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Mpho Moses Pole

Solution Delivery and Business Analysis Professional

Summary

Experienced and passionate business analysis and project and service delivery professional with wide-ranging experience in multifaceted and multicultural teams to deliver value across a wide range of industries over  10+ years, servicing clients both locally and abroad.

Work History

August 2018Current
EOH @ Vodacom

Senior Systems/Business Analyst

Summary of Role:

Analysis and architecture of the business and technical solutions related to customer journeys with the focus on Converged and FTTx product sales channels. Work with configurators to design data interfaces and develop final application design and develop test plans and cases to evaluate system functionality, unit testing and assist in User Acceptance testing

Highlights to Date:

  1. Port in functionality for Smart Business Bundles

Give the user the ability to request a mobile number port-in within the customer sales journey of converged products in an integrated manner. This removes the complexity and fallouts in the previous, manually operated process by automating the port in request from the donor network, enabling service activation based on the resultant response. There were also built-in security features such as OTP to verify ownership of the number in question.

  2. Multisite Quoting

While the process to create a quote that could be auto-ordered once ratified and signed existed as a base functionality within the application, it was limited to one quote per debtor account. This caused the account manager to create multiple quotes for each debtor account that a multinational had on the books making the quote process prolonged and tedious, sometimes taking as long as 6 weeks. The solution we put together allowed the accounts manages to pick as many debtor accounts related to a customer and add as many products as possible to create one quote at multiple account levels within a short space of time.

 3. Prepaid to Postpaid Migration

Enabling the existing prepaid customer to seamlessly move from prepaid to postpaid without breaking the customer journey

 4. Recurring Credit Card Top-up and VAS

Allow customers to purchase Fibre solution, base solutions and top-up packages using credit card as a method of payment as well giving them the option to have a recurring debit order like option on a credit card. A highly intricate solution with touchpoints to Payment Gateway, Mastercard and Visa, internal billing systems and BakServe.

Mar 2012Jun 2018
Brightstar Africa

Senior Business Analyst - Telecommunications

Summary of role:

  1. Lead design sessions in prototyping new systems for the purpose of enhancing business processes, operations, and information process flow.
  2. Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develop strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.
  3. Identify and establish scope and parameters of systems analysis in order to define outcome criteria and measure-taking actions.
  4. Collaborate in the planning, design, development, and deployment of new applications, and enhancements to existing applications
  5. Hold custody and evangelize the agreed Application Development policies and standards.
  6. Set up Application Support processes in line with predefined client requirements and SLA's.

Highlights:

Successful implementation of the following B2B applications

1. PLM Device Analytics  - Device Analytics

The Product Life-cycle Management (PLM) Portal is an analysis tool that is used for various management forums but in particular; the Device Management Meetings. It is an integral part of the operating Rhythm for Device Profitability and Management of the Clients Portfolio.

Role: Business Analyst

2. Channel Inventory Management - Channel Fulfilment Web App

The application is used as an interface that enables the customer and key dealers to collaboratively manage store inventory replenishment.

Role: Business Analyst

3Program 180 - Global Reverse Logistics Project 

Program 180 plans to launch a single Global Reverse Platform including IT systems and business processes that is both internal and external facing and supports the efficient and repeatable collection, processing and redistribution of any reverse product both internal and external, enabling the achievement of a low conversion cost to acquisition per unit result for both existing and new customers. It will align all regions by consolidating to one processing platform across all reverse operations. Aligning globally will create the ability to integrate other IT platforms to create a full Reverse ecosystem. 

Role: Regional Business Analyst Lead - EMEA 

Methodology: Agile

4. EU Logility Implementation -Supply Chain Planning Overhaul Project 

The Logility project aims to implement appropriate supply chain planning tools to manage inventory across the EU region. This will provide for accurate forecasting and stock management and enable the business to identify optimum supplier delivery cycles.

Role: Solution and Technical Lead 

Methodology: Agile

5. Inventory Management  Dashboard - Qlikview Reporting Dashboard - Analytics

This project was created to develop a dashboard that would enable a full view of the operational metrics impacting the Inventory Management team. The dashboard should give the team an end to end view of their current operational environment and allow them to design custom views for different scenarios. The end goal of the dashboard is to shorten Time-To-Decision and minimize the risk of human error when reworking data. The dashboard should enable the team to more easily make value-adding decisions in their environment and day to day work while ensuring mobility.

Role: Solution and Technical Lead 

Methodology: Agile

Aug 2007Feb 2012
Barloworld Logistics

Consultant: Supply Chain Software - Multiple Industries

Summary of Role:

  1. Analysis of client site for opportunities to save on inventory.
  2. Optimize inventory performance relation to stock availability and stock holding.
  3. Analysis of current client supply chain policies and procedures
  4. Liaise with different functions within the client organisation ensuring complete understanding of current cost and inventory management
  5. Develop and implement inventory and management processes that add value to customer operations
  6. Implementation of  Inventory Optimization Software , configuration and installation thereof.

Highlights:
Project Highlights:

  1.  eThekwini Municipality
    • Design and implement a warehouse and inventory management strategy and roadmap.
    • Design and implement a policy which is aligned with the requirements of the MFMA.
    • Gap analysis of the whole supply chain operations against generally accepted practice.
  2.  Pick n Pay
    • Recommend tools and design processes which can be deployed by Pick n Pay for the general merchandise in order to:
      • Identify and alleviate constraints experienced by the stores in terms of storage capacity
      • Alleviate the stock imbalances the contribute negatively to the space problem
      • Recommend a demand management process which will account for spikes brought on by promotions also taking seasonality into consideration.
  3.  PetroSA
    • Due to the pressure on the oil price at the time, there was a great need by PetroSA to reduce operating costs in order to remain profitable. The supply chain, more especially the inventory value was to be optimized in order to reduce stockholding while increasing target service levels from 86% right up to 95 %.
  4. Eskom Distribution
    • Increase Eskom distribution overall service level and availability to 98%
    • Reduce SOH costs by R20 million
    • Implement, configure and install Supply Chain Optimization software
    • Entrench the in-house methodology within various distribution regions and their logistics departments
Sep 2005Aug 2007
PT Operational Services

Assistant Technical Project Manager - Toll Collection

  • Management of sub-projects relating to the Capital renewal project.
  • Technical procurement and contract management
  • User requirements analyses
  • Application development, testing, implementation and management
  • Development of communication and risk plans for the technical department
  • Compile monthly MIS reports
Sep 2003Aug 2005
PT Operational Services

Business Analyst: Automatic Vehicle Classifier - Toll Collection

  • Design measurement matrices for the Automatic Vehicle Classifier for each toll collection plaza
  • Plan and coordinate surveys and fact finding missions
  • Design and coordinate test plans
  • Continuous improvement of processes and procedures
  • Help develop training material for plaza managers.
  • Compile and analyze management information reports.

Education

October 2016May 2017
University of Pretoria

Management Development Programme

The Management Development Programme develops managers’ skills at middle-management level to perform their management responsibilities in a more effective and efficient manner within a changing and competitive business environment. Throughout this programme, you will acquire the competencies needed to deal with various contemporary South African management challenges while focusing on functional and cross-functional business processes.
Jan 2000Jun 2004
University of Johannesburg

National Diploma: Financial Information Systems

The diploma covered a convergence of technology, finance and accounting. The subjects covered ranged from accounting to cost management to computer programming right through to general business management.

Major Subjects;

  • Information Systems
  • Financial Accounting

Certifications

Aug 2013Aug 2013
APMG

Change Management Foundation

Training and certification will help candidates better understand change through the implementation of change theories, enabling a higher rate of satisfactory change and staff engagement

May 2013May 2013
Kaizania

Agile Project Manager

This unique specialty project management certification is aimed at primarily IT project managers who are looking for additional credentials beyond basic project management credentials