IT Operations Data Analyst - Bellville

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Date: 22-Jun-2022

Location: Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Company: Sanlam Group

Who are we?

Sanlam Life and Savings (SLS) is focused on serving our retail and corporate clients in South Africa and further developing our strategic advantages in the South African market. Sanlam Life and Savings consists of three clusters - Sanlam Corporate, Sanlam Retail Mass and Sanlam Retail Affluent. The Sanlam Life and Savings Office provides strategic direction, coordination and support to the three clusters, as well as performing governance oversight that includes assurance provided by second line of defense functions in SLS, to enable us to meet our business objectives.

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.

What will you do?

To coordinate and enable importing, cleaning, transforming, validating or modelling data with the purpose of understanding or making conclusions from the data for decision making purposes. To present data in graphs, charts and tables for business insight and consumption.

What will make you successful in this role?

Source relevant data from multiple internal and external sources for the facilitation of business data support and business decision making.
Filter and clean data, influence upstream data loading processes, identify data anomalies and inconsistencies as a holistic goal to achieve high levels of data quality.
Interpret data, analyse results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports.
Have a deep insight into data, use of data and attention to detail in ensuring data quality and qualitative use and presentation of the data.
Develop and implement data collection systems and other strategies that optimise statistical efficiency and data quality.
Develop dashboards, data presentations, and perform analytical insight on a regular basis to support the business 
Identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets.
Have a clear understanding of business objectives and use this as insight for information development, by engaging with multiple business teams.

Qualification and Experience

Graduate, BSc in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management or Statistics
Proven working experience as a data analyst.
Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques.
Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analysing large datasets (Excel, R, etc.)
Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.

Knowledge and Skills

Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques
Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analysing large datasets (Excel, R, etc.)
Ability to understand and explain data
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise, analyse and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy

Behavioural Competencies

Keen listening, understanding and high grasping skills
Self-driven and goal oriented
Driving & Co-ordination skills
Good inter & intra personal skills
Strong attention to detail

Core Competencies

Cultivates innovation - Contributing independently
Customer focus - Contributing independently
Drives results - Contributing independently
Collaborates - Contributing independently
Being resilient - 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. 

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.