BI Operations Manager
Rory Mackie & Associates
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
5d ago

Our client offers a wide range of investment and financial planning solutions to protect and grow your long-term wealth. They are one of South Africa’s largest investment management companies, offering a comprehensive range of client-focused investment solutions to end-investors, intermediaries, and larger institutions.

Our client’s comprehensive investment offerings include both passively and actively managed unit trusts, hedge funds and segregated and pooled retirement funds along the asset class and risk / return spectrum.

Job overview :

  • Manage and coordinate the delivery of BI services (projects and operational support) to the wider Investments business
  • Build and manage strategies, roadmaps, priorities, release objectives and processes while managing complex dependencies and actively minimizing risk
  • Perform and report on project planning, budgeting, commercial contract management and resource scheduling, and adjust proactively based on changes in demand
  • Ensure that services are delivered in time, within budget, at a high quality and complying to all governance standards
  • Focus on the continued adoption of agile and dev ops principles, methodologies, processes, and tools
  • Co-ordinate the delivery of advanced analytics, reporting, digital transformation, and value engineering through data capabilities to businesses
  • Work with business unit leaders to identify and prioritise problems that advanced analytics is suited to solve
  • Develop, drive, measure, and feedback progress on our clients advanced analytics strategy as an enabler of innovation and business value
  • Work cross-functionally to incorporate requirements and feedback from both internal and external stakeholders, as well as to oversee the ongoing development, optimisation and timely commercialisation of our insights, models, and action prompts
  • Align the team’s goals with organisational and business unit strategies
  • Empower and motivate the team to deliver innovative solutions, while cultivating a milestone-driven culture and managing your team’s performance
  • Maintain an end-to-end data strategy and roadmap, spanning from data acquisition to data integration, processing, management and usage for our client and its strategic partners
  • Establish the strategic direction for building the business’s data management program, optimising business approach using data both internally and externally
  • The development of the scope of the Data Acquisition Framework based on consultation with key stakeholders
  • Lead the organisation efforts to track data collections, data purchases, databases, physical data models and linkages between datasets.
  • Oversee cross-functional data policies, while simultaneously ensuring adoption and adherence to data quality and process governance in collaborating departments
  • Requirements :

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree, preferably in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Systems, Analytics, Business Administration or Engineering.
  • 8 - 10 years project management experience, specifically in more complex projects, such as creating a new business or multi-functional projects in an existing business with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience with agile and hybrid-agile project management methodologies
  • An understanding and implementation experience of data-analytical technologies
  • Additional requirements :

  • Understanding request for services processes
  • Team co-ordination and transformation to dev ops
  • Conceptually understanding technical architecture and framework and driving out technical solutions
  • Proficient in stakeholder management with many moving parts
  • The ability to implement processes and stand up a target operating model
  • Communication both to the larger team and management
  • Servicing clients with complex solutions
  • Personal qualities :

  • Team player with a collaborative, enthusiastic and pro-active approach
  • Excellent listener with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently and use initiative
  • Strong action-orientated person
  • Can self-manage and prioritise a wide number of tasks to develop overall objectives
  • Solid documentation and written skills
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Operate at a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Thrive in a high-pressure environment
  • Comfortable working in a green fields environment
  • Display innovation and passion and you are customer focused
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