Data Visualisation Specialist : Sanlam BI

  • Full Time
  • Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Sanlam Group

Data Visualisation Specialist : Sanlam BI

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Date: 26-Oct-2020


Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Sanlam Group

Role Summary


Sanlam Business Intelligence (SBI) is a centre of excellence that delivers data and analytical services within the Sanlam Life and Savings (SLS) cluster. SLS 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.
We are looking for a Data Visualisation Specialist to design and develop data visualisations that help us extract key insights from our data, which might otherwise go unnoticed. 
As an SBI Data Visualisation Specialist, you would be responsible for creating compelling, clear and powerful visualisations of our data. We want our data to tell a clear story, highlight insights we hadn’t previously seen, and do it all faster than we’ve been able to previously. We want someone to work on this full-time, lead our efforts, and improve everyone’s work by example and by improving the tools we use to do so. 
You’ll be required to figure out what’s important to the business, to specific partners. With an understanding of the core business needs in hand, you’ll use your programming, SQL and data visualisation skills to develop solutions that will help move the business forward and enable better decisions to be made in less time.

What will you do?


Key result areas


Operational Delivery


Gather, document and design data integration and data visualisation requirements for workloads ranging from small to enterprise size

Use visualisation tools to understand and manipulate complex datasets in a simple and intuitive format

Use data visualisation tools to rapidly generate impactful, interactive visualisations

Optimise performance of dashboard design decisions on underlying data sources

Extract, transform & load data from an extremely wide field of data sources into staging datasets & ultimately into visualisation tools

Provide technical recommendations on the development and implementation of data-related standards

Keep current with and share data visualisation leading practices

Maintain expertise in skills related to dashboard production, like demographics, geocoding, data enhancement etc.

Train functional resources to develop intermediate data visualisation skills

Create, maintain and refresh a visual identity for the SBI team, and provide documented visualisation guidelines and training on visualisation best practice to the team on an ongoing basis.

What will make you successful in this role?






A minimum of 3 – 5 years’ experience in a data visualisation role

Experience in Data Visualisation software (e.g. Tableau, PowerBI, Qlik etc.)

SAP Business Objects experience would be a real advantage


Knowledge and Experience


  • Ability to create compelling prototypes for wide variety of users
  • Storytelling ability through visual presentations and dashboards
  • Excellent Dashboarding and Presentation skills
  • Knowledgeable on analytics, data mining and data models
  • Knowledge of modern and traditional BI visualisation tools is an added advantage
  • Experience in creative and digital industries
  • Experience in leading design efforts
  • Demonstrated experience in modern visualisation tools and techniques ideally with a portfolio of examples



  • Accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Delegation
  • Design and Creativity
  • Perseverance
  • Prioritisation
  • Analytical Thinking
Personal Attributes
Communicates effectively – Contributing dependently
Plans and aligns – Contributing dependently
Action orientated – Contributing dependently
Optimises work processes – Contributing dependently
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.

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 : 8 November.

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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