AVP Business Analyst

ABC Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  • Hyderabad
  • 20-24 lakh
  • 10-14 years
  • 30 Jan 2015

  • Business Analytics

  • Financial Services/ Capital Markets
Job Description

Principal Accountabilities:

Value Creation
Employs an improvement mindset to identify and define issues
or problems that are less obvious; participates actively and
constructively in brainstorming meetings where problems are
discussed and/or resolved
Brings structure and order to undefined problems and/or large
scale problems, making them easier to address and solve
Uses systemic thinking and creativity in devising solution
Evaluates relative costs, benefits and obstacles of potential
solutions before implementing
Articulates or translates complex information in clear,
meaningful and structured way to suit audience
Understands the Group's priorities, business drivers,
competitors and competitive strategy to help drive strategically
aligned solutions, considering aspects of risk/reward.
Questions small-scale business decisions that do not
demonstrate alignment to the Group's commercial strategy
Anticipates issues and risks and acts to mitigate these quickly;
handles any unforeseen roadblocks swiftly and effectively
Thinks ahead to identify potential risks to service or
performance and deals with them proactively; effectively
manages review processes to identify quality issues early
Builds effective working relationships with analysis and design
teams in our delivery partners and works well with external partners
Often 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

Operational Performance

Defines requirements management processes and designs
detailed business solutions and structures based on business
requirements; challenges business intent in a constructive
Identifies areas of impact on the target operating model and
designs activities to mitigate impact
Manages requirements traceability through design and
Utilises financial skills to develop a high level business case,
considering investment and high level benefits
Manages the change implementation activities, including
business readiness assessment (i.e. avoiding multiple change
clashes), implementation pilot (including approach and
checklists) and actual implementation (including reporting
status and issues)
Manages the change audience through the commitment curve
with communications, training and development
Supports reengineering of processes, where process is one of
the many parts of the change, and provides detailed guidance
on process design (considering risk, end-to-end and cost)
Supports the programme management with impact
assessment for change requests on design, scope, time,
budget or effort on programme plan and provides accurate
estimates for handling new requirements, design changes and
Supports project or programme resourcing activities
Allocates tasks and objectives to other analysts on a project or programme

Capability and People Development

Promotes pace and energy within the team and leads by
Understands differences between people as an opportunity to
learn from varied viewpoints
Gains 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 involved
Supports others design efforts where they have relevant
experience and operates in a collaborative manner
Organises team engagement and motivation initiatives (e.g.
learning and development opportunities, team networking
events etc.)
Builds professional relationships and networks with people in
or outside the team as part of day-to-day work
Seeks opportunities to work collaboratively across boundaries
(e.g. with different teams, geographies, cultures etc.)
Manages a team and the performance of individuals against
performance objectives and project or programme plan

Major Challenges

Content heavy role -- Business Analysts must demonstrate strong business knowledge and sound business
sense, and stay abreast of the industry, business-wise and technology-wise.
Stakeholder complexity -- Business Analysts will often need gather requirements and agree designs across
business stakeholders, dealing with different interests and resolving disagreements and conflicts, and
sometimes needing to challenge poor requirements and design decisions. They will often attend and lead
these meetings or workshops with no GCD supervision.
Multi-disciplinary -- Business Analysts need to be able to shape business requirements and solution designs
that encompass all aspects of the delivery (customer, people, process, policy, technology - system, data,
infrastructure, etc). Often Business Analysts will work across multiple projects at the same time.

Good understanding of Global Change Delivery Business Transformation Frameworks and best practice
A thorough understanding of the purpose, values, culture and fundamentals of Global Change Delivery
Very strong knowledge of the external environment -- regulatory, political, competitors etc.
Basic Business reengineering knowledge
Business analysis, requirements gathering and design techniques
Change management and implementation management techniques and approaches

Proven track record as an outstanding analyst, consultant and/or project manager
Overall financial services industry knowledge with specific functional expertise
Extensive experience gathering requirements and conducting design activity, with a mix of business,
operations and technology focused projects
Exposure to business case development and a sound understanding of how design enablers underpin
business benefits
Strong experience of delivering change into different audiences and managing implementation in banking
environments (branch, contact centre, trading floor, operations, head office etc).
Effective communication, inter-personal and negotiating skills
Excellent decision making and problem solving ability
Sound judgmental skills to identify and resolve problems
Experience of managing resources using appropriate communication, delegation and planning skills
Ability to motivate and lead people, employing appropriate management styles
Proven ability to work across regions whilst maintaining a global perspective
Proven ability to work with senior stakeholders and business sponsors

Business Analysis & Design
Achieving Excellence
Delivery at Pace
Impactful communication
Business Case and Benefits Realisation
Change and Implementation Management
Planning and Plan Management
Stakeholder Management
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Process Re-engineering
Resource and Team Management

Qualifications and Accreditations
Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) -- Expected to work towards qualification
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Degree in Business Information Systems or a related field -- Differentiator
Degree in business administration / management / economics, engineering and science -- Differentiator

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