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Senior Data Analyst

Senior Data Analyst

Job Title: Senior Data Analyst
Location: Western Cape
Industry:
Salary: 45000.00
Reference: JN -052017-8571
Job Published: July 26, 2017 14:38

Job Description

The client is looking for a Senior Data Analyst to support business objectives through conclusive data analysis and modelling. You will discover insights and identify opportunities by immersing yourself in the business, sourcing the required data sets, and coherently working towards solving the challenge at hand. Your outputs would be in the form of reports and visualisations that clearly articulate the findings to business recipients.
You will be part of a dynamic and flexible team, finding solutions to a variety of challenges across many different businesses within the group working in ecommerce, digital media, logistics, and print publishing.

Minimum requirements:
• Degree in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management, Engineering, or Statistics
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a data analyst

Skills and competencies:
• Advanced SQL skills and the ability to effectively extract data from databases
• Advanced Excel skills
• Experience working with Qlikview or other data exploration/analytical platforms
• Understanding of dimensional database fundamentals/principles
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information in the form of reports and visualisations with attention to detail and accuracy
• The ability to visualise outputs in an engaging way
• Business acumen and the ability to translate analyses to business objectives
• The ability to clean data when required to create a workable data set
• Creative, conceptual, problem-solving, critical, and innovative thinking
• Flexibility and autonomy
• Good written and verbal communication skills

Duties and responsibilities:

• Interpret system, courier, stock and cost performance data, analyse the results using appropriate techniques/tools 
• Acquire data from primary and secondary data sources 
• Maintain databases/systems 
• Identify, analyse and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets 
• Filter and “clean” data by reviewing reports and performance indicators to make corrections 
• Work with key stakeholders to prioritise business and information needs 
• Identify opportunities for process improvements flowing from analyses and assist in projects that emanate from them 
• Generate daily, weekly, monthly reports on distribution, stock, cost, production and marketing performance 
• Log all work tickets on JIRA on a daily basis 
• Manage (team lead) and develop staff in order to drive efficiencies

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