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Process Improvement Business Analyst
Ref No.: 18-16857
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Global Financial Firm located in Jersey City, NJ has an immediate contract for an experienced Business Analyst 

is looking for a business analyst with strong analytical and critical thinking skills to assist with the study and development of a target operating model for third party collaborative platforms. The business analyst will be responsible for supporting meetings with the business and relevant stakeholders, gathering information on the current-state of processes and vendor relationships, and producing high quality deliverables during the course of the project.
 
As the goal of the project is to identify areas of improvement in the current state and implement a new and improve operating model, it is extremely important for the business analyst to have a critical thinking mindset; one that is able to connect the dots and understand the reasoning behind each decision and process.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Participate in information gathering meetings with business and function stakeholders
  • Work with team to collate gathered information and define in-scope use case population
  • Review vendor relationships, including contracts, invoices, and payments
  • Review internal processes and controls related to activity and behavior on in-scope use cases and identify gaps and areas of improvement
  • Conduct vendor assessment and present findings to business and function stakeholders
  • Work with team to define sensible, controlled, and efficient processes and governance for managing in-scope vendor relationships
  • Participate in meeting with senior management to validate defined processes and get the go-ahead for implementation
  • Implement the defined target operating model and associated governance
 
Requirements:
  • 5 or more years of previous work experience in financial services or management consulting
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to manage several concurrent workstreams and the associated responsibilities
  • Interpersonal skills, and ability to interface effectively and collaborate with IT, function stakeholders, and business stakeholders
  • Capability to work under pressure with business teams who have limited availability
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving abilities
  • Commitment to quality and on-schedule delivery; proven ability to establish and meet milestones and deadlines
  • Understanding of financial institution operation and business function organization