Job Introduction

Main Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with product managers, business analysts, and other stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into test scenarios and test scripts. 
  • Perform functional, regression and integration testing on software to identify defects and areas for improvement. 
  • Assist in the development of a high-performing team, alongside the other functional and technical consultants involved in test activities. 
  • Support the Test Lead in identifying requirement, onboarding and managing the performance of test resource. 
  • Act as Deputy for the Test Lead, dealing with escalations and proactively managing relations with the business. 
  • Identify best practice and introduce latest thinking, methodologies and ideas where opportunity presents. 
  • Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to software systems and testing. 
  • Develop test scenarios, cases, and scripts according to the specific test phases (e.g., System Test, Integration Test, etc.) for multiple application and software solutions. 
  • Develop extensive and detailed knowledge of our systems. 
  • Follow the defined approach and plan for specific test phases/sprints, including test preparation, execution, and closure. 
  • Adhere to the (test) environment management strategy and plan. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience in system testing standards and procedures for all testing cycles of system implementation and support. 
  • Experience in ERP. 
  • Experience of end-to-end test phases from scoping through to execution and production of the test completion report. 
  • Experience in test planning and delivery. 
  • Knowledge of Shared Services business processes associated with HR, Finance, Payroll, and Procurement. 
  • Experience in tracking the progress of tasks and activities,and preparing reports and statistics to present that progress. 
  • Experience communicating directly with customers in writing, by telephone, and face to face 
  • Working within a cross-functional team environment, with defined planning and control processes 
  • Hold ISTQB certificate 
  • Prior experience as a test analyst through the full SDLC cycle 
  • Good communication skills with (internal and external) staff at all levels, including listening and providing answers 
  • Ability to identify and manage risks and strong problem-solving skills 
  • Experience in working with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders 
  • Self-organising, able to prioritise own workload and seek input from stakeholders when required 
  • SAP (S4 HANA) Knowledge is an advantage 
  • Retail knowledge (preferred)

About the Company

Card Factory is the UK’s leading specialist retailer of greetings cards, dressings, and gifts with over one thousand stores across the UK and Ireland.  In 2020 we launched our exciting 5-year business strategy including our vision of becoming a true Omni-channel retailer.  This strategy sees significant investment into our colleagues across the business creating multiple opportunities to join a fast-paced environment and be part of our exciting journey.  

In return, we offer a wide range of benefits to support your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing.


  • Pension
  • 15% Card Factory colleague discount in-store and online
  • Save As You Earn scheme
  • Financial Wellbeing Support
    • Financial Education Tools
    • Salary Advance
  • Seasonal incentive schemes
  • Retail Management Apprenticeship Programmes with local providers with access to a virtual internal network for learning together
  • Discounted gym membership, mobile phone contracts, and car leasing
  • Discounts across 100’s of UK retailers
  • Employee Assistance Programme – access to tools to support mental, physical, and financial wellbeing
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, and Adoption leave

This is an exciting role with genuine prospects for the right candidate. If this role describes you and your career aspirations, click apply now.

For any questions email: vacancies@cardfactory.co.uk (we do not accept CVs/Applications via email) 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient suitable applications have been received. We advise applying early to avoid disappointment as applications will be reviewed regularly. 

No agencies, please.

Sportswift Ltd T/A Card Factory

Salary Details: £31,000 – £39,000 (Depending on experience)

Location: Century House Brunel Road Wakefield 41 Industrial Estate

Job Reference: cardfac/TP/1411087/23102

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