Lead Business Analyst
This Senior Business Analyst will take responsibility for business analysis within a significant segment of the business.
Advises and guides divisional directors on initiatives that should be undertaken to deliver a step change that aligns to the long term Business and IT strategies
Works with the most senior client/user management to refine strategies, drawing up requirements specifications, conducting feasibility studies, producing high level and detailed business models and implementing solutions
Critically review and evaluate any proposed solutions identifying alignment with business requirements, making recommendations to senior managers ensuring they are fully aware of key risks and assumptions, and marrying up technical limitations with operational realities.
Lead business analysis activities for complex projects in an environment moving increasingly towards agile development, providing supervision and mentoring for junior and business analysts. Allocate business analysis tasks within this area to more junior analysis staff as required, and take full responsibility to ensure work is delivered to the required standard.
Define, develop & deliver processes & systems to ensure a consistent and good level of service that means customer expectations are met, consistent with what we have communicated and is aligned to L&G's Treating Customers Fairly policy.
Strong experience of working in both Agile and Waterfall environments and the ability to play a key part in leading the journey of the Change Team to more agile methods
Strong Business Analysis background within Financial services. Ideally with experience of leading and mentoring Business Analysts
Proficient in standards associated with the practitioner's current Role. Examples: End to end, product development model, Group policies and procedures, acquisitions and mergers policies.
Proficient in techniques for streamlining business processes; which have been modelled and understood. Examples: lean methodology, error proofing, value added assessment, process cycle time reduction, future proofing, resilience, reliability, cost effectiveness.
Proficient in methods and techniques for preparing and presenting business benefits and statements of requirements both orally and in writing.
Demonstrable experience of strong Stakeholder management is essential