Lead Business Analyst

Our Client is a Global Bank based with a very strong presence in Hong Kong

Project Brief:

The role will be assigned to change initiatives dependent on current demand and priorities at the time.
Initiatives will include the on-boarding of new business wins, the building of new business models in conjunction with Product to support internal business or external market driven initiatives, re-structuring of existing client business, re-engineering initiatives driven by industry changes and internal projects / initiatives. As well as supporting existing Clients change.

Role Purpose:

The Lead Business Analyst role is to direct and lead a team of Business Analysts, supporting the analysis function across one or many change programmes, as part of the CM&D team that enables our client to provide services to our Clients. Business analysis allows the business to make the right choices in the changes it executes. The discipline identifies needs, captures and analyses requirements and contributes to the assessments and recommendations of options available to ensure the right solution is identified, agreed and progressed.


  1. Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
  2. Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
  3. Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyse information needs and functional requirements and deliver artefacts as needed.
  4. Utilize experience in using enterprise-wide requirements definition and management systems and methodologies required
  5. Work independently and with users to define concepts and under direction of project managers
  6. Drive and challenge business unit and customers on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans
  7. Leverage strong analytical and product management skills required to gain a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into applicable operational requirements
  8. Serve as the conduit between the customer community (internal and external customers) and the implementation team through which requirements flow
  9. Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates and standards
  10. Collaborate with implementation teams, supply lines and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyse trade-offs between usability and performance needs
  11. Act as a liaison between the business units, implementation teams and support teams.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience:

Qualifications & Experience:

  1. A high quality degree level education – highly desirable
  2. Possession of a relevant business analysis qualification – desirable
  3. A professional project management qualification (eg Prince2) – advantageous
  4. Significant operational experience in financial services, specifically fund accounting, investment operations or middle office processing
  5. Demonstrated experience in business analysis roles
  6. Experience of working in a large scale change environment.

Knowledge & Capabilities:

Candidates are expected to be best practice in:

  1. Process Mapping
  2. Impact Assessment/Gap Analysis
  3. Business Requirements
  4. Process Design

Candidates are expected to be competent in:

  1. Operating Model Design
  2. Data Analysis
  3. User Documentation
  4. Solution Design
  5. Solution Validation
  6. Root Cause Analysis
  7. Opportunity Assessment
  8. Feasibility Study
  9. Stakeholder Management
  10. Business Readiness
  11. Design Governance
  12. Workshop Facilitation
  13. Training Documentation/Preparation

Candidates are expected to have a working knowledge of:

  1. Internal Consultancy
  2. Quality Assurance
  3. Rapid Issue Resolution
  4. Project Planning
  5. Scope Management
  6. Risks & Issues Management
  7. Resource Planning & Management
  8. Communication
  9. Data Loading
  10. Data Reconciliation
  11. Test planning & execution

Candidates should also:

  1. Must be a strong communicator both verbal and written with a comprehensive understanding of content and context
  2. Displays good presentation skills and can tailor communication methods for the audience, environment and setting.
  3. Engages stakeholders proactively
  4. Is an active listener and displays good inter-personal and communication skills (differentiate by role complexity)
  5. Strong inter-personal , communication and leadership skills (differentiate by role complexity)
  6. Able to work with individuals at all levels
  7. Ability to build and maintain highly effective working relationships with colleagues, clients and third parties.
  8. Good team building skills
  9. Good Team player
  10. Shows good planning & time management skills with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks effectively
  11. Able to prioritise and manage conflicting demands
  12. Demonstrates good organisational skills
  13. Strong leadership and matrix management skills.
  14. Able to articulate a challenging strategic vision and motivate people to achieve this.
  15. Demonstrates interest and ability to support and develop people
  16. Strategic mind-set, with strong conceptual, creative and analytical content
  17. Strong problem solving skills and able to perform under pressure
  18. Displays good negotiation and influencing skills and can use these skills appropriately
  19. Ability to take decisions within the scope of responsibility (Courageous integrity / Connected and collaborated approach in gathering information to make decision)
  20. Self motivated and able to work independently, and under own initiative with a sense of ownership and accountability
  21. Positive, dynamic and resilient individual, open to change and able to adapt to changing circumstances
  22. Responds positively to challenge, showing consideration for others views and taking these into account when making decisions
  23. Ability to seek compromise.

Management of Risk:

Responsible for the continual assessment of operational risks associated with the role and inherent in the business, taking account of changing economic or market conditions, legal and regulatory requirements, operating procedures and practices, management restructuring and the impact of new technology.

Demonstrates compliance with Group standards, manuals and policies and adheres to the defined work practices, internal controls and risk management standards associated with the role.

Observation of Internal Controls:

Maintains internal control standards, including the timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators.

Understands, follows and demonstrates compliance with all relevant internal and external rules, regulations and procedures that apply to the conduct of the business activities associated with the role, specifically  internal controls and compliance policies and manuals.

Additional Information:

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to creating a diverse environment.

Hong Kong

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