Business Analyst III/IV

The Standard Portland, OR

About the Job

At The Standard, you’ll join a team focused on putting our customers first.

Our continued success is driven by a high-performance culture. We’re looking for people who are collaborative, accountable, creative, agile and are driven by a passion for doing what’s right – across the company and in our local communities.

We offer a caring culture where you can make a real difference, every day.
 
Ready to reach your highest potential? Let’s work together.

Job Summary:

Perform business analysis on all aspects of technology and business improvement projects, focusing on stakeholder analysis, requirement development and management, and Acceptance testing.  Assist and/or lead identification and clarification of innovative business solutions related to divisional strategic goals, in alignment with corporate strategy. Utilize appropriate analysis tools and techniques to deliver cost effective solutions which meet business needs and improve efficiencies.  Participate in developing both the Business Analysis Practice and Business Analysis Framework to support definition and delivery of business value, including the writing and updating of Business Case documents.  Assess and document business value propositions, and maintain a focus on the value proposition throughout the execution of each business improvement project.  Foster partnerships with customers and business partners in various areas of ISG, Shared Services, and the other divisions of The Standard to both ensure their needs as stakeholders are identified and represented, and encourage improved business analysis practices.

Business Analyst III

Education, Experience, & Professional Certifications: Typically require demonstrated expertise in Business Analysis that has been gained via a combination of formal education, certification processes, and/or practical experience per the following:

Required:  A minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in providing business analysis in employee benefits, financial services, technology delivery, or other related fields.

Desired:  Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field.  Achievement of or progress toward:  Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI), Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) or Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) preferred; Project Management Professional (PMP), certification in Process or Performance Management, or certification in Quality Assurance/Testing desirable. 

Preferred: Masters Degree in Business or a related field. Completed certification(s).

Highly encouraged: Membership in local business analysis association.

Knowledge & Skills: Sought out for communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills in a variety of settings and projects. Has and applies a thorough understanding of analytical skills and navigates successfully through or improves company procedures and policies. 

 

Job Complexity & Judgment: Works on wide range of assignments that are complex, up to and including Enterprise-wide assignments. Often defines procedures or identifies innovative solutions for how to complete analytical tasks. Is a primary driver of collaboration on project teams. Influences decision-making and actively engages with project leaders, sponsors and key stakeholders to ensure optimum business value delivery. Regularly acts as a mentor and role model for other analysts.

 

Independence & Supv required: Typically receives little instruction on daily work. May require general instructions on new assignments. May develop new procedures and/or supervise others.

 

Interaction & Influence: Contacts are typically company wide. Communicates with and influences management as appropriate to project needs. Networks with internal peers.

Business Analyst IV

Education, Experience, & Professional Certifications: Typically require demonstrated expertise in Business Analysis that has been gained via a combination of formal education, certification processes, and/or practical experience per the following:

Required: A minimum of 8 years of progressive experience in providing business analysis in employee benefits, financial services, technology delivery, or other related fields.

Desired:  Bachelor’s degree in Business or a related field. Achievement of or progress toward:  Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI), Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) or Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) preferred; Project Management Professional (PMP), certification in Process or Performance Management, or certification in Quality Assurance/Testing desirable. 

Preferred: Masters Degree in Business or a related field. Completed certification(s).

Highly encouraged: Membership in local business analysis association.

Knowledge & SkillsRequires thorough knowledge of business practices with a full understanding of Standard's group products, procedures, reference materials and resources, and risk elements. Is considered an expert in their professional field with in-depth knowledge in one or more specialty areas and is able to effectively apply creative analysis and problem solving skills to draft customized complex contract documents. Is able to successfully lead or direct the customer through a contract review during implementation of complex policy opportunities and offerings, by expressing ideas clearly both verbally and in writing. Is able to express leadership to model expected behaviors, project and process leadership, and provide mentoring and training for colleagues with less experience.

 

Job Complexity & Judgment: Works on wide range of assignments that are complex, up to and including Enterprise-wide assignments. Often defines procedures or identifies innovative solutions for how to complete analytical tasks.  Is a primary driver of collaboration on project teams. Influences decision-making and actively engages with project leaders, sponsors and key stakeholders to ensure optimum business value delivery.  Regularly acts as a mentor and role model for other analysts.

 

Independence & Supv required: Works with complete autonomy. Plans, initiates, leads and/or participate in department and division projects, other special assignments, and assist in the development and implementation of language for new and existing lines of coverage. May develop new procedures and/or supervise others.

 

Interaction & InfluenceServes as a primary contact and consultant to senior management and external contacts. Requires coordination across entire organization.  Influences decisions and the development of new strategies.

Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.