Data Analyst

Job Description

What will you do?
We are looking for talented analytical professionals, with a specific focus on data-driven decision making. The successful candidate will be accountable for a wide range of predictive and prescriptive modelling functions that will focus on profitable development and sustainable growth of the Group. Working closely with the senior management team you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of data assets and utilising these assets in predictive modelling and decision analysis.

What will make you successful in this role?
Supporting the development of data-driven predictive and prescriptive modelling
Developing an environment to perform simulations analysis and optimization
Support and enhance the existing segmentations models
Data management - develop and maintain the internal data assets to support modelling initiatives
Management and integration of external data sources
Dashboards – development and maintenance of key performance indicators for financial, underwriting and distribution
Reports - create and maintain business reports to direct thought processes that drives action
Ad-hoc analysis - statistical investigations as required from time to time by the business
Continuous process improvement and strategy evaluation
Participate in strategic projects throughout the group where analytical skills are required

Responsibilities + Skills

Logical and analytical abilitySelf-starter, problem solver and finisherGood report writing and presentation skillsCommercial and risk awarenessAbility to engage with people from all parts of the organisationExperience in the insurance industry is recommended


Post graduate degree in numerical science, e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial, Data ScienceAt least two years working experience in an analytical roleBSc (Maths, Statistics, Actuarial Science) with 1 to 2 years related experience.Knowledge and SkillsBusiness Intelligence DesignBusiness Intelligence Maintenance


Advanced coding skills in one or more of the following: SAS, SQL, Java, R, Python, etc.Strong modelling skills including experience in performing statistical investigations and building pricing / predictive / machine learning models

Job Summary

  • Published on: Wednesday, 13th November 2019
  • Designation: Data Analyst
  • industry: Finance
  • Vacancy:
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: cape town
  • Salary:
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday, 13th November 2019

About the Company

  • Company Name: Sanlam.
  • Address: PO Box 1. Sanlamhof 7532. Street address. Sanlam Head Office, 2 Strand Road
  • Website:
  • Company Profile:
  • Charlize Theron may have run away to Hollywood, but the Sanlam Group keeps its star power at home in South Africa. Targeting middle-market and affluent clients, the company provides insurance and wealth management services. Major segments are life insurance (including annuities and other investment products) and short-term insurance (property and casualty coverage sold through majority-owned Santam). The company has been expanding its investment business through segments including Sanlam Investment Management, its Octane hedge fund of funds, and its SIM Emerging Markets, which focuses on African economies.

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