Central England Co-Operative Careers

RPA Developer
Full Time

££40,000 - £45,000 pa
Contract Term
Fixed Term

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Shared Services - Staffordshire

Job Description

As one of the UK’s largest Co-operative societies our colleagues are the key to our success, which is why we want the very best people as part of our team.

We are Central England Co-operative, one of the largest and most successful independent co-operatives in the UK.

With gross sales in excess of £1bn and over 8,000 colleagues operating across 16 counties, from the heart of England to its eastern shores, every employee is the key to our success, which is why we want the very best as a part of our team.

We're currently recruiting an RPA Developer to provide support solutions for our RPA Project. The successful candidate will design, build, implement and provide operational support to robotic automation processes, intelligent automation solutions and the RPA application platform. Working with the business operations and RPA Analyst they will create and optimise workflow processes.

Duties and Responsibilities of the role:

Building process automations in accordance with standard design principles utilising necessary documentation and system platforms

Build strong relationships with IT stakeholders and ensure scheduled system updates and upgrades are known and applicable automated processes are reviewed, and regression tested

Configuring new processes and objects using core workflow principles that are efficient, well structured, maintainable and easy to understand

Operational management, optimisation and utilisation of the automation platform and processes, maximising the use of available robotic capacity

Following and maintaining solution and standard operating procedure documentation and methodologies for automated processes

Creating and documenting test procedures and scenarios for the pre-user acceptance testing phases

Engage effectively with multiple stakeholders across Society SME's to support with delivery of automation

Follow agreed standard change / release management processes and ensure that quality criteria are met during all phases of delivery

Problem solving issues that arise in the daily running of automation processes and providing timely responses and solutions as required

Minimise the amount of manual effort required in support of the automation platform by automating RPA team processes, where appropriate

Recommend and implement alternative methods for creation of process automations

Continued development of the knowledge of the latest trends and insight on leading RPA tools and practices

Your skills and experience:

Design, development, deployment and operational support of robotic automation processes

Experience with a minimum of one industry standard RPA tool (to include Blue Prism)

Understanding of programming languages

Good knowledge of Lean Six Sigma principles and techniques

Analytical and commercial reporting

Good written skills with the ability to clearly document and explain business processes and automated solution designs

Excellent planning skills

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Desired but not essential:

Change management or Leadership qualification e.g. ILM

Blue Prism Developer Accreditation

Developer experience in SQL and/or.net

Process improvement and transformation programmes of work

Knowledge of Society business processes and operating procedures

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Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the most successful independent co-operatives in the UK with gross sales in excess of £1bn and over 8,800 colleagues operating across 16 counties from the heart of England to its eastern shores.

Central England Co-operative colleague enjoy a wide range of benefits, including Society Membership, colleague discount on purchases, pension and health scheme.

Our main business activities include retail food and funeral services, although our diverse retail interests range from coffin manufacture to florist shops and travel agents, as well as the management of a significant property portfolio.

At Central England Co-operative Society we are all individual, like you. We value your individuality and welcome applications from all members of society regardless of personal characteristics.

We have an ambitious growth strategy centered on new site development to deliver continued success. In 2013 we were proud to be named UK Co-operative of the Year in recognition of the contribution we make to our members, local communities, the environment and wider society, as well as our strong business performance.