|Published||June 19, 2022|
|Location||Pretoria, South Africa|
A vacancy exists for a Business Optimisation Specialist based at Head Office, reporting to the Business Impact, Marketing and Life Health Solutions Executive SA. The incumbent will be responsible for driving large scale transformational change initiatives aligned to the SA strategy. Instilling strong strategic alignment, ideation creation, research, disruption, business case development, project discipline, prioritisation, rigorous metric management and tracking will be key in delivering operational excellence and adoption. The incumbent will be part of an environment that is fast paced, agile, exciting and intellectually stimulating and will require strong project planning, delivery and process re-engineering and design skills.
Key areas of responsibility:
Works with sponsors, initiative leads and other internal and external stakeholders to plan and prepare for successful delivery of large scare transformation initiatives.
Ensure effective delivery of approved initiatives and provide financial tracking against commitments
Works closely with the work-stream leader & sponsor to gain a deep understanding of the business case, goal of the initiative, how it is structured to succeed, and what success ultimately looks like. Responsibilities include:
Serving as part of the work-stream to drive process discipline and rigor throughout the initiatives
Aligning with initiative owner on clearly defined success metrics, including milestone goals and timing, to ensure the initiative is on track
Adapting the business case tools and dashboard reports to fit clearly within the context of the initiative, while still maintaining a common frame that translates across the transformation
Proactively flagging issues or barriers to success, and works with the initiative team leader to create a relevant action plan
Maintain a pipeline for new ideas coming from engagements and insights and creating a repository for further research and analysis
Evaluating business processes, anticipating requirements and uncovering areas for improvement.
Developing and implementing solutions.
Performing requirements analysis - Documenting and communicating the results.
Ensure alignment and adherence to governance requirements required by the Transformation Office
Tracks progress of the transformation and business optimisation initiatives and reports any issues
Supports initiative leaders in collecting information and documenting the results/progress by initiative (e.g., reports, emerging issue logs)
Identifies and highlights issues that merit further investigation by the Chief Transformation Officer or initiative leads
Prepares reports and facilitates completion of ad hoc requests from Transformation Office
Supports initiative leaders in identifying emerging issues within their project and in reporting timely, clear and accurate updates to the transformation office including updates to the master plan and other ad hoc reports
Qualification in business engineering, analysis, project management or business administration or equivalent NQF level 7.
3– 5 years’ experience in a business optimisation, analysis or project management environment.
Computer proficiency at an advanced level.
Analytical skills and a good eye for detail
Ability to cope under pressure
Negotiation and Influencing skills
Planning and organisation skills
Numerical skills and the ability to evaluate costings, budgets etc.
Interested candidates can send their CV