African Bank: Senior Decision Analyst x2 Positions

Posted on :

26 Mar, 2014

Category :

Analyst Jobs in South Africa, Banking Jobs in South Africa

To analyse data in response to identified business queries and to monitor identified business processes and scorecards in respect of collections

Job Requirements

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

    • 3 years experience in data mining or analytics

 

PREFERRED MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

    • 3 to 4 years experience in data mining and predictive modelling

 

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES

    • Understanding and knowledge of
        • JMP
        • SQL
        • SAS
        • Netezza
        • Bureaus
        • Enterprise Guide
    • Analytical skills
    • Attention to detail
    • MS Office skills
    • Process management
    • Report writing skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Statistical methods
    • Liaison skills
    • Project management skills
    • Statistical modelling skills
    • Mentoring skills
    • Coaching skills
    • Specification writing skills

 

FUNDAMENTAL COMPETENCIES

    • Initiative
    • Numeracy
    • Confidentiality
    • Results orientated
    • Adaptability
    • Self motivated
    • Responsible
    • Team player
    • Stress tolerance
    • High performer

 

ADDITIONAL COMPETENCIES

    • Deadline Driven

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Higher Grade mathematics in Grade 12 and obtained an A (80% +) for mathematics in the final Grade 12 exam

 

KEY RESULT AREAS

Data preparation

    • Retrieve data from identified data sources (SQL, Netezza, SAS)
    • Validate, clean and filter data against identified criteria
    • Package data into correct format for further analysis or delivery
    • Create data sets as required for ad hoc analysis

 

Analysis and reporting

    • Analyse data and verify results in terms of requested information by applying suitable standard and advanced univariate and multivariate statistical techniques
    • Document process followed to determine findings from data retrieval to final outcomes
    • Prepare a written report of findings for distribution to direct manager for final approval
    • Prepare presentation for feedback to Exco or identified stakeholders
    • Communicate findings to relevant stakeholders in order to adopt recommendations

 

Statistical Model building

    • Develop and maintain an understanding of relevant business processes
    • Review current processes for business opportunities by means of appropriate statistical models
    • Build statistical models to drive business strategies
    • Understand and interpret specifications of the model from the business by liaising with different stakeholders
    • Prepare a project plan in terms of requirements  for completion of model
    • Prepare and analyse data
    • Develop a descriptive or predictive mathematical or statistical model making use of available statistical tools
    • Validate the model in terms of requirements
    • Communicate the models performance (verbal and written) to relevant stakeholders
    • Prepare a presentation of results for presentation to Exco or identified stakeholders for final approval
    • Document specifications and process of model roll out working with Strategy Manager and bureau for deployment
    • Test and validate functionality of the implementation of the model in terms of requirements
    • Assist in regression analysis by creating new score cards
    • Review current modelling methodologies in respect to international best practices

 

Scorecard monitoring

    • Monitor scorecards to determine predictive power is maintained on an ongoing basis
    • Analyse data in respect of scorecards where outcomes are not in line with expectations to identify causes for variances
    • Identify and recommend suitable solutions in writing with evidence of the identified problem
    • Implement approved solution in terms of recommendation

Mentoring and training

    • Assist team members with new tasks in respect of unfamiliar aspects of the job
    • Train team members in respect of technical aspects  and business aspect of the job as well as for succession planning

 

Change Management

    • Write appropriate specifications need to implement change process or recommendation after obtaining necessary approval from Credit committee
    • Oversee the changes to be done in consultation with Business Analysts
    • Test and validate functionality of the implementation process
    • Obtain final sign of implementation
  • Maintain complete documentation of any follow up changes

 

How to Apply 

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Job ID #: 1069 Job Vacancy Type:
Province: Contract Duration: N/A
Region: Johannesburg North Minimum Experience Required: 3 – 5 Years
Suburb: Midrand (Midrand) Minimum Education Required: Bachelor Degree
Company: African Bank Qualifications Required: B Comm with stats or computer science, or BSc
Employment Equity: No Job Category: DECISION ANALYST

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