Data Analyst : SRA : BI (PG9/10)

  • Full Time
  • Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Sanlam Group

Data Analyst : SRA : BI (PG9/10)

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Date: 22-Oct-2020


Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Sanlam Group

Who are we?

The Sanlam Personal Finance (SPF) cluster is responsible for Sanlam’s retail business in South Africa. SPF provides clients across different market segments (entry-level, middle-income, affluent, professional market and business owners) with a comprehensive range of appropriate and competitive financial solutions. These include traditional life insurance risk and savings products, investment, retirement, health and fiduciary services. Designed to facilitate long-term wealth creation, protection and niche financing, these solutions are engineered around client needs.

Position Description


You will be responsible for the end-to-end tasks within the data analysis framework working with business representatives, product owners, etc. to define and elicit requirements, analyse data and create dashboards.



What will you do?


Output/Core Tasks:

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:


Data Preparation


  •   Acquire data from various data sources and combine & transform data into interpretable datasets, reports or dashboards
  •  Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques
  •  Extend the company’s data with third party sources of information when required
  • Processing, cleansing and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis


Analysis and Visualisation


  •    Interpret data, analyse results using analytical techniques and provide reports and/or dashboards
  •     Identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  •     Use data to answer key questions about the business.
  •    Own and maintain dashboards, ongoing reporting, and ad hoc requests from the organization.

Stakeholder Engagement


  • Work directly with management and other business users to gather requirements, provide status updates, and build relationships
  •  Present information using data visualisation techniques
  • Facilitate requirements gathering workshops with the business
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to analyse information needs, functional requirements and business processes
What will make you successful in this role?






Bachelor’s degree (information systems/statistics/data or computer science/engineering) or equivalent
Practical experience in analytics, data visualisation or reporting

Knowledge, Experience and Skills:


Excellent knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects), databases (SAP HANA, Cloudera), querying (R,Python,SQL)
4 years of experience performing data analytics
Excellent analytical-thinking and problem-solving abilities
Excellent analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
Experience visualising/presenting data for stakeholder use
Business experience in financial services an advantage
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience working with data in various data sources and databases
Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical terms.
Demonstrated experience in handling large data sets and relational databases.
Experience working in an agile environment
Excellent attention to detail

Personal Attributes
Interpersonal savvy – Contributing independently
Plans and aligns – Contributing independently
Decision quality – Contributing independently
Optimises work processes – Contributing independently
Build a successful career with us

We’re all about building strong, lasting relationships with our employees. We know that you have hopes for your future – your career, your personal development and of achieving great things. We pride ourselves in helping  our employees to realise their worth. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies
Being resilient – Contributing independently
Collaborates – Contributing independently
Customer focus – Contributing independently
Drives results – Contributing independently
Cultivates innovation – Contributing independently
Turnaround time

The shortlisting process will only start once the application due date has been reached. The time taken to complete this process will depend on how far you progress and the availability of managers. 


Closing Date: 30 Oct 2020

Our commitment to transformation

The Sanlam Group is committed to achieving transformation and embraces diversity.  This commitment is what drives us to achieve a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace as we believe that these are key components to ensuring a thriving and sustainable business in South Africa.  The Group’s Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the selection process.

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