Data Scientist (Financial Services/Insurance/Automotive) – Johannesburg South Africa

Data Scientist (Financial Services/Insurance/Automotive) – Johannesburg South Africa

Job title: Data Scientist (Financial Services/Insurance/Automotive) – Johannesburg South Africa

Company: CA Global

Job description: To interpret data and turn it into information which can offer ways to improve our business and inform key business decisions. Pro-actively gather information from various sources and interpret patterns and trends. Produce insights that feed into decision-making and have an impact on operational business outcomes

Responsibilities:

  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources to use for analysis
  • Identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Interpret data, analyse results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports
  • Review and interpret databases, data collection systems and develop and implement data analytics and other strategies that optimise statistical efficiency and quality
  • Assist with customer segmentation and predictive modelling for campaigns and other purposes
  • Prepare propensity models for sales and retentions campaigns
  • Perform in-depth product analysis (both on current products and proposed new products)
  • Assist with linking data analytics and operations that drive key business outcomes
  • Work with management to prioritise business and data/information needs
  • Build and maintain automated reporting
  • Perform ad hoc analysis when required
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities
  • Implement advanced strategies for gathering, reviewing and analysing data
  • Determine ways to improve existing business processes through detailed data analysis
  • Generate new research/analytics ideas for thought leadership and perform whitespace analysis
  • Produce impactful data visualisations to present data in an understandable way
  • Work in partnership with the management team to shape the future of the insights offering across the business
  • Structure, manipulate, process and extract value from large disconnected datasets
  • Analyse and offer insights on customer behaviour and market trends
  • Analyse and provide insights on internal staff (call centre productivity and behaviour)

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • Bachelors degree in computer science and insurance
  • Proven working experience as a Data Analyst (Up to 10 years
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects etc), and databases (SQL etc)
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical packages for analysing datasets (Excel, SPSS, SAS etc
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings
  • Actuarial/Engineering/relevant degree with data focus in a relevant field

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent
  • Salary: Market Rate

If you wish to apply for the position directly, please send your CV to Angus Lewis at

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Angus Lewis

Senior Consultant

Banking, Finance & Information Technology

CA Global Finance will respond to short-listed candidates only. If you have not had any response in two weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful, however your CV will be kept on our database for any other suitable positions.

Expected salary:

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Job date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 07:16:50 GMT

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