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Location: Crawley, United KingdomIn fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow’s possible.Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Business Data Analyst


The Business Data analyst role is a traditional business analyst with focus on data management, governance and exploitation. The analyst will look to identify data opportunities within the business and functions and deliver operational changes to drive higher outcomes from Thales data.

This role requires a hands-on person who will drive the creation of conceptual and logical data models and work with functions to understand existing data ways of working and define products or changes to improve

Core Benefits: Competitive Salary plus bonus, private healthcare, 201 hours holiday and pension plus other great benefits such as excellent maternity/paternity leave.

What does the job involve?

  • Act as the liaison between the Data management technical team, the UK business or function and Thales IS.
  • Facilitate requirements gathering and capture sessions with the UK business and functions to define data process ways of working and highlight areas of improvement and saving around data.
  • Use data management process and methodology to understand a possible data product requirement from the business or function.
  • Develop new and refine existing data standards, policies and procedures by working closely with the business, functions and data owners to develop and implement best practices policies and guidance across the company’s key systems and data sources
  • Liaise with business units to define data quality measures, which will drive improvements within our core systems and introduce an enterprise-focused approach across the business and systems.
  • Continually assess and identify risks in line with the risk management approach, ensuring they are mitigated within the data governance programme
  • Assist with the Data governance processes to protect and secure Thales data while seeking to explore exploitation and collaboration opportunities.
  • Be an interface between the Data Management Team and the Business / Functions in the Data space.
  • To use industry standard Business Analysis and Lean Sigma techniques to capture requirements and propose solutions to business issues.
  • Manage key internal stakeholders to ensure and promote collaboration between the Data Management organisation, UKIS and the Thales UK businesses.

What are we looking for?

  • Good all round knowledge of applications used in key business functions (PLM, ERP, PMO tools, reporting Platforms etc.)
  • Experience of working in an agile sprint and scrum methodology project approach.
  • Hands-on experience with process modelling, analysis and simulation tools.
  • Able to organise and facilitate small groups in workshop settings.
  • Knowledge and experience in business process modelling and analysis tools.
  • Data gathering, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including business process metrics and measures linking to business KPIs.
  • Established Business Analysis skills to identify business need and determine solutions
  • Ability to be able to deliver training material, process briefings, requirements capture etc to small and large audiences.

In line with Thales’ Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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