The Role and Team
You will work within our IT Plan team delivering innovative business solutions to our customers and business. Our goal is to deliver fast paced and appropriate change, which means there is a constant stream of varied and challenging projects ahead of us. We embrace new technology and processes adhering to our Cloud First strategy.
Who We Are
apetito is the UK’s leading supplier of food to the health and social care sectors. Servicing over 400 hospitals, 450 care homes and thousands more through our work with Local Authorities, we produce delicious, nutritious and sustainable meals for people at home or in care. Through our food we look to ‘make a real difference’ to all our customers, up and down the country.
Established in 1958, as a family-owned business, our values sit at the very heart of what we do. We are proud to be a business that ‘makes a real difference’, committed to producing ‘great food to be proud of’. We have developed a range of products designed to ‘enhance health and well-being’ for all our customers. We are proud supporters of British food and farming and focus on using the best ‘ethical and sustainably’ sourced produce.
We are driven by a ‘passion for service’, dedicated to feeding some of the UK’s most vulnerable people, offering healthy and delicious meals to customers across the UK.
Ethical & Sustainable
As a business which operates within food manufacturing, we believe we have an obligation to make a positive contribution on society. With over 300 products in our range, we ensure our produce is ethically and sustainably sourced, working only with suppliers who share our commitment to making a positive impact.
We’re a proud member of the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI), a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs, that promote respect for workers rights globally. All our new suppliers now operate under the ETI’s guidelines.
We are also a member of The UK’s Plastics Pact, an initiative looking to transform the plastic packaging industry in the UK. As part of the initiative, we have committed, along with other ambitious targets, to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic completely by 2025.
We have also made a commitment to our employees – we’re recognised as an accredited Living Wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation. Joining an elite group of FTSE 100 companies and public sector organisations.
Here at apetito, we take our duty to give back to our local communities and chosen charities very seriously. In 2018, we raised over £30,000 for Alzheimer’s Support and Alzheimer’s Society alone, thanks to the incredible efforts of our employees and charity committee. We also support our communities through the apetito Staff Foundation, which gives financial support to the chosen charitable causes of our staff and their children. Since 2005, we’ve raised over £200,000 for these charities.
This role forms part of our Graduate Development Programme full details on the programme can be found on our careers pages at apetito Graduates
The size of projects vary from small, where limited input and support will be required up to large projects where we will work with the business and IT teams from inception to delivery.
Apetito’s business group is diverse, and the speed of change required makes this an exciting and interesting place for a Business Analyst.
This role would ideally suit to working in a fast moving and demanding environment.
You will establish effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders to gain a deep understanding of business priorities and to support the delivery of business value
- Facilitate workshops and discussions to effectively gather requirements and achieve a joint understanding of needs
- To support other business analysts and to work with all members of IT to develop realistic solutions to business requirements, taking into account budgets, timescales, costs and to quality.
- Define and own business requirements and business modelling.
- You will have graduated or be studying towards an IT related degree with the expectation that you will receive a 2:1 or above, graduating 2020.
- Good organisational and time management skills
- Excellent analytical skills
- have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Visio & PowerPoint
- Evidence of involvement with previous projects
- Knowledge of project methodologies including agile and waterfall
- Knowledge of ERP
- Ecommerce/Website experience
- Process mapping and process improvement (Lean)
- Knowledge of data security legislation
You are comfortable working within a fast-paced software environment with a clear focus on delivering customer value.
You’ve have an understanding of change management, creating a positive impact and you are aware of Agile and waterfall methodologies.
Proficient in stakeholder management, able to be sensitive to the needs of each stakeholder yet comfortable to challenge where appropriate
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers, and subject matter experts
Determined and confident, you take the lead and never stop thinking of ways to improve.
- Proactive and energetic
- Organised and with an eye for detail
- Confident to constructively challenge
- A Team player
- Motivated and motivational
NB: The role will be based in Trowbridge at apetito’s business support centre but may involve travel to support the business.