Business Consultant

Job description

Summary:

Become part of a team that implements cutting-edge insurance software for insurance companies worldwide.

Business Consultant is responsible for the collection, understanding and translation of customer business requirements into working INSIS software solutions. Works as part of a team under the direction of the project management community.  Creates clear documentation throughout the project lifecycle and executes configuration requirements.

 

Primary responsibilities:

  • Works with the client to identify business requirements and translates those into workable INSIS solutions.  Gathers information regarding current and future business processes and desired functional outcomes.  Provides guidance on process optimisation having regard to product functionality
  • Creates clear documentation of the business requirements and achieves client sign-off.  Where appropriate generates process mapping documentation and data models/data flows.  Ensures the correct interpretation of the business requirements into technical design solutions, and reviews the solutions as they are developed to ensure customer acceptance
  • Configures the INSIS application as appropriate to achieve conformity with the client business requirements
  • Provides input to project estimates after analysing the proposed development approach and complexity
  • Leads and participates in internal quality reviews of solution design and test plans.  Contributes to the design, development, review and execution of system test scripts.  Prepares technical system documentation as reference for Testing and Support as required
  • Assists in the sales support cycle, product demonstrations and training
  • Provides input to the process of transitioning projects into Support

Requirements

What we expect:

  • An experienced business analyst/consultant with at least 2 years’ experience gained in an insurance or financial software or insurance business environment. Demonstrable customer facing skills; able to communicate clearly, present logically and participate in business discussions. For internal candidates, alternative experience (e.g. development, QA) will be considered eligible
  • Strong technical awareness with ability to understand average to complex software problems and facilitate the optimum solution. Experience with Oracle, PL/SQL and Java a distinct advantage. Can configure various INSIS attributes including product screens, database artefacts and business rules after appropriate training
  • Ability to support and advise the project team and customers on limitations and opportunities for perfect fit customer solutions based on knowledge of INSIS
  • Strong stakeholder management skills; able to translate business requirements and issues into suitable solutions in discussion with customers and partners
  • A good understanding of project delivery methodologies and governance
  • Business planning and organising skills; able to work on own initiative but with the judgement to know when to raise issues/concerns with management
  • Strong requirements gathering skills; identifying assumptions and constraints; organize and manage requirements
  • Detail aware, able to resolve most project issues and risks.  Good judgement in regard to the need for escalation
  • Willing to travel and work across multiple geographies
  • To Head of Consulting: line management and objectives, adherence to Fadata policies and procedures
  • To project management community: part of one or more customer project teams, actively contributes to the functional delivery of the project plan
  • To Pre-sales: collaboration in pre-sales activity as directed by line manager, assistance with estimation and scoping of pipeline projects
  • To Development and Architects: business explanation of customer requirements and assistance with technical interpretation 
  • To customers and partners: delivery of agreed quality outcomes and achievement of measurable customer satisfaction
  • To peers: support and backup in periods of absence

 Advantages:

  • Insurance business or IT project experience
  • Working knowledge of Insurance
  • Actuarial science

 Accountabilities:

  • To Head of Consulting: line management and objectives, adherence to Fadata policies and procedures
  • To project management community: part of one or more customer project teams, actively contributes to the functional delivery of the project plan
  • To Pre-sales: collaboration in pre-sales activity as directed by line manager, assistance with estimation and scoping of pipeline projects
  • To Development and Architects: business explanation of customer requirements and assistance with technical interpretation 
  • To customers and partners: delivery of agreed quality outcomes and achievement of measurable customer satisfaction
  • To peers: support and backup in periods of absence

We offer:

  • An exciting working environment. 
  • Competitive remuneration and social incentives package.
  • Development opportunities that match individual’s aspirations and motivation.

If you are interested in this role, we will be glad to hear from you.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


All applications will be assessed and treated in strict confidence.