Data Visualiser

Date: 12-Jul-2019


Company: Sanlam Group

Who we are?

Sanlam Investments Group is one of South Africa’s largest investment management companies. We have a performance history spanning over 100 years, and offer a range of investment and financial planning solutions to protect and grow the long-term wealth of our clients.

We take particular pride in:

•             Sanlam’s longevity and innovation

•             People, teamwork and values

•             A culture of diversity and commitment to growing our own timber

•             Our robust, tested and proven pragmatic investment process and philosophy

Our local and offshore investment products cover the full investment spectrum: active and passive; single and multi-manager – both locally and internationally. Our active funds range are managed according to our pragmatic value investing style.

What will you do?

  • SQL and data visualisation skills to develop solutions that will help move the business forward and enable better decisions to be made in less time.
  • Gather, document and design data integration and data visualisation requirements for BI products ranging from small to enterprise size products in production.
  • Use visualisation tools to understand and manipulate complex datasets in a simple and intuitive format.
  • Use data visualisation tools to rapidly generate impactful, interactive visualisations.
  • Optimise performance of dashboard design decisions on underlying data sources.
  • Extract, transform & load data from an extremely wide field of data sources into staging datasets & ultimately into visualisation tools.
  • Provide technical recommendations on the development and implementation of data related standards.
  • Keep current with and share data visualisation leading practices.
  • Train business resources to develop intermediate data visualisation skills.

What will make you successful in this role?

  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years experience in a data visualisation.
  • Solid background in SQL is essential.
  • Experience in leading design efforts.
  • Experience developing dashboards using Microsoft Power BI will be advantageous.
  • Power BI proficiency is preferred
  • Knowledge of modern and traditional BI visualisation tools is an added advantage.
  • Ability to create compelling prototypes for wide variety of users
  • Storytelling ability through visual presentations and dashboards
  • Excellent Dashboarding and Presentation skills
  • Knowledgeable on analytics, data mining and data models
  • Knowledge of modern and traditional BI visualisation tools is an added advantage
  • Experience in creative and digital industries
  • Experience in leading design efforts
  • Demonstrated experience in modern visualisation tools and techniques ideally with a portfolio of examples

Qualification and Experience

Degree or Diploma with 10 to 12 years related experience.

Knowledge and Skills

IT Data Analysis

Database Knowledge and Monitoring

Data Security

Risk Management

Project Oversight

Personal Attributes

Organisational savvy - Stage 3

Manages complexity - Stage 3

Plans and aligns - Stage 3

Optimises work processes - Stage 3

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 business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Sanlam Corporate, Santam, Miway, as well as the Group Office – the group provides many opportunities for growth and development.

Core Competencies

Cultivates innovation - Stage 3

Customer focus - Stage 3

Drives results - Stage 3

Collaborates - Stage 3

Being resilient - Stage 3

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. 

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 ensure 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.

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