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Business Analyst – Agency Operations - Gerber Life Insurance - Fremont, MI #4674351


Company: Nestle Nutrition

Date: 03/14/2018

Category: Biotechnology / Pharmaceuticals

City: Fremont, MI

Gerber Life Insurance Company is hiring! We have been providing superior quality life insurance products since 1967! We offer an array of insurance products to meet the needs of individuals and families, including The Grow-Up Plan, The Gerber Life College Plan, and adult coverage products, including Term Life, Whole Life, Guaranteed Life, and Accident Protection. As an affiliate of Gerber Products Company, the baby food people, the two companies share a common goal: to help parents raise happy, healthy children. Gerber Products Company and Gerber Life are companies of the Nestle organization.


Gerber Life Insurance Company is an equal opportunity employer.


THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN FREMONT, MICHIGAN


POSITION SUMMARY: The Lead Business Analyst has management accountability for subordinate staff and leads and directs activities for onboarding of new firms which includes defining on-boarding requirements for each partner and coordinating efforts across all departments. Acts as primary contact for new firms throughout the onboarding process. In addition, acts as primary liaison between Agency and Compliance Department responsible for monitoring and ensuring all new business forms are up to date on agency systems.


Performs UAT for agency facing systems- VUE Producer Portal and Agent Portal as well as supporting integration of Independent Distribution new business workflows.


This position is also responsible for Independent Distribution s current systems and processes, documentation of the business requirements for procedural and system improvements as well as communicating with the internal groups to ensure a clear understanding of the requirements.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:


Leads and directs the work activities and has management accountability for the performance and development of subordinate staff in accordance with the company s operational activities. Fosters and promotes continuous process improvements and a positive work environment while ensuring business objectives are met and that all departmental goals are achieved or exceeded.


Manage and participate in on-boarding of new firms including the requirements gathering phase, systems testing phase, user support and ongoing communication with the firm throughout the process


Manage the relationship between GLIC and new partners during the on-boarding phase


Establish delivery date in cooperation with business partner and internal groups


Oversee documentation of business requirements, system requirements, data mappings and process workflows


Manage and participate in projects including the requirements/specifications phase, development of test case matrices, the testing phase and provide user support


Set and continually delegate tasks and responsibilities while managing on-boarding expectations with team members and other stakeholders and promote positive action and individual accountability for all team activities


Facilitate communication between project stakeholders, vendors and other interested parties


Assist in the management of the Change Control and Implementation Process including providing regression testing for system releases


Work with management to prioritize and manage concurrent projects in order to meet deadlines and ensure customer satisfaction


Monitor Agency systems to maintain up to date new business forms; update as needed


Work with the various business areas to identify operational inefficiencies and assist in the development and implementation of system and process improvements


Other duties as assigned


Qualifications REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL:


Required:


High School diploma


Preferred:


Bachelor s degree


EXPERIENCE:


5 Years life insurance operations experience


2 or more years of relevant work experience in process management, including process design and redesign, process monitoring and control, and process improvement


Knowledge of GLIC systems, including VUE, Agent Portal, iPipeline


SKILLS :


Excellent knowledge of GLIC products, various business processes, workflows and systems


Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with outside distribution partners


Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with outside distribution partners


Ability to work independently with minimal direction


Ability to work with all levels of the organization


High level of competence with organization, prioritization, and multitasking in a rapidly changing environment


Excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making and follow-through skills


High level of integrity, with the ability to maintain confidences


Advanced level of PC skills including proficiency in MSOffice Suite, MS Project and MS Visio


Fundamental knowledge of project management methodology with proven project management experience


Fundamental knowledge of business process analysis and design, system architectures, and technology standards


The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.


Category: Administrative, Nestle Nutrition


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