Marketplace Analyst
takealot.com
Cape Town, South Africa
14h ago

Marketplace Analyst

takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Data Analyst to join our Marketplace 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 if you’re prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Takealot’s Marketplace is outpacing the growth of our Retail business, and now represents over a third of Takealot’s sales.

We are looking for a Data Analyst : Marketplace to help shape the future of the Takealot Marketplace.

The role is focused on providing the Marketplace team with data-based analyses, reports and insights to support day-to-day operations and to guide decision making.

The analyst will work on varied ad-hoc data analytics tasks, as well as more structured commercial planning. Key to the role will be the effective communication and interaction with other internal stakeholders such as Retail, Promotions, Marketplace Product, Seller Operations and Sales teams, and Takealot Supply Chain and Catalogue teams.

This position reports to the Senior Marketplace Analyst.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Providing data analysis support to the Marketplace functional areas, including Seller Operations, Product, Business Development and executive Marketplace management.
  • Analysing and reporting on key performance metrics, such as sales economics, seller acquisition and retention, product selection growth and retention, seller operational performance, and supply chain metrics where required.
  • Performing exploratory and root cause analysis on business problems that arise.
  • Gathering and compiling data for quarterly commercial and strategic planning on the key Marketplace performance metrics, including collaborating with other business units such as supply chain as required.
  • Assisting the development or application of forecasting models for the planning metrics.
  • Communicating findings and outputs with the members of Marketplace Management and the Takealot executive.
  • Assisting with the development of business processes, tools or systems to tackle the identified areas of inefficiency.
  • Such tools or systems could be developed using tools such as macros, scripts, SQL queries or spreadsheet data transformation.

  • Documentation and maintenance of Marketplace shared knowledge, technical notes and standard operating procedures in a knowledge repository.
  • Attributes required :

  • Data-driven, analytical and able to generate actionable insights driven by data analytics
  • Ability to approach problems logically with structured thinking
  • Versatile, resourceful and able to work on varied tasks simultaneously
  • Solutions-oriented, can-do attitude and high energy
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking
  • Commercially minded to assist in making decisions with positive real-world impact
  • An appetite to learn by doing
  • Qualifications & Attributes :

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Commerce, Engineering, Science or similar
  • 4-8 years professional work experience
  • Experience in providing analysis, reporting, and forecasting to support business decision-making
  • Strong competence in Excel
  • Beneficial technical skills include SQL, scripting / programming, data workflow software, BI software (Qlik, Tableau etc), statistics or other data analytics methods
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong prioritization and time management skills
  • Experience in an e-commerce environment is beneficial
  • Proven track record of delivering results
  • The Environment :

  • takealot.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
  • can think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • is curious and challenges 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!

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

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