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PLANNING & BUSINESS ANALYST

PLANNING & BUSINESS ANALYST

Job Title: PLANNING & BUSINESS ANALYST
Location: Western Cape
Industry:
Salary: 600000.00
Reference: JN -082017-9336
Job Published: September 06, 2017 19:38

Job Description

Position: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Are you superb at analysing data and making informed, strategic business recommendations? In this role, you will work closely with the CEO and business leaders to develop an excellent grasp of the business model, from where you will perform business analysis and supply metrics that will inform business case development, strategy, and strategic direction.

As my client expands globally it is increasingly important for us to understand the competitive landscape and international market opportunities to stay ahead of the curve and ensure we are on track with our company objectives. It is equally important to ensure that we have accurate methods of measuring our business model success, customer engagement and happiness, and growth prospects.

Responsibilities

  • Support business leaders by developing key metrics; implement and track performance against such and provide insights/recommendations for improvement
  • Work with the business leaders to understand the strategic direction of the company and ensure that this direction is aligned with the annual and quarterly functional plans
  • Focus on continuous improvement by making strategic recommendations derived from data insights
  • Conduct industry research and analyse data on target markets, revenue opportunities, competitive landscape and related
  • Work alongside business and product owners to present detailed functional plans, including roll-out, revenue, adoption, cash-flow and Minimal Viable Product (MPV) plans
  • Work with functional teams as the go-to person for creating new business and revenue plans to ensure that business growth areas are understood
  • Liaise with finance and multi-functional teams where required to ensure that there is a clear understanding of the business and funding requirements
  • Produce and distribute BI reports to customers and management on a scheduled and ad-hoc basis

Skills and Attributes

  • Proven ability to solve business problems is essential
  • Strong understanding of business issues, market levers and drivers, data challenges, and industry- and company-specific challenges
  • Ability to articulate business plans and market assumptions in a confident and detailed manner
  • Self-starter with a natural propensity for discovering potential problems before they arise through use of data analysis, modelling, and data metrics
  • Ability to pro-actively identify problem areas to ensure accuracy of data modelling
  • Business modelling guru, who finds pleasure in solving complex mathematical problems
  • Team player able to work effectively with technical and business managers, but also self-motivated to work as an individual contributor in a fast-paced and ever-changing technology environment
  • Experienced in establishing the Business Analysis skill and function within a business
  • Possesses excellent facilitation skills (e.g. meetings, client engagement, requirement elicitation)
  • Possesses a good understanding of technology trends and movements, particularly in the mobile sector

Experience and Education 

  • At least 2 years’ experience as a management consultant or business analyst (preferably at one of SA’s top 5 consulting houses)
  • Business Analysis related degree (preferably an internationally recognised qualification)
  • Experience in financial services and/or technology sector will be advantageous
  • Technical background (especially in security or mobile) will be greatly advantageous
  • Comfortable with productivity and analytical tools such as Alteryx combined with Tableau, Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPivot, PowerBI, Word, PowerPoint, Visio), SQL, R, Matlab, Mathematica, and Python

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