DATA ANALYST

Pepkor Corporate Centre

Permanent
Cape Town
Posted 6 months ago

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

We are looking for a Data Analyst that will help us discover the information hidden in vast amounts of data and help us make smarter decisions to deliver better products.  Your primary focus will be in applying data mining techniques and doing statistical analysis with the goal of getting actionable results to support the trading division in their cellular, financial services and retail strategies. The ideal candidate would have strong collaboration skills combined with the ability to extract valuable insights from highly complex data sets.  

 KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engage with clients to define the requirements that would meet the specific needs of a business problem.
  • Extract and combine data from various sources and analyse information retrieved.
  • Build and maintain production-ready products and reports.
  • Build analytical products that promote access to data and accelerate the time to insight.
  • Processing, cleansing and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis.
  • Do ad-hoc analyses and present results in a clear manner.
  • Interpret data, analyse results and provide ongoing reports.
  • Collaborate with other teams in the business to bring analytical prototypes to production.
  • Generate actionable insights for business improvements.

JOB INCUMBENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in quantitative field (Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Operational Research, Information Systems, etc.)
  • A Master’s degree would be advantageous.
  • 3+ years’ of experience in quantitative analytics or data modelling.
  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
  • Understanding of predictive modelling, machine-learning, clustering and classification techniques, and algorithms such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc. would be advantageous.
  • Fluency in a programming language (R, Python, SQL)
  • Familiarity with Big Data frameworks such as GCP.
  • Experience with data visualisation tools.
  • Competencies required:  Excellent problem assessment, decision making, communication, interpersonal skills and a self-driven team player who is results driven. 

CLOSING DATE: 31 May 2022

If you are interested in the above position and meet the requirements as indicated above, please submit your CV via e-mail to: careers@pepkor.co.za   

If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date of this position, please regard your application as being unsuccessful.

Pepkor strives for equal opportunity in terms of its employment equity guidelines

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