Business Analyst - Product Master


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Business Analyst - Product Master

Zurich, Switzerland
Permanent role

Role Description:

Cognizant is building a Product Master to centralize Asset Management's product (Fund & Mandates) data needs within our client sites.
An experienced business analyst is needed to focus on the data-related needs of Product Master and to ensure that solutions are defined and developed in alignment with the Asset Management Data Strategy.

The candidate will report to the Product Master Delivery Lead and will have following focus areas:

o Analyze and integrate fund & mandate data into the Product Master
o Analyze legacy applications' current state, understand its data model, data structure, data dependencies, stakeholder landscape and identify key issues & challenges
o Perform gap analysis with target solution
o Update conceptual and logical data model
o Documentation of functional & non-functional specifications
o Analyze and integrate product data into the Product Master platform
o Setting up business rules based on requirements, may require configuration
o Set up of distribution or publishing data to consumers

The candidate will exhibit the following characteristics:

o Excellent written and verbal communication skills, dealing with both technical and non-technical audience
o Excellent analytical skills, Experience using Excel, Visio to perform analysis on large data sets and data feeds; and summarize the results
o Experience in developing test plans, executing test cases and documenting results
o Ability to work independently if needed, ability to prioritize and follow-up on tasks
o Proven ability to adapt to constantly evolving priorities, ability to multi-task in a highly dynamic environment
o Experience with reference data management, security master file, pricing systems and related systems integration
o Preferably worked on a project which require complex workflows
o Understanding of Asset Management domain
o SQL knowledge is a must

The candidate must display the following capabilities:

Demand Management - To manage new requirement demand being raised by business stakeholders whilst enabling prioritisation of new demand and assignment to appropriate technology releases

Business Analysis - contribute to achieving 'buy-in' from key business representatives to proposed solution; Document functional and non-functional business requirements as identified through the system process mapping and vendor liaison sessions and ensure that all requirements are maintained accurately in the tool set (Magic Draw and JIRA) and ensure that all requirements have been realised accurately in all appropriate functional specifications.

Delivery and Release Management - accurately document UAT test case scenarios and detailed test cases and be involved in pre and post go-live activities and end user training where required

Analysis Workshops and Meetings - facilitate and contribute to workshops and participate in one-to-one meetings to enable the clarification of requirements and ensure that logs are taken in each meeting and workshop and that these are communicated to the team using daily stand-ups and ad hoc minutes. Applicant will also ensure that meetings and issue resolution with SME's as part of the continuous, iterative review process are facilitated through JIRA toolset

General - Identify changes in scope and to communicate these through the appropriate channel working closely with IT development teams to collaboratively deliver the front to back solution. Applicant will be proactive in highlighting issues and risks, and recommending solutions or mitigating actions as appropriate. Eliciting, analyzing, negotiating, validating and communicating requirements and their respective impact on different stakeholders
The successful candidate will be responsible for the following deliverables:

o Conducting information gathering activities such as surveying, analyzing and evaluating processes products and services, by using a variety of internal and/or external data
o Determining required solutions and assisting in implementations
o Documenting "as is" and "to be" processes and business requirements documents
o Supporting project management tasks in the areas of quality control and project management
o Coordinating the work of more junior analysts
o Recommending improvements, solutions and respective implementation plans
o Specifying working products along defined principles, guidelines and modeling processes using the appropriate tools
o Reconciling requirements with different stakeholders and ensures communication and traceability
o Supporting the business engineer by describing and defining the business processes including the (organizational) structures involved
o Eliciting, analyzing, negotiating, validating and communicating requirements and their respective impact on different stakeholders
o Identifying and documenting the main stakeholders and other sources (e.g. existing systems, regulations) for functional and non-functional requirements
o Embed Risk Awareness by designing and operating an effective control environment, proactively identifying and raising control deficiencies and driving diligent and sustainable risk remediation.

What can Cognizant offer you ?
Today, you have an opportunity to build your career in a unique way, a way that creates an impact for you and your professional career. Our team has an open and entrepreneurial spirit, allowing to influence the way we operate today and build the future of tomorrow.
Our projects and opportunities are geared towards teamwork, performance, an attractive career and personal development.

Our Swiss office located in central Zürich is a tight-knit community with a vibrant mix of people, languages and nationalities offering a lively social scene.
It is a place where the contribution of every individual is valued and rewarded and where new friendships are created.

Are you interested ?

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About Cognizant

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With over 100 development and delivery centers worldwide and approximately 233,000 employees as of March 31, 2016, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100, the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 500 and is ranked among the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us online at or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.