macdonald and company
macdonald and company

Senior Data Insights & Business Intelligence Manager

BH-46977
  1. Permanent
  2. Johannesburg
ZAR1200000 per annum
A Senior Data Insights and BI Manager is required to join our client who are leaders in their field of market research and real estate advisory services to the retail, healthcare, and hospitality markets. If you can operate at a strategic level and have a proven track record of business development and you’re looking to accelerate your career growth in the geo-spatial market research field, then this could be the opportunity for you.

Our client’s services cover all of Sub-Saharan Africa, where they assist established networks and start-up entrepreneurs with optimization and growth strategies both in the public and private sector. Their services in a nutshell include feasibility studies, demographic studies, site evaluations, optimisation strategies and possible turnover estimates. They provide a unique service of data collection and analysis to help tenants, landlords and investors to understand market potential. 
 
This senior position will be based in Johannesburg with a seat on the exco, will provide dedicated subject matter expertise and support to a retail team and will lead all client initiatives related to customer centric retailing. The ideal candidate will possess both a deep analytic and consultative background that enables them to drive engagement with c-suite executives and divisional leadership within retail and property groups. In summary, this is a strategic product & service development as well as a business development role. The ability to generate insights and partner with the divisions to drive value from those insights is vital to the success of the role. This person must be a proficient communicator who can manage teams (internal & external) to achieve optimal performance.

Focal points of the role:
  • Support the client objectives in an effort to drive sales and improve their overall business
  • Utilize current and newly developed BI tools to help answer retailer business questions
  • Identify and take advantage of key business trends at the macro and micro levels
  • Use predictive analytics and financial modelling efforts to forecast impact of actions
  • Build customer centric insights into retail deliverables
  • Partner internal metrics with external insights like syndicated data and client information to meet objectives
  • Participate in key cross functional projects that cut across the business
  • Build a sales pipeline by up-sell a range of products to existing and new clientele
  • Manage diverse teams (internal or outsourced) to deliver new generation 4IR digital retail products
 
Minimum Criteria:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, GIS or a Related Field is required
  • Masters / MBA will be an advantage
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a similar strategic, product development or sales role
  • Statistics, Geo Information Science experience will be highly beneficial
  • Experience working with geo-spatial data layers and customer centric data
  • Extensive use of syndicated data (incl. spatial data)
  • Experience in Data as a Service productization
  • Experience with the integration of multiple datasets/sources into one platform
  • ESRI ArcGIS knowledge and application
  • Experience in building dashboards
  • Ability to develop productive and professional client relationships
  • Familiar with BI products, solutions, and strategies
  • Strong leadership / experience running a team (insource and outsourced)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-oriented work environment
If you meet the necessary requirements and believe that this is an opportunity that you will thrive in, then send us your CV today!

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