MO Business Change Specialist

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MO Business Change Specialist

Key Responsibilities:
  • Executing all required project related activities across the full project life cycle
  • Gathering, defining, agreeing and documenting requirements to ensure traceability and favourable project control
  • Where required, to provide insight and analysis into possible future projects and business cases ensuring accurate estimates for benefits and other project deliverables are SMART.
  • Where needed, provide cover for project managers in executing project management phases such as but not limited to, initiation, planning, execution, control and monitoring and closure tasks.
  • Where needed, provide accurate status tracking and reporting, Issue Management (including workshops when required), Managing actions, Dependency Management, chairing/attending Governance meetings and when required escalation to Senior Management.
  • Maintain all project documentation to required internal standards.
  • Acting as an expert and Champion in terms of promoting and abiding by our project management approach, principles and methodology.
  • Where required, completing all necessary processes documentation and procedures to promote projects into the production environment, including the management of deployment dates, plans, sign-offs, migration planning, training plans and contingency/back-out plans.
  • Supporting the executing associated Change Management tasks related to the portfolio, sub portfolio of projects or change initiatives.
  • Where appropriate, project tracking, control and reporting to CMMi Level 3 standards. To include management of risks, issues, dependencies, actions, budget tracking, change control and regular reporting
  • Supporting our client and project integrated change control process. This may also mean dealing directly with our client in a professional manner.
  • Where required be a subject matter expert for project team members and the ability to perform varying levels of business analysis when required to do so
  • Where appropriate working with IT in managing vendors and or clients
  • Collation of materials, chairing and minuting the project documents and internal/external meetings. Using the appropriate brainstorming, facilitation techniques and business analysis tools and techniques to ensure requirements meet the business need.
  • Dealing with all levels of the organisation from developers to senior sponsors
  • Effective project risk management
  • Work with teams across multiple locations (including but not limited to London, Glasgow, Paris and Chennai)

Key internal stakeholders:

  • The Business (Local and Global Production Teams)
  • Local and Global IT/IT Development Teams
  • Sponsors and Senior Management
  • IT Development and Support Teams in London and Chennai
  • Product and Strategic Operating Model (SOM) Team
  • IT Service Delivery Teams in London and Chennai
  • PMO Team
  • Head of Operations (key stakeholder)
  • Global Head of Middle Office (key stakeholder)
  • Heads of UK IT and Engineering Teams
  • Other internal Business Areas

Key external key stakeholders:

  • AFS Clients
  • Vendor liaison (including but not limited to FIS, XSP, Intellimatch, Tradeflow, brokers and other third parties).
Regulatory status

Senior Managers and Conduct Regime (SMCR) status: Conduct Rules

Is this a Training & Competence role? No

Skills and Experience required

Competencies required for the role:


  • Delivery focussed Business Analyst
  • Experience of our business more specifically Middle Office Fund Administration/Accounting Operations such as Asset Servicing (Income & Corporate Actions), Transactions Management (Treasury, Trade, Derivatives and Cash Management), Reconciliations and Reporting.
  • Client facing experience (preferred)
  • Ability to deal with all levels of the organisation from developers to senior sponsors
  • Collaborative approach and good interpersonal skills
  • Expert in delivering business analysis tools and techniques
  • Ability to drive a solution/s through to completion
  • Experience in delivering analysis through business process modelling, requirements gathering, traceability, testing and support business control management (preferred)
  • Experience managing vendors, particularly when dealing with testing phases of projects(preferred)
  • Team player
  • Strong team player and where required manage other BA's
  • Good interpersonal skills

Qualifications required for the role:


  • A Level or equivalent educational qualification


  • Degree and/or
  • Business Analysis and/or Project Management Qualification (Business Analysis qualification preferred)

Technical Experience


  • Strong Business Analysis skills
  • Strong interpersonal and people skills
  • Proven track record for project support and delivery
  • Financial industry experience preferably Middle Office Operations
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Client facing experience
  • Good knowledge of the development life cycle
  • Experience managing vendors and testing life cycles
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire G32 0, United Kingdom
DBFS Ltd (Agency)