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Job description

Functional Area:
VA - Validus

Estimated Travel Percentage (%): No Travel

Relocation Provided: Yes

Talbot Underwriting Services Ltd (TS1)


Job Title

Business Intelligence Analyst


Information Technology

Responsible to

Head of Data & Analytics

Direct Reports to

Senior Business Intelligence Analyst

Purpose of Role

The Business Intelligence team has recently delivered a multiyear data transformation programme, the key output of the programme was a centralised data platform for the enterprise. After the core programme is delivered, now the focus has shifted to exploit the information gathered in the new data platform. There are number of initiatives delivered in 2018 & 2019 to exploit the information and provide a right level analytics to the business teams. This focus & delivery momentum is expected to continue in the coming months. We now have an open position for a dynamic business analyst to join a team of analysts and support the delivery of critical data & analytics initiatives.

The Specific Role

Their Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Engaging with existing and prospective users to understand and document their information needs predicated on an understanding of both business processes and the business decisions that users need to make
  • Provide Analyst support to new and on-going BI projects to enable them to meet their deadlines
  • Working with IT colleagues to understand and document available data sources and their interrelation
  • Collaborating with other team members to design solutions
  • Collaborating with other team members to develop strong reconciliation and control processes
  • Working with quality assurance to ensure that business requirements are met

In general, this individual should demonstrate the highest levels of customer service, relevant knowledge, productivity, and professionalism. This is a hands-on position requiring strong analyst skills and technical and business expertise.

Business Analyst will possess excellent writing and documentation skills and the ability to critically evaluate the information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, distinguish user requests as presented from the true underlying needs, and design solutions meeting requirements.

  • Responsible for working with business and user group representatives to understand business decisions and the related reporting and analysis needs
  • Requirements gathering, user interviews, running workshops, prototyping
  • Document requirements in a format that is intelligible to both business partners and IT colleagues
  • Analyse and document available data sources and data flows to standards and in a consistent manner
  • Perform data analysis to validate requirements and the proposed functional solution
  • Draft functional design documents with support from Solution Architect
  • Collaborate with colleagues in designing solutions that meet the established business needs
  • Work closely with the technical implementation and test team and provide functional oversight
  • Act as a bridge between business, architects and technical implementation team.

Person Specification

Experience & Qualifications
  • Experience of fulfilling a BI Analyst role in the full life-cycle of a DW/BI project
  • A good knowledge of commercial Insurance and (ideally) both reinsurance and the Lloyd's Market
  • Degree educated
  • Experience of working in a multi-country, multi-site environment
  • Demonstrable understanding of the collateral factors that lead to success in DW/BI projects, including user engagement, prototyping, MDM, data quality and educational approach

Desired Skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent collaboration skills to manage problem resolutions effectively
  • Able to build strong relationships with stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal , verbal and written communication skills
  • Can effectively communicate business and technical information across the organisation, being sensitive to the needs of different audiences
  • Able to drive a structured and systematic path to resolution
  • Able to work independently at the same time as professionally representing the team
  • Motivated by success
  • Able to inspire trust from stakeholders
  • Willing to take responsibility, work cross-functionally, and think both critically and strategically

Talbot Competencies
  • Strategic Perspective
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Analytical Skills and Judgement
  • Innovation and Change Mindset
  • Client Focus
  • Communication and Influence
  • Building High Performing Teams
  • Execution and Achievement Orientation
  • Talent Development

It has been and will continue to be the policy of American International Group, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected categories.

At AIG, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission - creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives.
Job Sector
Strategy & Consultancy
Job Position
Business Analyst
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