About The Role
Coventry Building Society has grown into the second largest building society in the UK. Despite being a national Society, it keeps its local values and loyalty, and its caring family ethos.
The best way to judge a company is based on what the people who work there say. Our recent employee survey rated us Number 8 in the Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For list. We offer not only fulfilling jobs and exciting career opportunities but a place where everyone can be long and feel proud to work. What makes us such a rich and progressive place to work is the huge variety of people that make up our workforce.
And of course, we don't pretend that what you do for us is all there is to you. We want you to bring your whole self to work - parent, carer, artist, triathlete, introvert... whatever it is that makes you YOU. We offer the balance to make sure you have plenty of time to do the things you need or want to do alongside work, because we know that's how you are able to be your best.
We are currently looking for a Principal Business Analyst to direct the analysis discipline and activities for the transformational change programmes that support us in managing our business. This includes our Finance Transformation Programme.
Principal Business Analyst technical role requirements:
- Agile working. You know how to coach and lead teams in Agile and Lean practices, determining the right approach for the team to take and evaluating this through the life of a project. You can think of new and innovative ways of working to achieve the right outcomes. You are able to act as a recognised expert and advocate for the approaches, continuously reflecting and challenging the team. You understand working using agile methodology at an organisational level. You know how to create an environment for success.
- Business analysis. You know how to direct business analysis including the discovery of information and evidence and the identification of problems and opportunities. You can ensure that recommendations fit with strategic business objectives. You are able to actively manage senior stakeholders and create a compelling case for change. You can own methods and identify the most suitable approach out of a variety of approaches.
- Business improvement process. You know how to set strategic direction. You can liaise with colleagues in business areas to establish business requirements. You can identify, propose, initiate and lead these programmes to increase efficiency.
- Business modelling. You can advise on the most appropriate techniques to use and create models that support a business strategy. You know how to plan and coordinate a team's modelling and support them in this activity.
- Technology & Digital perspective. You know about the wider digital economy and advances in technology; you understand how these impact in a financial services context. You have in depth knowledge of Non Functional Requirements, and the importance of technical change and the impact on system design. You can make decisions that set the standards for others to follow.
- Enterprise and business architecture. You can contribute to the creation and maintenance of the target operating model and identify the impact on operational service.
- Assurance. You understand what ‘good' looks like, you validate the artefacts produced in your domain, you provide guidance and feedback on how to improve the quality of the work and set a high bar. You ensure that changes implemented by Change result in a positive customer outcome that is consistent with Members First principles and the Society's conduct risk appetite.
- Innovation. You can lead others to innovate in their work as well as enabling them to innovate on their own.
- Methods and tools. You can provide the direction for teams in using the most appropriate tools and methodologies and introduce new ones.
- Requirements definition and management. You set the methods and standards for eliciting requirements, defining standards and quality targets. You know how to set priorities for strategic business change. You can define standards and targets and engage stakeholders, managing multiple stakeholder perspectives and expectations
- Stakeholder relationship management. You know how to direct the strategic approach for stakeholder relationships, establishing and promoting the meeting of stakeholder objectives. You can influence important senior stakeholders and provide an arbitration function
- User focus. You know how to give direction on which tools or methods to use. You are experienced in meeting the needs of users across a variety of channels. You can bring insight and expertise in how user needs have changed over time to ensure these are met by the business. You know how to apply strategic thinking in how to provide the best service for the end user
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