AVP - Business Analyst

Goodman Masson
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A large Banking organisation is seeking a Business Analyst to join them on a permanent basis.

Overall purpose of role;
Work on large streams of business analysis and own project artefacts for one or more small projects.
Own components of analysis/artefacts for medium to large scale projects including IT handover and testing.

Key Accountabilities;
- Participate in reviewing analysis and artefacts alongside the Project Manager and offer advice and feedback/knowledge.
- Face off to one or many business areas/SME's understanding high level requirements and challenging where necessary.
- Work independently to elicit, validate and document business requirements and input into solution design where necessary.
- Present findings, requirements and problem statements to Design Authority with supporting documentation.
- Define analysis approach in line with the strategic vision of the programme and the preferred methodology of the organisation.
- Support the Testing Strategy and input into the coverage of Test scenarios and conditions ensuring all requirements in scope are tested.
- Participate in the testing cycle and own the resolution of defects pertaining to requirement and design clarifications.
- Articulate and present commercial effectiveness of requirement proposals within a project or initiative.

Stakeholder Management and Leadership;
* Typically faces off to AVP / VP/Director level stakeholders.

Person Specification;
Support Required
- Oversight required to ensure structure and content of work are acceptable.
- Support required for stakeholder management relating to important decisions.
Experience / Industry Knowledge
- Has enough knowledge of specialist area to be credible with business users and SMEs. Is still developing SME knowledge in a number of areas.
- Some limited experience of the software development lifecycle, the roles and responsibilities on large projects and the motivations of the actors involved.
- Some understanding of project methodologies and their application within the organisation's project methodology.
- Exposure to working in medium to large scale change initiatives.
- Experience of preparing and issuing a range of key business analysis deliverables
- Some awareness of domain activities
- Experience of communicating with a wide array of people and some experience of stakeholder management
- Experience of some of the underpinning frameworks and tools for business analysis documentation e.g. UML / BPMN
- Adept at using Microsoft Office products with some experience using other software packages relevant to BA work.