Data Warehouse/ BI Architect

Job Description

TFG is looking for a dynamic EDW / BI Architect to join our organisation. The successful candidate will be responsible for the enterprise-wide data warehouse and BI strategy and delivery capabilities, which will enable a robust business intelligence and business decision support system that supports users, processes, and business units across the organisation in the context of the organisational strategy.You would have influenced at a senior level across corporate functions with the successful implementation of key BI solutions/projects, whilst operating comfortably in set governance and methodologies. This role will focus on immediate and future “to be” architecture and a research and development approach and experience is critical to illustrate your fit as the perfect candidate!The prime purpose is to work with colleagues to ensure that enabling data solutions and tools are in place to support the organisations’ key decision-making processes, and management of a strategic enterprise-wide data warehouse and business intelligence solution.If you are passionate about Business Intelligence Architecture and are able to see the ‘bigger picture’, then this is the opportunity for you! Solid experience within a relevant industry/market will be valued and ensure the best data solutions are introduced whilst aligning and integrating with the wider TFG enterprise architecture.Key accountabilitiesJob-related knowledge in data warehouse and business intelligence architecture, with a sound knowledge of IT solutions governance standards (TOGAF, ITIL);Understand enterprise architectural principles;Ensure that new solutions being introduced into the business are aligned to the enterprise architectural principles relating to standards and integration into the Business;Understand underlying architecture for all retail business systems;Work with colleagues throughout the organisation to design and deliver the aspirations and vision set out by the Data Strategy;Collaborate with colleagues across the organisation to develop a good understanding of their data inputs, outputs and future needs, and how they inter-relate to inform future decisions and direction within the group;Understand and assess data and information requirements, oversight of integration and acceptance testing, support the development of training and implementation material, participate in the implementation, and provide post-implementation oversight as necessary to ensure processes are effective, efficient, understood and embedded;

Responsibilities + Skills

Ability to work to tight deadlines, keep momentum and deal with conflicting priorities in an environment undergoing a programme of transformational change;Strong time management, planning, and organisational skills, with a flexible approach to workloads;Proven skills in designing, documenting and delivering the architectural and data requirements of data marts, data warehouse and business intelligence solutions;


Educated to degree level or equivalent with substantial experience of successful delivery of targets when working in an office environment;Track record of working collaboratively with a range of colleagues to achieve desired outcomes;Strong analytical and problem-solving capability;


Experience in data architecture, data warehousing, master data management, enterprise information integration and ETL using a cross-section of technologies and programming languages;Experience with data analysis, modelling, and design specific to a data warehouse, manipulating and modelling large amounts of data from many and diverse sources;

Job Summary

  • Published on: Saturday, 29th February 2020
  • Designation: Data Warehouse/ BI Architect
  • industry: Retail
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: cape town
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Saturday, 29th February 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: The Foschini Group.
  • Address: Non-SA: + 27 21 938 7666
  • Website:
  • Company Profile:
  • Customers may know The Foschini Group (TFG) by one of its many different brand names. The company, with more than a dozen trading divisions, is one of the largest apparel, jewelry, and home furnishings specialty retailers in South Africa, operating more than 1,500 stores. TFG's retail businesses include Foschini, Donna-Claire, Markham, Exact!, @home, and AmericanSwiss. The company also operates sports apparel and jewelry retail stores, and issues credit cards. Its Markham (men's apparel) and Foschini (women's apparel and accessories) retail outlets account for most of the company's revenue. Beyond South Africa, the company in recent years has expanded to Botswana, Namibia, and Swaziland.

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