Junior Business Analyst

£43,000 - £47,000


The Role:

Reporting directly to the project manager, you'll be required to act as a business resource on projects, with the following objectives in mind:

  • Ensure business requirements for change are defined and communicated, helping management define those requirements if new.
  • Ensure my clients business requirements stay abreast of peer banks.
  • Ensure the new projects, services and functions developed during change projects are successfully implemented so that benefits can be realised.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Document business requirements for new products, services and functions using written word and other techniques as appropriate. Obtain approval from management and staff through reviews, workshop etc. as necessary.
  • Ensure requirements stay abreast of the market through peer networking and attending industry briefings and conferences.
  • Support suppliers (internal and external) when defining solutions to meet business requirements.
  • carry out testing of new products, services and functions.
  • Support user acceptance testing of through quality assurance to ensure new products, services and functions meet the requirements identified.
  • Carry out training in new products, services and functions.
  • Support business units in analysing impact on and updating SOPs in response to business change.
  • Ensure smooth implantation of new products, services and functions by understanding the impact of the change and anticipating risks and issues.
  • Build the library of templates for the BA process to align with end to end project delivery process also being developed.
  • Implement and run a QA process to ensure outputs produced by other internal and vendor BAs meet internal quality standards.

Essential Skills/Competencies:

  • Analytical thinker.
  • Exceptional time management, planning and organising skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with all levels of personnel, verbally and written, to internal and external parties.
  • Highly motivated individual to get the job done.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Undergraduate Degree (Preferred but not essential).
  • Minimum 4 years overall experience (preferably in Business Analyst function).
  • Experience across end to end project lifecycle.
  • Exposure to process re-engineering methods.
  • Knowledge of banking business/product/operations and IT system development life cycle preferred
  • Substantial percentage of experience obtained within financial services.