Job title: Data Business Analyst
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Financial Services (Asset Man, Wealth & Other)
Expertise: Information Technology
Salary type: Annual
Location: Cape Town
Job published: 09-03-2020
Job ID: 34416
Contact name: Brylea Purnell, Megan Smillie
Phone number: 021 555 4402, 021 5554402
Contact email:,

Job Description

A well-established Asset Manager is seeking an experienced Business Analyst to partner cross-functionality for them. This Business Analyst will elicit, analyze, and specify requirements to solve complex business challenges. The analyses created will help to drive revenue, margin, and client retention. The ability to align project delivery to client priorities and expectations will be essential. To succeed in this role, you should have exceptional critical and conceptual thinking skills and thrive in a high-performance culture.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • BComm degree
  • Business Analysis Certification
  • Minimum 5 – 7 years’ experience as a Senior Business Analyst / Consultant
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain meaningful relationships
  • Proven track record of successful project delivery and optimizing business processes within a high-performance environment
  • Some experience of the investment administration and/or asset management industry


Expected Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To drive delivery:
    • Assume responsibility for successful project delivery
    • Ensure that delivery is to quality expectations, on time, and delivered using formal, repeatable processes
    • Ensure alignment of delivery to agreed priorities
    • Ensure alignment of Business Solutions team methodology with that of IS and PMO
    • Identifying, qualifying and reporting delivery risk
  • To establish and build relationships:
    • Building positive working relationships and working closely with internal stakeholders (Business, Information Systems and Project Management Office)
    • Setting and managing business expectations in a proactive manner
    • Managing relationships with external vendors
    • Serving as a liaison between stakeholders and users
  • To perform requirements analysis:
    • Evaluating business processes, anticipating requirements, uncovering areas of improvement
    • Conducting meetings and presentations to share ideas and findings
    • Documenting and communicating the results of your efforts
    • Effectively communicating your insights and plans to cross-functional team members and management
    • Managing competing resources and priorities
    • Determining a pragmatic change management approach
    • Performing user acceptance testing and facilitating user training


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Systems relevant to asset management and administration
  • Collaboration tools
  • Data solutions
  • CRM solutions
  • Microsoft applications
  • Exceptional critical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Highly resilient
  • Deadline focused
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Combination of big picture and attention to detail orientation
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues on all levels
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness and positive attitude
  • Have a client-centric mindset


Preference will be given to EE candidates