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Business Analyst

Location: Dorset, South West
Salary: £45,000.00 per annum

Business Analyst

Central Bournemouth

Starting Salary: £35,000 - £45,000per annum

Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

Instrumental in supporting the Business Analysis function within a project services environment, this role requires a strong, well rounded and dynamic individual with proven business analysis capabilities. Reporting to either a Senior Business Analyst or a Project Manager within Project Services, this individual will be responsible for delivering business analysis elements to ensure successful delivery of change and IT projects to agreed time, cost and quality standards.

Accountable for:

* Engage with business experts to understand current business processes and/or transitional and future requirements
* Production of high/detailed level requirements and equivalent high/detailed level business solution design documentation to ensure completeness and coherence
* Analysis of business issues and needs by using the appropriate business analysis methodologies and techniques in order to elicit the real business need behind problem statements and high-level requirements
* Ability to apply an appropriate level of challenge to ensure positive outcome
* Shaping, prioritisation and definition of the business requirements to provide best fit with system(s) functionality and delivery capability
* Risk identification, documentation and impact assessment, including action mitigation
* Planning/Facilitation/delivery of workshops from initial problem statements, requirements and data gathering through to implementation planning and delivery support
* Reviewing and sign off on implementation plans where appropriate
* Reviewing and sign off on test approach, plans, criteria and results to ensure traceability to business requirements
* Identify potential improvements as part of a wider Business Analysis Competency
* Providing an interface between the business areas and IT project team throughout the life cycle
* Operating effectively within a business change environment, adapting approach to suit working environment
* Role modelling the company values
* Working in accordance with company group policies, client and regulatory requirements and operational frameworks

Skills & experience essential:

* Background in pensions or financial industry
* Strong facilitation, communication, listening, coaching and presentation skills, with experience of running results driven workshops
* Experience of using structured methodologies and techniques
* Ability to work at a conceptual level where business objectives and requirements may not be well defined
* Demonstrate effective and productive stakeholder management both internally at all levels and with third parties
* Builds productive relationships with functions and third parties outside of the project team
* Experience of full project life cycle across a range of projects
* Strong influencing skills
* Excellent analytical and numerical reasoning skills, combined with strong oral and written skills
* Good problem-solving skills, methodical, with the ability to deliver to tight deadlines, with an eye for attention to detail and accuracy
* Flexible and has an ability to prioritise and multi task in a challenging working environment, good organisational skills
* A professional approach and manner with an aptitude to learn
* Encourages development of others through knowledge sharing to negate the risk of key man dependencies
* A team player - positive contributor - takes pride in helping the team to deliver
* Ability to demonstrate strong customer focus and communicate in business language

If you would like to be considered for this role please apply now.

Due to the very high volumes of applications we are currently receiving, with regret we are only able to contact candidates who are successful in progressing to the next stage. If you have not been contacted within 10 working days of your application, then please presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

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