Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc.

  • Governance Business Analyst

    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
    Job ID
    2019-2490
    Category
    Business Analysis
  • Overview

    ISS Corporate Solutions is seeking an experienced Business Analyst or Product Analyst to work with our various business teams to develop and execute on our product roadmap for our industry-leading Governance products and services. The business analyst will focus primarily on supporting and enhancing an existing product line of Corporate Governance solutions, with the primary users General Counsels, Corporate Secretaries, heads of Investor Relations, and members of the board of directors.

     

    The ideal candidate will use their creativity and industry expertise to build products for ICS’ industry leading products and services.  The Business Analyst is responsible for the product planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle, and for integrating various data sources and existing product platforms into a cohesive, compelling, and competitively superior set of services for our core markets. This includes gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with colleagues in Product and Project Management, Quantitative modeling and Research, Development, Client Advisors, Sales, and Marketing to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met.

     

    This position will be based in Rockville, MD.

    Responsibilities

    The ICS governance business represents a key area of growth for the company and this person is expected to be a key contributor and team player. We are looking to hire a passionate, experienced business analyst who can:

    • Develop detailed business and functional requirement documents and specifications.
    • Develop product illustrations and prototypes based on an understanding of the user experience.
    • Gather and decompose abstract and complex details/concepts into business and functional requirements that can be understood by the stakeholders including end users, developers, and testers.
    • Drive a solution set across development teams from requirements to launch activities.
    • Communicate with stakeholders regarding product releases and bug fixes.
    • Assist in managing the product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.
    • Solicit external market/client feedback on products through user groups, client consultations, beta programs.
    • Support the development of market-leading Governance products through market research and competitive analysis.

    Qualifications

    • Background in corporate governance is strongly preferred.
    • 2+ years of progressive experience in corporate governance, product management, or a related field is required.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Marketing, Information Systems, or a related field.

    Skills and Personal Attributes

    • Decisive, logical and experienced business analyst.
    • A strong work ethic and personal drive to achieve product and company goals.
    • Strong leadership skills, able to work well in a cross-functional team environment.
    • Ability to work successfully in, a global, diverse and multi-cultural environment.
    • Absolute personal and business integrity.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to develop inter-personal relationships.
    • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to follow-through independently.
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently under minimal supervision.
    • Market Research, management, strategic and trend assessment skills.
    • Product management, strategic planning, requirements writing, and launch presentation skills.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize.
    • Excellent project management and time-management skills.

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