Data Analyst at Datafin Recruitment – Western Cape Brackenfell


YOUR incredible talent for retail analysis and your ability to generate options/alternatives, create plans and make meaningful connections to business performance and impact as a group wanted data analyst reputable retailer. The role will be to increase the competitiveness and profitability of a product category by providing customer centric category strategy analysis, support, planning and execution based on product assortment, pricing, promotions and product placement. The ideal candidate must have a passion for retail (FMCG) – sound channel and knowledge and understanding of customers to develop effective analysis of in-store retail operations. The ideal candidate should possess a degree/diploma in business/information/computer science or similar field, however candidates with a suitable background in delivery, particularly in retail operations and comprehensive data analytics of the pipeline, will be considered. You must have at least 2-3 years of data and analytics in the FMCG Retail environment with Advanced Excel, Tableau, AWS/Cloud, R, Python, SQL and knowledge of legislation relating to the collection, storage and use of customer data.


  • Research and adoption of best practices: retail operations Data exploration and analysis.
  • Build an understanding of the data landscape, particularly as it relates to the context of in-store retail operations.
  • Participate in the definition of business issues with appropriate questions and by proposing a specific analysis approach (full data pipeline).
  • Apply solid data methods, integration and programming. Apply deeper data exploration and correlation analysis, including building and deploying data models.
  • Participate in the identification and adoption of appropriate technology.


Skills –

  • Degree or diploma in business, information discipline or computer science or analytics certification or equivalent – (preferred) but not essential if you have the right delivery track record: particularly in the area of ​​retail operations and comprehensive analysis of pipeline data.

Experience/Skills –

  • Ideally, a minimum of 2-3 years of experience in data and analytics in FMCG Retail environment with extensive hands-on experiences and exposures in all facets of retail, ideally in a fast-paced environment. Must be operationally equipped and understand the immediate practical data inputs that provide a solid data framework in this retail context.
  • Solid advanced Microsoft suite with Excel (advanced).
  • Report writing skills in Tableau software or similar.
  • Knowledge of legislation relating to the collection, storage and use of customer data.
  • Knowledge of data structures relevant to operational and business intelligence systems.
  • Excellent understanding of Data Mining models, structures, theories, principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of business intelligence and data warehousing.
  • AWS/Cloud.
  • Good knowledge of retail key performance indicators.
  • Ability to use open source statistical package R, Python or similar.
  • Ability to use SQL in the data mining process, especially for data preparation.
  • Presentation skills using PowerPoint.
  • Good understanding of the data analysis process, from asking questions to presenting results.


  • Office 365 (Outlook, Sheets, Docs, Slides, etc.).


  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Good time management.
  • Good communication in English.
  • Retail oriented with strong finance and/or business acumen.

Although we would really like to respond to every application, if you are not contacted for this position within 10 working days, please consider your application unsuccessful.


When applying for a job, make sure you meet the minimum job requirements. OnlySouth African citizens will be considered for this role. If you are not at the stated location of any of the jobs, please note your relocation plans in all job applications and correspondence. Please email a word copy of your CV to [Email Address Removed] and mention the reference numbers of the works. We have a job listing on [URL Removed] Datafin IT Recruitment – Jobs in Cape Town.

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Sean N. Ayres