Data Specialist – Pietermaritzburg


Core responsibilities of the position will include


  • Data Mining and statistical analysis in comprehensive written reports or sampling plans
  • Generates and analyzes process control charts to identify irregularities and errors
  • Analytical Strategy Design
  • Build, leads or participates in the development and implementation of statistical models and sampling plans for application in validation
  • Model Implementation
  • Dashboard development
  • Project Management (Lead and support of projects)
  • Lead and support Problem Solving
  • Business Engagement
  • Serves as a statistical analysis subject matter expert for assigned projects


Required competencies and abilities will include


  • University Degree in Statistics, Maths, Actuarial Science, Engineering or Computer Science
  • Master’s degree advantageous
  • 5 yrs experience analysing qualitative and quantitative data
  • 3 yrs experience building predictive models
  • 3 yrs experience using simulation tools
  • 3 yrs experience in analytical software i.e. R, Python, Minitab, SPSS, Watson Analytics)
  • Knowledge of relational databases (SQL, MS Access or other)
  • Ability to work with structured and unstructured data
  • Experience in implementation of theoretical models
  • Ability to work from first principles


Other competencies


  • Self starter
  • Innovative thinker
  • Good communication skills

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