Tableau BI Analyst

Tableau BI Analyst

Job Title: Tableau BI Analyst
Location: Gauteng
Salary: 480000.00
Reference: JN -072017-8970
Job Published: August 01, 2017 11:07

Job Description

Department: DIGS and Business Intelligence
Job Title: Tableau BI Analyst
Position Type: Permanent
Location: Johannesburg

Job Purpose

This role will serve as a business intelligence, analytics & reporting specialist, responsible for integrating and analysing data from multiple sources. This role requires one to capture analytical and reporting requirements, perform source data analysis, develop the semantic layer and metadata, and create effective visualisation and data intelligence services - reports, dashboards, and infographics and data models. In addition this role will create and deliver end-user training and will provide support to the organisation and its clients. This role requires the capacity to develop a clear understanding of the business needs and deploy in accordance to best practice BI methodologies.

Key Responsibilities

1. Development and Delivery

 Use MS SQL, Tableau and any other identified tool sets to create, support and manage dashboards, reports and BI cubes/data sets for customers and internal business units.
 Responsible for consulting with internal clients on business needs, to understands the business questions that users are trying to get answered and translates them into analytics and reporting requirements.
 Ensure quality checks throughout profiling source system data, identifies data anomalies and proposes data cleansing rules.
 Interfaces with internal clients to ensure successful delivery of client reporting.
 Defines and captures Metadata and rules associated with BI processes.
 Identifies user profiles and designs report delivery environment to meet user’s needs.
 Develops Semantic layer or BI objects for end users.
 Creates reports and report templates, performance dashboards and Adhoc analysis environments.
 Develops BI tool training and documentation.
 Trains users in using the toolset and data. Implements and supports complex BI processes.
 Adapts BI processes to accommodate changes in source systems and new business user requirements.
 Cultivates an ongoing partnership with power users in the business, maintaining knowledge of business operations, strategies, information requirements, and priorities.
 Initiate process changes and enhancements where necessary and see to successful implementation.

2. Service Excellence/Customer Service

 Committed to the achievement and maintenance of quality, sets high standards for Self and others
 Provides a prompt, efficient and personalised service to clients, goes out of his/her way to ensure that customer needs are met.
 Resolution of delegated client queries. Where necessary escalates issues appropriately to management and project teams.
 Ensuring client understanding and acceptance of recommended/implemented solution (with advice/assistance from supervisor).
 Collaborating with end users to identify needs and opportunities for improved data management and delivery.
 Proactively identifies opportunities for Information usage.

3. Technical

 Demonstrates detailed knowledge and expertise in relation to the job, readily absorbs new technical information and keeps up to date in specialist areas
 Full understanding and sound knowledge of Tableau software solutions, and SQL language to ensure that the technical requirements are in line with best practice
 Mentors and supports colleagues within the organization.
 Stays abreast with industry trends.

4. Planning and Organising

 Plans, organises and prioritises work in order to achieve one’s objectives
 Create action plans when required, for problem resolution and solution amendment gaining acceptance from relevant parties and commitment to execute
 Management of own time and tasks to ensure completion of work projects on time.
 Monitoring of own work/tasks completion time.
 Demonstrates a high level of integrity and maturity to work on multiple projects and deliver consistently on time.
 Active participation in large projects.

5. Problem Solving

 Breaks problem in to its parts, makes use of logic and draws sound inferences from information available
 Willing to make firm and informed decisions and commit to definite courses of action, on the basis of limited information if necessary

6. Communication

 Produces written communications which are clear, fluent, concise and readily understood by intended recipients.
 Communicates in a manner which is clear, fluent, and to the point, and which holds the audience’s attention, both in groups and one-on-one situations.
 Takes a proactive approach to cross-functional communication.


 Bachelor's degree in Business/IT/Science preferred
 Specific experience using Tableau Server and Desktop v8.0 and above essential.
 Proficient with Microsoft SQL (T-SQL) – at least 3 years’ experience
 3-5 years’ experience in BI, MIS, data warehousing and reporting
 3-5 years’ experience in developing data models, frameworks and reports
 Experience in managing large volumes of data from different sources
 Microsoft Office Suite
 Experience in Power BI preferred.
 Experience in Business Analysis and Consulting preferred
 Exposure to financial or credit industry advantageous.
 Experience in Power BI advantageous.


 Exceptional analytical skills
 Excellent Problem Solving skills
 Customer Focused Approach
 Action oriented
 Good communication skills (verbal and written) and across various levels
 Good planning and organizing skills
 Ability to work independently
 Self-motivated
 Team Player
 Ability to multi task and work under pressure
 Job requires after hours work     

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