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Business Analyst

Columbia Threadneedle Investments
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Aug 26, 2022

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

About Columbia Threadneedle Investments

You'll find the promise we make to our clients is the same one we make to our employees: Your success is our priority.

Here, you'll find growth and career opportunities across all our businesses. We're intentionally built to help you succeed. Our reach is expansive with a global team of 2,000 people working together. Our expertise is diverse with more than 450 investment professionals sharing global perspectives across all major asset classes and markets. Our clients have access to a broad array of investment strategies and we have the capability to create bespoke solutions matched to clients' specific requirements.

Columbia Threadneedle is a people business and we recognise that our success is due to our talented people, who bring diversity of thought, complementary skills and capabilities. We are committed to providing an inclusive workplace that supports the diversity of our employees and reflects our broader communities and client-base. We welcome applications from returners to the industry.

We appreciate that work-life balance is an important factor for many when considering their next move so please discuss any flexible working requirements directly with your recruiter.

Job Purpose Statement

Provide strategic leadership to team of business analyst functions and process improvement initiatives for the business. Oversee data modeling, database design, and creation of reports to support business analysis. Determine business needs and data requirements through consultation, document, and workflow analysis.

Role Responsibilities

How you'll spend your time....

Drive business process improvements that support operational excellence, productivity enhancements, growth, and other key initiatives.

Build relationships with business leaders to understand business objectives and priorities. Partner with business leaders to develop performance measurement processes, including weekly scorecards.

Develop process improvement initiatives and provide support with a variety of analytic tools. Maintain projects on time and within budget, reporting on progress, managing expectations, risk, and ensuring post-implementation benefits are measured.

Provide effective people leadership through effective coaching, feedback, and sound performance management practices. Act as champion for the team and intervene on matters that create roadblocks to individual or organizational success. Set department initiatives and aligns and sets individual performance goals.

Maintain knowledge of new developments in business process improvement methodology and data analysis, including learning from other market leaders and industries. Educate team on changes in the industry and organization.

Key Capabilities

To be successful in this role you will have....
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent (4-years)
  • Relevant Experience 7-10 years
  • Demonstrated people leadership experience.
  • Extensive quantitative and analytical skills with experience in process improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability in integrating business knowledge with analytical insight.
  • Ability to influence across organization, motivate and negotiate with senior leaders and business partners.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking capabilities, ability to analyze data and recommend solutions.
  • Must have excellent program management experience/skill.

Desired Capabilities

If you also had this, it would be great....
  • Experience Developing and deploying Reporting tools (SAP BO, Tableau, Qlikview, etc...)
  • SQL Development Skills

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