Business Analyst, Future Build Scenarios – Irlam, Manchester

The Role

The Business Analyst will support the business to collate and analyse data and identify optimum build scenarios using criteria from a number of different sources. For example, information from our Wholesale Partner(s) on prospective customers; information from third party stakeholders plus various internal factors to ensure that we select future build areas that optimise these various factors with the ultimate aim of ensuring that a build area is as economic as possible taking due consideration of Capex and Opex requirements and customer penetration.

Core responsibilities

  • Collate and analyse data from both internal and external to determine how best to use that data to enable future build areas to be identified and a final selection process to be undertaken.

  • Provide underpinning information on the economics for a given build area including analysis of Capex and Opex requirements and customer penetration.

  • Identifying conflicts in the data sources and provide recommendations as to which sources of data should be used for any analysis.

  • Undertake ‘what if’ scenarios with the data for various build scenarios.

  • Maintain records and reporting systems for each build scenario that can be easily retrieved for future reference and comparison analysis.

  • General administration of the QGIS system data and any other appropriate data sources, maintaining the asset data in a centralised system.

  • Ensuring QGIS and other key data are complete, current and stored appropriately.

  • Helping to deal with ad hoc QGIS requests from both internal and external sources.

  • Develop and maintain expansion rollout plans in order to keep the business updated of all build opportunities.

  • Identify any appropriate external factors which influence decisions around expansion plans which may have positive/negative impact on future decisions.

  • Keep informed of significant changes to the industry that may impact on build scenarios.

  • Create and present information in a clear and concise manner, identifying opportunities and to make recommendations to the leadership team and other departmental personnel to obtain buy-in and acceptance of proposals.

  • Collect data on our operations to aid improvements in systems and processes.

  • Prepare and deliver reports of findings to leadership with comprehensive risk and impact assessment.

  • Oversee the implementation of approved process improvements.

  • Carry out training sessions and workshops to guide and inform relevant personnel.

  • Carry out periodic quality checks on key data to ensure that it remains relevant and update as necessary.

  • Work collaboratively with our partners, key stakeholders and internal teams to optimise the selection process.

Key result areas

  • Good logical mind and ability to constructively analyse significant amounts of data and identify what are the most important data sets.

  • The ability to solve problems and make decisions in a pressurised environment, as well as an ability to think laterally and offer solutions.

  • Excellent relationship management skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external teams.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Reporting to

Chief Delivery Officer



Experience & Qualifications

  • Relevant University Degree.

  • Prior experience of business/system analysis.

  • Experience of using QGIS/APX software (desirable).

  • Basic understanding of programming principles, previous excel work or possibly python, working with conditional formulas/expressions (IF-ELSE logic).

  • Basic knowledge of relational databases and working with connecting tables.

  • Basic understanding of different CRS systems for maps and familiar with different coordinate geometry e.g. X,Y coordinates or Longitude and Latitude coordinates.

Personal attributes

  • Analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Desire for continual learning/continuous improvement

  • Self-motivated

  • Be comfortable communicating with and influencing senior stakeholders

  • Methodical and thorough approach to tasks

  • Keen eye for detail

  • Independent worker

  • Tenacious

Our ideal fit

Someone who is a team player, they must be willing to get their sleeves rolled up from time to time in order to take this business from what is a start-up to one that is an industry leader.

Working with Freedom Fibre

We operate in a relaxed and industrious atmosphere. You will be encouraged to speak out and contribute wherever you feel you have something to offer. We are flexible with working hours so you can enjoy a relatively stress-free commute or work from home to create the best possible work/life balance, that suits you and Freedom Fibre.

We offer an attractive package including bonus, generous pension, private health care and flexible working along with other benefits.

Freedom Fibre is an equal opportunity employer

We are committed to being a successful, caring and welcoming place for all employees. We want to create a supportive and inclusive environment where our employees can reach their full potential, without prejudice and discrimination. We are committed to a culture where respect and understanding is fostered, and the diversity of people's backgrounds and circumstances will be positively valued.

Place of work

The place of work will be offices in Irlam, near Manchester.

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