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Business Intelligence Analyst

Business Intelligence Analyst

Job Title: Business Intelligence Analyst
Location: Western Cape
Industry:
Salary: 600000.00
Reference: JN -022017-7599
Job Published: October 13, 2017 14:44

Job Description

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
System Analysis and Design:
  • Determine report requirements; You will need to be pro-active as you will be supporting marketers and they don’t always know what they want…
  • Design reporting interfaces and templates; to help the teams make sense of the data
  • Automating and standardising reports. – to empower the teams
System Testing and Quality Assurance:
  • Perform testing to ensure information meets the requirements and accurately reflects the data of the source system;
  • Ensure the output data is accurate; and a glossary of definitions that is accepted and understood company wide
  • Liaise with applicable people to ensure source data discrepancies are rectified.
  • Ensure accuracy of extracted data prior to sending the results out;
Support and Training:
  • Provide reports as requested by management and teams, including interpretation of the data, insights and make recommendations for action.  It is therefore important that this individual is a fast learner and has an interest in business. 
  • Give day-to-day support and training to internal clients on: data definitions on extracted data and for newbies, how to manipulate reports, and what they mean
System Maintenance:
  • Perform tests to ensure the warehouse and source system data remains aligned;
  • Monitor system performance and exceptions;
  • Attend to technical problems experienced on reporting systems.
Administration:
  • Ensure system documentation is in place;
  • Manage all aspects of scheduled reporting;
  • Administer security on reporting system 
 
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
  • Ability to communicate with and understand the needs of non-technical internal clients so as to offer creative, workable and innovative solutions relating to reporting.
  • Ability to gather and synthesise large volumes of information from varying sources.
  • Ability to conceptualise, design and develop multiple system/requests in a concise manner.
  • Ability to resolve technical problems in a systematic manner.
  • Be proficient in office administration and relevant computer software packages e.g. Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, SQL Server and Business Objects.
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills as well as the ability to multi-task.
  • Proven team player, professional, flexible and friendly.
  • Possess well developed interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to negotiate.
  • The ability to work and cope under pressure in a deadline driven environment.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to display initiative.
  • Must be able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
  • Relevant Degree (Commerce/Information Systems/Computer Science).
  • Up to 5 years' experience in a similar role – if you have more, even better
  • Knowledge of data warehouse design techniques and strong data manipulation and extracting skills.
  • Strong mathematical/statistical abilities with experience with trend analysis, forecasting etc.
  • Proficient in SQL (PostgreSQL and MySQL preferred, including stored procs, PL/SQL, ETL etc)
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Attention to detail, detail, detail…
team player, professional and flexible.
Possess well-developed interpersonal and communication and negotiation skills.
The ability to work and cope under pressure in a deadline driven environment.
Strong analytical skills.
Curios mind with a passion for answering ‘why’ questions.
Strong administrative and organisational skills as well as the ability to multi-task