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    Company Info

    LGIM is the investment management arm of Legal & General Group, a FTSE 100 company. We are one of Europe's largest asset managers and a major global investor, with assets under management of £983.3bn* (as at 31 December 2017). Our success has been built by focusing on clients and providing them with services and solutions that meet their needs. We offer strategies across the full spectrum of asset classes, including equities, bonds, property, alternatives and cash, as well as multi-asset strategies tailored to the needs of institutional and retail investors.

    LGIM is one of the world's leading providers of index fund management. We are at the forefront of developments in liability-driven risk management solutions for defined benefit pension schemes, a leading provider of defined contribution solutions and also offer wide range of strategies to help our clients manage their investment objectives. LGIM continues to innovate as markets evolve, building strong relationships with clients including pension scheme, sovereign wealth funds, wealth managers and other professional investors.

    We understand that our scale brings responsibilities. We play an active role in the companies we invest in, from exercising shareholder voting rights to directly engaging with companies at a board level. By engaging with businesses, we aim to unlock value for investors and shape the future and sustainability of financial markets.

    In addition to having a leading position in the UK, we have selectively expanded into new markets across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the US. We believe that translating our capabilities to reflect the needs of our international clients will mean we are well placed to help them achieve their objectives.

    *LGIM internal data as at 31 December 2017, including derivative positions and advisory assets. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.


    Department Info

    LGIM manages fixed income, equity, multi-asset, liability-driven investment, property and alternative solutions on behalf of its clients. Located across the globe, our clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds. In order to meet the complex and evolving investment needs of our clients, we focus on remaining at the forefront of investment product innovation and maintaining our reputation as experts across all asset classes.

    We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.


    Job Duties

    This role requires an experienced business analyst capable of overeseeing and driving the early stages of project inception, through to delivery. We are looking for a candidate who sees the bigger picture, and can act as expert counsel to align Business Change ideas to Operating Model, Architecture and Strategic themes, as well as coaching, mentoring and guiding other analysts. Someone who is at home operating in an Lean, Agile environment and is comfortable formulating and consulting on Epics across identified Value Streams.

    The candidate will be self-starting and inquisitive; comfortable working in complex delivery environments, with multiple stakeholders. Excellent communications skills are a pre-requisite.

    The candidate will have the ability to:

    Identify and manage the 'big picture' associated with Business Change and proactively work with stakeholders to optimise, enable and drive the portfolio

    Identify innovative, effective and scalable approaches to tackle business change problems

    Capturing as-is and to-be operating models; incorporating processes, organisation, technology and information themes, using a variety of business analysis techniques.

    Act in a business consultancy capacity; managing competing requirements, configuring and managing workshops and, where appropriate, acting in a Product Owner capacity.

    Derive and define high level business requirements, map out appropriate Epics and User Stories to support delivery. Look for re-use opportunities and identify appropriate value streams.

    Liaise with technical delivery teams throughout the change lifecycle; manage the relationships.

    Validate resource requirements and cost estimates for analysis and other deliverables. Assess and critique the estimates of others.

    Play a major role in the production of Lean business cases

    Support creation of test planning and scripts. Promote BDD, TDD and other similar techniques, as appropriate

    Promote the use of agile toolsets like Kanban boards to manage backlogs, whilst ensuring full traceability of requirements through to benefits. Push adoption in the team.

    Ensure that all change is compliant with the Business Change Management Framework

    Manage escalation and prioritisation pro-actively, and in some cases manage the outcomes of escalations from others

    Identify best practice opportunities for the Business Change Business Analysis team and contribute to realising these opportunities

    Lead one or more business analysis 'pods' focussed on particular client journeys, value streams, or equivalent.

    As required, perform line management for one or more business analysts


    Skills Required

    • Relevant experience in an Investment Management company is highly desirable, although other commensurate backgrounds will also be considered.
    • Extensive experience in Financial Services, especially Investment Management
    • Experience in a company which complies with Solvency II legislation or is managing assets owned by Solvency II affected clients preferred
    • Knowledge of the business to business pension risk transfer market is preferred
    • Structured approach to analysis and documentation
    • Experience of requirements gathering and operating model definition
    • Experience of investment operations including collateral, securities lending and reporting
    • Experience of Agile/iterative delivery
    • Experience of full project lifecycle
    • Sound understanding of IT software and infrastructure
    • Ability to work independently and with others
    • Extremely organised with strong time-management skills
    • Evidence of a structured approach to analysis and documentation, using recognised tools and techniques
    • Experience of requirements elicitation and design, and operating model definition
    • Experience of Agile/iterative delivery and contribution to/creation of business cases
    • Experience of full change lifecycle with a client journey and product-led focus
    • Sound understanding of contemporary technology infrastructure, e.g. service based architecture and data management
    • Ability to work independently and with others
    • Extremely organised with strong time-management skills
    • Previous line management experience of BAs strongly preferred
    • Proven track record driving toward a more Agile environment

    Qualifications:
    • Degree level education preferred
    • Business analysis qualification preferred




    Benefits

    Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 27 days' holiday, private medical insurance, performance related bonuses, a variety of share schemes, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.


Industry
Insurance
Job Sector
Strategy & Consultancy
Job Position
Business Analyst
City/Town
London
Address
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Post date
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