Commercial Insights Analyst (Data Scientist) - Star Personnel Recruitment (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town

  • Cape Town
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Banking, Retail, Finance
  • Posted by Star Personnel Recruitment (Pty) Ltd on Wednesday, May 6, 2020
  • Reference: 1662332
  • Apply before Sunday, July 5, 2020 - 36 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Star Personnel Recruitment (Pty) Ltd


To create commercial and strategic value for the Company by sourcing and aggregating disparate

sources of data and transforming this through sophisticated analytical techniques into dynamic and

commercially-oriented insights.


Key Responsibilities:

·      Set up structures to build and develop new analytical competencies in the business

·      Actively source and champion the acquisition of Merchant, Customer, Transaction and Big Data

·      The aggregation of structured enterprise and unstructured streaming data into analytical datasets

·      Data mining, modelling and statistical analysis of various data sets to facilitate the creation of merchant and customer insights

·      Transform analytical insights into commercially-viable reports and offerings

·      Provide recommendations for management in respect campaigns to support growth strategies

·      Set up experimental designs to track campaigns

·      Internal and external stakeholder management

Required Skills

  • data mining : 2 to 3 years
  • data analyst : 4 to 5 years
  • insights analysis : 4 to 5 years

Candidate Requirements

Key Competencies:

·      Strong Analytical, problem solving and conceptual thinking skills

·      Ability to explain complex statistical information

·      Ability to draw data from systems and do analysis on information retrieved

·      Quality control of output data

·      Compilation of reports based on information retrieved and analysed

·      Planning and organisational skills

·      Must be able to work to, and manage, deadlines

·      Attention to detail and commitment to delivery is vital

·      Successfully convey findings and ideas through well written presentations and proposals

·      Ability to effectively collaborate across different departments


Minimum Requirements:

·      B.Sc/B.Comm/Humanities with Mathematics/Statistics, Actuarial Science, Economics, Engineering

·      Minimum of 2 + years working experience of applied data mining (preferably in disciplines such as Credit Risk, Financial Services, Retail, Marketing and Fast moving consumer goods)

·      Experience manipulating and analysing data using SAS, SQL, SAS Macros or other data analysis tools for complex modelling purposes or forecasting, i.e. ability to perform statistical Analysis on large datasets

·      Knowledge of statistical and mathematical models and methodologies

·      Database architecture, i.e. understanding of database and data warehouse concepts and functions


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About Star Personnel Recruitment (Pty) Ltd

Star Personnel Recruitment was established in 1986 and has become a well respected name in the recruitment and selection of top talent for a carefully selected number of the most sought after employers in South Africa. Having a reputation for expertly matching candidates based on skills, personality and attitude while treating all applicants in a confidential and professional manner.

With one of the most sophisticated and comprehensive recruitment databases in the industry, as well as a team of Senior Consultants constantly scouring the market for stars, Star Personnel takes the guesswork out of appointing top staff.