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Junior Data Analyst

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Junior Data AnalystJOB TITLE

HybridTYPE

DaasDEPARTMENTS

Head of DaasREPORTS TO

Feb 2024STARTING DATE

PURPOSE

The role of a data analyst is to synthesise strategies for our clients (growers and buyers) by leveraging data management principles. By conducting experiments / doing research / analysing the data harnessed by the AG1 platform (as well as external data sources), the data analyst should be able to highlight market insights, generate key reports and design functional requirements that meet clients’ needs. Preferably, a solid foundation of the AG1 platform and how it integrates with client business processes is required.

OBJECTIVES

  • Data Analysis, Data Visualisation, Reporting, Data Quality and Integrity, Statistical Analysis and collaboration. 
    • Assist in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data from various sources.
    • Support the development of reports and dashboards to facilitate data-driven decision-making.
    • Participate in data quality assurance and cleaning processes.
    • Collaborate with different teams to understand data needs and deliver insights.
    • Engage in continuous learning to enhance skills in data analysis and related tools.
  • Report/Dashboard specification, design and generation
    • Work closely with key clients to understand their pain points, from a data management and reporting perspective.
    • Determine functional requirements to develop to meet client needs.
    • Develop mock-up designs. 
  • Develop a sound understanding of the data value chain to highlight areas for improvement (data -> information -> knowledge -> actionable insights)
  • Using this knowledge to develop strategies for our clients which will translate into optimal returns, e.g., pricing mechanisms, packing planning, logistics optimisation.
  • Distilling insights into key reports, automating manual processes through scripting tools and features (using scripting languages like Python).
  • Conduct market/data research
    • Identify data sources that could be leveraged to determine the impact of external factors on grower/buyer strategies as mentioned above.
    • Understand the impact of macroeconomic effects (e.g., economic policy changes in foreign countries), market prices (as measured in indices on stock exchanges or retail prices) or logistics operations on the supply chain for our clients.
Role Requirements

EDUCATION

Preferably a degree in a relevant field (e.g., Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Information Systems).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Good knowledge of data analysis tools and methodologies.
  • Familiarity with programming languages such as Python or R, and SQL (Required).
  • Experience with data visualisation tools (e.g., Metabase, Betabase Power BI) and dashboard development
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Excellent problem solving and organisational ability.
  • Proven ability to be part of a team and collaborate across departments.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Must be able to build strong internal client relationships.
  • Excellent attention to detail

LANGUAGES

English
Afrikaans (Beneficial)
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