Data Analyst

Cape Town

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takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Data Analyst to join our team in Cape Town. 

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard- working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Lead requirements elicitation workshops with stakeholders to define high level business requirements for operational reporting or to improve business performance
  • Assist stakeholders to prioritize the requirements
  • Obtain sign-off on the specifications
  • Mine data for insights, test and validate hypotheses about operational and customer behavior
  • Influence the roadmap through presentation of data-based recommendations
  • Develop operational reports and run reports to support measurement of key performance indicators. Prepare exception-based reporting and drive implementation of business improvement ideas
  • Validate existing reports and data sets and resolves issues with reports and performance indicators as identified
  • Develop a clear understanding of the operational intricacies & behaviors and identify improvement opportunities / levers to improve key metrics
  • Create effective data visualizations to communicate insights and updates to the management and product team.
  • Generate regular reports on operational performance and provide insights / recommendations to the business
  • Analyse the success and effectiveness of process changes
  • Facilitate the performance improvement of various teams within the business by identifying operational gaps. This must be performed through testing & analysis and recommendation of process changes.

 

Attributes required:

  • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude and high energy
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking, using data to inform decisions
  • Ability to identify areas of improvement in current processes
  • Ability to use logic and common sense to arrive at conclusions
  • Passion for understanding ambiguous, complex problems and driving high quality, innovative, clean solutions
  • Highly structured thinker with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have exceptional communication skills to help deliver insights to diverse stakeholders
  • Detail oriented, outcome and process focused
  • Willingness to learn and personal desire to keep up to date with technology and process
  • Comfortable with change and excellent team player

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, BCom Computer Science or similar degree
  • 3+ years experience in a Data, Engineering or Product Management role within a fast-paced, product-led, and growth-focused organisation, playing a key role in data gathering, data analysis and helping the team make data based decisions
  • Strong hands-on experience with SQL, Google BigQuery, AWS, Google Data Studio, and Python
  • Automation - Cron Scheduling (Custom or 3rd party software scheduling)
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office packages with proven advanced proficiency in Excel / Google Sheets, Docs & Slides
  • Experience with large datasets and optimisation on digital platforms
  • Retail or e-commerce and Supply Chain industry experience beneficial

The Environment:

  • com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it’s all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who

  • is forthright but respectful
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com.
  • thinks like an owner of the business.
  • is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARDWORKING

If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

I acknowledge that if I have a personal information access request or a deletion request in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act, that request can be sent to hr@takealot.com  

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.

Job region(s): Africa
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