Business Analyst (Data Focused)

Business Analyst (Data Focused)

Location:
Haywards Heath or Salford Quays
Salary:
Competitive
Department:
Technology
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We’re on the hunt for a talented Business Analyst to join our Technology team in either Haywards Heath, West Sussex or Salford Quays, Manchester.

You’ll be central to driving the analysis effort for our ambitious Data Transformation Programme, contributing to multiple, concurrent projects with ownership of business and IT change elements.

Our technology stack comprises Azure, Power BI, Sparx, Python, R, Synapse and SQL Server, and knowledge of these technologies would be beneficial, as well as an appreciation of Big Data and real time analytics.  

This role will contribute to our Pricing and Underwriting transformation, experience of data integrations with large and high volume third parties such as Experian and DVLC would also be beneficial. 

We’re looking for someone who can be dextrous, enjoys diversity and ideally (albeit not essential) has experience of insurance environments, with a view to working alongside the Executive Sponsor, Programme Manager, third-party suppliers and our in-house change disciplines to deliver our strategic roadmap. 

Job responsibilities
  • Effective delivery of change projects through the full project life cycle: ideation - design - delivery - transition to BAU and closure
  • Progressive stakeholder management with full ownership, dexterity, creativity and willingness to involve and drive a shared endeavour that underpins everything we do
  • Execute a wide range of analytical tools and techniques, including process mapping, re-engineering, gap analysis, SWOT analysis, options analysis, statistical and database analysis, wireframing and prototyping
  • Instigate, prepare, facilitate and lead meetings, workshops and presentations for a wide range of audiences, demonstrating consistently high qualities of communication and strong powers of influence
  • Provide project and programme managers with clearly defined requirements and aligned business solutions to ensure successful business outcome(s)
  • Influence strategic decisions to ensure that the change projects remain in line with the latest business thinking
  • Support the definition of realisable benefits and support the prioritisation of change
  • Contribute to the setting of standard practices and processes for the business analysis discipline and ensure these are adhered to and best practice is followed to support a fully agile change and development environment
  • Produce clear and effective project and requirements documentation, presenting information in an intelligent and clear way to communicate requirements, business solution options and recommendations to different stakeholder audiences
 
Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Formal qualification or a desire to be formally qualified in business analysis and change management
  • ​Demonstrable experience of delivering the business analysis to underpin business change across large and small change initiatives
  • Commercial and marketing experience with a focus on digital initiatives is desirable
  • Understanding of change analysis and change management techniques
  • Knowledge of the private lines insurance business and the core business functions of a general insurance provider, with understanding of the aggregator marketplace is beneficial
  • Commercially focused and results driven
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • A flexible approach and positive attitude
  • Takes initiative to make decisions
 
What can we do for you? 
We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • A day off for your birthday
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid
     
Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

So, if you’re up for the challenge and would like to join our vibrant and busy team, we want to hear from you today.

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. Check out our Glassdoor page to see what our employees think about working here.
 

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Holiday Extra

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