Responsible for providing business analytical support by documenting business requirements for the development of new business systems and enhancements to existing systems. Contribute to solving problems by becoming an expert in the business workflows and use of applications as well as existing system functionality. Seek positive outcomes by working closely with technology teams, operations, IT department, vendors, other departments and business resources to identify and implement solutions that support the business unit’s goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.
Gather and document quality user requirements and create supporting documentation per established procedures (i.e. requirements, BRD)
Document and analyze AS IS and TO BE business processes ensuring that underlying issues and concerns are addressed with project deliverables
Assist in the execution of a project by leading requirement review meetings with IT and business partners to obtain sign-off
Drive solutions by developing and maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of systems used by business partners to make recommendations for solutions that focus on business need
Work with business and the development team to review and approve solutions/design ensuring transparency across the teams
Work with test lead to define testing strategy and identify use cases
Participate in monitoring and approval of test results
Lead User Acceptance Testing with business representatives when needed
Work with training department to develop training strategy; define training requirements
Coordinate rollout activities with business which include coordinating pilot (if applicable) and preparing release notes, user guides and training material for the end users
Complete production acceptance of change which includes end user participation and validation of successful implementation
Perform post production support by performing knowledge transfer to Support team to ensure they are able to investigate and resolve issues; provide guidance and/or help in investigating and resolving issues
Perform post implementation review and contribute to identification of lessons learned
Participate in and/or lead project meetings as needed; publish meeting minutes
Participate in project planning by contributing to the creation of project timeline with individual tasks
Provide project updates including identification of issues and risks
Provide support to Project Management group and other business units as directed
Prepare formal presentations, written reports and general project documents as deemed appropriate
Plan and organize assignments to achieve objectives in a timely manner in accordance with applicable quality standards
Inform Management of any facts, events or information that may impact the success of a project or deliverable
Minimum Skills and Competencies:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor Degree or in-lieu of degree, equivalent education, training and work-related experience
2+ years of experience in a technology environment
2+ years of experience in the role of a business analyst
Understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle including Waterfall and Agile methodologies
Ability to speak to and present information to groups of people with ease; meeting facilitation
Effective organizational and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure and adhere to project deadlines
Possess knowledge of project execution and project leadership
Ability to problem solve, make decisions and empathize with others
Possess effective verbal, written and face-to-face communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Experience working with outsourced staff both US and Internationally
Possess strong attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
Self-motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision
2+ years of experience in the Property/Casualty insurance industry
Possess a general understanding of insurance applications
Maintain appropriate licensing and educational requirements (i.e. 10 hours of business writing and analysis courses)
Experience working with Microsoft TFS, Quickbase and Sharepoint applications
About National General Holdings:
National General Holdings Corp. is headquartered in New York City. National General traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A – (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health, and other niche insurance products. We are a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through our subsidiaries, we provide a variety of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche insurance products.
National General is a fast paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial organization. Our team members live by and exemplify what we call the 4Es. At National General, we are Energized, Engaged, Empowered, and we Execute every day in order to provide an exceptional experience for our customers! We are passionate about our organization and the value that we add every day. A successful candidate with National General will embody the 4Es. Our team is poised to outperform the competition. We are National General Insurance and with us you can be extraordinary! Come join our team!
Companies and Partners
Direct General Auto & Life, Personal Express Insurance, Century-National Insurance, ABC Insurance Agencies, NatGen Preferred, NatGen Premier, Seattle Specialty, National General Lender Services, ARS, RAC Insurance Partners, Mountain Valley Indemnity, New Jersey Skylands, Adirondack Insurance Exchange, VelaPoint, Quotit, HealthCompare, AHCP, NHIC, Healthcare Solutions Team, North Star Marketing, Euro Accident.
In addition to a phenomenal career opportunity, National General Insurance offers an excellent benefits package including:
– Paid Training
– Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
– Wellness Programs
– Life and Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
– 401k w/ Company Match
– Company Paid Holidays & Generous Time-off policy
– Employee Discount Program
– Career Advancement and Development Opportunities
– On-site Healthcare Clinic (Winston-Salem and Cleveland offices)
– On-site Fitness Center (Cleveland and Dallas offices)
– Subsidized parking (Cleveland office)
National General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.
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