Business Analyst

Job Description

Duties include:
Investigates operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes
Assists in the analysis of stakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising from investigations into business requirements and problems, and identifies options for consideration
Works iteratively with stakeholders, to identify potential benefits and available options for consideration, and in defining acceptance tests
Facilitates scoping and business priority-setting for change initiatives of medium size and complexity
Contributes to selection of the most appropriate means of representing business requirements in the context of a specific change initiative, ensuring traceability back to source
Discovers and analyses requirements for fitness for purpose as well as adherence to business objectives and consistency, challenging positively as appropriate
Obtains formal agreement by stakeholders and recipients to scope and requirements and establishes a base-line on which delivery of a solution can commence
Identifies the impact on business requirements of interim (e.g. migration) scenarios as well as the required end position
Conversant with techniques covering full range of modelling situations
Models current and desired scenarios as directed
Selects appropriate modelling techniques for meeting assigned objectives
Gains agreement from subject matter experts to models produced
Reviews resulting models with stakeholders and gains resolution to resultant issues
Takes responsibility for the provision of support services to projects
Uses and recommends project control solutions for planning, scheduling and tracking projects
Supports programme or project control boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings
Provides basic guidance on individual project proposals
May be involved in aspects of supporting a programme by providing a cross programme view on risk, change, quality, finance or configuration management
Defines, documents and carries out small projects or sub-projects. Alone or with a small team, actively participating in all phases. Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project
Agrees project approach with stakeholders, and prepares realistic plans (including quality, risk and communications plans) and tracks activities against the project schedule, managing stakeholder involvement as appropriate
Monitors costs, timescales and resources used, and takes action where these deviate from agreed tolerances
Ensures that own projects are formally closed and, where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are recorded

Skills and experience required:
Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Business Analyst; or
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the Life Assurance industry, where you have worked in a senior position: e.g. Team Leader, Manager, Technical Specialist, Subject Matter Expert, etc AND minimum of 1 years’ experience as a Business Analyst/Tester