Senior Business Writer

 

Recruiter:

Mindworx Consulting

Job Ref:

CON001547/MM2

Date posted:

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Location:

Pretoria, South Africa

Salary:

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JOB SUMMARY:
Mindworx is recruiting a Senior Business Writer is responsible for producing professionally written Information and Communication Technology department formal documents “ ICT” for a period of 6 months (e.g. ICT proposals, business cases, internal memos, ICT reporting, and procurement documents), that clearly articulates the organization's value proposition. Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and various stakeholders in terms of gathering and articulating the requirements for formulating necessary documents required.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Education:
  • Formal Master of Business Administration degree recognized by SAQA (proof in a copy of this certificate)
  • Formal Supply Chain degree ( NQF 8) recognized by SAQA (please provide a copy on the application for this role)

    Scope of work:
  • Lead information-gathering sessions with ICT technical team and key stakeholders.
  • Establish the type of document to develop in line with Company CLS processes and confirm the template
  • to be used (i.e. Business Case, Request for modification of the contract, or request for a deviation from the normal tender process).
  • Assist the Vendor management office in developing an ICT procurement-related proposal structure in line with SCM policies and procedures.
  • Identify and re-work existing pre-written content where relevant.
  • Re-write / edit ICT documents responses from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from all stakeholders.
  • Coach ICT SMEs and VMO team in writing compelling business cases.
  • Present all-new proposal content to the knowledge base manager for potential re-use.
  • Help create presentations in graphic and/or visual format for proposals.
  • Assist the IT VMO with vendor evaluation and selection criteria, procedures, and best-practice tools and templates.
  • Assist IT, staff, when negotiating with vendors to optimize the procurement of cost-effective acquisitions.
  • Direct and manage the entire IT procurement practices: methods, procedures, purchasing, sourcing, inventory, cost analysis, and productivity.
  • Plan and execute strategies that will deliver cost, quality, and service improvement for the Company.
  • Evaluate, make recommendations, and develop and execute the Company’s IT purchasing policies and procedures for the implementation of standards that represent the best purchasing methods.
  • Ensures that requirements are well-communicated and well-understood, and clearly defines expectations from the ICT SMEs and business units.
  • Define review timelines for the development of the business case and communicate the timelines to stakeholders.
  • Coordinate review process with relevant stakeholders
  • Attend critical CLS stakeholder management meetings as per VMO processes.
  • Work closely with Subject Matter Experts and the VMO team to ensure the business case development process is in line with VMO, SME, and CLS requirements.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement.
  • Support SME in the presentation of the ICT proposals to the Tender Committee (TC) as and when required.
  • Providing inputs to reporting dashboards outlining the status of all ICT proposals submitted to TC.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work under tight deadlines
  • Perform and/or manage other projects, tasks, and assignments not stipulated on the Job description
  • as and when required
  • Providing inputs to reporting dashboards outlining the status of all ICT proposals submitted to TC.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work under tight deadlines
  • Perform and/or manage other projects, tasks, and assignments not stipulated on the Job description as and when required.
NB: Please provide a CV demonstrating extensive experience in business writing at a senior level and references that can validate this information

 

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