First listed on: 21 November 2017

Lead Business Analyst

Program Management Office (PMO)
Reference no. 2286/1117 

  • Opportunity to establish the Business Process Improvement practice within the PMO
  • Full-time, Fixed Term contract, three years, Competitive Remuneration Package available
  • Located at Camperdown / Darlington Campus

About the opportunity 

The Lead Business Analyst (Business Process Improvement Lead) is responsible for establishing the Business Process Improvement practice within the PMO. The role will establish leading practices in BPI including the establishment of user design and continuous improvement principles and the deployment of techniques such as Agile, LEAN and Six Sigma.

The Lead Business Analyst will manage a team of process analysts deployed on specific projects who will partner with business project sponsors and owners and ICT colleagues to ensure that professional analysis of current state and design of future state processes and business models is undertaken. The role also concerns leadership in the practice of BPI within the University as well as the development of the business BPI capability in scale and scope within the University.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Lead Business Analyst (Business Process Improvement Lead) who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • Establishing and managing the Business Process Improvement practice within the PMO
  • Leading and managing BPI team on a day to day basis
  • Building and managing effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a complex and challenging environment

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

The Program Management Office (PMO) has been created to work within a strategic context and alongside business (Portfolios, Faculties and Schools and Professional Service Units) in building & deploying effective program management capability. The PMO is responsible for project and program management quality, the responsibility for project and program success resides with the Executive sponsor(s) of the programs and initiatives being implemented. The PMO develops and delivers a range of services within the key focus areas of tracking and reporting, capability development and project and organisational change management. The PMO also maintains a pool of resources in each capability area for deployment in partnership with the project owners to deliver quality management.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 5.30pm 5 December 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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