Barton Storage Systems Ltd / Birmingham City University KTP
graduate job
Expires25 days

Business Analyst & Marketing Manager (KTP Associate)

Job description

Barton Storage Systems Ltd., based in Bilston, is working with the Department of Digital Transformation in the School of Computing and Digital Technology at Birmingham City University to develop and implement IT and marketing strategies, and bring about organisational change to achieve vertical integration in injection-moulded goods.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Business IT graduate to develop and implement a digital transformation strategy to support evidence-based data-driven decision making opportunities for innovative product development.

The graduate known as the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate role presents a unique and exciting opportunity to work in collaboration with leading academics at BCU to apply knowledge and technical innovation, delivered on site at the company. The KTP Associate should have a minimum 2.1 University qualification, and graduated within the last five years and hold at least an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area.

This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme part-funded grant through Innovate UK. KTPs provide 1000+ high calibre jobs working with business across the UK and offer a wide range of benefits including access to a £4,000 Personal Development budget to upskill during the project - more information

Barton Storage Systems Ltd is a trade-only supplier of Storage, Materials Handling and Access Equipment through a nationwide distributor network across the UK.

The successful graduate will be employed by Birmingham City University and will be based at the company in Bilston (WV14 7NG).

The KTP Associate will be supported and mentored by academics from The Department of Digital Transformation in the School of Computing and Digital Technology.

The position is for 24 months.

The candidate will be expected to lead and deliver the digital transformation KTP project, managing the expectations of various stakeholders, under the guidance and support of both an academic and a company supervisor throughout the project.

What we are looking for

  • Applying strategic analysis tools (e.g. value chain analysis)
  • Utilising Design Thinking and running design thinking workshops (e.g. using journey maps)
  • Process modelling and optimisation – using industry standard tools e.g. BPMN
  • Developing & imdeveloping dashboard systems for marketing analytics.
  • Preparing training modules and delivering training to stakeholders
  • Project management and implementation skills
  • You will hold a good first degree (equivalent to a First Class or 2:1 Honours) in a Business or Business Systems or IT degree with experience in systems integration and change management methodologies.
  • A Master’s degree in a closely related discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Completion of a substantial digital change project in either university or industry.
  • Understanding of the complex relationship between people, information, processes and technology.
  • Keen interest in the developing enabling strategies to facilitate business growth through organisational change.
  • Analysing and redesigning business processes to improve performance and productivity.
  • Experience of developing data-driven dashboards.
  • Excellent communication skills and should be willing to actively and effectively communicate between a range of specialists.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to establish good working relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and industrial partners will be essential.
  • Ability to develop knowledge and skills in research methods and data analysis techniques.
  • Willingness to take ownership of the project, developing skills in financial, project management, multidisciplinary working, etc.
  • Excellent communication, time management and problem-solving skills and be confident in dealing with clients. Client management means critical and creative thinking capability so they need to be open, friendly and adaptable.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to take a proactive role that will successfully deliver the work plan in the proposal.


  • Understanding of product marketing.
  • Practical working experience of Design Thinking to solve complex real-world problems.
  • Experience of manufacturing production processes
  • Ability to apply strategic analysis tools.
  • Involvement in the implementation of a new culture of continuous improvement using soft systems methods.
  • Practiced in training and mentoring to embed new IT capabilities.
  • Ability to document strategic initiatives and new standard operating procedures including online manuals accessible to all employees.
  • Familiarity with Plan-Do-Check-Act team working to embed best practice.
  • You will be will be challenged to develop a set of organisational, project management, and personal skills. You must be a proficient communicator and engage fully with all stakeholders, seminars, workshops and events to highlight the work of the project.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

£28,000 to £32,000

How to apply

For more information on the role please contact Sharon Cox or Deb Evans

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 11 September 2022

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Closing date:  11 September 2022

Expires25 days

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