Business Optimisation Specialist

at Life HealthCare
Published June 19, 2022
Location Pretoria, South Africa
Category Business  
Job Type Full-Time  



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.


Critical Outputs

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.




Technical acumen

Analytical skills and a good eye for detail

Ability to cope under pressure


Engaging diversity

Negotiation and Influencing skills

Action orientation

Excellence orientation

Planning and organisation skills

Presentation skills

Commercial awareness

Numerical skills and the ability to evaluate costings, budgets etc.

Building relationships

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness


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