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  • Posted: Jun 22, 2022
    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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    Sanlam BI : Data Analyst

    We are looking for an individual who wants to develop skills and progress their career in data analytics. Learn and leverage a variety of data analytical tools and methods, including data visualisation best practice, to turn data into actionable insights with demonstrable business impact.
    If you believe you have what it takes, then join the team and assist us to develop our data analytics capability as you grow your skills and competencies in this exciting and sought-over field. 
    Your responsibilities will span all aspects of data analytics. From working with business representatives and product owners to define and elicit requirements, to preparing and analysing data from varying sources, to building dashboards that highlight key information and insights.

    What will you do?

    Key result areas

    Data Preparation

    • Acquire data from various data sources
    • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of data sources 
    • Process, cleanse and verify the integrity and suitability of data used for analysis
    • Combine and transform the data into interpretable datasets, reports or dashboards
    • Ensure that business requirements and subsequent activities are supported by accurate information

    Analysis and Visualisation

    • Interpret data and analyse outputs using relevant analytical techniques
    • Identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in data sets
    • Use data to answer key questions about the business
    • Present information as reports and/or dashboards using best practice data visualisation techniques
    • Maintain, expand and optimise dashboards and ongoing reports
    • Respond to ad hoc business requests

    Stakeholder engagement

    • Gather requirements from different business stakeholders & product owners
    • Present information, solutions and dashboard back to stakeholders 

    What will make you successful in this role?


    • Bachelors degree (information systems/statistics/data or computer science/engineering) or equivalent
    • Functional experience in analytics, data visualisation or reporting.

    Knowledge and Experience 

    • 1-2 years of experience manipulating data sets and building dashboards
    • Business experience in financial services would be advantageous 
    • Strong analytical-thinking and problem-solving abilities
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience working with data in various data sources and databases
    • Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects), databases (SAP HANA, Cloudera), querying (SQL)
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
    • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
    • 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


    • Analytical thinking
    • Results driven
    • Accuracy
    • Communication skills
    • Accountability
    • Innovative thinking
    • Building and maintaining relationships
    • Team success
    • Adaptability

    Closing Date: 27th, June 2022

    Method of Application

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