Data Analyst

Data Analytics

  • AvailabilityPermanent
  • Experience5+ Years
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Data Analyst

Data AnalyticsWestern Cape

A leader in the Insurance space, based in Western Cape, is seeking talented analytical professionals, with a specific focus on data-driven decision making. The successful candidate will be accountable for a wide range of predictive and prescriptive modelling functions that will focus on profitable development and sustainable growth of the Group. Working closely with the senior management team you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of data assets and utilising these assets in predictive modelling and decision analysis.


  • Supporting the development of data-driven predictive and prescriptive modelling
  • Developing an environment to perform simulations analysis and optimization
  • Support and enhance the existing segmentations models
  • Data management - develop and maintain the internal data assets to support modelling initiatives
  • Management and integration of external data sources
  • Dashboards – development and maintenance of key performance indicators for financial, underwriting and distribution
  • Reports - create and maintain business reports to direct thought processes that drives action
  • Ad-hoc analysis - statistical investigations as required from time to time by the business
  • Continuous process improvement and strategy evaluation
  • Participate in strategic projects throughout the group where analytical skills are required


  • Post graduate degree in numerical science, e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial, Data Science
  • At least two years working experience in an analytical role    
  • Advanced coding skills in one or more of the following: SAS, SQL, Java, R, Python, etc.
  • Strong modelling skills including experience in performing statistical investigations and building pricing / predictive / machine learning models
  • Experience working with client administration systems and data warehousing 
  • Strong data management skills
  • Logical and analytical ability
  • Self-starter, problem solver and finisher
  • Good report writing and presentation skills
  • Commercial and risk awareness
  • Ability to engage with people from all parts of the organisation
  • Experience in the insurance industry is recommended


  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectation
  • Relating and networking
  • Data base management - manipulation and automation
  • Analysing
  • Applying expertise and technology
  • System integration
  • Achieving personal work goals and objectives
  • Attention to detail
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Collaborates – building partnerships and working collaboratively and inclusively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Client focus – building strong client relationships and delivering client centric solutions
  • Drives results – consistently seizing opportunities and achieving results even under tough circumstances
  • Flexibility and adaptability – rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations
  • Cultivates Innovation – creating new and better ways for the organisation to be successful


  • predictive modelling
  • prescriptive modelling
  • data analytics
  • dashboards
  • SAS
  • R Language
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Education Tertiary Degree
  • Experience 5+ Years

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