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BA - Business Analyst

Location: Chicago Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Contract To Hire
Contact: Rebecca.Shih@addisongroup.com

Job Description: 

Description

Key Accountabilities:

  • Directs complex projects often involving multiple internal and external constituents and matrix partners
  • Typically exercises direct accountability for projects with up to 25 team members
  • Works with people managers across business and T&O to ensure projects are staffed with the right mix of people who exhibit the required perspectives, skills and behaviors.
  • Accountable party for defining, planning, orchestrating, and delivering assigned projects, including all business, operational and IT deliverables
  • Directly manages all aspects of the project lifecycle and works with matrix business, corporate and IT partners to oversee all phases of the project, and to ensure that related project processes are completed as required (including, as applicable, change management, process management, transition to business/operations, system development, quality management, etc.)
  • Within the context of the assigned project, responsible for building and sustaining the day-to-day relationships and communications (including project briefings) with stakeholders at various levels of the organization, including executive level, as well as other internal and external resources. Sustains and manages the relationship with the Accountable Executive (and Program Manager, where applicable) throughout the duration of the project by providing sound advice, counsel and support
  • Ensures end results are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefits
  • Provides leadership, motivation, coaching, mentoring and professional development for project teams in order to obtain a high level of co-operation and contribution from all project members
  • Chairs regular core team and key governance forums (e.g. Steering Committees, Operating Committees, Decision Forums) to review progress with key constituents. Represents the interests of the project or program in various project governance and inter-department forums
  • Ensures the mechanisms of change management (plans , processes, tools) are in place and effectively executed
  • Ensures project issues and risks are identified, quantified, managed and tracked. Uses past experience to proactively "anticipate" risk and develop appropriate mitigation strategies and plans. Ensures risks, assumptions and constraints are appropriately communicated and escalated when necessary
  • Rigorously manages scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed on time, cost, and quality parameters
  • Manages and/or validates financial forecasts and provides on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures
  • Defines and tracks project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan
  • Develops project artifacts including charter, integrated  plan, resource plan, contingency plan, and related PM artifacts, while complying with applicable enterprise standards(e.g. Risk, Audit, Compliance)
  • Drives and supervises the User Acceptance team
  • Partner with end users to gather requirements and determine project scopes and milestones

Qualifications

Knowledge

  • Possesses a university degree and/or 6 to 8 years of sales and analytical experiences in the Mortgage Loan Origination process Possesses advanced knowledge of 2 years plus of experience in project management, including managing at least two projects of significant complexity and value (> $2MM) with moderate to high risk
  • 1 year advanced super user of the latest loan origination software system (eg. Netoxygen)
  • Holding a valid PMP designation from the Project Management Institute (PMI) is an asset

Skills

  • Good relationship management and consulting skills which results in an ability to earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders, mobilize and motivate teams, set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace, execute with limited information and ambiguity
  • Solid change leadership and management skills
  • Solid risk management skills
  • Ability to navigate a matrixed organization effectively
  • Solid stakeholder management and influencing skills, effective at the executive level
  • Sound business and technical acumen
  • Solid presentation, written and verbal communication skills which bring clarity and precision at various decision-making meetings
  • Solid problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Solid core project management skills including multiple aspects of the PMBOK (i.e. Project Management Institute's PM Body Of Knowledge)
  • Solid knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools (e.g. Clarity, MS Project, SharePoint repositories, Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) if applicable)

Job Description: 

Description

Key Accountabilities:

  • Directs complex projects often involving multiple internal and external constituents and matrix partners
  • Typically exercises direct accountability for projects with up to 25 team members
  • Works with people managers across business and T&O to ensure projects are staffed with the right mix of people who exhibit the required perspectives, skills and behaviors.
  • Accountable party for defining, planning, orchestrating, and delivering assigned projects, including all business, operational and IT deliverables
  • Directly manages all aspects of the project lifecycle and works with matrix business, corporate and IT partners to oversee all phases of the project, and to ensure that related project processes are completed as required (including, as applicable, change management, process management, transition to business/operations, system development, quality management, etc.)
  • Within the context of the assigned project, responsible for building and sustaining the day-to-day relationships and communications (including project briefings) with stakeholders at various levels of the organization, including executive level, as well as other internal and external resources. Sustains and manages the relationship with the Accountable Executive (and Program Manager, where applicable) throughout the duration of the project by providing sound advice, counsel and support
  • Ensures end results are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefits
  • Provides leadership, motivation, coaching, mentoring and professional development for project teams in order to obtain a high level of co-operation and contribution from all project members
  • Chairs regular core team and key governance forums (e.g. Steering Committees, Operating Committees, Decision Forums) to review progress with key constituents. Represents the interests of the project or program in various project governance and inter-department forums
  • Ensures the mechanisms of change management (plans , processes, tools) are in place and effectively executed
  • Ensures project issues and risks are identified, quantified, managed and tracked. Uses past experience to proactively "anticipate" risk and develop appropriate mitigation strategies and plans. Ensures risks, assumptions and constraints are appropriately communicated and escalated when necessary
  • Rigorously manages scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed on time, cost, and quality parameters
  • Manages and/or validates financial forecasts and provides on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures
  • Defines and tracks project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan
  • Develops project artifacts including charter, integrated  plan, resource plan, contingency plan, and related PM artifacts, while complying with applicable enterprise standards(e.g. Risk, Audit, Compliance)
  • Drives and supervises the User Acceptance team
  • Partner with end users to gather requirements and determine project scopes and milestones

Qualifications

Knowledge

  • Possesses a university degree and/or 6 to 8 years of sales and analytical experiences in the Mortgage Loan Origination process Possesses advanced knowledge of 2 years plus of experience in project management, including managing at least two projects of significant complexity and value (> $2MM) with moderate to high risk
  • 1 year advanced super user of the latest loan origination software system (eg. Netoxygen)
  • Holding a valid PMP designation from the Project Management Institute (PMI) is an asset

Skills

  • Good relationship management and consulting skills which results in an ability to earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders, mobilize and motivate teams, set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace, execute with limited information and ambiguity
  • Solid change leadership and management skills
  • Solid risk management skills
  • Ability to navigate a matrixed organization effectively
  • Solid stakeholder management and influencing skills, effective at the executive level
  • Sound business and technical acumen
  • Solid presentation, written and verbal communication skills which bring clarity and precision at various decision-making meetings
  • Solid problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Solid core project management skills including multiple aspects of the PMBOK (i.e. Project Management Institute's PM Body Of Knowledge)
  • Solid knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools (e.g. Clarity, MS Project, SharePoint repositories, Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) if applicable)