Data Scientist

Data Science

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  • Experience7+ Years
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Data Scientist

Data ScienceGauteng

A leader in the insurance space is looking for a Data Scientist (based in Johannesburg). The main purpose of the role is to drive the customer analytics agenda with businesses. Overall objective is to drive substantial bottom line value by transforming the organisation’s key decision processes (e.g. sales, marketing, product design and pricing, fraud, underwriting, claims) to be led by customer insights and analytics.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the development of the overall data and analytics vision and roadmap with each of the respective business units
  • Identifying, prioritizing and delivering on key business opportunities where improved customer insights and advance analytics can drive bottom line value
  • Driving senior buy-in and leadership for analytical decision making and advanced analytics
  • Developing and continuously refining the customer data strategy with the respective business units
  • Supporting the development of the people capability required to deliver against the analytics agenda
  • Supporting the design and delivery of the right infrastructure (databases, BI tools, modeling software) to support the analytics agenda.

Required Qualifications

  • BSc/MSc in Maths/Stats, Engineering, Actuarial Science or similar
  • MBA or similar post-grad qualification advantageous
  • 5-8 years related experience
  • Strong background in business strategy combined with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Deep experience in customer analytics (big data, data science, database mining, statistical, modelling and programming knowledge, test & learn)
  • Excellent relationship management, facilitation and though leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Excellent people management and team leadership skills (in particular, with regard to analysts and data scientists)
  • Strong project management and delivery skills
  • Expert in MS Office, SQL and good experience in database analytical tools and statistical packages (e.g. SAS)
  • Data Science
  • SAS
  • Big Data
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Education Tertiary Degree
  • Experience 7+ Years

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