Wednesday , February 1 2023

Careers at Sanlam – Business Analyst

Website Sanlam

Job Description:

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. A high competency in problem solving capabilities is thus essential. They should be able to communicate business information to technical teams, as well as be competent in communicating challenges and solutions to the team. An understanding of data management solutions and a keen sense of the strategic value of information to an organisation will be of importance. A unique opportunity to complement a small, high performance team in supporting Business Intelligence (BI) solutions for Sanlam’s Investment business. Support will be provided through data and systems analysis (incl. data issue investigation), required to deliver various business BI support requirements. Key experience and knowledge capabilities required to successfully fulfill the role include translating business requirements into detailed technical requirements, advanced data management proficiency and systems analysis.

Job Responsibilities:

Guided by Lead Analysts, this role will be responsible for sourcing and transforming a wide range of data across the business into formats that can be used by end users to develop differentiating business insights. They will assist in specifying complex business rules using the specified toolsets to enable the data modelers to create complex analytical models. Hence, they need to understand and continuously seek to build knowledge of data and information. The person fulfilling this role will not only analyse data models, but also test the outputs, investigate & troubleshoot data issues and devise solutions in line with best practice. 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 reports/dashboards. The Systems / Data analyst will translate the business analyst’s requirements into actionable technical requirements required to support data assets.

Job Requirements:

  • Proficiency in MS Excel
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings for stakeholder use
  • Business and Data Analysis
  • Knowledge of various toolsets such as SAP Hana Studio, SAP Data Services, Informatica Data Quality Suite, Cloudera big data storage and Microsoft Power BI will be advantageous.
  • Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical terms
  • Business processes and management of budget
  • Ability to comply to and manage data assets under strict governance framework
  • Ability to work with data profiling, data quality and reference data toolsets advantageous
  • Project Management

Qualification & Experience:

  • Knowledge of and experience with reporting packages
  • Functional experience in analytics, data visualisation or reporting
  • 2-5 years of experience performing data /systems /information analysis in a BI environment
  • Diploma/Bachelor Degree (Information Systems; Statistics; Data or Computer Science; Engineering) or equivalent (preferred but not essential)
  • Business experience in financial services or financial asset management will be advantageous
  • Experience in agile development desired
  • Demonstrated experience in handling large data sets and relational databases with proven SQL skills
  • Experience working with data in various data sources and databases

Job Details:

Company: Sanlam

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Tygervalley, Western Cape, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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