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Senior Business Analyst

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Recruiter: Jefferson Wells
Listed on: 2nd July
Location: Edinburgh
Salary/Rate: £525 - £670
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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Senior Business Analyst - Edinburgh - 6 Months The role location is in EdinburghThe pay rate on offer is £670 Umbrella or £525 PAYE. Summary Global Transformation Senior Business Analysts shape and lead initiation activities and operating model definition and are at the centre of how Global Transformation delivers and embeds change working with our delivery partners. Primarily, the Senior Business Analyst will be responsible for managing and executing the analysis activity within one or more of the priority programmes. They will lead multi skilled teams responsible for the Requirements Management, Design, Change Management and Implementation Management activities during project delivery. Senior Business Analysts often act as experts across multiple projects and programmes simultaneously, guiding the teams on their approach to Requirements Management and other analysis activity. Alongside project delivery responsibilities, the Senior Business Analyst will be a member of the Global Transformation management team and may have responsibility for a pool of Business Analysts being accountable for people management, performance management, resource management and professional development. They work closely with the Project Management Office Delivery directors and Practice Head to ensure analyst resources are utilised effectively and resource supply meets upcoming project demand. Key responsibilities Anticipates and manages stakeholder expectations, fostering open and honest communication; resolves stakeholder conflict and represents the interests of other stakeholdersIdentifies and analyses complex problems involving the wider team; generates feasible and creative solutions considering all aspects and consequences; leads brainstorming meetings to discuss and/or resolve problemsQuestions current state and facilitates stakeholders to identify opportunities for improvementUses understanding of the Group's strategy, strengths, weaknesses and the external marketplace, to inform business decisions and create competitive advantageUnderstands different mind-sets and analyses options to develop implementable solutionsExhibits high energy, understands issues within team and galvanises others to achieve goalsGains a clear understanding of others' point of view by listening, asking clarifying questions and reflecting back; encourages and facilitates open and honest debate with tact and integrity, even where sensitive issues are involvedArticulates or translates complex information in clear, meaningful and structured way to suit audienceBuilds effective working relationships with analysis and design teams in our delivery partners and works well with external partnersOften acts as an expert across multiple projects or programmes simultaneously, guiding the teams on their requirements gathering, design, change or implementation approach. May conduct one off business research and analysis tasks related to programme or project scope. Key experience and knowledge Expert knowledge of Global Transformation Change Frameworks, Agile methodologies and best practice techniquesA thorough understanding of the purpose, values, culture and fundamentals of Global TransformationOutstanding understanding of HSBC Group structures, processes and objectivesVery strong knowledge of the external environment - regulatory, political, competitors etc.Re-engineering knowledgeAdvanced Business analysis, requirements gathering and design techniquesAdvanced Change management and implementation management techniques and approachesProven track record as an outstanding analyst or consultantOverall financial services industry knowledge with specific functional expertiseExtensive experience of using multiple analysis techniques in a change environment, with a mix of business, Operations and technology focused projectsExperience of business case development and a sound understanding of how design enablers underpin business benefitsStrong experience of delivering change into different audiences and managing implementation in banking environments (branch, contact centre, trading floor, operations, head office etc).Excellent communication, inter-personal and negotiating skillsExcellent decision making and problem solving abilityAdvanced judgmental skills to identify and resolve problemsExperience of managing large teams and resources located remotelyAbility to motivate and lead people, employing appropriate management stylesProven ability to work across regions whilst maintaining a global perspectiveProven ability to work with senior stakeholders and sponsors