Junior Business Analyst

The Opportunity:

We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic individual who is looking for the opportunity to develop a career within Distribution Transformation as a Business Analyst. The role would suit someone who has business experience and is looking for a new challenge.

The overall purpose of the BA role is to provide objective business analysis in order to enable business improvements and involves working alongside other Distribution Transformation competencies.

The Team:

Within M&G's Group Operations Transformation function, the Distribution portfolio has seen a growth in demand for change delivery required to support a business that has grown significantly over the last 10 years, increasing its distribution footprint across Europe and expanding into Asia. An increasing Institutional client base also creates a requirement for bespoke investment solutions and an opportunity to deliver a digitally enhanced client service.

The objective of the Distribution portfolio is to deliver initiatives that create efficiencies in the business, enhance processes along the customer journey, launch new funds and products to meet investor needs and enable a digital front end interface with our clients. In the near term, a focal objective is creating a robust foundation and data platform and integrating core systems supporting our Sales and Marketing functions.

As this is a junior role, the individual will be guided by an experienced BA to enable them to gain the skills towards being able to perform the following independently:

  • To identify, investigate and document options for dealing with changes to business needs, including impact assessments
  • Assessing the business needs and requirements to ensure a fit with the overall strategic objectives
  • To be responsible for, and provide consultancy on, the business requirements for the entirety of the project implementation
  • To ensure that the solutions provided best satisfy the defined business needs
  • To provide BA support as determined and agreed with the project manager/sponsor as appropriate
  • Assist in the completion, definition and evaluation of product and service ideas and feeding this into the M&G Change Process - Proposal stage.

What we are looking for:

You will be knowledgeable of the wider investment industry and aware of M&G's business environment, products and operations. Attention to detail is key for this role, as well as a strong communications skills, the ability to develop relationships and a curiosity to learn.

M&G is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple - to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.

We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break, and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.