South Africa

Business Analyst: ERP

Company Barloworld Automotive & Logistics Africa
Reference # BAERP1
Published 09/02/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Core purpose of the role

The Senior Business Analyst: ERP acts as the intermediary between the business and IT, using a deep understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) business processes and technology to help business partners achieve their desired outcomes. The overall goal of role is to analyse and design ERP business processes and requirements for all ERP systems that support the operations of the division. This includes researching and analysing data in support of business functions, process knowledge and systems requirements. The role is also responsible for proactively generating and compiling reports based on findings, complete with recommended improvements to – or new requirements for – ERP business processes and operational procedures. The role applies proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help maximise the benefit of ERP system investments and to assist in implementing new ERP systems.

Note: This role requires in-depth knowledge of Sage X3
Job Functions Business Analyst
Industries IT - Information Technology
Key deliverables and outputs

1.Facilitate ERP project conception with decision makers, systems owners, and end users to define business, financial and operations requirements and systems goals.
2.Identify unarticulated ERP business needs and coordinate between stakeholder groups to address them.
3.Assist with developing budgets and timeframes for ERP process changes in order to support organisational objectives.
4.Liaise with various business groups in the organisation and customers to facilitate implementation of new or improved ERP business processes.
5.Chart existing ERP business processes in order to define current business activities for the development of procedures and models.
6.Research, review, and analyse the effectiveness and efficiency of existing ERP processes and develop strategies for enhancing or further leveraging these processes.
7.Identify and establish scope and parameters of ERP process analysis in order to define impact, outcome criteria, and measure-taking actions.
8.Perform problem solving and prototype new procedures for the purpose of enhancing ERP business processes, operations, and information process flow.
9.Create process models, specifications, diagrams and charts to provide direction to ERP system programmers or implementation partners.
10.Coordinate and perform in-depth tests, including end-user reviews, for modified and new processes and provide other post-implementation support.
11.Prepare and deliver reports, recommendations, or alternatives for improving ERP processes in business operations systems across the division.
12.Communicate ERP process changes, enhancements, and modifications – verbally or/and through written documentation – to management, peers, staff, and other employees so that issues and solutions are understood.
13.Take ownership to ensure new ERP solutions are delivered successfully.
•Degree in Computer Science / Information Systems
•Certificate / Diploma in Business Analysis
•5 – 7 years as a Business Analyst, primarily related to ERP business processes and Sage X3
•Experience in assessing the costs and benefits of potential changes to business processes
•Extensive experience in facilitating analysis workshops and presentations
•Interacting and communicating with internal and external customers at Executive level in a leadership capacity
•Hands-on experience in managing all types of business analysis assignment
•Extensive experience in Sage X3

•Post graduate degree
•Sage X3-related qualifications / certifications

•Specialist knowledge of a range of analysis, modelling and design methods
•Broad knowledge of IT standards, applications and trends
•Specialist understanding of all stages of alternative application development lifecycles both within and beyond own organisation
•Broad understanding of the cost factors involved in the development process
•Broad knowledge of business and operations and support functions
•Understanding of how IT and specifically ERP systems are used within the logistics, transport and automotive industries
•In depth understanding of Sage X3
•Highly developed and advanced communication skills to facilitate workshops, solicit information (i.e. client needs), do presentations and influence clients and managers at all levels
•Specialist visual charting skills
•Well-developed Interpersonal skills to build relationships, influence a variety of stakeholders, develop and coach teams and individuals, and resolve conflict
•Advanced critical, conceptual and creative thinking and problem-solving skills to perform in-depth analysis of business process and systems and design new solutions
•Excellent mathematical reasoning, analytical, solutioning and problem-solving skills
•Strong computer, technology and systems skills
Job Closing Date 23/02/2021
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