Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
    Business Enablement and Oversight
  • Division:
    IBP Business Enablement
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Business Data Analyst (6917)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Embedded in our culture is a sense of belonging and inclusion. This creates an environment in which everyone is free to be themselves which helps to drive innovation, creativity and ultimately business performance. At Investec we want everyone to find it easy to be themselves, and to feel they belong. It's a responsibility we all share and is integral to our purpose and values as an organisation.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!


Description of role and key responsibilities

The UK Data Governance team is responsible for instilling the principles of data governance within Investec plc.  The UK data governance tech team facilitate all the technical capabilities that enable the Data Governance team to operate on a day to day basis as well as the technical infrastructure to help the wider plc adopt data governance principles.

The role requires an individual who can multitask at different levels within the business, across platforms and business areas and be comfortable with both business and technical environments.

Reporting to the Team Lead of Data Governance Tech team, the Business Data Governance Data Analyst will be responsible for the data analysis surrounding the building and implementation of credit models within Investec plc. The role will require a close working relationship with the credit modellers to understand their requirements and to develop a full gap analysis against existing data.  The role will require an understanding of the quality of existing data and working with the Operations and IT teams to understand what data needs to be remediated, how to capture data going forward and to spec changes required to be made to systems.

The role will entail adhering to best practice data governance principles within Investec plc and helping to define data definitions and meta data, and to develop data validation reports to track data quality of credit model data.

Specific areas of responsibility include:

Credit Data Analysis

  • Working with the Credit Modelling Team to understand the data requirements required to build credit models
  • Perform gap analysis between required data and data available
  • Develop requirements to close the gap – business process changes as well as system changes
  • Write functional specification to build technical solutions
  • Work with the Operations teams to agree data remediation
  • Work with Process Business Analyst to agree process changes required to collect data identified as a gap
  • Data element analysis including identification, definition and documentation
  • Facilitating workshops and small working group meetings
  • Maintain and enhance current business glossary
  • Adherence to the agreed business framework and business analysis standards and artefacts for all business units in the Specialist Bank
  • Adherence to the Data Governance Framework
  • Supporting development of data dictionaries, business glossary and data lineage documentation
  • Support establishing the data quality framework at field, application and reporting levels
  • Supporting the embedding of the data governance framework specific to Credit Models, enabling data ownership and stewardship

Data Validations

  • Glean awareness of data issues through Data insights and Validation reports
  • Assist in the creation and monitoring of Data Validation reports

Core skills and knowledge

  • To act with integrity at all times and embrace the philosophy of treating our customers fairly (compulsory)
  • Awareness of use and governance of core data fields
  • Data mapping experience
  • Familiarity with business glossaries, data dictionaries and key data elements
  • Experience of SQL, to access data and understand feed requirements
  • Experience with the Azure stack (advantageous)
  • Understanding of Data Warehousing and meta data
  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and PowerBI
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrable facilitation techniques
  • Ability to understand gaps in current business process and assist in facilitating a programme of improvement of data
  • Ability to work under pressure, resolving different and sometimes conflicting user requirements / priorities
  • Strong analytical and diagnostic skills
  • Presentation skills and ability to articulate the business requirements
  • Credible and be able to influence
  • Attention to detail but able to see the big picture
  • Ability to interact with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation across multiple business areas
  • onstant willingness to learn at all levels

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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN

Meet the recruiter

Dawn Ermes


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