“Being a Saratogan means that you are ready to take on any challenge!”
Liezel Conradie is a Senior Business Consultant, and is currently taking on a role within the Business Transformation unit at one of Saratoga’s clients – a prominent Short Term Insurance prodiver.
On a typical day, she engages with businesses to coordinate change activities that will support the strategic objectives of the organisation, ensuring that stakeholders are engaged, informed and involved at the right times. “In my current role I’m really enjoying the opportunities to problem solve and the ‘little wins’ we achieve together as a team. Whenever we do things that make lives a little better – it brings me joy.”
“As a Business Analyst, one often needs to think out of the box, which means that I get to be quite creative during problem solving. Parts of the role that have always appealed to me is the fact that I can direct my creativity into problem solving, and the human element of working with various stakeholders.”
Liezel has experienced many challenges during her career as a Business Analyst, and she has overcome these through researching solutions and with the support of her colleagues. “I was lucky enough to have great mentors who really believed in me, so I was able to perform under the challenging circumstances and gradually built trust in my Business Analyst skill set. If it wasn’t for the unwavering support I received from my colleagues, I think I would have cracked under the pressure.”
Beyond her work as a Business Analyst, Liezel is also very passionate about creating an environment for her team members in which they can freely share ideas. Creating a comfortable space to discuss and share ideas is an integral part of creating a culture of learning and support within an organisation. At Saratoga, Liezel is a member of the Spark Committee which organises regular insightful tech talks presented by Saratogans to their colleagues. Liezel also assisted in the organisation of Saratoga’s first staff hackathon – and the cherry on top is that her hackathon team developed the winning idea!
At Saratoga we’re always looking for talented professionals to join our teams in Gauteng or Cape Town. Take a look at our open roles to find out more about current available opportunities at Saratoga.