Business Analyst II
About the Job
If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard (www.standard.com). Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.
Perform business analysis on all aspects of technology and business improvement projects, focusing on stakeholder analysis, requirement development and management, and Acceptance testing. Assist and/or lead identification and clarification of innovative business solutions related to divisional strategic goals, in alignment with corporate strategy. Utilize appropriate analysis tools and techniques to deliver cost effective solutions which meet business needs and improve efficiencies. Participate in developing both the Business Analysis Practice and Business Analysis Framework to support definition and delivery of business value, including the writing and updating of Business Case documents. Assess and document business value propositions, and maintain a focus on the value proposition throughout the execution of each business improvement project. Foster partnerships with customers and business partners in various areas of ISG, Shared Services, and the other divisions of The Standard to both ensure their needs as stakeholders are identified and represented, and encourage improved business analysis practices.
Education, Experience, & Professional Certifications: Typically require demonstrated expertise in Business Analysis that has been gained via a combination of formal education, certification processes, and/or practical experience per the following:
- Required: A minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in providing business analysis in employee benefits, financial services, technology delivery, or other related fields.
- Desired: Bachelor’s and/or Masters degree in Business or a related field. Achievement of or progress toward: Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI), Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) or Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) preferred; Project Management Professional (PMP), certification in Process or Performance Management, or certification in Quality Assurance/Testing desirable.
- Preferred: Masters Degree in Business or a related field.
- Highly encouraged: Membership in local business analysis association.
Knowledge & Skills: Demonstrated communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills in a variety of settings and projects. Applies a wide range of acquired analytical skills and working knowledge of company procedures and policies.
Job Complexity & Judgment: Works on assignments that are increasingly complex and vary from the routine. Works within defined procedures but is able to deviate from normal routine and identify analysis tools and techniques for the situation from a variety of options. Works toward increasing collaboration on project teams. Understands when to escalate issues if necessary, and drives decisions themselves whenever possible. Is a role model for other analysts, and may also act as a mentor.
Independence & Supv required: Typically receives general instructions on routine work. May require detailed instructions on new assignments. Follows established procedures.
Interaction & Influence: Contacts are often cross department lines. Builds strong working relationships both within and outside of department, including other analyst peers.
Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.
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