Business Analyst

Euro London Appointment's client , a leading innovator in Information Systems for managing scientific laboratories , is currently looking for Junior and Senior Business Analysts as part of their continuing expansion in Paris, France and Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

This is a superb opportunity to join a market leader in their field in 2020, interfacing with diverse clients in the scientific and medical sectors to understand user business processes and gather functional requirements need to configure and customise their new Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).

You will be involved in documenting systems processes and procedures for client requirements and new functionality needs. This position involves working independently as well as with other members of our client's professional services team. Together or individually you would analyse and resolve technical project issues relating to functional and design requirements.

Key job objectives ( in order of importance)

*Gathering , developing and documenting functional business requirements for customer projects. Transforming users' requirements into functional requirements using both our client's architecture and functionality.
*Liaising with the Configuration Designer and if necessary the Applications Programmers to ensure that the functional requirements and solutions are properly transferred for configuration and development.
*Liaising with the Project Management team to ensure strong communication regarding project timelines, delivery deadline and changes.
*Providing assistance and guidance to the client in adding master data to the configuration prior to or during the implementation.
*Administration responsibilities.

Responsibilities ( not exhaustive )

*Generating consulting revenue coupled with the requirement to ensure that each system configuration is delivered to a high degree of accuracy and within the required timeframe.
*Develop and implement appropriate methods for capturing and documenting customer business requirements for system development, third party software integrations and external database interfaces.
* Conducting and facilitating customer workshops for information gathering.
*Preparing Functional Requirements Specifications.
*Collaborating with Project Management on project issues and roadblocks , concerns and schedules of deliveries.
*Acting as a day to day contact for the client during the implementation phase.
*Taking responsibility for system reviews and gathering feedback from the client on any required changes.
*Executing the Acceptance Test Plan with the customer and documenting all exceptions
*Working with the PM to ensure that the developed configuration is handed over to the Support Team correctly.

Qualifications and requirements

*A Bachelors degree in a Life Sciences related subject ( Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences for example) or a from an Engineering discipline in a Science related field ( Biomedical Engineering for example)
*A Masters degree in Business Administration is preferred but not essential.
*At least one significant experience in a client-facing consulting environment for junior level candidates, significant long-term experience in the LIMS/ Laboratory technologies sector for senior level candidates.
*Relevant experience in one of the following sectors is highly regarded : Phamaceuticals, Medical Diagnostics, Oil and Gas, Food and Beverages, Cancer research , Biobanking or similar.
*Strong technical documentation and organizational skills.
*Strong communications skills for working with customers and internal stakeholders.
*Able to facilitate and lead workshops for client requirements gathering.
*Working with a geographically distributed team across different timezones and countries is a plus.
*Fluent French and English for the position in Paris, Dutch and English for the position in Rotterdam. Other languages ( German, Spanish, Italian) are advantageous.
*Able to travel nationally and internationally 30-50% of the time.
*Holds a drivers' license with access to a vehicle.

In return our client can offer excellent international career progression prospects working with their cutting edge technologies , across the numerous branches of their organisation, ensuring that your career can evolve in the direction that interests you.



Oliver Astington

Team: IT & Technical

I specialise in: International & Multilingual IT and Technical Recruitment across the UK and Western Europe

Languages: English, French & Spanish (also learning Italian)

I’ve been at Euro London since: 2010

About me: I have evolved with Euro London from consultant to senior and principal consultant since December 2010. I completed my Bachelors Degree in Modern European Studies and Masters Degree in Modern Language studies at the University of Nottingham with studies in France and Spain from 2005-2010 and have subsequently used my passion for Europe, European languages and international business to develop long-standing relationships with international businesses and candidates as well as investment in helping international candidates find job opportunities that will help them grow their careers. Outside work I regularly travel throughout Europe and beyond, enjoy outdoor sports and  reading about  Modern European history and politics. 

Fun fact: I have lived in 4 European countries , UK, France, Spain, Belgium.