Business Intelligence Analyst / BI Team Leader – Cape Town

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Date Posted: 25-10-2017
Our client is looking for a Business Intelligence Analyst to be based in our Century City, Cape Town office.  Candidate who might have the relevant experience will be requested to explain how they understand the job description and what they think they can add to each area mentioned or which points might be a challenge for them .
 
Specification:
Business Intelligence Analyst / BI Team Leader – Cape Town
 
A leading franchise company in the food industry is looking for an experienced Business Intelligence Analyst and BI Team Leader. Reporting to the CIO you will lead a small team of specialists, liaising with business users and partners in the IT arena, planning and managing BI deliverables and working with DBAs around data structure, availability and validity.
 
The company is using MS SQL server to host our Data Collections, have involved ETL processes and are busy establishing a new Data Warehouse. There is currently also a strong emphasize on establishing proper Master Data structures, managed by data architects and an internal Data Steward. The procedures and business rules around this are not finalized and we hope that the new BIA can assist with her/his insight and experience into deploying MS SQL properly to manage and enhance BI delivery.
 
The companies main BI tools are MS Excel and Tableau and they are hoping to utilize SSRS and MS PowerBI in future, depending on the specific requirements and type of data source. You will be comfortable dealing with record sets in the millions, e.g. using queries to identify outliers and actively become a part and guiding force of our ongoing data validity auditing processes. You will have worked in a Data Warehouse environment and be familiar with related conventions and approaches.
 
They need somebody who can think outside the box while having a good overall understanding of how a business functions.
 
The successful candidate will be very detail aware and able to find the stories in the data and come up with sustainable, cost effective and user- friendly ways to deliver business and strategy relevant BI to management and users across the organization. You will have strong communication skills to liaise with business users regarding their requirements and translate business talk and strategic intentions to BI deliverables.  Your robust figure orientation will aid you to determine the feasibility of results as well as guide the computation of relevant required aggregations.
 
Naturally you are very comfortable with MS-Office and MS-SQL and have worked with and produced BI dashboards.
 
This permanent position is Cape Town based and the right person will find a challenging, stimulating and fun environment where initiative and good work are recognized and rewarded.
 
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