Ref : CH609
Our client, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly curious BI Manager to join their team in Cape Town.
The position will report to the Data Engineering Director.
Your responsibilities will include :
Identifying important variables and focus areas in the business
Define, design, lead, execute and maintain a BI strategy that will fit into our Group Data Strategy based on an event-driven and real-time architecture (Kappa Architecture)
Managing a team of BI Analysts and engineers that help to serve different business verticals.
Participate in the recruitment process, eventual mentorship and career path of employees
Defines standards and frameworks with regards to best practices in the Business Intelligence and Software Engineering realm.
Define and implement standard development methodologies to ensure that the team is using best practices for coding, efficiency, version control, QA and release management.
Oversee operational support
Participates in the project management estimation process.
Manage BI ticket backlogs and expectations with stakeholders.
Identifies and provides input to new technology opportunities that will have an impact on the enterprise wide BI systems.
Provides support to test teams.
Demonstrates knowledge of all key business functions in the enterprise and the technologies supporting and integrating them.
Ensure team projects adhere to deadlines, and budgets
Help to design and implement a Data Governance plan that will fit into our Group Data Strategy
Qualifications and Experience :
Post Graduate Degree required (e.g. applied mathematics, statistics, computer science etc.) or equivalent experience
6 - 8 years related experience
Experience using high-level imperative languages (Python, Java, C, etc.)
Minimum 8 years SQL experience
High proficiency in working with large data sets and business models
Clear understanding and knowledge of the full reporting delivery life cycle, from requirements definition, prioritization, report design and development, testing and data lineage.
Advanced data visualization tool knowledge (Sisense, Looker, Power BI, Tableau, etc.).
Ability to transform end-user requirements into actionable processes, tools and insights
Expertise in classic and modern BI methodologies and frameworks
Beneficial / Advantageous :
Experience using QlikView and QlikSense is beneficial
Retail or e-commerce industry experience beneficial
Experience with third generation data platform architectures is highly advantageous
Attributes required :
Ability to lead a team of analysts and engineers
Project management skills
Hands-on and lead by example
The Environment :
Employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of 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, but it’s also all in the execution after all.
We love what we do and what we are creating.
Personal attributes :
We employ people who are :
is respectful but forthright
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 business SMART. 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
will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts
thinks like an owner of the business
is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARD WORKING
While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 15 days please consider your application as unsuccessful.
Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities, to apply.
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