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


    • 3 years experience in data mining or analytics



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



    • 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



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



    • Communication Skills (Verbal and Written)
    • Deadline Driven



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



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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