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Business Analyst

Job Introduction

DAC Beachcroft are looking to recruit our next Business Analyst for the Claims Solutions Group Operations Hub. The Business Analyst will lead colleagues and team members through business transformation activities. This is a great opportunity to implement change across the firm and work though the whole project life cycle. 


Role Responsibility

  • Proactively identifying and resolving business issues to help the firm achieve strategic goals
  • Working across the business to analyse new requirements and assess the impact on the business operationally and technically
  • Providing business analysis throughout the whole life cycle - requirements gathering, requirements analysis, writing functional specifications, development support and testing through to implementation and measuring business improvements
  • Recommending actions that will overcome business problems, achieve business benefits or increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Documenting new or amended business processes and assisting the business through the implementation phase
  • Building and maintaining key relationships throughout the business whilst working closely with project managers and other colleagues to deliver effective solutions
  • Acting as liaison between the business and technical staff
  • Being flexible with regard to some travel and overnight stays
  • Handling confidential information in line with the firm's data security protocols

The Ideal Candidate

The candidate will be able to demonstrate the following key skills and attributes:

  • Understanding and experience of legal business processes is highly desirable.
  • Recent business analysis experience working across the full project life cycle on technical and non-technical business projects
  • Recent experience of business process re-engineering and delivering business change
  • Strong analytical skills, able to think laterally to identify trends and make links   between data from different sources
  • Excellent commercial awareness with a good understanding of business drivers, service standards and the role of business change in achieving strategic objectives
  • Solutions oriented and keen to take responsibility for delivery of effective solutions
  • Understanding of Agile/Business Transformation skills (Six Sigma, Lean processes)
  • Proficient with requirements capture and diagramming tools eg  Visio
  • Experience of workflow, case management, management information and knowledge management systems
  • Understanding of how IT systems can be used to improve operational efficiency
  • Excellent organisational skills together with an ability to ensure that tasks are delivered on time and to the required standard
  • Able to work under pressure as part of a team, prioritising a heavy workload and meeting challenging deadlines
  • A collaborative approach to working with others together with the willingness to take on additional responsibilities as required by the business

About the Company

We are a leading international legal business with over 2,500 colleagues and a diverse range of capabilities. We have 11 offices in the UK as well as offices in Dublin, Madrid, Paris, Singapore, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami. We also have associations/alliances with firms in Malaysia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Central America, the USA, Australia and Germany.

We are a broad-based commercial firm with a strong heritage in insurance, health and real estate. This is complemented by a fast-growing Business Advisory capability. We represent a wide range of clients, ranging from household names to government departments and NHS bodies. We act for all of the UK’s top-ten insurers, we are market leaders in the provision of strategic, commercial and regulatory advice to providers and commissioners in the health sector, and in real estate we advise all of the UK’s top-12 housebuilders.

We have an impressive legal pedigree, with 142 Chambers UK 2021 practice area and individual lawyer rankings. In Legal 500 UK 2021, the firm received a top tier ranking for 37 of its practice areas, and 58 DACB lawyers were singled out in the ‘Leading Individual' rankings.

Our successes have been recognised by the legal industry and the markets in which we operate. These accolades include two top prizes in the ‘Excellence in Business Development’ and ‘Excellence in Technology & Innovation’ categories of the 2020 Law Society Excellence Awards – the highest accolade for law firms in England & Wales. Our health sector team won the ‘Crisis Management Team of the Year’ award at the 2020 British Legal Awards for its support to the NHS at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our Cyber & Data Risk team received the ‘Business Development Innovation Award’ at the 2020 Legal Innovation Awards, as well as ‘Cyber Law Firm of the Year’ at the prestigious Insurance Insider Cyber Rankings Awards, for its market-leading suite of digital tools to help our clients prepare for and respond to cyber and data risk crises.

Our vision is to be leading business advisers, recognised for our insight and our outstanding commitment to clients, and for being the place where talented people want to work. For further details on our work and our culture, please visit www.dacbeachcroft.com.

Application Details

At DAC Beachcroft, we don’t just accept your differences we celebrate them.  From bespoke solutions for our clients, to treating you like an individual.  Our strength comes from your diverse ideas and bringing the whole you to work. So if you’re good at what you do, come as you are.  We welcome direct applications and are happy to talk flexible working.

We also want you to be at your very best.  Please feel free to let us know of any changes we can make at any point in the recruitment process that will help support your application.  If this opportunity sounds of interest to you, please make an application and submit your CV.  Your application will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Note for Recruitment Agencies – the DAC Beachcroft recruitment team is responsible for managing all current vacancies through direct hiring and referrals wherever possible.  We do work with recruitment agencies and where we require external support we will formally release those vacancies to the agencies on our Preferred Supplier List deemed best placed to assist us.  Speculative CVs sent by any agency to any DAC Beachcroft employee without a specific request by the recruitment team will not be accepted and with no introduction fee applicable.  Our recruitment team can be contacted at recruitment@dacbeachcroft.com

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