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The Role

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.


The Requirements

  • 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).

Desirable:
  • 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
  • BSc/BA degree qualified.


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Job Sector
Strategy & Consultancy
Job Position
Business Analyst
City/Town
Ipswich
Address
Ipswich, UK Show on map
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