BI Manager

SUMMIT Africa Recruitment

BI Manager

Location Cape Town, South Africa
Employment Type Full Time
Seniority Level Senior
Experience 6 to 12 years
Remuneration Type Cost to company
Remuneration Frequency Monthly
Benefits -
06/11/2020 Reference Number: SUM3356447355


  • C
  • Java
  • Power BI
  • Python
  • QlikSense
  • QlikView
  • SQL

Job Description

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Identifying important variables and focus areas in the business
  • Define, design, lead, execute and maintain a BI strategy that will fit into our Group Data Strategy based on an event-driven and real-time architecture (Kappa Architecture)
  • Managing a team of BI Analysts and engineers that help to serve different business verticals.
  • Participate in the recruitment process, eventual mentorship and career path of employees
  • Defines standards and frameworks with regards to best practices in the Business Intelligence and Software Engineering realm.
  • Define and implement standard development methodologies to ensure that the team is using best practices for coding, efficiency, version control, QA and release management.
  • Oversee operational support
  • Participates in the project management estimation process.
  • Manage BI ticket backlogs and expectations with stakeholders.
  • Identifies and provides input to new technology opportunities that will have an impact on the enterprise wide BI systems.
  • Provides support to test teams.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of all key business functions in the enterprise and the technologies supporting and integrating them.
  • Ensure team projects adhere to deadlines, and budgets
  • Help to design and implement a Data Governance plan that will fit into our Group Data Strategy


Attributes required:

  • Ability to lead a team of analysts and engineers
  • Project management skills
  • Hands-on and lead by example


Qualifications and experience:

  • Post Graduate Degree required (e.g. applied mathematics, statistics, computer science etc.) or equivalent experience
  • 6 - 8 years related experience
  • Experience using high-level imperative languages (Python, Java, C, etc.)
  • Minimum 8 years SQL experience
  • High proficiency in working with large data sets and business models
  • Clear understanding and knowledge of the full reporting delivery life cycle, from requirements definition, prioritization, report design and development, testing and data lineage.
  • Advanced data visualization tool knowledge (Sisense, Looker, Power BI, Tableau, etc.). Experience using QlikView and QlikSense is beneficial
  • Retail or e-commerce industry experience beneficial
  • Experience with third generation data platform architectures is highly advantageous
  • Ability to transform end-user requirements into actionable processes, tools and insights
  • Expertise in classic and modern BI methodologies and frameworks


The Environment:

  • com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it’s all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.


We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:

  • is forthright but respectful
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for
  • thinks like an owner of the business.

Company Description

Our client is a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard- working people with integrity to join us. They offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, 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.

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