BUSINESS ANALYSTS- 3 ROLES IN THE RETAIL INVESTMENT SPACE – REF8436

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R HIGHLY NEGOTIABLE PLUS ANNUAL PERFORMANCE BONUS – wonderful work environment – offices are environmentally friendly; staff are all smart and empowered and business is highly successful.

Our client who has been established in South Africa and investing on behalf of clients since 1974 has grown to become Africa’s largest privately-owned investment management company.

They now seek three business analysts to join their retail – unit trust/LISP team.

JOB DESCRIPTION WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

  • You will be required to analyse and solve business problems using technology and to plan and detail execution to this end;
  • You will be required to take full responsibility for certain problems and the implementation of solutions;
  • You will be required to play a broader role in the team and overall IT space including mentoring and developing staff members, giving input to the health of the team and general IT operation;
  • You will be required to analyse and solve business problems using technology:
    • You will be required to understand requirements of the area;
    • You will be required to identify and prioritise the key items of work in collaboration with the product owner;
    • You will be required to analyse specific business problems and determine solutions;
    • You will be required to analyse integration and system requirements;
    • You will be required to understand impact and dependencies on other IT teams / systems;
    • You will be required to get buy-in from and communicate with stakeholders;
    • You will be required to formulate required specs and documentation;
    • You will be required to work with the developers to ensure the understanding of the requirements;
    • You will be required to work with testers and business to ensure that test coverage is complete;
    • You will be required to manage implementation where applicable;
  • You will be required to take responsibility for certain problems and the implementation of solutions:
    • You will be required to lead the thinking and direction for certain business problems;
    • You will be required to coordinate people involved with this problem or area if applicable;
    • You will be required to prioritise and plan work in conjunction with the product owner, business stakeholders, other domains and the team;
  • You will be required to play a broader role within the area:
    • You will be required to play a senior role within the team and assume responsibility for helping the team function;
    • You will be required to assist with developing and mentoring people within the team;
    • You will be required to support the overall wellbeing of the IT systems;
  • You will be required to reduce legacy;
  • You will be required to improve efficiency;
  • You will be required to improve team process;
  • You will be required to drive quality;
  • You will be required to play a broader role within the IT space:
    • You will be required to help identify and raise issues that affect the technology space;
    • You will be required to improve the function of the technology area as a whole.

CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • You have good conceptual thinking and analytical skills;
  • You have a strong ability to handle complexity;
  • You have excellent communication (verbal and written) skills in English;
  • You have excellent facilitation and interpersonal skills;
  • You have a keen eye for detail;
  • You have the ability to get things done in a timely and accurate fashion every time;
  • You have knowledge of SQL and databases – this is a distinct advantage;
  • You have good leadership skills;
  • You have the ability to plan and organise;
  • You are self-motivated and have a positive attitude;
  • You have the willingness to learn new skills;
  • You have an interest in global IT trends;
  • You have the ability to positively influence people to achieve potential.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  •  B.Com/B.Bus Science. Business analysis certification in addition, a distinct advantage;
  • You have a minimum 5+ years current, relevant business analysis experience in a financial services company;
  • You have current, relevant SQL experience;
  • You have a record of problem solving;
  • You have a strong academic performance throughout your academic history.

You are smart, capable, emotionally mature and enjoy working in an efficient, organised, business and global best practice work environment.