Data Processing Manager
Squire Solutions Recruitment Pty Ltd
Fourways, Gauteng, ZA
2d ago
source : JobVine

Data Processing Manager (Quantum Software exp).

R600k.

Fourways.Client : Our client is a leader within the global Market Research industry.Position Overview : The DP Manager is ultimately responsible for managing and delivering projects of greater complexity and higher value through the team.

They will also manage and co-ordinate the scheduling of the individual staff members time, ensuring optimum resource allocation is achieved and that the needs of both the research and related departments, such as data preparation are covered.

The DP Manager will also contribute as an expert on the Quantum / Quancept or Dimensions application software as an individual contributor.

Cost to Company : R480k R600k pa neg.Qualifications : Relevant Degree or experience in Statistics and Computer Science.Experience : Minimum of 5 years DP experience is required.

Required Skills : Quantum / Quancept or Dimensions application software experience.Experience writing basic logic routine checks to follow questionnaire routing.

Experience producing accurate analysis / scripts of market research questionnaires.Able to advise on the most efficient way, from a Data Processing perspective, to write a computer aided script or the final analysis deliverable.

To be fully aware of the various scripting languages that supplement the Dimensions software and where they should be used (such as SQL, VBA, HTML / CSS, JavaScript and Flash) and to actively develop skills in at least one of them with a view to sharing knowledge with the department.

  • Soft Skills to be discussed during application phase.Key Responsibilities : Your duties will include but not be limited to;
  • Responsibility for what goes to the client (under supervision).Develop specific knowledge of relevant markets and shares it with others.

    Display and share detailed knowledge of clients tools and techniques with clients.Manage projects so that they are delivered within budget.

    Demonstrate knowledge of, and actively support, the factors contributing to the achievement of commercial success within the company.

    Participate in job set-up meetings to ensure clear understanding of processing requirements.To co-ordinate the scheduling of projects in the team to ensure optimum resource allocation to meet the needs of both research and Operations departments.

    To write basic logic routine checks to follow questionnaire routing.To produce accurate analysis / scripts of market research questionnaires.

    To advise researchers on the most efficient way, from a Data Processing perspective, to write a computer aided script or the final analysis deliverable.

    To provide key timings and job cost estimates to Research Executive.To check columniation of paper questionnaires prior to field to ensure smooth processing through Operations (if required).

    Appropriate delegation of work to team members.

    NPD (New product development)To review existing procedures and implement new initiatives to streamline mundane tasks currently in place.

    The department should then benefit from the new procedure (i.e.

    program) as the task should then be automated, thus reducing time spent by the rest of the department.To mentor and coach Data Processing Executives in various aspects of Quantum, Quancept or Dimensions software to ensure both timely production of an individual job and appropriate and accurate on-the-job learning.

    To be fully aware of the various scripting languages that supplement the Dimensions software and where they should be used (such as SQL, VBA, HTML / CSS, JavaScript and Flash) and to actively develop skills in at least one of them with a view to sharing knowledge with the department.

    To demonstrate strong supervision skills; i.e.

    task delegation, time management, day to day feedback on performance and behavior, conduct performance reviews and design staff development plans for DP Executives.

  • Self-development and development of others.To manage the Data Processing staff to : ensure the effective set up and running of sample management system;
  • production of topline tables; print o questionnaire(s) and generate axes for Quantum tables / preparing Dimensions outputs.

    Liaise with data preparation dept to ensure effective processing of all field data.Process all data via the Quantum software package, ensuring all data is checked, validated and the required data files and tables are produced

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