Senior Business Analyst - Business Strategy
Job Title - Senior Business Analyst, Business Transformation
Location - 80 Strand, London
Duration - Permanent
Advert Open Date - 10th April
Advert Close Date - 8th May
Salary - Competitive Bonus Benefits
We are looking for a commercially minded senior business transformation analyst to play a key role in setting the strategic direction of Pearson’s Global Business Services organisation and influencing wider business change. Furthermore, this position provides a broad insight into all aspects of the business, with high levels of exposure to senior management.
The successful candidate will have experience in end-to-end delivery of transformation projects and programs in technology/ education sector. Prior experience in a professional services or consulting environment is a must to succeed in this role. This role requires excellent problem solving skills, strong analytical and communication skills, and the ability to work cross-functionally. In addition, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate ownership of their work-streams and strong project management skills.
Acting as a consultant, the candidate will help solve key business problems, progress shared services business transformation initiatives, answer business questions and influence business decisions. You will be an effective communicator and used to dealing with senior stakeholders and possess the ability to explain key findings to non-financial stakeholders.
Primary Responsibilities include:
Investigate operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes. Assist in the analysis of stakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising from investigations into business requirements and problems, and identify options for consideration. Work iteratively with stakeholders, to identify potential benefits and available options for consideration, and in defining acceptance tests.
Conduct modelling activities for significant change programmes and across multiple business functions. Plan own modelling activities, selecting appropriate techniques and the correct level of detail for meeting assigned objectives. Document all data and findings throughout and presents findings to appropriate management personnel. Obtain input from and communicate modelling results to senior managers for agreement.
Own and deliver business case performance and insights reporting. Conduct benefits tracking and deliver high quality reports on performance to business case on a regular and ad-hoc basis.. Communicate results and present business recommendations to upper and executive-level management to influence tactical and strategic decisions.
Lead the implementation of KPIs to measure and manage performance across the Global Business Services Organisation. Liaise with business and domain functional teams for data and KPI governance. Design and implement KPI dashboards to inform upper and executive-level management staff.
Lead transformation workstreams, and projects -perform relevant analyses, drive problem solving/ conceptual thinking, lead project meetings/ discussions, maintain and execute against project plans, develop and deliver presentations.
Key Success Factors:
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Qualifications and Experience
Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL
Organization: Technology & Operations
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Apr 10, 2019
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1904575
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.