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Senior Business Analyst

The role

The Strategy & Development team is a global function that works with the Board and executive management to provide a full research and development function to inform and develop strategic initiatives. For the team's credibility and long term success, it is crucial that it has the ability to manage and implement initiatives and projects. Demand for the department's services has grown and continues to grow.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Business Analyst to join the Strategy Delivery team.

Working as part of a small team, the individual will be responsible for business analysis of strategic initiatives and implementation of business solutions within agreed timescales and budget. The portfolio comprises of Company strategic initiatives, ranging from setting up new functions / teams, to acquisitions / due diligence and operational improvement programmes.

Key accountabilities

* Business analysis of strategic initiatives and guiding senior management towards accepting change
* Recommending and supporting the delivery of business and technical solutions aligned with the project goals and business outcomes
* Understanding the market within which the business operates, along with the commercial and competitive pressures, and potential opportunities available

Duties and Responsibilities
* Investigate, analyse, challenge and define the detailed business processes and requirements to support the strategic and tactical goals of the organisation
* Provide and support the delivery of solutions that meet business needs, aligning with Company business strategy and The business's IT architectural roadmap
* Prepare Business Requirement Documentation and, where necessary, Functional Specifications in conjunction with internal IT resources or external software providers
* Project management including project planning, delivery and tracking of non-complex business and technical solutions
* Provide detailed input to feasibility phases, concept definition, preparation of business cases and strategic option analysis as required
* Identify project / business risks and issues and propose mitigating actions
* Provide input to the definition and production of training plans and materials for the training area
* Assist with the definition of UAT test scripts and test case definition for the testing area
* Ensure business engagement, ownership and sign-off of new business processes and associated system functionality at appropriate milestones throughout the project
* Ensure project standards are adhered to

Skills & experience
* Commercial experience of utilising a variety of Business Analysis structured methods
* Proven capability in Lean/six sigma
* Excellent interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills
* Excellent business partnering ability
* Strong facilitation skills such as running hot houses or similar
* Strong requirement gathering skills e.g. workshops, interviewing or questionnaire
* Experience in agile and/or the use of requirement gathering and automated testing tools would be beneficial but not essential
* Business Analysis experience within the London Market insurance (Syndicate and/or Company) and reinsurance sectors would be useful, but not a requirement
* BCS Business Analysis Diploma or IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)

Senior Business Analyst

London, UK
Full time
Lloyd's of London Market
bonus & benefits

Published on 10/12/2021

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