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  • Posted: Aug 31, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Imagine a world where people live healthier, more enhanced and protected lives… A world in which each organisation is a powerful influencer and responsible corporate citizen, committed to being a force for social good. As a leading innovator in healthcare, wellness, insurance, investments, financial and life planning, Discovery works ceaselessly to...
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    Business Architect - Talent Pool

    Key Purpose

    To provide support to the business unit by:

    • Business Architect: Responsible for
    • Understanding Business Needs and translating these to System projects and System Improvements or to Manual Process Improvements
    • Ensuring Quality in Business with respect to understanding: Organisation structure, Business Processes, Business Rules and System support
    • Lead In Product Development Analysis and design
    • Lead in Critical Projects Analysis and Design
    • Ensuring consistent process documentation (SOPs) exist and that these are up to date in line with IQS standards and requirements.
    • Advises on the optimisation of resources and profitability of projects or resources. 
    • Without supervision undertakes specialist feasibility analysis, evaluations or business projects
    • Gives feedback on delivery and project plans and assists with impact analysis
    • Conducts special studies and prepares recommendations for policy, procedure, control or action. Analyses information to determine present and future performance.
    • Makes recommendations to management regarding opportunities, progress and improvement strategies.
    • Has an understanding of the many components that make up a business and is able to research and build entire business needs from scratch considering all elements.
    • Produces Business Architecture document which outlines the project intent and all impacted components.
    • May be in any discipline in the organisation or a combination of disciplines. e.g. Marketing, Supply, Logistics, Pricing, Human Resources et cetera. May be required to consolidate the business plans and the financial forecasts.

    Business Analyst Team Manager

    • Resource Planning for project work and Business As Usual items
    • Project Prioritisations in the projects Steering committees
    • Quality Assurance of all Business Analysis done within the team to ensure correctness and completeness

    Areas of responsibility may include but are not limited to

    • Project Resourcing and prioritisation: To provide understanding of how projects will be resources and prioritised from an analysis point of view
    • Analysis Support: To provide support during the Analysis phase by being available for questions or clarification, and providing feedback to analysts as appropriate. Doing reviews.
    • Guidance and advice to the Business: To provide sound guidance and advice on planned changes to business by striving to clearly understand business needs and making considered recommendations as appropriate. To ensure consistent process documentation (SOPs) exist and that these are up to date in line with IQS standards and requirements
    • Critical Project Support: Ensuring that the correct analysis and designs are implemented for business Critical projects
    • Line Management: Full line management function within scope of role
    • Compliance Support – Technology and business due diligence.
    • Strategic Business Support – ensuring alignment of strategic objectives of the business goals to all implementations. Critical success factors and measurable goals.


    • Analytical and Conceptual (Advanced).
    • Communication (written and verbal) (Advanced).
    • Project Management (Intermediate).
    • Multi-tasking (Advanced).
    • Leadership (Advanced).
    • Relationship Building (Advanced).
    • Problem Solving (Advanced).
    • Business Architecture document development (Advanced).
    • Solution Design (Advanced).



    • Systems (Advanced).
    • Development (Intermediate).
    • Technology life cycle (Advanced).
    • Business (Advanced).


    Education and Experience


    • Matric (Essential).
    • Degree / Diploma in IT (Essential).
    • Business Analyst course (Essential).


     Minimum Experience:              

    • 7 Years of Business Analyst experience (Essential).
    • 5 years of Insurance industry experience (Essential).
    • 7 years of UML experience (Essential).
    • 7 years of Prototyping experience (Essential).
    • 7 years of Testing and Defect Management experience (Essential).

    The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Discovery Limited on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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