Senior Business Analyst – IT – Alshaya , Kuwait

Role Profile:
The Senior Business Analyst will act as an objective but informed party in Alshaya, with their key responsibility to manage IT demands from Alshaya business, establish the relevant business case and bring business process clarity between all key stakeholders and delivery team members.
They will help identify, understand & translate business requirements into business processes, working as a key liaison between I.T and our business teams. Facilitating business discussions & producing the associated documentation, as well as tracking key decisions that have been made.
The Senior BA will support stakeholders in validating that solutions meet their business purpose, where possible getting involved in projects from the early High-Level Design stage, through to supporting the transition to business as usual.
Reporting to IT Business Partners and working with the Process Transformation Manager, Change Management Office and Alshaya Business Teams, they will own the definition, analysis, delivery and maintenance of business process documentation, Business Analysis for IT needs and IT Demands from Alshaya business.
In addition to supporting project-level activities, the Senior BA will also be responsible for identifying cross-project/domain dependencies, risks and/or issues and highlighting cross-functional process changes and impacts on the business.

Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies, Social Sciences, Languages, or IT; graduate degree preferred
Certified in one or more Project disciplines: Business Analysis, Process Engineering, Value Analysis, Project Management, PROSCI, Agile Methodology, Lean, Six Sigma, Data Science, etc.
Certified in one or more package software disciplines (optional)
Certified in one or more industry disciplines: Finance, I.T, Supply Chain, HR, Retail, Digital, etc.

5 – 8 years of relevant business analyst experience working across multiple projects or domains, ideally with both IT and business knowledge of that area
Familiar with business analysis methodology, business process definition and associated documentation, project delivery phases and programme/project governance
Used to working in a complex operating environment within a business undergoing transnational technology enabled business change
Understanding of End to End Change Management and/or Business Process Architecture
Experience of working in a pressured, time-bound project environment
Experience of working within a customer orientated function and supporting transformation within this area
Proven experience in working with a variety of stakeholders from different organisational levels and functions to achieve successful project outcomes
Retail or service sector experience preferred
Exposure to embedding culture change
Experience in managing senior stakeholders for a transformation program

Strong across the Microsoft office suite, incl. MS Visio
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent presentation skills
Efficient content capture – ability to accurately & consistently capture content, particularly business process maps
Partnering – ability to build productive working relationships with key stakeholders & work effectively across multiple teams (e.g. vendors, BPOs, SMEs, IT BPs)
People orientated – understands how people go through changes and the change process
Problem solver with root cause identification skills
Active listening skills and strong influencing skills
Professional and positive approach
Diligent with attention to detail
Ability to cope under pressure
Good collaboration and interpersonal skills
Self-motivated & self-sufficient, but also a team player
Assertive, adaptable, and creative
A ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to go the extra mile when required

About Us:
As a leading international franchise operator, with nearly 90 of the world’s most recognised brands in its portfolio, Alshaya Group brings great shopping, dining, leisure and hospitality experiences to millions of customers across the Middle East & North Africa, Russia, Turkey, Europe and beyond.
Alshaya Group is a dynamic multinational business and family owned enterprise with a consistent record of growth and innovation. For 35 years, Alshaya has been a pioneering force in brand franchising, using its exceptional knowledge and experience to expand at pace.
Our portfolio of well-loved international brands includes Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, The Body Shop, M.A.C, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn, KidZania and, coming soon, Hampton by Hilton.
From one retail franchise store opened in Kuwait in 1983, Alshaya Group has consistently grown and diversified and today offers customers an unparalleled choice of brands across multiple sectors; Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings, Leisure & Entertainment, and Hotels. A diverse, skilled team of 53,000 people from 120 nationalities support more than 4,000 stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure destinations, a growing online business and a commitment to delivering great customer experiences.

Advertised: 14 Feb 2020 Arab Standard Time
Application close: 28 Feb 2020 Arab Standard Time

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