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Product Analyst

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Date: 08-Sep-2021

Location: Southampton, GB, SO16 7PX

Company: Lloyds Register

 

The role of the Product Analyst is to support the Product Owner in ensuring that technology products and services fit the business needs of LR. Working closely with the Product Delivery Lead and Product Owner, the role will involve providing support to current products including improvement opportunities to products via a prioritized backlog supporting the strategic Product Roadmap; closure of business incidents; improvements to business processes and support business adoption.

 

The role will require a good understanding of the system landscape, talking to users (requirements gathering), producing specifications for improvements and liaising with our support partners to ensure the solution is delivered on time and to a standard.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively monitor the product capabilities and work closely with the Product Lead and Product Owner to ensure that product is delivering a good service.
  • Have a good understanding of the overall product landscape including touch points with other products to provide effective support and suggest system and process improvements
  • Actively engage with the business stakeholders to seek new improvements and bring efficiencies to the current working processes to ensure that the capability remains consistent and fit for purpose with the changing business demand.
  • Contributing to and supporting backlog delivery in the form of generating requirement specifications to support new capabilities and work with our IT partners to ensure an effective solution is developed
  • Conduct Quality assurance review of all implemented changes including traceability to requirements
  • Provide input for improvements and take an active part in regular meetings with IT and business partners to make sure issues are prioritised and escalated when needed.
  • Work closely with other Product Owners and the Group IS community to keep abreast of changes, issues, workarounds, planned releases and to be able to communicate and interact with the user community
  • Ensuring that managers and stakeholders are kept informed about all relevant issues including performance reviews and areas including testing, changes, making recommendations for improvements and are communicated effectively across the globe.
  • Provide support when needed, for the successful adoption of product capabilities
  • Be an effective ambassador of Group IS and ensure the ‘team player ethos’ and high integrity to ensure the LR Group succeeds
  • Support continuous improvement through feedback on existing processes, and proactively proposing process and template improvements.
  • Responsible for ensuring change control and change management procedures are followed within the Product team as they relate to requirements
  • Provide reports to the Product Delivery Lead on the performance of delivery

 

Technical/Professional Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of LR operational processes, products and services
  • At least 2 years’ experience in documenting requirements using Agile methodologies that are then used to produce functional capabilities.
  • Experience in supporting system and process change, supporting the development of risk mitigation activities, and supporting the building of technology readiness
  • A sound approach to problem solving and evidence of systems thinking with good communication and diplomacy skills to guide and persuade at all levels to help others across a variety of cultures to move towards common goals and vision
  • An understanding of data modelling is desirable
  • Excellent communications and influencing styles, both written (clear and concise) and verbal (simple that translates easily), English is essential
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships at all levels and with a variety of stakeholders including senior managers and influencers
  • Team player and able to work collaboratively with stakeholders at all levels 
  • Ability to work effectively with global and remote teams being able to travel when required to meet area requirements as well as working with different time zones occasionally adapting working hours to other areas’ time zones.
  • Degree or business qualification and experience of working with integrated application environment in a DevOps framework is desirable.
  • Must be able to travel regularly between Southampton and London with occasional UK and overseas travel as needed.

 

 

 

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Together we are one Lloyd’s Register, committed to developing an inclusive and safe workplace that embraces and celebrates diversity. We strive to ensure that all applicants to LR experience equality of opportunity and fair treatment, because we believe it is the right thing to do. We hope you do too.

 

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