BI Specialist
Ad Talent Africa
Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA
1d ago

A well-established pharmaceutical industry has an exciting opportunity for a BI Specialist to join the company.

Main Purpose of Job :

To offer interactive visualisation and advanced analytics capabilities that empower the business to make smarter and real-time decisions.

Key Performance Areas :


  • PowerBI development : data processing, modelling, transformation and building visualisations
  • ETL development using ETL tools and techniques
  • Developing stored procedures, views, joins, aggregates, temp tables, etc
  • Understanding and implementing data processing techniques
  • Understanding and implementing data transformation techniques
  • Data trouble-shooting (source files, source systems, databases, etc)
  • Thorough testing of unit and data set groupings is required
  • Analyse, design and trouble shoot data, visualisations and ETL packages
  • Building reports, dashboards and other visualisations
  • Verbally communicate with team members and other stakeholders and present to small groups
  • Elicit requirements verbally without the benefit of documentation
  • Detail :

  • Understand business requirements in BI context and design data models to transform raw data into meaningful insights
  • Create dashboards and interactive visual reports using Power BI
  • Identify key performance indicators (KPIs) with clear objectives and consistently monitor those
  • Analysing data and present data through reports that aid decision-making
  • Convert business requirements into technical specifications and decide timeline to accomplish
  • Create relationships between data and develop tabular and other multi-dimensional data models
  • Chart creation and data documentation explaining algorithms, parameters, models and relations
  • Design, develop, test and deploy Power BI scripts and perform detailed analytics
  • Perform DAX queries and functions in Power BI
  • Analyse current ETL process, define and design new systems
  • Data warehouse development and work with SSAS, SSIS, and SSRS
  • Redefine and make technical / strategic changes to enhance existing business Intelligence systems
  • Create customised charts and custom calculations as per requirements
  • Design, develop and deploy business intelligence solutions as per needs
  • Work with users and team members at all levels for performance improvement and suggestions

    Bachelor’s degree in Data Analytics,

    Bachelor’s degree with Mathematics and / or Applied Mathematics


    Minimum experience of 2 or 3 years working with BI tools or any data-specific roles.

    Must have experience in BI tools, have a sound knowledge of database management, SQL querying, data modelling, data warehousing, business intelligence.

    Experience working ERP solutions would be advantageous.



  • Analytical mindset with a problem-solving approach
  • MS SQL
  • Data Processing
  • Data Transformation
  • Data Analysis
  • Testing
  • BI Support and Analysis
  • Visualisations
  • Presentation and Communication
  • Verbal Requirements Elicitation
  • Database Management
  • Advantageous

  • Documentation
  • Research and Implementation
  • C# or similar
  • Excel
  • Dimensional Modelling
  • Stay updated with advancements and best practices in design and development

  • Attention to detail,
  • Precise, analytical approach to work tasks.
  • Working without close supervision.
  • Meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to interact with business as well as technical teams
  • Strong communication and management skills
  • Ability to learn and respond quickly to the fast-changing business environment
  • Ability to multitask and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in an agile environment with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Self-motivated and eager to learn
  • A team player and able to lead and initiate

    Data Analytics :

  • Be able to see the big picture and communicate insights in layman’s terms to everyone in the organisation
  • Able to drill-down data and visualise data in the best possible way through charts / reports / dashboards
  • Software Development Skills :

  • You don't have to be an expert in software development, but to meet diversified needs, know how to develop a custom BI solution.
  • It is essential to understand technical aspects as well as software development architecture to transform requirements into technical presence.

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