Who are we?
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. Role Description
Are you analytically minded, curious and enthusiastic about data? Passionate about finding insights in datasets, with the ability to synthesise and clearly communicate the results and drive business impact?
An exciting opportunity exists in the SBI Descriptive Analytics team.We are looking for an individual with experience in using a variety of data tools, analysis methods and data visualization to turn data into actionable insights with demonstrable business impact.
If you believe you have what it takes, then come join the team and assist us to mature our data analytics capability as you grow your skills and competencies in this exciting field. You will be responsible for the end-to-end tasks within the data analysis framework working with business representatives, product owners, etc. to define and elicit requirements, analyse data and create dashboards. What will you do?
Key result areas
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 Processing, cleansing and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
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.
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 Facilitate requirements gathering workshops with the business Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to analyse information needs, functional requirements and business processes
Provides guidance, training, and problem solving assistance to other team members.
Coach and assist junior team members
What will make you successful in this role? Requirements
Bachelor’s degree (statistics/data or computer science/engineering) or equivalent
Practical experience in analytics, data visualisation or reporting
Knowledge and Experience 3-5 years of experience performing data analytics Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects), databases (SAP HANA, Cloudera), querying (SQL) Experience visualising/presenting data for stakeholder use Business experience in financial services an advantage Strong analytical-thinking and problem-solving abilities Excellent written and verbal communication skills Experience working with data in various data sources and databases Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical terms. Demonstrated experience in handling large data sets and relational databases. Experience working in an agile environment Excellent attention to detail Personal Attributes Interpersonal savvy - Contributing independently Plans and aligns - Contributing independently Decision quality - 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 four business clusters – Sanlam Life and Savings, Sanlam Investment Group, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Santam, as well as MiWay and the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development. Core Competencies Being resilient - Contributing independently Collaborates - Contributing independently Customer focus - Contributing independently Drives results - Contributing independently Cultivates innovation - 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.
Closing Date : 16 July 2021 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.