Data Analyst

Job description

Are you an experienced Data Analyst with a passion for uncovering insights, optimizing processes, and driving impactful decisions? Join our dynamic team where your expertise is valued, challenges are embraced and opportunities for growth abound. Job Summary

The Data Analyst plays a pivotal role in auditing and analyzing our waste stream, collection, management accounts, employee, and Business Intelligence (BI) data. This role demands a proactive approach to identify, escalate, and resolve concerns in the information recorded in our system as well as in our operational processes.


Data analyses, auditing and reporting

  • Conduct comprehensive audits and analyses of waste stream, collection, financial, management accounts, employee, and BI data to identify discrepancies, inefficiencies, and areas for improvement
  • Perform statistical analyses to uncover trends and patterns
  • Escalate findings to relevant stakeholders and follow up rigorously to ensure concerns are addressed and resolved promptly
  • Work closely with different departments to understand data and process flows, identifying potential risks and proposing actionable solutions to mitigate these risks
  • Perform statistical analyses to uncover trends and patterns
  • Prepare and present reports to management, highlighting findings, progress, and recommendations for strategic decision-making
  • Determine reporting requirements for generalized company-wide reporting needs as well as individual reporting needs for senior and top management, and set up dashboard widgets to provide the required insight
  • Communicate complex data insights in a clear, actionable manner to non-technical audiences

Stakeholder engagement and communication

  • Raise data-driven concerns with regional Heads of Departments and Directors
  • Follow up on raised concerns to ensure they are addressed in a timely and effective manner
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders to foster a culture of data-driven decision making

Data quality management

  • Develop validation protocols to ensure data accuracy across all systems Regularly audit data for discrepancies and implement corrective measures
  • Advocate for the adoption of best practices in data handling and processing

Predictive modeling

  • Apply statistical tools to build models predicting future industry trends
  • Adjust models based on emerging data and industry shifts to maintain forecast accuracy
  • Share predictive insights with stakeholders to aid in long-term planning

Business improvements

  • Suggest changes in operational processes based on data-driven insights to improve efficiency, reduce waste, and enhance sustainability
  • Collaborate with the IT/systems departments to enhance data collection and analysis tools, ensuring data integrity and reliability
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and regulations to ensure compliance and identify opportunities for innovation

Continuous improvement

  • Automate data collection and analysis where possible to enhance efficiency
  • Suggest and implement improvements in the analytics framework to support business growth

Compliance and best practices

  • Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory data management requirements
  • Keep abreast of the latest trends in data analysis and environmental management


  • Document data and process flows meticulously, ensuring accurate and accessible records for future reference and compliance purposes

Secondary duties

  • Assist with any general systems-related duties as and when required
  • Attend client meetings when required
  • Assume the responsibilities of the Systems Manager when he/she is unavailable or otherwise occupied


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in data science, statistics, computer science, environmental science, or related
  • Experience in data analysis, ideally in waste management, recycling, logistics, warehousing or a similar field
  • Expertise in SQL, MySQL, statistical software and visualization tools
  • Strong communication skills for conveying data insights to various stakeholders
  • Knowledge of predictive analytics, data validation techniques, and compliance standards
  • Minimum 1 year working experience in a data analyses or related field
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, is essential

Employment will be implemented in accordance with the Employment Equity Act.

Only Applicants considered for the role will be contacted.

Closing date: 17th May 2024

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