Senior Data Analyst

  • Full Time
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Sanlam Group

Senior Data Analyst

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Date: 26-Oct-2020

Location:

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Company:
Sanlam Group

Who are we?

Sanlam Developing Markets (SDM) (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sanlam Life Limited) is one of the top financial services providers in the South African entry-level and emerging middle market. It aims to understand the unique requirements of clients and offers a wide range of simple and affordable financial solutions that cover needs such as funeral insurance, savings for education, life cover and personal accident plans. In terms of the Sanlam Group Governance Policy, SDM is managed by the SA Retail Mass cluster, which is part of the Sanlam Life and Savings cluster within the Sanlam Group. There are four businesses within the SA Retail Mass cluster, namely; Group Benefits, Individual Life, Safrican Insurance and African Rainbow Life.

What will you do?

Responsible for the systematic and methodical investigation, analysis and documentation of all or part of a business area in terms of business functions and processes, and the information they use across applications.  Responsible for impact analysis to identify all affected interfaces by new systems or change to existing systems. Identifies and examines business needs and determines timely and effective solutions to business functions and processes.  Acts as a bridge between the business and the IT development team.  Documents the underlying business architecture and conducts feasibility studies, business cases, risk assessments, writes proposals, and creates functional requirements for new applications and major changes to existing applications made possible by information and communication technology. Documentation of Test Plans and coordination of testing effort.

What will make you successful in this role?

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
  • Process, cleanse and verify the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Perform data profiling of data contained in source systems
  • Provide detailed analysis of all data implemented into the database
  • Provide the data mapping and associated transformation rules for each data item
  • Ensure that the business requirements and subsequent development activities are supported by accurate information. 

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.
  • Support and maintain the project data models at multiple levels of detail and functionality (conceptual, logical, normalised, relational, dimensional, application level, subject-level, integrated, etc.)
  • Assist Data Modelers to draw up detailed data models.

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
  • Lead facilitation requirements gathering workshops with the business
  • Lead collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to analyse information needs, functional requirements and business processes

Coaching/Mentorship

  • Provides problem solving assistance to other team members
  • Coach and assist junior team members

 

Qualification and Experience
  • Diploma/Bachelor Degree (Information Systems; Statistics; Data or Computer Science; Engineering) or equivalent (preferred but not essential)
  • Functional experience in analytics, data visualisation or reporting
  • 5+ years of experience performing data analysis
  • Knowledge of and experience with reporting packages
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings for stakeholder use
  • 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 with proven SQL skills
  • Ability to comply to and manage data assets under strict governance framework
  • Experience in agile development desired
  • Business experience in financial services would be advantageous
  • Ability to work with data profiling, data quality and reference data toolsets advantageous
Knowledge and Skills
Business and IT Data Analysis
Business Requirements Definition
Quality assurance and testing
Impact analysis
IT governance and compliance
Personal Attributes
Interpersonal savvy – Contributing independently
Decision quality – Contributing independently
Plans and aligns – 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
Cultivates innovation – Contributing independently
Customer focus – Contributing independently
Drives results – 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. 

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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