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Senior Business Analyst, Close Brothers

Location: Wimbledon
Salary: Competitive package


Close Brothers is embarking on the delivery of a significant change portfolio and as a result a requirement for an experienced Senior Business Analyst to support and drive forward key business change projects has arisen. Working as part of a dedicated Business Analysis team, the candidate will be required to work on a number of change initiatives across the organisation.

The senior business analyst acts as an intermediary between the business community and the technical community, working with IT project teams and business clients to capture, clarify, and design business requirements and processes (using appropriate tools and models) from which applications and solutions are developed.

The candidate will be expected to lead and drive the functional integrity of the overall solution ensuring that all key elements of the business case are satisfied by the business requirements. And the solution aligns to the architecture roadmap. In addition, they will be expected to work closely with the Lead Business Analyst to recruit, manage and develop a number of BA’s to enhance the wider BA practice.

The Senior Business Analyst role is a client facing role and will face off to business users up to senior management levels, Business Unit Chief Operating Officers and into IT delivery colleagues and work closely with the Lead Business Analyst and Programme / Project Managers to facilitate the successful delivery of the change initiatives.

Key responsibilities

  • Analyse and support the creation of the Business Case, identifying the business outcomes required, ensuring alignment to the Capability Model and Process Framework.
  • Provide insight to the project approach and manage competing priorities and project risks.
  • Work closely with the Programme and Project managers to ensure the analysis activities are aligned to the project priorities.
  • Present progress updates and key inputs to Project governance forums e.g. Steering Committees and working groups, leading as required
  • Provide leadership and guidance to more junior Business Analysts and SMEs.
  • Support the Lead Business Analyst in recruitment and resourcing, directing the work, coaching and mentoring more junior team members.
  • Work closely with subject matter experts to identify and capture the business problems and interpret and translate them into business, application and operational requirements.
  • Requirements gathered through industry standard analysis techniques but deliverables may vary according to size and delivery approach of change.
  • Define the existing (As Is) processes, lead the design of new (To Be) processes, identify and quantify any gaps. Develop recommendations for business improvements.
  • Communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyse information needs and functional requirements and deliver the required artifacts as per the change delivery lifecycle. (Artefact examples may include Functional and Non-Functional Requirements, Business Requirements Documents, Epics, User Stories, Use Cases, GUI, Screen and Interface designs, Functional Specifications and Designs).
  • Work independently with users or under the direction of the Lead Business Analyst to engage with the business and develop analysis artefacts.
  • Undertake data analysis to understand issues and propose solutions
  • Collaborates with technology partners to translate business requirements into technical requirements and delivery of solutions.
  • Verify changes to systems and processes and support test managers in the development of their test plans and test scripts, partnering with the business to conduct user acceptance testing.
  • Assess the impact of the business change and assist with the development of training plans, communication plans, post implementation support processes and planning for transition to business as usual
  • Be able to challenge business leads on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans
  • Develop expertise in all business areas and their integration points to other departments or systems.
  • May be required to deputise for the project manager or manage elements of smaller change initiatives
  • Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • Assess the impact of Change Requests on the proposed solution and identify risks and benefits of their implementation.
  • Ensure that all Governance and Compliance requirements are adhered to and all reporting and reviewing activities required by the Regulatory Bodies are carried out to the standards required.

Skills & Experience

Essential

  • Experience of leading and delivering the analysis of large scale complex projects and programmes
  • Significant experience of traditional waterfall delivery in a structured change environment
  • Strong stakeholder management skills at all levels, with the ability to present ideas appropriately for the audience
  • Ability to challenge and influence to ensure that requirements align to scope and overall value delivers desired strategic outcomes of the program
  • Must have experience of all phases of a change delivery lifecycle of a significantly sized project delivery
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and practical application of Business Analysis principles, practices, techniques and tools
  • Strong change management skills
  • Ability to interpret and distil complex information and data
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly, ‘plain English’ way
  • Strong facilitation skills and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of executives, managers, and subject matter experts
  • Skilled in the full MS Office suite, including Visio
  • Skilled in project report creation, data analysis, Excel charts and pivot table development
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Line management, coaching and mentoring

Desirable

  • A modern knowledge of the IT industry and its ways of working (both Agile (SCRUM), hybrid and Waterfall delivery approaches), ideally within Financial Services.
  • Blueworks experience
  • Jira experience
  • Confluence experience

Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • The successful candidate will have a strong academic background to degree level.

Desirable

  • A recognised professional Business Analyst qualification
  • A project management qualification

Read more and apply here.


Business Analyst, North Highland

Location: Flexible to travel to client sites across London and the surrounding counties
Salary: Dependent on experience


North Highland has a mantra: Unleash Potential Together. For our clients, it means we challenge thinking and build capabilities, so that after each engagement, they are left stronger and inspired to do more. With our colleagues, it means fostering an environment where bringing, shaping, growing and sharing ideas isn't just encouraged—it’s expected. And within our communities, it means we give of our skills, time and passion to make them more prosperous.

Delivery Services is North Highland's newest Division. It is a specialist division that provides clever and effective solutions to clients across some of the world's largest financial services, retail, media, entertainment, and communications companies. We have exceptional people who deliver top notch work but are also passionate about developing our clients' capability through training, sharing knowledge, best practice and staying hot on the heels of all the latest industry trends.

Our Senior Business Analysts work side-by-side with client teams to serve as the bridge between technology and the business. On a day to day basis this means talking to lots of people at client site to ensure that projects are running smoothly and deliver real benefits. It also includes:

  • Working on business cases, feasibility studies and vendor selection
  • Eliciting, reviewing, defining and documenting business requirements
  • Facilitating workshops to elicit and prioritise requirements
  • Documenting the 'as-is' and 'to be' business processes
  • Assisting with User Acceptance Testing
  • Project management activities and post project reviews

Qualifications
We are looking to attract mid to senior level, client-facing Business Analysts with proven Business Analyst skills. We also only recruit people who are open, collaborative and who echo our values. You will also have some or all of the following:

  • Proven experience in a Business Analysis role and in business analysis methods/techniques
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and experience in running successful workshops
  • High level awareness of a variety of IT software development methods
  • Experience of the Business Analyst role across all stages of the project lifecycle
  • Bachelor’s degree or BCS/IIBA BA qualification

Please see the Job Description for more information.

North Highland is a global consulting firm with a proven record of enabling great returns on our clients’ investment. Our high-calibre Bas and PMs offer deep experience and expertise across many diverse industries and service areas. We specialise in solving tough business challenges, being easy to work with, and nurturing long-standing relationships with the most recognisable brands in the world. Ask any of our clients, and they’ll tell you.

North Highland is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

Apply here.


Business / Systems Analyst Manager, Canada Life

Location: Isle of Man
Salary: £46,000 - £63,000


This is an excellent management opportunity for an experienced Business Analyst. Whether you are an existing Business Analyst Manager or a highly capable Senior Business Analyst ready for the next step, this is a great opportunity in a fantastic company.

Reporting to the Head of Information Services, the successful applicant for this role will be an experienced Senior Business Analyst with a proven track record of mentoring and developing team members. The team are primarily responsible for requirements engineering and software quality assurance, but are involved throughout the entire software development life cycle.

There may be a requirement for occasional travel to Ireland and the UK.

Key Responsibilities

  • Team management responsibility for a team of Business / Systems Analysts including all aspects of recruitment, development and performance management.
  • Maintain a framework of best practice to allow the analyst team to deliver to their full capability.
  • As part of the IS Management team you will influence the strategy of the IS department and drive through its implementation to see raised standards across IS.
  • As a change agent, influence the business to ensure that change is well thought out, appropriate and valuable.
  • Ensure that the Customer Experience is considered and prioritised during change. When required, take an active project role;
  • Shared accountability with the Project Manager, Systems Architect and Software Developer for project feasibility, evaluation, quality and completion.
  • Close liaison with business sponsors and representatives to capture business system objectives, evaluate the business case and define system requirements.
  • Close liaison with software developers in the detailed design, programming, testing and implementation of development and maintenance projects.
  • To oversee the planning and development of test strategies, risk analysis and test planning to ensure that all specified requirements are met.
  • To oversee the provision of post implementation support to all areas of the business as required.

Professional Capabilities

  • Applicants for this role should possess expert knowledge of Industry practices and processes for requirements engineering and software quality analysis disciplines in addition to a robust understanding of IS best practice and the systems development life cycle.
  • We deliver using Waterfall and Agile methodologies, a working knowledge of both would be beneficial.
  • Strong written, aural and verbal communication
  • Ability to work with colleagues in both technical IT and business focused roles
  • Comfortable to work with colleagues across all levels of seniority
  • Ability to maintain calm under pressure and persevere during set-backs
  • Effective negotiation skills as required to engage with peers and team colleagues to ensure provision of excellent service and to deliver on promises
  • Competent user of MS Office suite of products
  • Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in team management

Mandatory Experience

  • Applicants should have at least 5 years practical experience in a Senior Business Analyst role ideally including experience of Life Assurance system applications.

Professional Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to applicants educated to degree level and holding BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis or other third level qualification in a related discipline.

Please send your application to HumanResources@canadalifeint.com.


Senior Business Analyst, North Highland

Location: Flexible to travel to client sites across London and the surrounding counties
Salary: Dependent on experience


North Highland has a mantra: Unleash Potential Together. For our clients, it means we challenge thinking and build capabilities, so that after each engagement, they are left stronger and inspired to do more. With our colleagues, it means fostering an environment where bringing, shaping, growing and sharing ideas isn't just encouraged—it’s expected. And within our communities, it means we give of our skills, time and passion to make them more prosperous.

Delivery Consulting is a specialist division that provides clever and effective solutions to clients across some of the world's largest financial services, retail, media, entertainment, and communications companies. We have exceptional people who deliver top notch work but are also passionate about developing our clients' capability through training, sharing knowledge, best practice and staying hot on the heels of all the latest industry trends.

Our Senior Business Analysts work side-by-side with client teams to serve as the bridge between technology and the business. On a day to day basis this means talking to lots of people at client site to ensure that projects are running smoothly and deliver real benefits. It also includes:

  • Managing the performance of Business Analysts through effective objective setting and conducting engagement reviews
  • Contributing towards the development and delivery of appropriate training
  • Coaching and mentoring of Business Analysts
  • Working on business cases, feasibility studies and vendor selection
  • Eliciting, reviewing, defining, managing and documenting business requirements
  • Facilitating workshops to elicit and prioritise requirements
  • Documenting the ‘as-is’ and ‘to be’ business processes
  • Assisting with User Acceptance Testing
  • Project management activities and post project reviews

Qualifications
We are looking for people with proven Business Analysis skills but we also only recruit people who are open, collaborative and who echo our values. You will also have some or all of the following:

  • Proven experience in Business Analysis covering a broad range of analysis tools and techniques
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and experience in running successful workshops
  • High level awareness of a variety of IT software development methods, both projects and product focussed
  • Experience of the Business Analyst role across all stages of the project lifecycle
  • Experience of the Business Analyst role across multiple business domains and/or organisations

Please see the Job Description for more information.

North Highland is a global consulting firm with a proven record of enabling great returns on our clients’ investment. Our high-calibre Bas and PMs offer deep experience and expertise across many diverse industries and service areas. We specialise in solving tough business challenges, being easy to work with, and nurturing long-standing relationships with the most recognisable brands in the world. Ask any of our clients, and they’ll tell you.

North Highland is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

Apply here.


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