Senior Associate (Analyst) Recruitment at Platinum Careers

Platinum Careers has become a leader in international recruitment. Our wealth of wide-ranging experience in specialized recruitment allows us to offer the right and uniquely tailored solution to each employer, whatever their recruitment requirements. We combine our expertise in international recruitment with our deep understanding of the African markets and we harness this effect in order to develop customized HR solutions for each of our clients.

We are currently recruiting into the following position:

Position Title: Senior Associate (Analyst)

The Role

The Senior Associate will provide support towards the achievement of our client’s strategy by conducting analysis, providing strategic planning support.

The individual must have a strong consulting background, the analyst will have foundational business skills, a strong analytical mind and the desire and ability to quickly learn about our client’s strategic areas.

He or she must be a proactive problem solver, and be able to engage with external stakeholders. The successful applicant will be results driven and committed to high standards of performance. He or she will be adaptable, creative, and accustomed to delivering results in a dynamic, fast-paced and fluid working environment.


The role will include, but not be limited to the following responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Reviewing business operations and strategies in line with leading practice
  • Conducting benchmark analysis in terms of process quality, time and cost
  • Identifying process gaps and bottlenecks
  • Conducting statistical analysis of processes using relevant Six Sigma tools to achieve variation reduction
  • Conducting internal voice of the customer surveys
  • Identifying improvement opportunities for business processes toeliminate waste, improve efficiency and ensure adequacy ofcontrols
  • Documenting standard operating procedures and policies

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, Implementation Support

  •  Reviewing the organisation’s processes and systems in line with the requirements of the ISO standard
  • Identifying gaps and providing recommendations or improvement opportunities
  • Identifying and documenting required documentation by ISO i.e. Quality Manual, Quality Policy & Objectives, Mandatory Procedures etc.
  • Conducting quality audit and preparing Quality Audit Report including documentation of non-conformities, root causes and identification of corrective actions to ensure continuous improvement of the Quality Management System (QMS)

Strategic Enterprise Transformation

  • Conducting diagnosis of the business state across the people, business processes, governance, systems and corporate strategy
  • Identifying business risks and recommending tailored business solutions
  • Developing the Plan to drive the strategic activities of the organisation towards the achievement of the business objectives
  • Developing the Target Operating Model of the business in line with the Strategic Management Plan

Project Management

  • Identifying and determining the scope of the business and project
  • Identifying and analysing client business needs/requirements with measurablegoals
  • Planning time, cost and resources adequately to estimate the workneeded and to effectively manage risk during project execution
  • Defining processes required to complete the work in the project plan to ensure project’s requirements are accomplished
  • Monitoring and controlling project including the constraints in a timely manner and implementing effective corrective actions
  • Coordinating final project/phase closure with agreed acceptance of deliverables by the client

Strategic Sourcing

  • Performing analysis of third party spend
  • Performing industry and market research and analysis on spenditems to ascertain savings for the client
  • Recommending sourcing strategies to ensure reduced cost
  • Negotiating with current and new suppliers to gain sourcing advantages

Industry Research and Analysis

  • Performing industry and market research and analysis (trends, key players, performance analysis, competitor profiling)
  • Performing Macroeconomic analysis (PESTLE, SWOT, Porters 5 forces)
  • Reviewing financial statements and analysing financial performance including calculation of key financial ratios

Qualifications & Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Economics, Accounting, or related field, from a reputable institution
  • Minimum of 2-5 years’ experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Process mapping (PPPs in general), project management, business planning, strategy, & org structure
  • The individual must have a strong consulting background
  • Proven ability to analyse large amount of data


  • Advanced level competency in the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Financial Modelling is an added advantage
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to evaluate and synthesise information
  • Ability to collate and interpret large amounts of data
  • Proven ability to produce concise, well-structured, and high quality reports and presentations
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to deliver results with low levels of supervision
  • Very high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Very strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly numerate

Personal Qualities

  • Positive, flexible, supportive attitude towards work
  • Can-do approach
  • Driven and a self-starter
  • Works well under pressure and meets deadlines
  • Multi-tasks effectively
  • Integrity and high personal ethical standards
  • Innovative
  • Confident
  • Resilient and able to work well under pressure

Application Deadline: Not specified.

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