Job Description, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a Retail Data Analyst to join our Takealot Retail team in Cape Town.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hardworking people to join us. We offer market related benefits, a great work environment and a promise that you won't be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

The position reports to the Analytics Manager

Your responsibilities will be to:

  • Perform data analysis to support business performance of Retail. This will include descriptive, diagnostic and prescriptive analytics to identify, understand and influence commercial KPIs (sales, profitability, stock health)
  • Perform process analysis and design changes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency across all areas of Retail.
  • Develop and maintain spreadsheet-based prototypes or proof-of-concept tools to rapidly improve processes.
  • Support the planning & budgeting of all Retail metrics:
  • Build and maintain the Excel and Google Sheets based tools used for the process.
  • Coordinate planning activities according to a strict timeline between various stakeholders internal and external to Retail, including Marketplace, Marketing and Supply Chain.
  • Perform the planning of certain secondary Retail metrics using appropriate methods
  • Gather and consolidate inputs from the various stakeholders and publish the plans through the applicable channels.

Responsibilities + Skills

Highly capable in working with large and complex data sets using appropriate tools. MySQL, Bigquery, Knime, Excel, Google Sheets and Qlikview are examples of the tools we use regularlyGood communications skills with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.


Strong commercial acumenSystems thinker with the ability to understand and break down complex problems and relationshipsCreative and practical problem-solving skills. Solution-oriented.


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Commerce, or similar3-5 years' experience in analytics, management consulting or planning rolesExperience in the retail industry is beneficial

Job Summary

  • Published on: Monday, 11th November 2019
  • Designation: Retail Analyst
  • industry: Miscellaneous
  • Vacancy:
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: cape town
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Monday, 11th November 2019

About the Company

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  • Company Profile:
  • was officially launched in June 2011, following the successful acquisition of an existing ecommerce business called Take2 by the US-based investment firm, Tiger Global Management and Kim Reid in October 2010. Today, is the leading ecommerce retailer in ... Read moreMission:’s mission is to be the most customer-centric online shopping destination in Africa, and has built a foundation on the simple concept that the customer comes first.The success of the business is based on its ability to delight customers with amazing customer service. is dedicated to improving the customer experience, from the moment you arrive on the website or app and place an order to when it arrives at your door. 

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