Business Analyst (Supply Chain) - PERMANENT

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  • Category: Jobs - General Employment
  • Region: Western Cape - Cape Town
  • Published: 21/10/2020
  • Ad Type: Jobmail Affiliate

Purpose of the Job:
To ensure that efficient and cost effective business solutions and processes are in place to address business needs/requirements.
Job Objectives entails:

To understand the current business environment
To identify and understand business requirements
To determine a suitable solution to address business needs/requirements
To deliver the required solution
To train business users
To continuously support the business environment
To lead, mentor and coach junior and intermediate BA’s within the stream

Job Objectives:

To understand the current business environment:
Analyse and understand the current business environment
Analyse and understand the current business strategies
Understand the current trends and developments in the industry

To identify and understand business requirements:

Work with user departments in the identification and documentation of user requirements
Assess and document the business implication of user requirements to the business process involved
Propose and document process improvements where appropriate
Define business rules and guide the implementation of these rules in the development of the various application systems

To determine a suitable solution to address business needs/requirements:

Works closely with System Analysts and Project Managers to design and implement solutions
Provide input on alternatives presented by the technical designers and answer detailed questions regarding the business design
Engage the most appropriate business representatives to obtain input and agreement on alternatives that are presented

To deliver the required solution:

Research, document and prepare business cases on appropriate technologies, which will align with the business strategies of the organisation
Define the scope of solutions and ensure understanding of scope by the business user
Review technical solutions and As Is business processes against business requirement specification
Documenting and evaluating the required data and information
Facilitate and co-ordinate User Acceptance Testing
Understand, document and escalate project risks
Liaise with other project areas to co-ordinate interdependencies and resolve issues

To train business users:

Render support and facilitate sessions for end-users, including training where applicable

To continuously support the business environment:

Maintain an understanding of enterprise business initiatives and objectives, the various line portfolios, and current trends and developments in the technology field


3 year Degree/Diploma in related field


FTI Diploma


3 years of Business analysis in Supply Chain processes
3 years of ERP systems
2-3 years Retail industry
2-3 years of SAP experience

Knowledge and Skills:

Formal training in business analysis and design methodologies
Experience in participating in projects
Solid track record in successful delivery in the BA


Experience in a global business environment is preferred
Business understanding of the broader retail industry will be advantageous

Kindly regard your application as unsuccessful if you have not heard from the agency within 2 weeks.

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