Senior Data Analyst (JHB) at Datafin Recruitment


EFFECTIVELY interpret and transform data that can inform critical decisions and improve business as a Senior Data Analyst with your strong numerical capability and expertise with the business models and metrics and complex IT environments sought by a large IT enterprise. retail and consumer credit in Joburg. Your role will include gathering information from various sources and interpreting patterns and trends in order to deliver them to the end user accurately, in a timely manner and in an understandable format. You must have a degree in a quantitative field, i.e.: data, finance, economics, etc., have 3 to 7 years of experience in data analysis, a high level of mathematical ability and experience in SQL and Python, a command of Tableau and in-depth knowledge. and experience with retail SAP architecture, implementation and operations.


Execute data visualization and reporting strategy, policy and processes –

  • Perform a complete life cycle analysis to include requirements, activities and design.
  • Monitor performance and quality control plans to identify improvements.
  • Follow processes to ensure execution of relevant data application requirements for various business needs.
  • Assess yourself on business definitions and apply them consistently across all reporting projects.
  • Manage own time, capacity and resources to ensure accurate, complete, timely and consistent delivery of management reports and business reports.
  • Perform required administrative tasks on projects or initiatives.
  • Monitor and maintain data environments and projects.
  • Perform quality control and audit of reports to ensure accurate and appropriate use of data before release to end user.
  • Implement actions to correct deficiencies identified in the quality assurance and audit process.
  • Contribute to discussions that improve data reporting.
  • Work directly with team members and business users to resolve data conflicts and misuse of data.
  • Monitor reports to alert or identify when errors occur and communicate them to the business when needed.
  • Take action to rectify and find a solution to errors that have been identified during the monitoring process.
  • Prepare and present technical solutions and potential innovations and advise the company on the technical and commercial value of the proposal with appropriate compromises.

Develop and design reports in a timely manner and aligned with stakeholder requirements –

  • Interpret data, analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports.
  • Develop and implement databases, data collection systems, data analysis and other strategies that optimize the efficiency and quality of statistics.
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems.
  • Identify, analyze and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets.
  • Filter and “clean” data by reviewing IT reports, printouts, and performance metrics to locate and fix code issues.
  • Work with management to prioritize business and information needs.
  • Use your skills to convert complex information into understandable formats to create meaningful business reports.
  • Develop and distribute reports in accordance with agreed requirements for clients and the organization.
  • Provide relevant reports for all stakeholder needs according to agreed timelines i.e.: weekly, monthly, etc.
  • Ensure that end-to-end data processes enable an accurate view of data for the business end user.
  • Filter through numerous enterprise data sources to ensure data comes from the most accurate source and is translated into reports that are understandable to the end user.
  • Make sure the same data sources are used to get consistent data outputs.
  • Document and obtain approval of business user requirements documents.
  • Implement requirement/draft report to ensure client needs are met.
  • Monitor report deliverables to ensure alignment with business SLA.
  • Translate metadata into explanatory report and visuals to make it easier for the end user to understand.
  • Coordinate and ensure that all data reporting projects are designed, scoped and delivered to meet business needs.
  • Design solutions for new, changed or upgraded requirements.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts and the data analytics team to select relevant data and information sources.
  • Be diligent when granting permissions to all dashboards, reports, charts, etc. developed.

Transfer of knowledge and understanding of designed reports to the end user –

  • Communication to stakeholders to keep them informed of current developments within the function and to manage expectations on projects.
  • Ongoing communication and feedback to keep the business applicant informed of the status.
  • Understand data sources to ensure governance, procedures and standards are maintained and adhered to.
  • Use expert knowledge to explain data and transfer understanding to the business end user.
  • Update the data dictionary on an ongoing basis to ensure it is accurate and up-to-date with new report developments.
  • Establish and share a data dictionary with business stakeholders.
  • Engage and collaborate with technical business and IT functions to identify areas for improvement in data analytics.
  • Organize training and skills upgrading on new reports and/or reporting platforms to relevant stakeholders.
  • Be agile in creating networks within the organization that enable visibility and knowledge sharing.

Manage customer orientation in area of ​​responsibility –

  • Use expert knowledge to explain data and transfer understanding to the business end user.
  • Organize training and skills upgrading on new reports and/or self-service analytics platforms for relevant stakeholders.
  • Communication to stakeholders to keep them informed of current developments within the function and manage expectations.
  • Apply the standards set forth in all laws, policies and procedures that affect the client.
  • Handle customer complaints effectively and in a timely manner and ensure that complaints are resolved or escalated in accordance with agreed standards.
  • Provide services and products to the customer within the parameters of the agreed SLA.
  • Recognize and celebrate client-centered behavior in others.
  • Manage co-worker and customer expectations and communicate appropriately within agreed SLA parameters.
  • Act in a customer-centric manner that is consistent with core service code and ideology to meet and exceed internal and external customer requirements.

Team human resources management –

  • Actively and consistently maintain high standards of professionalism in all aspects of personal presentation and delivery.
  • Apply knowledge of organizational systems, structures, policies and procedures to achieve results.
  • Demonstrate initiative in following up to ensure that personal standards of quality and productivity are maintained consistently and accurately.
  • Provide appropriate resolution for missed tasks or deadlines.
  • Support and animate the fundamental values ​​of the company.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and respond openly to comments.
  • Take charge of developing your own career.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and a willingness to go the extra mile to achieve team goals.


Skills –

  • Related 3-year degree (in a quantitative field, i.e.: data, finance, economics, etc.).

Experience/Skills –

  • 3 to 7 years of experience in data analysis.
  • A high level of mathematical ability and experience in SQL and Python.
  • Experience with Tableau.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of Retail SAP architecture, implementation and operations.
  • Understanding of business models and metrics.
  • Expert knowledge of complex IT environments (technical, security, business).
  • Knowledge of retail industry data models.
  • Knowledge of compliance and IT governance.
  • Project management.
  • Conflict management.
  • Stakeholder management.
  • Financial insight.
  • Business acumen and business analysis.
  • Ability to analyze, model and interpret data.

Advantageous –

  • Relevant graduate degree.


  • Apply expertise and knowledge.
  • Decide and initiate action.
  • Problem solving.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Work with people.
  • Present and communicate information.
  • Analytic.
  • Learning and research.
  • Planning and organization.
  • Deliver results and meet customer expectations.

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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