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Technical Product Analyst - Central London - Hybrid

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Job Summary

  • City of London
  • Permanent
  • JN -012024-1954817
  • Jan 26, 2024
  • £90k - £95k
Job Description

A person centric, strong Technical Product Analyst is required to join a newly formed team, with an array of exciting projects in the pipeline!

Our mission and objectives

  • Our client is the UK's development finance institution, owned by the UK Government. They invest with the aim of solving the biggest global development challenges by investing patient, flexible capital to support private sector growth and innovation.
  • With 75 years of experience successfully supporting the sustainable, long-term growth of businesses in Africa and Asia, and have recently expanded to invest in the Indo-Pacific and Caribbean.
  • They invest to achieve impact and a financial return which is then reinvested for more impact. Over the past five years, they have committed £7 billion of new investments, with our net assets growing in value to approximately £8.1 billion. They are now invested in 1,400 businesses which directly employ over 950,000 workers and support many more. Over the next five years, we plan to grow further, and aim to commit around £9 billion of new investments over the period.
  • Their current five-year strategy responds to the opportunities and challenges facing developing and emerging economies. To ensure their capital is used in the best way possible to meet these opportunities and challenges, it sets out three clear strategic objectives - to invest in productive, sustainable and inclusive development. These objectives mean an increased focus on climate finance, including investing in green infrastructure; on financing digital transformation; and on driving inclusive outcomes, including through gender and diversity finance.

Purpose

  • This role sits within the Business Applications team which is responsible for the overall application landscape, ensuring coherency. Central to this is the Technical Product Analyst role.
  • The Business Applications team is looking for a new member who can help them achieve their goals and deliver high-quality products and services. As a Technical Product Analyst, you will work closely with various stakeholders to understand their needs, challenges, and opportunities. You will also conduct research and analysis to identify the current state of the business or business area, propose feasible solutions, assess the impact of change, and define the criteria for success. You will ensure that the products and services we develop align with the organisational vision and meet the user expectations.

Responsibilities

  • Work with different business units within the organisation (e.g., Finance, Investor Services, Investment teams, Treasury etc.) to create analyses and documentation.
  • Build close relationships with critical vendors to ensure software changes and delivery are aligned with the organisation's application development standards.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with Production, Architecture, Security, Project, and Managerial IT teams in a collaborative way.
  • Evaluate, analyse, and communicate systems requirements on a continuing basis, and maintain systems processes, including the delivery of monthly status reports to all appropriate parties.
  • Translate functional business requirements into technical specifications.
  • Advise on industry business practice.
  • Liaise with stakeholders.
  • Document and assist in the design of process mapping.
  • Document and update automated testing scripts for any new application changes.
  • Conduct user training.

The candidate

  • Successful candidates will have a background in IT applications and or an IT change team from within a financial environment, preferably from within Private Equity/Private Debt/Funds/Investments/Financial Markets or Asset Management

Essential skills:

  • Data Analysis: Proficiency in data analysis tools and techniques, such as SQL, Excel, data visualization tools (Power BI)
  • Business Intelligence (BI) Tools: Familiarity with Power BI
  • Process Modelling and Analysis: Knowledge of process modelling techniques, such as BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation), and process analysis tools like ARIS or Visio.
  • Technical knowledge: Familiar with eFront or a similar portfolio management system.
  • Requirements Management: Proficiency in requirements management tools - preferably JIRA.
  • Stakeholder Management: Experience of working with both "business as usual" teams and "business change" teams. The ability to build strong relationships and to engage, negotiate, influence, and collaborate across the organisation.
  • Critical thinking skills: The ability to evaluate the options in front of you and choose the most viable one for the business is crucial.
  • Research skills: Provide viable solutions to management. Possess excellent research skills to identify problems and solutions required to grow the business.
  • Documentation skills: Prepare and deliver documents, such as specification documents.
  • Problem-solving: Ability to explain data and technical concepts to a non-technical team or client audience.

Desirable skills:

  • Operated in a Private Equity environment or for a DFI.
  • Knowledge of eFront
  • Fund Accounting
  • Candidates should be strongly motivated by BII's development mission and ideally demonstrate some commitment to development or social goals through previous executive or non-executive activity.

Our cultural values

We look for team members who aspire, as we do, to work at our best and to be:

  • Impact-led, commercially rigorous
  • Tenacious in the face of challenges
  • Collaborative and caring

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.

BY APPLYING FOR THIS ROLE YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR TERMS OF SERVICE WHICH TOGETHER WITH OUR PRIVACY STATEMENT GOVERN YOUR USE OF MORGAN MCKINLEY SERVICES.

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Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Tushar Wadhwani
Tushar Wadhwani