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Lead Business Analyst

Job type
Full Time
Level
Mid-Senior Level
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Your Role

As a Lead Business Analyst in our Commercial Technology department you will play an integral part in the development of our buying and merchandising solutions across ASOS. You will be part of the Merchandise Management team, who support the transformation of our global buying and merchandising operations. In this role, you will enable ASOS to offer the most exciting, relevant fashion to our millions of customers across the world.

Youll be based at our amazing London office and will be part of a dedicated Commercial Technology Business Analyst team led by the Principal BA. You will be supported as you continually develop your career through the delivery of business change across entire project lifecycles and play a key role from conception through to launch and beyond. Youll also be part of our wider BA Community, made up of BAs across all our Tech teams.

What Youll be Doing

  • Take responsibility for business analysis within Merchandise Management defining strategies, validating business needs, conducting feasibility studies, producing high level business models and preparing business cases.
  • Organise scoping and business priority setting for strategic business initiatives involving key stakeholders and decision makers.
  • Drive the design process and requirements elicitation. Using the most appropriate techniques, ensure that business needs are clearly understood and captured in line with ASOS standards, and obtain formal agreement from key stakeholders, assuring quality across the team.
  • Understanding any interdependencies with other tech platforms for the changes you are driving.
  • Bring about significant improvements and measurable business benefits through the identification and implementation of business process change.
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to help shape the processes and systems that will allow ASOS to achieve its strategic goals.
  • Work with the project management team to plan analysis work and highlight risks and issues.
  • Work closely with developers, testers and business users through development of new solutions, leading the facilitation of user acceptance testing.
  • Coach and develop more junior BAs in your team, and support BA recruitment activities in the Commercial Tech team

/01 Company Description

We're ASOS. We blend our flair for fashion with our love of cutting- edge technology, but more importantly were interested in how we can bring the best out of you.

We exist to give people the confidence to be whoever they want to be, and that goes for our people too. At ASOS, you're free to be your true self without judgment, and channel your creativity into a platform used by millions.

/02 Job Qualifications

Were looking for a tenacious and talented Lead Business Analyst, who is passionate about business analysis and ready to take the next step up in their development in a high growth, fashion e-commerce retailer.

ASOS' Lead BAs are experts in their business domain, role models in the execution of business analysis, putting ASOS strategy and priorities at the heart of what we deliver. You will be highly proficient in the analysis of business issues and the use of creative thinking techniques to generate effective solutions. Your experience in managing relationships with and between key stakeholders, including those operating at the most senior level of the organisation is key.

You are able to influence both internally and externally, whilst staying true to yourself and ASOS and maintaining respect at all times. You are proficient in the resolution of issues encouraging innovation, creativity and pragmatic approaches. You will play a key role in assuring the quality of the business analysis outputs and activities of your team

Ideally you will have:

  • 5+ years Business Analysis experience ideally in a Retail organisation
  • A good understanding of Buying and Merchandising processes and related technologies
  • Demonstrable experience in managing stakeholders at all levels
  • Experience working with industry standard project management and development methodologies, including agile
  • Business process modelling and management skills (preferably BPMN) is desirable
  • A recognised BA qualification (e.g. BCS BA certification or International Diploma) is desirable

/03 Additional Info

  • Competitive salary, pension, and private medical care scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Flex benefits allowance - which you can chose to take as extra cash, or use towards other benefits
  • 25 days paid annual leave + an extra day for your birthday
  • Employee discount (hello ASOS discount!)
  • Tech Develops - our internal tech focussed skills development programme to focus on your personal growth as a technologist
  • Opportunity to represent ASOS at industry leading events
  • Opportunity to help shape and drive our DE&I initiatives in Tech (like our WIT movement and Diversity mentoring in Tech)
  • Opportunity to make an impact from day one and work with the latest in cutting edge of technology

We want our people to be whoever they want to be. Thats why were committed to creating a truly inclusive culture at ASOS, but howre we doing it?

Through our Fashion with Integrity strategy we are driving diversity, equity and inclusion across every aspect of ASOS and ensuring every ASOSer can be their authentic self at work. We want our people to be whoever they want to be, because we believe people who bring their best selves to work, do their best work.

Were proud members of Inclusive Companies, are Disability Confident Committed and have signed the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter. Weve also recently been placed 8th in the Inclusive Top 50 Companies Employer List too.

There are safe space employee networks and we host a monthly DEI events series to help support and celebrate all of our people. We are constantly listening to our people, evolving, changing and taking a flexible approach to how we make ASOS truly inclusive.

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The Work

Make bold moves with strong backing and serious support.

Tech enables our current success as much as our future growth, that's why our tech stack is seriously impressive. If you've got a great idea, we'll help you run with it. Our people are our greatest asset and we're always looking for new challengers who want to help us grow. 

The Potential

Boost your skills and accelerate your ambitions.

If you get a buzz out of learning new things every day, you'll love it here. We give everyone the freedom, time and investment to discover what's possible - and explore where we might go next. How far you want to take your career is up to you. 

The Culture

Feel encouraged, empowered and heard as part of our expert team.

Join us and you'll be part of a supportive, fun and friendly team of progressive thinkers, listeners and doers – all working together to solve some of the most exciting and complex tech challenges. 

The Prospects

Harness extraordinary opportunity at pace and at scale.

We're just getting started with our global ambitions. Our tech team are at the heart of it all, seizing opportunities and making disruptive breakthroughs that have a real business impact in an industry leading way. We already know who we want to become. Do you?

Team Culture

As A Team We Never Sit Still

We always have to move fast. And we rise to the challenges that come with being such a fast-growing business. After all, we wouldn’t be where we are today if we did things the same as everyone else.

Our Tech
Training @ ASOS

Whatever experience you have, there’s always a chance to grow and develop your skills further at ASOS. 

What’s It Like To Be
An Engineer @ ASOS?

From our great opportunities to even greater teams, find out why becoming an engineer at ASOS could be your perfect career move.

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Zijiao Li

Tech @ASOS

I love working at ASOS in my team because of the great atmosphere. From day one I already felt like being part of the team, everyone is so friendly, approachable and willing to help. It’s the place where you feel trusted and are given the opportunities & time to explore your full potential. As someone who just relocated to London, I also appreciate the international and cultural diverse environment – it’s ok to be whoever you want to be!

Amy Richardson

Tech @ASOS

As a software engineer with a love for fashion, I feel extremely lucky to be part of a fashion company that priorities technology, innovation and customer experience to the same degree as their clothing.

Si Jobling

Tech @ASOS

As someone who left ASOS after 7 years but came back, it speaks volumes how much I love working at ASOS. The obvious reason is the people, not just in Tech but beyond. There's an unspoken respect and authenticity between everyone who works here
  • Zijiao Li

    Tech @ASOS

    I love working at ASOS in my team because of the great atmosphere. From day one I already felt like being part of the team, everyone is so friendly, approachable and willing to help. It’s the place where you feel trusted and are given the opportunities & time to explore your full potential. As someone who just relocated to London, I also appreciate the international and cultural diverse environment – it’s ok to be whoever you want to be!
  • Amy Richardson

    Tech @ASOS

    As a software engineer with a love for fashion, I feel extremely lucky to be part of a fashion company that priorities technology, innovation and customer experience to the same degree as their clothing.
  • Si Jobling

    Tech @ASOS

    As someone who left ASOS after 7 years but came back, it speaks volumes how much I love working at ASOS. The obvious reason is the people, not just in Tech but beyond. There's an unspoken respect and authenticity between everyone who works here
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EXTRAS

Benefits

We’re big on rewarding our ASOSers from day one. Benefits are great when you can flex them! That’s why we offer a wide choice of benefits focused on health, wealth, and your inner self – so you can personalise your reward package in a way that’s best for you. Here’s a taster of what you can get.

  • Employee Discount

    The most asked-about benefit! As an ASOSer, you’ll receive an exclusive employee discount. You can also nominate a family member or friend to share your discount with.

  • Pension

    Retirement might not be on your mind right now, but it’s important to prep for it. We offer matched contributions up to 5% to help you save.

  • Private Medical Care scheme

    If you join our Private Medical Care scheme, you’ll get fast and effective access to medical cover. 

  • Bonus

    What we achieve is always a team effort. That’s why we offer a discretionary bonus scheme which rewards you based on the company performance and your individual performance.

  • Your birthday off!

    Who wants to work on their birthday?! All ASOSers get a day off during their birthday week, in addition to 25 days of annual leave. 

  • Shuttlebus Service (if you're based in our Leavesden office)

    It’s more of a work perk, but we offer a free shuttlebus between Watford station and our office in Leavesden.

  • Sample Sales

    We’ve always got fun things happening in our offices, but the one ASOSers get most excited about is our sample sales. Plus, all proceeds from the sample sale get donated to the ASOS Foundation, which helps our charity partners abroad. 

  • Career Development

    Your career matters to us – we want to help you grow, gain new skills and learn from experiences. As an ASOSer, you’ll have access to a world-class development plan, giving you the courses (and time) to work on things that matter to you. 

  • Summer Hours

    We finish at 3pm on Fridays in June, July and August!! This perk doesn’t mean a dip in your salary – it just gives you extra freedom to enjoy those summer weekends however you want.

Location

Our HQ in London

Our HQ in Camden was once a cigarette factory – now, the iconic Art Deco building has been completely renovated with spacious office areas, ASOS Studios (where we shoot all our products), beauty rooms and a free gym. There’s also a subsidised canteen and café. 

Recruitment
Process

  1. Apply online

  2. Call back & Interview

  3. Decision & Onboarding