30+ days ago


Business Analyst (12 month FTC) - (CAM46859)

About the role

We're looking for an exceptional Business Analyst to join our team to provide maternity cover, during a journey of multi-year investment in our Digital transformation programmes.

The Business Analyst will support the delivery of projects within the Portfolio & Product Innovation domain, specifically around the laboratory information management systems.

A key part of this role is to work closely with Abcam stakeholders, Project Managers, as well as other Digital and 3rdparty teams to drive forward the project to a successful conclusion.

About the Team

The Business Analyst will be a part of the Business Systems Team whose focus is the demand management, shaping and delivery of all Digital products and projects.

The Business Systems Team comprise a diverse set of skills, knowledge and experience including Business Partnering, Business Analysis and Project, Programme and Portfolio Management.  

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Successful delivery of projects focusing on speed, accuracy and quality
  • Work with Business Sponsors, Executive Sponsors, and colleagues across Abcam, to build or source and implement world class technology

  • Ensure that Digital deliverables are linked to business strategy

  • Understand upcoming technology advances that could be relevant to your given business function

  • Create and maintain critical artefacts, including business cases, as is and to be business process maps, use cases, user stories, and business requirements documents

  • Develop and document detailed knowledge of business opportunities

  • Elicit requirements from stakeholders and SMEs across the globe

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams for successful project delivery, such as Architecture and Test teams

  • Involved in all project phases

  • Support the continuous improvement of the project management framework and methodology




About You

You will have worked with multiple project disciplines and methodologies, particularly strong in Agile, and within a business with both a web application development and SaaS software implementation focus.You will be experienced in the full project/product management lifecycle.

You will be educated to degree level and have more than 5 years’ experience as a Business Analyst. You will have a recognised Business Analysis certification such as BCS/ISEB or have attended a formalised Business Analysis course.

Experience within the Life Sciences industry would be ideal but is not essential, as would experience within the Retail sector.

You will excel at facilitating group discussions and workshops, using tried and tested business analysis techniques to elicit, validate and prioritise requirements and user stories. You will be comfortable escalating where appropriate and be confident to influence and engage stakeholders to reach common goals.

Prioritisation and time management must be a strong point, as must multi-tasking, as you could be working on multiple projects simultaneously.


You’ll be joining a fast-paced environment and must be comfortable with hitting the ground running.


You will be joining Abcam at an exciting time of growth and innovation!

About Us

Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster.  We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs.


It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.


Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we can offer an attractive flexible benefits package which includes share options, a culture focused on well being and opportunities for growth and development.

Primary Location: GB-GB-Cambridge
Job: IT
Organization: UK
Schedule: Regular
Job Type: Full-time
Travel: No
Job Posting: Aug 11, 2020, 10:42:48 AM
Source: abcam