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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Alexander Forbes is a leading provider of financial, risk and insurance and multi-manager investment solutions internationally. The primary operations are based in South Africa and the United Kingdom. A significant network of subsidiaries and partners ensures we provide an outstanding level of service to our customers internationally. Alexander Forbes’...
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    Business Support: IT Cost Manager

    Alexander Forbes is looking for a Business Support: IT Cost Management to maintain and monitor cost for IT business for all software assets by making sure that all purchase orders are processed on time.
    Minimum Requirements...

    • National Diploma in Business


    • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in software asset management.

    Key performance areas

    • Accountability : Software Asset Management
    • Trace licenses for users and when requested from Dimension Data
    • Approvals for all software installations
    • Software vendor renewals
    • Central liaison for software quotes and software related queries
    • Invoice discrepancy queries from vendors
    • Managing Access to media on software server for Dimension Data support engineers.
    • Create Purchase Orders
    • Processing purchase order for all new software and renewals
    • Maintain Express Metrix application
    • Maintain IBM ILMT application
    • Ensuring that group IT policies and procedures are adhered to by extracting reports from SCCM to see what arbitrary software has been installed on PC’s
    • Manage Software library and media on server.
    • Manage installations i.e. ensuring the user is a qualified user and is legally licensed to make use of any product
    • Engage with Microsoft account management team weekly
    • Extract ILMT reports and save as part of been compliant for audits
    • Progress report on software renewals that are due for the month
    • Request invoices from vendors for software renewals that are due
    • Seek approval from Business Unit Heads to process renewals that are due
    • Ensure that media distribution requests meets Corporate Governance rules
    • Audit reports on license assignments
    • Manage the MSDN users to remain compliant
    • Manage and maintaining the Microsoft Volume Licensing Services Website
    • Manage Volume License Keys
    • Manage the downloading of Microsoft media on latest releases
    • License reports are saved monthly due to the constant changing of users that either
    • Manage the distribution of laptops, ensuring laptops are returned when people leave, and that new laptops on just purchased on a whim, and old laptops are distributed, and communicating cost centre changes to FAR team.
    • Manage the distribution of licenses, to ensure that we don’t pay for too many licenses (so I guess maintaining a list of users
    • Manage the distribution of licenses, to ensure that we don’t pay for too many licenses that is maintaining a list of users.
    • Manage other IT related costs for the business, most critically, 3G costs.

    Accountability: Application Support

    • Maintain Cherwell Asset Manager (Express Metrix) application by updating to the latest patches and version releases
    • Maintain IBM ILMT application by updating to the latest patches and version releases
    • Reports from Cherwell Asset Manager (SAM tool) are checked and verified against the SCCM (SAM tool) to make sure they are consistent
    • IBM ILMT reports are extracted and saved as per IBM’s requirement for auditing purposes if and when we are audited these reports will be checked and verified by IBM

    Accountability: Governance and Compliance

    • Run reports on software applications and send out emails to the identified users to remove the app so that business remains compliant
    • Collating necessary data required to complete ongoing internal or external audits
    • Respond to external audits from various vendors when requested
    • Conduct ongoing internal audits to ensure license compliance
    • Store all results and data input onto the GIT licensing library
    • Results are shared with GIT management

    Accountability: IT Procurement

    • Solicit quotes from vendors
    • Submit all invoices to procurement to vet for approval
    • Justification forms need to accompany every renewal
    • Process purchase orders after procurement approves
    • Comparison of pricing to what was budgeted for against invoice
    • Check license inventory and usage before any new purchasing
    • Request quotes from vendors or preferred suppliers
    • Make sure that software renewals that are due for the month are processed on time to avoid penalties
    • Generate suitable quotations and cost adjustments

    Accountability: Budgeting & Renewals

    • Yearly budgeting is done by soliciting budget figures from various vendors
    • Analyse all quotes by comparing the previous year’s pricing making sure that the amounts have increased only by either CPI or what is contractually agreed
    • Budget figures are then submitted to my line manager for approval
    • Build and maintain strong, constructive relationships with all my vendors
    • Bulk of the renewals are aligned with our financial year end and the rest are renewed throughout the year.

    Accountability: Contract Management

    • Process contracts through the contract management lifecycle (Chameleon)
    • All contracts must be vetted to contain all valid information and signatures
    • Advise Business Units (BUs) of expired contracts and the way forward by email Communication
    • Send new contracts to Legal to vet thereafter to procurement for approval
    • Negotiate contracts with the help of procurement to contain valid annual
    • increases that align with CPI and software usage
    • Policies and procedures are being put in place on old and new contracts and the way forward working with Exigent.
    • Draft termination letters and send to vendors when necessary
    • Send communication regularly to all relevant BU’s that may have contracts in their possession, these are then uploaded to SharePoint and then to Chameleon system
    • Central point of contact for all contracts when copies are requested.

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    Business Development Consultant

    Alexander Forbes is looking Business Development Consultant that is committed, driven, results oriented advisers who are able to work on their own as well as in a team environment writing business in accordance with target laid down by Alexander Forbes Insurance (AFI).

    Minimum Requirements...


    • 3 years experience in Financial Service Industry
    • 3 years experience in Sales (Face to face)preferably in short term insurance industry with pay slip as proof of previous commission earned
    • Excellent sales record over a number of years (minimum three)
    • Be professional at all times with prospects, clients and other AF Group staff
    • Presentation skills, both 1:1 and to groups
    • Ability to present professionally to Executives and Corporate Accounts



    • FAIS Compliance (Credits, DOFA)
    • RE5

    Job Specification...
    Main Purpose

    • Business Development Consultant are committed, driven, results oriented advisers who are able to work on their own as well as in a team environment writing business in accordance with target laid down by Alexander Forbes Insurance (AFI).
    • Business Development Consultants advise primarily on motor and household domestic insurance
    • Business Development Consultants are also expected to introduce other specialist adviser from the Alexander Forbes Group where appropriated. These include: AF Direct - Investment, pension, health care and life insurance

    Key Tasks And Responsibilities

    • Source sufficient lead generating opportunities to ensure that you can quote at least 100 prospects per month
    • Maintain and update your Lead Generation Matrix on a weekly basis
    • Once a quote is requested the consultant must arrange a one on one meeting with the client in order to conduct a proper needs analysis and offer professional advice
    • Manage the Corporate process which includes group presentations to corporate staff, one on one consultants, ensuring regular communication with staff, participation in corporate events, advertising and general relationship building
    • Ensure that you are up to date with all own product changes
    • Meet all KPI's as laid down by AFI for BDC's
    • Be compliant in all activities in accordance with regulations and standards of all insurance regulations and professional guidelines and ethics
    • Meet continuous professional development objectives as required by the industry
    • Maintain the required corporate dress code and professional appearance

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    SharePoint Administrator

    Alexander Forbes seeking a SharePoint Administrator to join our award-winning team in delivering cutting-edge technology solutions.

    Minimum Requirements...

    • BA degree in computer science or related field,
    • Microsoft Certification in SharePoint 2010 and later (MCSE : SharePoint, MCSD : SharePoint)


    • At least 3-5 years working with SharePoint development administration

    Job Specification...
    Key performance areas

    Accountability: Teamwork

    • Provide technical expertise for project and team during design and code reviews, ensuring best technical practices are applied.
    • Follow Agile Development practises
    • Assist development team in compliance with policies and procedures.


    Accountability: Internal Processes

    • To support all SharePoint online environments in AF (server and software)
    • (SharePoint 2010, 2013, 2016); Implement best practices for security and sever performance or optimizations.
    • To process and execute requests for permission changes to shared folders, email groups and security access groups.
    • To develop system architecture and configuration setup for the new SharePoint 2016 environment; Assist in the development of detailed system architecture plan to define environmental considerations and system constraints
    • To support the Healthcare Extranets (calculator and option changes).
    • To provide guidance to various SharePoint super users in regard to workflows, InfoPath forms, Muhimbi PDF converter, Muhimbi Workflow Powerpack.
    • To do development (Visual Studio/PowerShell) to automate SharePoint tasks / Design PowerShell scripts to manage day-to-day tasks.
    • To manage StoragePoint for SharePoint.

    Accountability: Business partners, clients and stakeholders

    • To aid 3rd parties with configuration deployments to SharePoint e.g. StealthAudit
    • To work collaboratively with stakeholders to revise requirements; Work closely with Program Manager and other business verticals, providing a superb customer experience.
    • To liaise between stakeholders, project managers and a technical team to comprehend the client mission; Partner with cross functional stakeholders and other operational teams to problem solve and design improved workflows.

    Accountability: General

    • Ability to adapt a variety of technical tasks while working in a dynamic team environment
    • Ability to conduct data gathering, research, analysis, design and develop recommendations
    • Ability to communicate through briefings and written documents
    • Ability to develop and maintain detailed technical design artefacts and requirements documentation
    • Ability to comprehend and document business requirements, functional requirements and system touchpoints, including management-driven requirements, reporting and dashboard requirements, and workflow requirements for business processes
    • Ability to prioritise the workload effectively to meet deadlines and work objectives
    • Comfortable working on their own on the web front-end, service layer or database

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