The Business Analyst is the key liaison between a high profile client and the Merkle Technology Teams. This is a highly visible position, as the Business Analyst elicits and drives requirements and initiatives at multiple levels of detail for a Merkle client(s).
The Business Analyst should have a strong attention to detail and is entrusted with accurately documenting requirements and acceptance criteria for a project.
Position Responsibilities :
Interface with the client and multi-disciplinary teams within Merkle (Business Intelligence, Information Technology, Database and Data Warehouse Developers, Project Managers) to support the solution delivery process
Synthesize complex and contradictory information into concise, readable, unambiguous written requirements at multiple levels of detail
Take primary ownership for written requirements specifications, from initial creation, through change management and solution delivery
Take direction from Project Management regarding schedule, scope, and cost tradeoffs
Assist with the delivery of the system into production by designing and supporting the formal client acceptance process, according to Merkle’s defined standards
Accurately document requirements and acceptance criteria for a Merkle Marketing solutions
Perform analysis of new data forr inclusion in a marketing database, and ad-hoc analysis of data in the database to support the requirements process
Qualified individuals possess the Merkle attributes of being smart, curious, committed to vision, passionate, fun / pleasant, an achiever and having a sense of urgency.
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
3+ years experience with writing detailed requirements specifications for IT solution delivery with a significant database component or database focus -
consisting of at least 100 distinct enumerated requirements
5+ years experience as a business requirements analyst with full lifecycle software implementations (SDLC) involving large databases
Experience with Marketing, especially : Database Marketing, Direct Marketing, Email Marketing, Interactive Marketing -
Ideally experience of business to business
Experience with test planning and use cases
Skilled with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Visio
SQL experience to conduct basic data analysis
Experience as an end-user with BI tools such as SAS, Business Objects, Cognos, etc.
Experience as an end-user with Campaign tools such as Unica, Alterian, etc.
Willingness to travel when necessary-Can be up to 50%
Ability to thrive in a complex environment and rapidly master complex data structures
Exhibits intense curiosity, to dig beneath the superficial and identify facts
Additional Information : Salary and Benefits
Salary and Benefits
Spanish / English in house lessons
Career development though Merkle University, LinkedIn Learning and Skillsoft
Free life insurance
Free health insurance
Salary exchange scheme (restaurants, public transport and child daycare center)
Young, creative, and dynamic teams
Opportunity for personal growth and professional training development
Great friendly and international environment
A company in constant evolution and with growth plans
A strong after-work culture
Merkle does not discriminate against job applicants on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Experience stipulated in this job description serves as a guide only and all applications will be considered on their merits, irrespective of experience.
At the point of application, the candidate must have the legal right to work in Spain as we are unable to sponsor visas at this time.
As part of our Diversity and Inclusion agenda, and as an Equal Opportunities employer, if you require reasonable adjustments during the selection process please engage directly with your Recruiter.