Job purpose and background
CDP is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced business analyst who is passionate to lead cross-functional impact analysis to assess the feasibility of business ideas and initiatives.
As part of its strategic ambitions CDP has defined a set of transformation and project initiatives to realize its strategic goals of higher impact, improved stakeholder experience and disclosure information. Successful execution of this portfolio of projects over the coming years is a priority of the Executive Leadership Team of CDP. To this end, we are strengthening our transformation and project delivery capability by setting up a new Transformation & Project Management Office (PMO) function to help initiate, monitor and accelerate projects, act as a sparring partner to project owners and support CDPs Executive Leadership Team in respect of screening, selecting and prioritizing projects to define a project portfolio that is aligned with CDPs overarching strategy.
This role will be part of the Project Management Office team consisting of a number of business analysts and the PMO manager. The team is part of the Innovation & Change directorate.
Key responsibilities include:
- Lead cross-functional (impact) analysis to assess the feasibility of business ideas and initiatives
- Determine business objectives of projects by gathering and analysing business information, evaluating output requirements and formats
- Define project requirements by identifying scope, deliverables, project milestones, benefits, risks, resources and developing project budgets
- Gather and formulate the functional and non-functional requirements of business solutions and know how to communicate those to different stakeholders.
- Validate resource requirements and supporting budget estimates
- Understand and communicate the financial and operational impact of any changes
- Act as an interface between the business & technology teams to translate and communicate requirements, or resolve technical queries.
- Work with key business stakeholders to understand and document operational processes.
Required skills and experience:
- A minimum of 4 years working experience as a business analyst
- Good knowledge of business analysis methodologies and best practices
- Knowledge of Project Management delivery methodologies
- Ability to understand core requirements and interpret them into the right context within the total solution
- Ability to effectively deal with changing expectations or challenges
- Experience with delivering business cases, budgets and feasibility studies
- Experience financial reporting, budget and financial forecasts preparation
- Great communication skills and sense of responsibility
- You are a team player as well as dedicated, committed and bring a high level of self-motivation
- Knowledge of Visio and process mapping techniques
- Experience in working on IT projects is a plus
- Affinity with NGO and related processes is an advantage
- Experience in environmental related industries is an advantage
This is a full-time role based in London with some flexibility to work remotely from the UK, reporting to a senior member of the Innovation & Change Team.
Salary and benefits: Level 5 role, Competitive NGO salary and benefits, 30 days’ holiday p.a. plus bank holidays, generous non-contributory pension provision, Employee Assistance Programme, life assurance, training and development, flexible working opportunities and others.
Before you apply
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To apply please upload your CV and a covering letter as an additional document setting out how you meet the required skills and experience or key responsibilities, which should be no more than one page. We encourage early applications as interviews will be held on a rolling basis. The deadline is 9 AM London time on 14th December.