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IT Business Analyst


Alfred H Knight has an exciting opportunity for an IT Business Analyst to join our team based in Liverpool. As a Business Analyst you will be instrumental in delivering the highest quality solutions.  At AHK you will experience a range of challenges as a Business Analyst that will ultimately improve all areas of your skills, with great exposure.


Here at AHK we invest in the development of our teams to ensure you are the best at what you do. After completing 6 months, we will put you on the The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.



Alfred H Knight is a totally independent, family owned business spanning five generations. A global network of strategically placed offices and laboratories enable global trade by providing independent inspection, analysis and consultancy services to the metals and minerals and solid fuels industries.

We have honed & carefully crafted our reputation. Delivering knowledge and professionalism in all aspects of weighing, sampling and analysis. We thrive by continuing to re-invest in our facilities, technology and people. Click here to find out more about AHK.



To be successful at Alfred H Knight you will need to display the following:


  • Facilitate workshops or interviews with key business stakeholders, to elicit and capture both the user’s and organisation’s requirements.
  • Define the business problem and primary objectives of new projects. Identify and validate the key business requirements.
  • Elicit and analyse functional, non-functional and technical requirements from business stakeholders.
  • Understand problem domain and explain complex issues in clear terms to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Use data modelling practices to analyse requirements and create recommendations for business change.
  • Gain agreement, usually from senior management, of the best method of introducing your recommendations to the business once developed.
  • Effectively communicate the benefits of your recommendations across departments and address any uncertainty and concern.
  • Perform gap analysis on the to-be versus the as-is process, to verify that any existing functions are not affected by your recommendations.
  • Evaluate potential software solutions, including off-the-shelf and open source components, and the system architecture to ensure that they meet business requirements.
  • Capture and document functional requirements in the form of use cases and user stories. Coordinate walk-through and sign offs, verifying the accuracy of the requirements with business users.
  • Write thorough UAT scripts to validate the solution against the business outcomes.
  • Coordinate and conduct UAT with business users to obtain sign-off on the solution against the business requirements.
  • Assist with project pre-initiation phase by supporting business users in presenting business cases and supporting the IT department to conduct feasibility studies on solution options.
  • Prioritise/refine product backlog as and when required, ensuring user stories and requirements are adequately prepared and prioritised for development.



  • Excellent analytical skills and an informed, evidence based approach.
  • The ability to work under pressure on multiple projects within your project timeframes.
  • The ability to motivate others and lead change.
  • A passion for creating solutions with a positive attitude to change.
  • A strong interest in business and business development.
  • A good understanding and grasp of information technology.
  • Spanish language skills (preferred).
  • Able to demonstrate and understanding of the role of the Business Analyst in both an Agile and Waterfall environment
  • Overseas travel may be required from time to time, to facilitate workshops and participate in project initiation and/or feasibility studies.



We are offering an excellent opportunity with a salary and benefits package to match including pension, life assurance and an employee assistance programme.

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