Lead business analyst
The world’s leading premium drinks company with an outstanding collection of brands (over 200 brands in 180 countries) is looking for a Lead BA.
Context / Scope
The Digital & Technology vision is to lead the way in the transformation of Company's business capabilities, leveraging data & digital technology, to create a competitive edge in the marketplace.
D&T is significantly revising its operating model with main objectives to maximize value for Company's business via enhanced strategic capabilities, simple workflow of tasks translated in teams that have clear ownership of deliverable along the value chain.
The goal of the D&T transformation is to deliver more (faster time to market, effectiveness of solutions, increased capacity) with the same costs and upgraded capabilities (we need to leapfrog from where we are)
Transformed E2E Planning has been one of our key strategic imperatives towards achieving our vision and to drive competitive advantage for Company. The focus has been to provide excellent satisfaction to our customers and consumers through the supply of our brands, every day, every case, everywhere –at optimum cost and exceptional brand quality, driven by process automation, data and analytic insight.
Our ambition is to be the digital leader in our industry and the D&T Product Owners play a crucial role in making this a reality, in partnership with our key stakeholders from business teams.
Lead BA role has a key part to play in this agenda and for effective impact in Company globally, the role has been designed to focus on both functional and global deliverables.
Lead BA will focus in driving competitive advantage for Company's markets through focus on customer and consumer, enabling outstanding planning capabilities; expand margins through enabling continuous reduction of COGs, influence reliable, accurate, standard and cost effective business services, and participate in enabling our people become as effective as possible, collaborate efficiently and access information easily.
This role will have a degree of financial responsibility for identifying (in conjunction with other parts of D&T and the project team) all D&T spend associated with any analysis or requirements within process and data areas.
The role will support any or a combination of the following areas:
- One Plan
- Financial Controllership
- Corporate Finance
- Supply & Demand Planning
- Budgeting process (overheads, etc)
This role will also support projects initiation and execution with key focus on requirement gathering and documentation and solution’s delivery. Projects will be as the project pipeline, Process Improvement, M&A, etc.
This role is accountable for Solution Delivery and Business Process Services Delivery/Optimization for the E2E planning capabilities in Company globally. Markets can include owned subsidiaries, JV’s and/or third party distributors, with both Demand and Supply operations.
It is a Global role covering all markets. The role will manage the Digital & Technology Transform E2E Planning Consumer and Customer Planning agenda with Regional & Market Leadership Teams and subject matter experts across the organization.
D&T relationship management success will be critically dependent upon successful joined up Region and Function planning – and subsequently the ownership of stakeholder relationships from the Plan, Transform, Run and A&I teams.
Purpose of Role
The purpose of this role is to support the Business Partner by leading the areas of process, information and data analysis within the assigned functional area(s). The post holder is to become a subject matter expert in their process area(s) bringing competitive and industry best practise analysis and provide recommendation for specific investment.
The role will also drive metrics in their domain process as well as lead and implement projects in their domain with tangible delivery of benefits. They will be responsible for leading and supporting business case generation, analysis, design, QA of Build and PT, User acceptance and benefits realisation. The role is also responsible for raising the capability levels in their domain areas for super users and service delivery leads.
You will provide subject matter expertise to the business and project team in a lead engagement role. You need to ensure stakeholder engagement and project scope definition is outcome focused with a strong business and benefits case always being the prerequisite to any project mobilization.
Supervision and delivery of:
Business Case Definition
Identification of target areas for business improvement. Work with Business Partner to build a submit a benefits focused business cases for evaluation prior to any project start
Process definition/governance and translation to system requirements
Identify and document market requirements, information and data gaps to enable solutioning and system configuration
Ensuring that we design and deliver solutions that are in line with GDBS Enterprise Architecture and technical roadmaps
Ensure the support team(s) builds effective knowledge of all solutions delivered to enable internal ongoing BAU capabilities
UAT & Training
Support as appropriate on UAT in market and with delivering train the trainer sessions
Be agile custodian and drive projects with agile mindset. Support a product owner by helping to analysis of the business domain, stocking the product backlog, and grooming the product backlog. Performs or provides coaching to the team during an iteration, include facilitating collaboration, generating examples, transferring knowledge, and being a good team member. Be responsible for the process, information and data work streams on projects, including interfacing with the business
Qualifications and Experience Required
- Deep Planning Process Orientation and Knowledge
- Specific Experience and credibility in given global process area / function
- Relevant Bachelor’s Degree required
- Established background in launching software or services in partnership with engineering teams and high degree of proficiency in prototyping, iterative development, understanding of Agile principles
Solid experience in the below fields:
- Benefits management
- Business analysis
- Business Process Improvement
- Business process testing
- Organisation design and implementation
Experience with any of the below is plus for the role:
- Change implementation planning and management
- Project management
- Stakeholder relationship management
- Supplier relationship management
Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Company's purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.
We know that for our business to thrive and for Company to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings.