Datafin IT Recruitment

Data Analyst/Planner New

Job description


A forward-thinking Data-driven Specialist with a mission to make data simple, native and open to businesses, seeks a creative Data Analyst/Planner who can command a room and bring data to life using narratives. The ideal candidate will be comfortable presenting in front of internal or client audiences & able to confidently about brands, and marketing. You have a strong POV on how data is used to enhance creativity and fuel businesses now. You will be central to supporting the wider strategy teams in South Africa in the day-to-day provision of data and analysis from our Intelligence Platform, a curated data stack of tools and resources. You enjoy mining data of all kinds to find compelling stories and narratives which will transform data into creative opportunity and business growth. (Whilst at ease with reading data, we don’t expect you to be a data scientist, as many resources are software as a service).

How you’ll excel –

You’ll work to support our Consultant and Data team and our partners to turn data into powerful, actionable insight and recommendations.

You’ll be happy to be involved in client discussions and foster good relationships with our growing client base.

You will have a sharp brain and be keen to acquire a good foundational knowledge of data approaches and practices.

You’ll be keen to embrace an outcome-oriented culture, where strategy & tactics are alive and help clients thrive

In time you’ll want to take a lead in some day-to-day client relationships.

You will show independent thinking and always maintain high levels of accuracy.

You’ll develop excellent client relationships and embed yourself in their businesses where appropriate.

You’ll look to contribute to the strategic development methodologies as your experience grows.

You’ll will have a thirst for knowledge, particularly in working with our best-in-class suppliers.

You’ll drive at your own knowledge base, actively deepening your skills.


Proficient/Confident user of Microsoft Office suite of tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).

Clarity of expression in writing.

Ability to synthesize written or numerical data at speed and with accuracy.

Critical thinking – a constructive, questioning attitude and outlook.

Organised and methodical.

Desirable –

Tableau or similar visualisation skills.

Prior knowledge or use of SaaS platforms such as YouGov Profiles and Brand Index, Brandwatch (or similar social listening software), Global Web Index panel data, Trends libraries, Euromonitor and other market data, Influencer libraries, Similarweb or SEMRush web analytics platforms.

Any coding or Data Analysis skills (or practical interest in non-core areas of study including Economics, Maths/Stats, Data Science for example).

Any storytelling, ethnographic or fieldwork knowledge and client-facing experience.

Evidence of strategic thinking, or outcomes-based projects worked on within previous roles (likely as part of a larger team).


You have an inquisitive mind.

You are not afraid to ask questions.

You form thought-provoking hypotheses.

You are in the detail and love learning new approaches and techniques.

You are lateral.

You want to help clients transform.

You understand the importance of data in making informed decisions.

You have a desire to learn new techniques and approaches and improve your ongoing contribution to the team’s success.

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


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