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Do you have experience of business analysis, product ownership and working with business teams to advance project change and business improvement? Do you have strong presentation skills and experience of running requirements workshops? Do you want to work with talented and hard-working specialists? This is a superb opportunity to join our small, friendly and innovative team at our industry award winning company!
Pure Retirement was founded on the belief that everyone deserves to enjoy their later years

A specialist mortgage lender to the Equity Release market, we offer products that provide simple and straight-forward solutions for use in effective retirement planning.

Winners of the Equity Release Award for Best Provider for Adviser Support for three years running, and Yorkshire's number one fastest growing business for 2018, we work with over 2000 registered advisers to provide a first class service to customers with products tailored to their needs.

At Pure we are committed to exceptional standards of performance, continually improving and developing our business through the colleagues we employ

Awarded a Gold standard 'Investors in People' accreditation, we are firmly geared up to build on our successes and grow our business with talented additions to our ever-evolving team.

We are a friendly, professional and dynamic place to work. If you would like to be part of our award winning culture and demonstrate our values of 'honesty', 'simplicity' and 'responsibility', we would love to hear from you.

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We recognise that people experiencing mental ill health continue to report stigma and discrimination at work, and we are committed to creating a supportive and open culture, where colleagues feel able to talk about mental health confidently, and aspire to appropriately support the mental wellbeing of all staff.

Reports to

Technical Projects Manager

Location

Thorpe Park, Leeds LS15

Hours of work

37.5 hours per week (hours of work will be flexible and dictated by the needs of the business, therefore it is expected that the successful applicant will work those hours necessary to successfully discharge the duties of the role)

The Role

Overview

As a Business Analyst at Pure Retirement you will use your experience of business analysis, product ownership and working with the business teams to advance project change and business improvement and provide vision in developing solutions for the Financial Services sector.

You will be confident taking projects through the project lifecycle process following current best practices, designs and agile methodologies.

You will be able to effectively communicate with the wider business and 3rd party suppliers. You will be organised and accustomed to working in an agile environment.

You will have experience of writing requirement documents, capturing current processes and proposed processes.

As part of this you will be providing a full solution for Management information on migration & new funding projects and third party requirements.

Key Outputs

  • Manage business expectations.
  • Manage the estimation process, working with the business to produce suitable estimates as needed.
  • Review all requirement output to ensure it meets the needs of the business to deliver the intended benefits.
  • Produce requirement documents.
  • Maintain strong quality and controls across all processes and reporting requirements
  • Become the product expert.
  • Actively seek improvements to processes and systems, contributing to our culture of continuous improvement.
  • Mentoring/Coaching and sharing best practices
  • Ability to run meetings, facilitate focus groups, and assist in pushing projects through to completion.

This job description is not exhaustive and serves only as a broad outline of the duties required. This job description may be amended as necessary.

The Person

Overview

The successful candidate will be from a Business Analyst or Product Owner background, ideally having worked in the financial services sector. You will have excellent business facing communication skills and be well-versed in requirements gathering and analysis, able to capture and fulfil the business user needs whilst considering the wider strategic roadmap.

Will enjoy working as part of a team as well as on their own and being an important part of the Pure Retirement Projects team supporting the growth and planned advancements of the business.

Skills & Experience

Mandatory

  • Minimum 2 years working as a Product Owner or Business Analyst
  • Experience of running requirements workshops.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Experience of organising and running meetings
  • Good experience of working with MS Office productivity tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint.
  • Writing requirement reports, detailed specification documents and production of RAID logs
  • Agile estimation, prioritisation and planning.
  • Understanding of Data warehousing and been involved in projects to building data warehouse capabilities

Desirable

  • Financial services experience
  • Experience of mortgages and equity release

Qualifications

Mandatory

  • University Degree or equivalent work experience
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This job description is not exhaustive and serves only as a broad outline of the duties required. This job description may be amended as necessary.

For more details on this role or to find out more about our team please contact our recruitment team at careers@pureretirement.co.uk.

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