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SENIOR BUSINESS CONSULTANT (BUSINESS ANALYST)
We have an opportunity for an experienced problem-solver with a depth knowledge of Business Analysis to join our team. Logistical and implementation problem-solving in a technical context is an important part of this role. A hands-on, delivery orientated professional will need to apply their knowledge and experience in medium to complex project environments (SME / Technical Expertise).
The Senior Business Consultant may be required to lead a team of Business Analysts of between 1 and 6 individuals to deliver projects successfully. This position also entails being involved with internal operational processes in addition to client delivery.
We are a vibrant, innovative technology consulting company, and a preferred home for software solutions professionals.
The company culture is professional, yet people centric, and rewards excellence in all its forms.
Our people are some of the brightest in the industry, and many are leaders in their respective fields.
We invest in our people, and develop technology and business experts, by collaborating with clients on meaningful and challenging opportunities. You will have access to mentorship, career planning, eCoaching and tech talks.
We have offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and offer relocation assistance where appropriate. Our flexi-hours, 20 annual leave days, above-industry salaries, progressive policies, and various staff events, ensure you maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Technical Skills and Experience
A minimum of 5 to 8 years’ experience in medium to complex systems development delivery projects ideally in a financial services / insurance environment
Able to conceptualise the bigger picture, translate complex concepts into simple business language
Critical thinker and problem solver
Able to package solutions / approach to solve business problems and execute and monitor against a plan
Has excellent written and verbal communication
Has a solid understanding of technology and delivery methodologies
Demonstrated depth in Business Analysis competencies
Must be able to scope, plan and estimate delivery approach / strategies for own and / or team’s deliverables across SDLC
Strong requirements elicitation, analysis and management skills
Detail-oriented and a strong focus on quality assurance of deliverables
Ability to manage risks and issues related to own and / or team’s delivery
Proven track-record of leading teams and being responsible for project outcomes
A thorough understanding of the software / system development process
Able to lead and coach teams to high performance levels
Experience in negotiating corporate culture and building relationships
Exposure to Microsoft Technologies (SQL Server, .Net framework, C#) and Project Management is advantageous
Excellent collaborator and team player
Excellent at building relationships
Excellent manager of self/leader of others
Passionate, curious, courageous and people-focused
Acts with integrity
Demonstrates personal excellence and holds him/herself accountable
Ability to motivate and mentor people
Strong communication and negotiation skills
Be able to influence opinions/decisions
Must be able to manage conflict in a professional manner
Attention to detail and delivery orientated
Versatile, hands-on, willing to get ‘stuck in’
Delivery focused and proactive, a self-starter
Responsive to change and drives change
IT related undergrad in B.Com Information Systems or Honours in BBusSc Information Systems or relevant IT Diploma
Employment Equity requirement
Employment Equity would be highly preferable. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Saratoga is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of society irrespective of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.
The relevant laws and principles associated with Employment Equity and Black Economic Empowerment will be considered when appointing potential candidates.
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Job ad active until 7 July 2022
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