Senior Business Analyst 7 views

Who we are

Allianz is a global insurance company serving across 70 different countries, but from the very first day you join our team you’ll know that your contributions are valued. We offer world class learning and career development opportunities, while we celebrate an inclusive culture.

Role Description

Allianz Specialty have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Business Analyst to join our family of talented people in the Transformation Change Team.

As the Senior Business Analyst you will enable organisational change by using specialised business analysis, change management skills and a disciplined business analysis approach. In addition you will guide and challenge the business to identify, the need for change by defining requirements and recommending solutions that will maximise the value delivered by the business to its customers.

You focus:

  • Works with senior stakeholders in defining business visions and developing the strategies to meet these via strategic analyses, feasibility studies and business cases.
  • Sets up, scopes and initiates change programmes, projects and initiatives to deliver business benefits.
  • Defining, owning and agreeing the business analysis approach to be applied, for the analysis activities required on the programme, project or initiative.  Ensuring that all activities align with change governance and quality standards.
  • Works to understand existing business environment, business needs and elicit business requirements from stakeholders at all levels of seniority. Manages end-to-end clear traceability, maintenance, prioritisation, change control and approval mechanisms of analysis activity.
  • Recommends potential business solutions in line with business objectives, data needs and requirements. Supports the development of solutions by working closely with solution partners and suppliers.
  • Develops and applies business analysis best practice tools, techniques and standards.
  • Leads, mentors and coaches others on the business analysis career path and/or a programme, project or initiative.
  • Learns from previous experience and understands how benefits have been delivered by participating in post-implementation reviews, lessons learned sessions and knowledge share/peer reviews.
  • Seeks feedback and learnings from other more experienced Business Analysts, as well as contribution to the continuous learning of the profession.

About You

To be successful for the role you will have an understanding of General Insurance end to end process and products with the ability to work alongside cross-functional experienced teams.

  • You will have experience in defining and leading business analysis approaches within Waterfall and Agile methodologies from change and systems development perspectives.
  • You will have knowledge/experience with recognised industry standard modelling techniques, including data modelling and BPMN
  • Experience and knowledge of systems lifecycle concepts used to plan, develop, implement, operate and maintain IT systems/services
  • Experience of different project methods and how these impact the work a business analyst carries out.
  • Previous experience of working in a business analysis role on a number of high complexity change initiatives/projects.
  • You will have a good appreciation of the wider field of IT systems (architecture, hardware and software), their use in relevant business processes and how they are implemented to meet business objectives.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written – and MS Office, MS Visio and understanding of tools used to support change management and software development.
  • Experience of planning and facilitating workshops of varying size.
  • Leadership, mentoring, coaching and people management skills.
  • Experience influencing and managing stakeholders up to board level.
  • You will have excellent organisation, task planning and time management.

Our Ways of Working

The role will be based at Allianz Ditton Park, Riding Court Road, Datchet SL3 9LL.

Our office with flex model means that you will have the opportunity to work from home as well as the office. As a hybrid worker you will be in the office between 2 and 16 days per month depending on individual and business need. This will be discussed at interview stage.

Do you need some flexibility with the hours you work? Let us know as part of your application and if it’s right for our customers, our business and for you, then we’ll do everything we can to make it happen.

Here at Allianz, we are signatories of the ABIs flexible working charter. We believe in supporting hybrid work patterns, which balance the needs of our customers, with your personal circumstances and our business requirements. Our aim with this is to help innovation, creativity, and you to thrive – Your work life balance is important to us.

What We Will Offer You

Recognised and rewarded for a job well done, we have a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from- so you can pick a package that’s perfect for you. We also offer flexible working options, global career opportunities across the wider Allianz Group, and fantastic career development and training. That’s on top of enjoying all the benefits you’d expect from the world’s number one insurance brand, including.

  • 25 days holiday with flexible buy/sell holiday options
  • Annual performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Development days
  • A discount up to 50% on a range of insurance products including car, home and pet
  • Retail discounts

Our Purpose and Values

We secure your future

Be Brave | With Heart | Everyone Counts | Inspiring Trust

Our purpose and values are more than just words on a website – they are the why and how of Allianz. They influence everything we do and guide us how to do it. Created by our people, for our people, they shape our culture, bring us together, and inspire us to be the best. Building an inclusive culture for us all to succeed.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Allianz, we value diversity and inclusion and back this up with our accreditations. Allianz is EDGE certified for gender inclusion, members of the Women in Finance Charter, a Disability Confident employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion members, signatories of Business in the Community’s Race at Work Charter, and an Armed Forces Covenant gold standard employer.

We recognise the strength of neurodiversity in the workplace, and the far-reaching benefits of embracing a spectrum of thinking styles and innovative capabilities. We proudly welcome applications from neurodivergent and disabled candidates, and can offer tailored adjustments to remove barriers and set you up for success in your career.

At Allianz, we encourage our people to advocate for what they need, we listen, and we act – this could include providing assistive technology, ergonomic specialist equipment, mentoring and coaching, or flexibility in the way you work, among a wide range other adjustments.

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