during that time are still in operation today.

These days, there are many large companies based in Cumbria, while plenty more have large facilities in the area. Many of these employers are based in manufacturing - in industries ranging from petrochemicals to food manufacture, steel production, paper making and packaging.

Just some examples include Sealy Beds, Corus, The Stobart Group, Kimberly-Clark, Carr's, McVitie's, Nestle, Heinz, Lakeland and GlaxoSmithKline.

Cast UK - helping you find new opportunities

Here at Cast UK, our team of recruitment consultants have extensive knowledge about the logistics, supply chain and procurement sectors. Indeed, we can help you find your next Business Analyst role in Cumbria, or anywhere else in the country - whether you're ready to take the next step on the career ladder, or are simply looking for new experiences and responsibilities.

What's more, our regional experts can provide information on everything from the employers in a particular area, to the best place to live and the salary you can expect to receive. 

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Cumbria or source a new job in Cumbria then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.