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Business Analyst

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The Vacancy

The BA team acts as an internal consulting function to the firm and are involved in a number of change programmes for the business. Each business analyst has a number of analysis projects running in parallel across different areas including: procurement, integration, compliance, feasibility, solution development and design. It is a small high performing team that takes a holistic approach acting with the firm's best interests. This means that strong business and technical skills are essential for this role and working in a hybrid waterfall/agile environment with the ability to adapt in a fast-paced environment. This role will be focused on the European operations for the firm and will require a combination of both analysis but also delivery skills. It is important that the role forges deep relationships within the European offices and becomes a trusted IT advisor.

Inclusiveness and Diversity

At Fieldfisher we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued, motivated and able to be themselves. Our Inclusiveness and Diversity ("I&D") Strategy is firmly rooted in Fieldfisher's overall business strategy; we very much view I&D as being core to the business and we aim to integrate it into all our systems and processes.

Accessibility information for our Manchester office can be found on our website:

Please note Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff. All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.

What can you expect?

  • Leading ongoing reviews of existing processes, mapping and evaluating processes, anticipating requirements, identifying areas for improvement, as well as developing and delivering solutions. Where required this will be both a mix of analysis and project management skills needed.
  • Writing reports and presenting the findings of reports to a range of senior stakeholders at all levels of the partnership and business services.
  • Eliciting and identifying the needs and wants of end users for new solutions, systems and processes including conducting workshops across varied stakeholder groups to elicit and develop ideas and findings collaboratively
  • Analysing findings and using modelling methods to develop specifications, recommend changes and improvements and to define and document requirements and recommendations
  • Definition of low level detailed technical requirements to enable technical testing to take place on platforms as required. Where required to validate first pass alignment to requirements
  • Communicating with multiple stakeholders at all levels informally and in formal presentations and in writing including the preparation of formal business cases (including all financial analysis)
  • Staying up-to-date on the latest process and IT advancements - you will have or develop detailed knowledge of the functionality of key products and comparative products in the market and will maintain users stories and summaries for the solutions, systems and processes which the firm implements. You will also need to understand new technologies and opportunities within the European markets (for country specific requirements)
  • Maintain a high level awareness of jurisdictional and data sovereignty compliance requirements within central Europe

A bit about you

  • Fluency in English, French and German is essential for this role
  • Stakeholder engagement - the ability to influence stakeholders and work closely with them to identify or formulate the most appropriate solutions.
  • Shows initiative whilst equally comfortable working on their own and being part of a highly collaborative team.
  • Excellent analytical, planning, organisational, and time management skills – previous project management experience would be ideal.
  • Good experience of project methodologies
  • Well versed in software design, development and documentation.
  • Experience creating detailed reports and giving presentations.
  • Experience in data analytics, automation or artificial intelligence is desirable.
  • Experience running consultancy workshops or projects with clients in order to identify improvements is desirable.

What can we offer you?

Our people are at the core of what we do. Fieldfisher's benefits package is designed to enable all colleagues to thrive in an inclusive and supportive environment.  These benefits range from private health insurance, life assurance & income protection, flexi-gym discounts, season ticket loans, bike-to-work loans and much more.

Fieldfisher Manchester is based in one of the city's most vibrant destinations.  We are based in the ultra-modern No.1 Spinningfields, a thriving hub for work, rest and recreation.  We are based on the 17th floor, so if you're inspired by fantastic skyline views and a bright, contemporary workspace then we will not disappoint.  And yes, we are all aboard the hybrid working bandwagon – our working pattern of hot-desking and flexibility, supported by a friendly concierge team, is our new normal.  If you are still not convinced then the complimentary muffins, fresh fruit, and drinks & nibbles to kick off the weekend might help.  For the active crowd, there is secure bike storage, and shower facilities.

We have also nailed the collaborative and fun side of things.  Our team of 17 partners and 120 other fee earners and business support colleagues know how to enjoy themselves.  Summer and Christmas parties, along with our Ministry of Fun (quiz nights, cake sales, sports teams, group activities etc), help team members to get to know each other and work together better.  Check out our social media accounts to see for yourself!

Culture & personal development

We’re a firm with real entrepreneurial drive and we don’t believe in squashing people’s individuality. We want you to use your unique talents and experiences to help the firm grow. You can only do that by being yourself. And working closely and collaboratively with people throughout the firm. That’s why we foster a culture that encourages you to be yourself.

We’ll give you bespoke support to develop your own career. Whether that’s through allowing you to “access all areas” across the firm, funding you through training for professional development qualifications, or making sure you have a structured career plan, we’ll make sure your talents are being nurtured.

Nº employees 1001-5000
Founding year 1835
Products / Services Advocacy, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Civil Litigation
Mission Fieldfisher is a European law firm built around its people. We are a full-service firm with market-leading practices in technology, financial services, energy and natural resources and life sciences. As an entrepreneurial, pragmatic and socially conscious firm, we embrace our purpose as a trusted, client-focused corporate citizen. We believe The Future is Human*, so we take a collaborative approach with our clients, shaping our services to their needs and integrating cutting-edge legal technologies where appropriate. Our European network is supported by our offices in the US and China and international partner firms, enabling us to advise clients around the world with seamless efficiency and dedication across time zones and disciplines. We work with many of the biggest organisations globally and are proud to support numerous charity partners and causes. When it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG), we lead from the front in our industry and make ourselves accountable to our clients and our people for our actions.
overview Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market-leading practices in technology, financial services, energy & natural resources and life sciences.

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