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  • Posted: Oct 22, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 30, 2020
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    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 : SRA : BI (PG9/10)

    Position Description

    • You will be responsible for the end-to-end tasks within the data analysis framework working with business representatives, product owners, etc. to define and elicit requirements, analyse data and create dashboards.

    Output/Core Tasks
    Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
    Data Preparation

    • Acquire data from various data sources and combine & transform data into interpretable datasets, reports or dashboards
    • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques
    • Extend the company’s data with third party sources of information when required
    • Processing, cleansing and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis

    Analysis and Visualisation

    • Interpret data, analyse results using analytical techniques and provide reports and/or dashboards
    • Identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
    • Use data to answer key questions about the business.
    • Own and maintain dashboards, ongoing reporting, and ad hoc requests from the organization.

    Stakeholder Engagement

    • Work directly with management and other business users to gather requirements, provide status updates, and build relationships
    • Present information using data visualisation techniques
    • Facilitate requirements gathering workshops with the business
    • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to analyse information needs, functional requirements and business processes

    What will make you successful in this role?

    • Bachelor’s degree (information systems/statistics/data or computer science/engineering) or equivalent
    • Practical experience in analytics, data visualisation or reporting

    Knowledge, Experience And Skills

    • Excellent knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects), databases (SAP HANA, Cloudera), querying (R,Python,SQL)
    • 4 years of experience performing data analytics
    • Excellent analytical-thinking and problem-solving abilities
    • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
    • Experience visualising/presenting data for stakeholder use
    • Business experience in financial services an advantage
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience working with data in various data sources and databases
    • Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical terms.
    • Demonstrated experience in handling large data sets and relational databases.
    • Experience working in an agile environment
    • Excellent attention to detail

    Personal Attributes

    • Interpersonal savvy - Contributing independently
    • Plans and aligns - Contributing independently
    • Decision quality - Contributing independently
    • Optimises work processes - Contributing independently

    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.

    Core Competencies

    • Being resilient - Contributing independently
    • Collaborates - Contributing independently
    • Customer focus - Contributing independently
    • Drives results - Contributing independently
    • Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently

    Turnaround time

    • The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers.

    Closing Date: 30 Oct 2020

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Sanlam on to apply

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