Murex Business Analyst

Date: 12-Jul-2019

Location: Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

Sanlam Specialised Finance is housed in the Sanlam Investments Group Cluster and is a combination of Sanlam Capital Markets, Sanlam Structured Solutions and Sanlam Portfolio Management. This combination ensures that the businesses responsible for managing different aspects of the Sanlam balance sheet are housed together. Sanlam Specialised Finance works closely with the Balance Sheet Management function of Sanlam to assist the Balance Sheet Management Function in its pursuit of optimising the Sanlam balance sheet. The new structure is also expected to enhance risk management within Sanlam. Sanlam Specialised Finance business has two components; the first is an on-balance sheet financing business (similar to those found in the large South African investment banks) and the second is the Sanlam Portfolio Management team. The Sanlam Portfolio Management  team negotiates and maintains relevant mandates with Sanlam, and will determine an appropriate asset allocation for the Sanlam assets. This will include allocations to businesses within Sanlam Investments.

What will you do?

Manages the applications that integrate across business areas. Responsible for the systematic and methodical investigation, analysis and documentation of all or part of a business area in terms of business functions and processes, and the information they use across applications. Identifies and examines business needs and determines timely and effective solutions to business functions and processes.  Acts as a bridge between the business and the IT development teams.  Evaluates and documents the underlying business architecture and conducts feasibility studies, business cases, risk assessments, writes proposals, and creates functional requirements for new applications and major changes to existing applications made possible by information and communication technology. Comprehensive documentation of Test Plans and coordination of testing effort. Document implementation plan and ensure successful implementation. Conduct post implementation review.

What will be your key responsibilities?
  • Strong Murex version 3 experience in Back Office (Confirmations, Payments, Workflow, Collateral)
  • Strong Murex version 3 experience in MxML workflows configuration – DataDictionary (XML, XSLT,

        XLSTREE etc.)

  • OSP Configuration and OSP rightsGOM module - STP rights, Portfolio rights
  • Experience in Datamart and Reporting solutions and with MLC configuration and LRB reporting
  • Operationalise – go live with configuration
  • Sound knowledge of all aspects of the business applications
  • Manage technical aspects of all interfaces
  • Implement and test on going enhancements to systems due to changes in business needs
  • Compilation of business specifications
  • System testing and signoff
  • User training, including adequate training is provided on handover post take-on
  • Liaison with users, IT technical staff and application software vendor
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with Murex (version 3)
  • Knowledge of Murex version 3 accounting will be advantageous
  • Understanding of financial markets, credit and operational risk
  • Understanding of UNIX, SQL, LINUX systems, etc.
Qualification and Experience
Degree or Diploma and/or Certification with 8 to 10 years related experience.
Knowledge and Skills
Business Analysis
Business Requirements Definition
IT Data Analysis
Reporting and Administration
Quality, compliance and risk management
Personal Attributes
Organisational savvy - Stage 3
Manages complexity - Stage 3
Plans and aligns - Stage 3
Optimises work processes - Stage 3
Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies
Cultivates innovation - Stage 3
Customer focus - Stage 3
Drives results - Stage 3
Collaborates - Stage 3
Being resilient - Stage 3
Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity. This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa. The Group's Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

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