Lead Business Analyst, VP - Total Collateral
Purpose of Role:
The successful candidate will be responsible for defining, planning and implementing technology solutions to achieve Collateral Management strategic directives and industry/regulatory mandates. The individual will be responsible for working with Business and Technology counterparts across global sites as a Product Owner and use their knowledge of the business systems, industry, and system development lifecycle methodology to direct the execution of complex projects throughout their life cycle. Objectives:
- Implement a comprehensive collateral management platform that services client needs, drives simplification, and reduces redundant collateral capabilities bank wide
- Implement Collateral Optimization capabilities to provide differentiated services to clients and help address UMR rules
- Implement standard, simplified data management and systems integration to ensuring flexible, robust overall offering.
- Oversee the planning, budgeting and management of projects
- Coach project team members as needed
- Lead very complex and challenging business/system requirements working session by facilitating strategic user meetings.
- Drive the analysis of current processes and recommend solutions and improved processes; may provide counsel on impact of systems changes to business processes.
- Decompose abstract and complex details/concepts into business and functional requirements that can be understood by the stakeholders (i.e. end users, developers, testers, etc.)
- Document project requirements and other project related documents with clear and concise language consistent with methodology framework.
- Advocate for business area regarding system needs and requests. Negotiate with the various delivery teams to ensure solutions meet time to market and business needs.
- Work with the project team to develop and manage project plans including issue resolution and risk mitigation
- Consult with users, developers, testers, and implementation specialists.
- Direct the development of end user training plans, (business level) user acceptance test plans, and implementation plans; communicates to senior management and business representatives.
- Instruct, guide and supervise project team in the resolution of issues, risks and impediments.
- Partner with technology and business managers providing overall strategic leadership in developing and maintaining disciplined processes.
- Ensure governance with the project methodology standards, documentation, and approvals (e.g. project artifacts, tollgates, etc.)
- Manage participation from required stakeholders to ensure accurate deliverables
- Manage cross team dependencies with other business and IT areas.
- Level of Education / Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in technology, finance, business or equivalent.
Skills and Experience:
- At least 10+ years of related professional financial services and project management experience.
- Background in software implementation in the Financial Services industry working as a Business Analyst and/or Product Owner.
- Proven experience implementing financial systems using standardized SDLC methodologies and tools (e.g. AGILE).
- Experience working in an environment managing multiple, concurrent projects with shifting priorities, demands, and timelines.
- Excellent analytical, interpersonal and collaborative skills.
- Superior verbal and written communication skills, presentation and facilitation skills.
- Very strong management, project management and leadership skills.
- High Level of proficiency in MS Office including Project, EXCEL, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio.