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  • Posted: Nov 12, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Since our establishment in 1918, Sanlam has been a prominent part of the South African business landscape. We have always held a long-term view of how business adapts to the demands of the environment in which it operates. Today, in a dynamic world, we see an evolving set of social, economic, political and environmental imperatives that require our skilful ...
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    Data Analyst

    We are looking for talented analytical professionals, with a specific focus on data-driven decision making. The successful candidate will be accountable for a wide range of predictive and prescriptive modelling functions that will focus on profitable development and sustainable growth of the Group. Working closely with the senior management team you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of data assets and utilising these assets in predictive modelling and decision analysis.

    What will make you successful in this role?

    • Supporting the development of data-driven predictive and prescriptive modelling
    • Developing an environment to perform simulations analysis and optimization
    • Support and enhance the existing segmentations models
    • Data management - develop and maintain the internal data assets to support modelling initiatives
    • Management and integration of external data sources
    • Dashboards - development and maintenance of key performance indicators for financial, underwriting and distribution
    • Reports - create and maintain business reports to direct thought processes that drives action
    • Ad-hoc analysis - statistical investigations as required from time to time by the business
    • Continuous process improvement and strategy evaluation
    • Participate in strategic projects throughout the group where analytical skills are required

    Qualifications And Experience

    • Post graduate degree in numerical science, e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial, Data Science
    • At least two years working experience in an analytical role
    • Advanced coding skills in one or more of the following: SAS, SQL, Java, R, Python, etc.
    • Strong modelling skills including experience in performing statistical investigations and building pricing / predictive / machine learning models
    • Experience working with client administration systems and data warehousing
    • Strong data management skills
    • Logical and analytical ability
    • Self-starter, problem solver and finisher
    • Good report writing and presentation skills
    • Commercial and risk awareness
    • Ability to engage with people from all parts of the organisation
    • Experience in the insurance industry is recommended

    Qualification And Experience

    • BSc (Maths, Statistics, Actuarial Science) with 1 to 2 years related experience.

    Knowledge And Skills

    • Business Intelligence Design
    • Business Intelligence Maintenance
    • Data trends and analysis
    • Service delivery
    • IT governance and compliance

    Personal Attributes

    • Organisational savvy - Contributing through others
    • Manages complexity - Contributing through others
    • Plans and aligns - Contributing through others
    • Optimises work processes - Contributing through others

    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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sanlam on to apply
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