Strategic Business Analyst

Technology Clonskeagh Office Full Time
As part of the CTO Strategy & Optimisation function, we are looking for an exceptional Strategic Business Analyst to lead game-changing improvements for Paddy Power Betfair’s customers and business. As a Strategic Business Analyst, you will work closely with stakeholders across all functions within PPB and partner with Technology teams, to bring ideas that accomplish key business objectives to pitch. Utilising your strong understanding of business process design, you will pro-actively promote efficiencies in working practices throughout the ideation process.


Key Responsibilities
• Conducts analysis of new demand and works with cross functional business stakeholders and technology delivery to shape out appropriate work before it is prioritized for delivery.
• Create and lead working groups of subject matter experts across Technology utilizing cross-section expertise to deliver a rounded initial view of effort and scale involved for delivery.
• Work on multiple concurrent pitches across different business areas focussing on longer-term strategic questions / investment decisions
• Understand product/commercial needs and how these are translated into functional and technical scope for pitching
• Understand and balance commercial needs against technical capabilities
• Where appropriate, co-ordinate with 3rd party content and technology providers to ensure timely input into pitches
• Provide mentoring and induction to other Strategic Business Analysts
• Ensure that pitches meet company-wide, 'hygiene' requirements in terms of non-functional performance, security, compliance, social responsibility
Behavioural Competencies
• Collaborates - Work cooperatively and partner with others across the organisation to get work done
• Communication - Communicate credibly and effectively across a range of channels and audiences
• Drives Results – Drive for results and is action oriented in approach. You pursue work with energy and drive
• Being Resilient – Resilient and confident under pressure and maintains a positive attitude despite adversity
• Business Insight - Use knowledge of business drivers and how strategies and tactics play out in the market to guide actions
Technical Competencies
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Excellent ability to co-ordinate multiple stakeholders, requirements and priorities
• Ability to work to exacting deadline
• Superb attention to detail



Education, Qualifications & Experience
• A Bachelors or Masters degree in a business or technology discipline
• At least 3 years’ experience in a similar discipline
• Experience in defining business requirements for e-commerce is essential
• Experience in influencing working practice change across analysis and development departments
• Experience working in a multi-product environment would be advantageous
• Experience with International e-commerce (customer acquisition, retention, payments, etc) would be highly advantageous

We never forget our responsibilities to consumers and the wider communities we operate in. Paddy Power Betfair is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

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In February 2016, Paddy Power and Betfair merged to form one of the largest online betting operators in the world: Paddy Power Betfair plc. The merger propelled the enlarged group into the FTSE 50.

The Paddy Power brand boasts an international multi-channel betting and gaming group. The Paddy Power brand is widely seen as one of the most distinctive consumer brands in Europe. The Betfair brand is famous for Innovation. Betfair pioneered the betting exchange in 2000 – a product which altered the landscape of the sports betting industry.

Today, Paddy Power Betfair is a force to be reckoned with. We have a market-leading presence in the UK, Ireland, Australia and the USA, as well as a range of B2C and B2B operations across Europe.