Business Analyst

Job Description

Required Skills




Sr. Consultant/Manager


Bachelors Degree in relevant industry field (Required) Masters in Business Administration, Finance or Engineering (Preferred).


Problem and Scope Definition:

- Support formulation of problem statement and definition of scope.

Drill down beyond the problems surface to understand root cause.

Construct problem statement including problem description.

Identify key stakeholders and construct stakeholder analysis ie how they are affected.

Contribute to project planning and effort estimation within scope.

Support the identification of risks and mitigation approaches.

Requirements Gathering:


Demonstrate exceptional requirementgathering skills, leveraging clear direction from engagement management.

Support requirement gathering sessions.

Organize and sequence requirements into a user requirements document.

Write wellformed, validated requirements and manage changes.

Use appropriate tools to record, track and manage requirements.

Business Analysis:


Review and analyze relevant documentation to ensure the understanding of an organizations function and capabilities.

Conduct relevant research to increase understanding in support of developing comprehensive solutions.

Logically structure recommendations and supporting data to formulate a solid, logical and understandable business case.

Utilize appropriate business modeling techniques to represent and graphically depict various activities, processes and data These could include:

Business process modeling.

Process flow modeling.

Data flow modeling.

Stakeholder analysis.

Engagement Delivery:


Demonstrate excellence in delivery of all solutions/recommendations, including supporting artifacts, on time and with high quality.

Deliver exceptional engagement support, including development and management of project plan(s) as needed.

Develop highquality deliverables that are reviewready the first time.

Proactively share ongoing point of view and perspectives.

Display strong listening and communication skills when interacting with client and team.

Thought Leadership:


Conduct market research and/or engagementspecific inputs for service offerings eg case studies etc.

Research industry trends and support innovative ideas for practice thought leaders.

Support in the development, research and design of consulting and domain mindshare such as:

articles, whitepapers, collateral development, eBooks, info graphics, leadership forums, collabortory sessions, Yammer, etc Business Development:


Support Cognizant leadership in the development of RFI's, RFP's and Service offerings.

Customer Relationship Management:


Build and maintain strong relationships at different levels of the client organizations.

Practice Development:


Support practice building initiatives as planned by practice leadership.

Revenue Management:


Ensure utilization targets are achieved by seeking opportunities for one self, internal or external as required.

Knowledge Management:


Assist in creating client and/ or practice related materials (deliverables, solutions, industry best practices, standards and other knowledge artifacts) to Cognizant's knowledge management repository.

Must Have Skills

Advent Geneva

COTS Products(BFS Ast&Wlth)

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