Parvana Strategic Sourcing has established itself as a leading provider of permanent and temporary recruitment services to the South African, European and UK marketplace. In addition to this we have enjoyed considerable success in Australia and other part
Job Title: Business Consultant (Senior)
Duties & Responsibilities:
A highly successful international listed company who offers remote and international opportunities. This client looks for high achievers who wish to work with the best on a global playing field.
Defining solutions that match the client’s business needs.
Assuming overall responsibility for the end to end business process architecture, integration points to upstream and downstream systems.
Supporting the customer in their readiness and preparation for scoping and definition workshops.
Engaging with the customer to understand their business needs by gathering, analysing and documenting business requirements.
Obtaining sign off of the business requirements from the customer.
Guiding the program team by sharing the solution requirements to the relevant groups.
Working closely with the Delivery Manager to ensure the program is proceeding as effectively as possible.
Working closely with the following:
Product Owners to ensure a common understanding of the business objectives of the organisation and the customer.
Solution Architect to ensure the solution architecture is compatible with the business needs.
Test Manager to review end-to-end test scenarios, ensuring sufficient test coverage is achieved across the solution
Providing objective input to inspect and adapt workshops as well as release retrospectives.
Reviewing the customer test plans as required.
Managing the scope of the solution and identifying and documenting change requests.
Responsible for delivering feedback to various teams to ensure that future releases of the products meet the ongoing needs of the client/business as well as areas for continuous improvement.
Providing leadership and mentorship to other Business Consultants.
May also fulfil the role of Product Owner if / when needed.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering (Electrical Software, Telecommunications) or Business (with a major in Computing).
Relevant Skills / Experience:
7 years of experience as a business / software consultant
Experience in the telecommunications or other relevant industry would be preferred.
Proven ability to operate at the end to end level taking responsibility for the full E2E solution requirements.
Experience in business consulting with multiple clients delivering software solutions for Business Support Systems (BSS).
Deep knowledge of industry trends from marketing to commercial and operations that are being adopted to drive new ways of client engagement and revenue models.
Ability to work with commercial, operational and Information Systems areas to be seen as a thought leader in driving new operating modes and solutions.
Expert understanding of an integrated BSS solution demonstrating strong knowledge of and experience with several products within the portfolio.
Experience of working with clients in major business transformation programmes.
Experience in consultative engagements such as business health checks, business motivation modelling, TCO/ROI assessments, prospect research, customer business processes, etc.
Highly developed analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication.
Highly developed facilitation skills for customer interaction.
Solid understanding of project management and requirements management processes.
Experience in the following would be ideal:
In-depth understanding of industry standards such as TMForum, ISEEB, ITIL in order to be prescriptive and consultative.
Awareness of Agile Software development methodologies such as SAFe or KanBan
Experience in writing epics and features
Travel / Additional Details:
Available for international and domestic travel when needed.
Travel, after/off hours and extended on-site work will be required.
Duration and extent of travel may vary per project.
PS Even if you feel you don’t have all the skills listed or if this spec isn’t what you are looking for, feel free to send your CV as we probably have other opportunities that could interest you. For a more comprehensive and updated list of opportunities that we have on offer, do visit our website – www.parvana.co.uk
Desired Experience & Qualification:
Business Consultant, SDLC, Telecommunications