The Data Programme at Willis Towers Watson (WTW) is a group-wide initiative to support WTW in its strategic objective to become “The Analytical Broker” by delivering the data repositories, tools and processes to deliver insightful analytics to internal and external consumers based on high quality, well governed data.
An accomplished Data Analyst with business analysis skills is required to join the Willis Towers Watson Data Programme. The Data Programme is delivering a set of key data stores (Policy, Exposure, Coverage and Claims) along with a framework for onboarding new data sources (inputs) and handling new requirements for consumption of data (consumers).
Lead and facilitate requirements gathering and solution workshops with stakeholders, suppliers and functional/technical subject matter experts
Complete detailed analysis on data flows and business/accounting requirements to clearly define: data content, formatting, mapping, cleansing, enhancement, validation, exceptions handling, access, retention and storage requirements
Produce and maintain analysis documentation including Data Mappings and Data Dictionaries
Ensure solutions are modelled logically, consistently and intuitively ensuring that they perform optimally with agreed tolerances
Liaise with technical specialists and other business analysts from WTW/3rd parties to define/design appropriate end-to-end solutions, ensuring these meet both defined business requirements and Group Technology principles/roadmaps
Support the QA process on projects by contributing to QA/testing strategies/plans, reviewing testing documentation, reporting progress of testing, contributing to production of test cases and answering general queries from QA analysts
Review any supplier functional specifications and all WTW/supplier technical specifications to ensure business requirements are accurately translated
Active contribution to project estimating, planning, business case development, risk/issue management and progress reporting
Support business change activities where required, including training and preparation of user documentation.
Business and Systems Analysis experience
Able to communicate effectively at all levels
Self-assured, dynamic, open to ideas, and able to influence others
In-depth understanding of the systems development process and overall project lifecycle
Excellent data and process analysis skills
Conceptual, Logical and Physical Data Modelling experience
Experience of Data Mapping from Source systems to target model
Experience of writing complex SQL database queries
Competent user of business systems and IT tools (e.g. Microsoft Office products, Visio, SPARX Enterprise Architect, SQL).
Desired Skills/Experience Specific to Role:
Experience of general ledger and/or financial reporting implementations would be useful background
Reference data domain project knowledge/experience and Transactional data warehousing
Experience of the full IT project lifecycle from requirements capture through to hand-over to operational support, utilising an Agile framework
First rate communication skills and ability to apply these to rapid and creative problem solving in a pressurised environment
Systems integration experience
Ability to work to tight deadlines, manage priorities and take responsibility for delivering to time and quality requirements
Ability to work without close supervision, define direction and comply with overall Group strategy and objectives
Understanding of regulatory environments (FCA).
Experience of working in a financial services organisation, preferably with exposure to the insurance industry/insurance broking - where directly relevant experience is not available, we will be looking for an ability to rapidly become effective in a new, unfamiliar environment
Experience of waterfall and agile delivery methods
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