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  • Senior Data Analyst at Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN)

  • Posted on: 10 June, 2019 Deadline: 12 June, 2019
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  • Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN) is a fast growing Software company with a vision to build an enduring organization with an ecosystem of value creators- while delivering high impact technology solutions for emerging markets through a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. At VGN we wage war against the average, go beyond the ordinary to explore limitless opportunities; breaking the norms and aggressively pursuing success through- Relentless Hard-work, Pursuit of excellence, calculated risk taking and a hunger for knowledge and we have a lot of fun at it!

    Senior Data Analyst

     

    Location: Ikeja, Lagos
    Job Type: Full-time

    Job Description

    • As a Senior Data Analyst, you will be a dedicated resource of a Strategic Business Unit (SBU) and as such will work directly in the SBU.
    • All assigned task from the Analyst Competence Center will be targeted at personal development (and occasionally to cover for shortfalls in capacity).
    • You will be tasked with learning sector/industry specific skills while also perfecting skills around Data Analyst competence and knowledge areas through training and practical approach to learning.

    Principal responsibilities and accountabilities
    Technical:

    • Metrics: Define and evaluate key business metrics and understand what moves them and why.
    • Data Modelling: Design well-structured tables that are at the correct grain, format and structured for widespread use (e.g. using Kimball modelling and data normalisation techniques).
    • Visualization: Use Looker to design actionable and insightful reporting.
    • Insight and analysis: Support the marketing team to generate forecasts, realistic commercial targets and opportunity analysis.
    • Analytical education: Hold training sessions and more to evangelise Power BI, R or Python and data analysis best practices throughout the company.
    • Software Engineering Mindset: Automate tasks and work to deploy production standard code (with unit testing, continuous integration, versioning, clean code, DRY principles etc).
    • Master Data: Managing master data, including creation, updates, and deletion. Including Commissioning and decommissioning of data sets.
    • Reporting: Helping develop reports and analysis. Managing and designing the reporting environment, including data sources, security, and metadata. Generating reports from single or multiple systems.
    • Technical Contribution: Providing technical expertise on data storage structures, data mining, and data cleansing.

    Non-technical:

    • Business insight: Understand complex business processes and break down fuzzy requirements into actionable segments.
    • Stakeholder Management: Demonstrate maturity in the management of executive stakeholders and clients, always exceeding expectation set for continuous improvement.
    • Multi-tasking: Prioritize workloads to balance conflicting priorities in order to ensure that all given deadlines are achieved to a high standard.
    • Discipline, drive, depth understanding of a sector: Requires quick assimilation of the sectors / industries within the Company's portfolio
    • Cross Functional Collaboration: Partner with Program / Product Managers, Engineers and Business Functions to provide valuable insights and success measurement
    • Technical Documentation: Proven quality of technical Documentation, where required, showing attention to details and clarity with a maximum of 2 reviews. With almost zero iteration required.

    What Success Looks Like:

    • The business is able to drive actionable insight from its data creating a step change in business performance.
    • Key dashboards and alerts are in high usage by Enterprise wide teams and drive daily actions.
    • Reports and insight drive commercial and marketing strategy.
    • Key commercial teams are trained on Power BI and data analysis and apply these practices and tools effectively in their day to day role.
    • Forecasts are delivered on time and to a high level of accuracy.

    Qualifications

    • Coding (SQL primarily + Python and/or R), intermediate level
    • Experience with relational databases, ETL and data acquisition
    • Experience with manipulating flat files from Python
    • Experience with data analytics: EDA, sampling, visualization, data cleaning / wrangling
    • Experience with data warehousing and reporting tools
    • Young, passionate and available to put in the long hours.
    • B.Sc Certificate holder, Certification in a Business, Science, Mathematical or Technology related course
    • 4-7 years’ work experience in a similar/relevant role from a reputable organization (Experience in Business Intelligence or Data Analyst roles is an advantage).
    • An understanding of the role of a Business / Data Analyst in a Technology product and service company.
    • Drives significant insight from information gathered on the VGG sector happenings and market trends.
    • Above average level proficiency in the use of basic Microsoft office application/tools (MS Office, Visio, Smart draw, prototyping tools)

    Added Considerations but not mandatory:

    • Experience of data visualization tools such as Looker, Tableau, SQL Report Service, Power BI and data modelling / design.
    • Demonstrable knowledge of Google Analytics or other web analytics systems.
    • Expertise in digital marketing analytics.
    • Strong background in Mathematics or Statistics.
    • Computer Science background
    • A master's degree in a relevant field
    • Sector Knowledge in Power, Aviation, Education or Finance
    • Project Management Certification - PMI, Scrum

    Skills & Abilities:

    • Good Team player
    • The right level of attention to detail
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Good time management skill
    • Excellent Communications skills
    • Speedy learner
    • Ability to lead small - mid-sized project teams
    • Dependable, shows dedication and hunger to learn
    • Exhibits confidence and maturity in handling senior management and executives internally and externally.
    • Personal Presentation and Brand Management skills
    • Cross-functional/ Cross-Business Thinking skills
    • Willing, ready and able to learn new skills on the go
    • High emotional intelligence
    • Self-driven and Self-motivated
    • Empathetic and understanding
    • Skilled motivator
    • Organized and Focused.

    Additional Information

    • Working conditions: Flexibility is important.
    • Equal opportunity: The role is open to anyone who meets the above criteria regardless of race or nationality
    • Relocation options: Must be ready to relocate to Lagos.

    Remuneration
    Competitive based on experience

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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