Data Analyst

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

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We've got a very exciting opportunity for a Data Analyst within our Finance Team at Ackermans Support Centre. This brand new role will report to the Data & Analytics Manager and will be responsible to make recommendations as to the optimal method and manner of data visualisation and the implementation thereof that can support effective and efficient decision making. The Data Analyst will also analyse and interpret data to assist functional areas with decision making and assist in the delivery of the Data and Analytics vision throughout the business.


o A Grade 12 Certificate/Matric o A relevant tertiary qualification/business degree preferably with the following subjects: - Statistics - Economics - Mathematics

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Knowledge required: o An understanding of retail metrics and KPI’s o Understanding of economics of retail in South Africa. o An understanding of retail business systems. o Fluent in MS Office products (Excel, Power Point, Outlook) o Knowledge of Business Intelligence visualisation practices. o Experience in creating visualisations in QlikSense. Skills required: o Co-ordinating and persuasion skills o Managing multiple tasks/projects o Managing external parties and stakeholders o Time management skills o Problem solving o Analytical skills o Detail orientated o Work independently and in a team environment o Interpretation of business analytical needs into specification documents o Ability to interpret business data and propose actions. o To be able to identify trends in data o To be able to compile visualizations and reports that can reflect relevant business KPI’s. o To be able to incorporate external data/events with internal data to arrive at conclusions o To be able to communicate across all functional areas and hierarchical layers. o Good written and verbal skills o Customer and service orientation. Experience required: Essential: o 2-3 years previous working experience within a retail business envronment o 2-3 years report writing experience, as well as experience in preparing statistics and data visualisations relevant to the business function o 2-3 years data analysis experience, interpreting trends in the business and identifying opportunities or risks (within a Qlik environment) Preferred: o 1-2 years experience in working with BI tools (Qlik and Power BI) o Have a general understanding of data architectures and Cloud technology o Have a general understanding of SQL or similar coding/scripting techniques.

Key Responsibilities

1. Assist in the interpretation of functional data analytics across functional areas to identify insightful trends and information to support decision making 2. To obtain the analytical needs of the functional areas and to assist in the delivery a reporting and dashboard solution within agreed time frames. 3. To identify new or improved reporting methods and techniques on an ongoing basis as required by business 4. Work closely with system managers and subject matter experts to ensure alignment to company systems strategy and delivery in accordance with the Data strategy. 5. To support the overall data strategy for the business by assisting with key deliverables as per the strategic intent within agreed timeframes

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