Avanade Inc. Industry Business Analyst in London, United Kingdom
Working as part of a project team to define and own the implementation of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP solution to transform the finance function within Insurance industry companies. You will be responsible for providing insurance industry expertise throughout the implementation of an ERP based business transformation project. Your expertise will help shape the thinking, the solution design and business process required to meet the clients requirements. In conjunction with the software consulting team and lead functional consultants you will translate the industry needs into an overall solution design.
Key thought leader with the ability to share industry insights and collaborate with client business stakeholders and the Avanade technical and functional consultants, to shape the solution.
A strong understanding of the insurance industry having been involved with finance transformation and programme delivery, by bridging both business and technical pillars.
Act as the ‘industry’ voice, with excellent communication skills to engage with business leaders, senior stakeholders and technical teams.
Demonstrable track record of either working for an insurance business or within an IT consultancy delivering solutions to insurers.
A thorough and deep understanding of the Insurance industry to offer best practice industry advice to Avanade technical and functional consulting team whilst the customers solution is being defined.
An understanding of the benefits technology can bring with a willingness to learn more, especially with emerging technologies to digitally transform the insurance industry.
Knowledge of finance systems architecture, financial reporting KPI’s, systems integration and Cloud technology.
At least  years of Business Analysis experience, excellent communication skills with a consultative client facing style.
Primary responsibility and objectives;:
Lead the definition of solution design based on Microsoft Dynamics AX or Dynamics 365 for Operations (ERP) with a team of functional and technical consultants.
Define and document any solution gaps, 3rd party system integrations and data migration strategies.
Build strong client relationships through demonstrable expertise of the insurance industry
Participate and lead client presentations, presenting the solution and benefits of our approach
Participate in industry events and forums to positive demonstrate our credentials and capability
Strong client leadership and engagement skills up to C-level
Demonstrable expertise within the insurance industry
Ability to lead and influence business conversation
Strong business acumen
Expert in understanding clients’ business problems, with an inquisitive mind
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge and skill requirements:
Outstanding consulting acumen and understanding of ERP from a functional and implementation perspective, ideally gained using Microsoft AX and Dynamics 365 for Operations
Deep industry experience in either Insurance industry
Broad understanding of business process (ideally ERP) and benefits technology can provide
Fluency (written and oral) in English
Bachelor’s degree in a business discipline or equivalent preferred.
MBA/Masters degree preferred.
Client-facing experience in management consulting and/or business transformation with a strong focus on ERP.
Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com at http://www.avanade.com/
Joining Avanade means working in a place where you are able to do your best and find your potential. Our working environment is built on inclusion and approach to challenges is based on not fearing them. We want each person to feel valued, supported and rewarded. This also means that Avanade is a very inspiring place to work. Each of us brings something special to the mix and we strive to make that mix work. We bring the best people in the world together, regardless of who they are or where they come from. That is our plan to succeed in the competitive, continuously changing and global marketplace.
For helping you to progress we provide you a personal training plan and an own Career Advisor. Our consultants spend an average of 80 hours per year on education: technical training, leadership training, delivery training, language education and more. We also enjoy having fun together, our Engagement Team works hard for creating memorable events for all employees.
If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you.
Requisition ID - 53788
Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.
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