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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Lets find opportunities together. Lets get it done. As a subsidiary of The Bidvest Group Limited, were an entrepreneurial bank that seeks out the opportunities and market gaps which traditional banking often ignores. By being flexible and nimble, were able to service our customers better than anyone else. How? We understand that no two individuals are ali...
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    Head MI BI and Analytics

    About the Position

    Develop and implement a MI&BI strategy in the bank, promoting access to information and the generation of intelligence in support of the Bank's strategies and operations.
    Focus must be on design, development and implementation of critical business intelligence initiatives and projects that will contribute to strategic decision making, as well continually assess the "Financial Health" of the Business.
    Management of the MI&BI team. The team will be responsible to gather, organize, analyse, and interpret the company's existing data, as well as to secure, organize, analyse, and interpret certain data that is not yet in the Company's possession but that supports the objective


    One source of data

    • In conjunction with all senior Finance management, promote the use of one source of data (internally) to ensure consistency in data analytics and reporting.

    • Attend Finance monthly review meetings and participate in all strategic and operational reviews to assess and understand performance.

    • Key member of Finance Exco

    Stakeholder Management

    • Provide periodic market Intelligence to Exco and key decision makers, as well as about its customers and competitors. Focus to be on retaining and improving market share.

    • Help senior management understand the relevant market trends that may impact the Bank's business in the future

    • Communicate and present identified intelligence with business stakeholders in all relevant forums

    • Aid stakeholders in measuring performance and identifying opportunities

    Team Management

    • Effective management and development of team members

    • Continuous improvement of skill within team, stay up to date with the latest developments in the MI&BI technologies and techniques

    Customer knowledge

    Manage and lead the team to:

    • Ensure senior management have greater visibility of our customers activity and spend, to prepare them for improving profitability and problem solving.

    • Tracking of trends over time and providing data-based explanations for customers behaviour.

    • Leading initiatives within the team to give suggestions, based on tracking, activity and spend, of additional ways to increase revenue and/or improve margins.

    • In conjunction, with other relevant BU's, create a better understanding of market share with the aim of identifying areas for retention of customers as well as market share [URL Removed] source of Data for the entire organization

    • In conjunction with IT and relevant areas of Finance, provide data support to all areas of business that require development and implementation of performance dashboards: Consolidated and per BU

    • Development and maintenance of standardized data reports for all areas (as well as any additional requirements that may arise monthly)Initiatives

    • Implementing and maintaining of an initiative benefit tracking methodology and reporting process with focus on understanding of delivery of the Banks Strategy and assessing the "Financial Health" of the Business

    • Development of a BI solution utilizing and promoting one Data Warehouse (EDW)

    • Development of BI scorecards and reporting to business

    • Involvement in strategic initiatives, where requested.

    Outsourced Vendors

    • Management (in conjunction with IT and Risk), any required outsourced vendors with specific focus on: -Cost effective management of capacity
      -Data quality control

    -Business continuity
    -Adequate measures for performance management of Vendor

    • Annual review of above contracts in conjunction with Procurement

    Management Information

    • Managing the team to ensure:

    • Meeting of agreed deadlines on projects, reports, and other outputs

    • Utilised data is accurate and complete

    • Compliance with Good Practice Management Information standards, principles, and methodologies

    • Compliance with the Business Performance project / query process and tool where new and existing information / data requests from stakeholders are monitored and actioned by the team

    • Review requests received from stakeholders and determined the purpose being either on an ad hoc basis or automated / regular reports and ensure capacity to deliver within the Bank

    Data Sourcing, Management and Governance

    • Work in cross functional teams with IT and other relevant Business Unit to manage the resources and tools necessary to procure the required data

    • Lead the sourcing of new data (internal and external) to enhance understanding of the industry and Banks knowledge and focus on creating a competitive business advantage.

    • Lead and ensure proper: -Integrity checks on all extracted data to ensure accurate and complete data is incorporated into reports.

    • Compliance with Data Governance rules and guidelines that exist within the department and Bank

    • All Business Intelligence and Management Intelligence activities adhere to the principles, policies, standards and guidelines provided by Bidvest Bank and by Bidvest Group

    • Review of quality and presentation of work completed prior to distribution to the stakeholder


    • BSc Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Computer Science

    • At least 5 years of leading and managing a team to achieve Business objectives

    • Post Graduate qualification to support BSc Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Computer Science At least 7 years of leading and managing a team


    • 10 years' experience in Business Intelligence

    • 10 years' experience in a similar role

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

    • Strong leadership skills

    • Strong team management with ability to prioritize and manage capacity

    • Excellent Verbal and written communication skills

    • Sound knowledge and experience in business process

    • Excellent problem-solving skills

    • Excellent computer literacy skills

    • Good understanding of financial system architecture

    • Solid experience of working with Data Marts and reporting cubes

    • Experience in data integrity and governance

    • Must pay keen attention to detail

    • Ability to work well and maintain focus under pressure

    • Honesty, trustworthiness, and high ethics are non-negotiable

    • Must be deadline driven

    • Must be well organized

    • Self-started, motivated, and energetic individual

    • A driven individual who has keen growth prospects

    • Take ownership for tasks and see them through to completion

    • Ability to see the bigger picture when working with numbers and make sense of the reports being prepared

    • Previous reporting experience in a bank or large organization is an advantage

    Office Bound & Remote working

    Desired Skills:

    • Management Information

    • Business Intelligence

    • Analytics

    • Banking

    • Management Skills

    • Data Mananagment

    • Information Technology

    • Business Intelligence

    Desired Work Experience:

    • 5 to 10 years

    Desired Qualification Level:

    • Degree

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Bidvest Bank on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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