CNA Continental Casualty Company IT Business Analysis Director in Chicago, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: job id - INF0001RQJob Summary The BA Leader for Corporate Functions & Digital is a senior resource with very deep functional experience and deep knowledge of their domain at CNA and in the industry. They are a thought leader to help drive the overall vision for the BA practice in alignment with industry best practices. They will have an in-depth understanding of the project work occurring within their team and will provide oversight and supervision for those activities (though will not be assigned full-time to any projects). They will be aligned to the leads in the Delivery team and close partners to their business counterparts. Lastly, they will serve as a coach and mentor to drive adoption of standard practices in their group. Essential Duties & ResponsibilitiesPerforms a combination of duties in accordance with departmental guidelines:Directs plans and controls all activities and staff of a business analysis area and has full management responsibility for performance and development of subordinate staff in accordance with corporate strategic directions.Oversees working sessions with key stakeholders to elicit and review business requirements and non-functional requirements. Facilitates larger/more complex working sessions with key stakeholders when necessary.Drives quality assurance review of all deliverables and assures that all goals are met and sign-offs received from stakeholders.Plans and allocates appropriate resources to project teams and manages resources accordingly.Skills Knowledge & AbilitiesIn depth understanding of the insurance industry its products practices and operations.Knowledge of and experience executing in an Agile Scrum modelIn-depth knowledge of client area's business and systems.Excellent management skills and ability to organize and plan effectively to meet both short and long range goals and objectives.Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to convey business requirements and technical needs in a clear concise and effective manner.Excellent client and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with clients and IT staff.Proven ability to lead and motivate others in accomplishing goals.Ability to exercise professional judgement and assume responsibility for decisions which have an impact on people quality of service and costs.Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office suite and other business related EEO Statement: CNA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse work culture. M/F/D/V.for more details go to URL