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Business Analyst - Agriculture - Cape Town, South Africa

  • Harare, Zimbabwe

Job Details

Job ID: #16923
Job Location Cape Town, South Africa
Company Type Logistics, Agriculture
Job Role Business Analyst - Agriculture
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary Negotiable based on experience

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Senior Management
Years of Experience 5
Residence Location Cape Town, South Africa
Gender Not Specified
Nationality South African National
Degree Tertiary qualification in Business / Business Science / Data Science/ Agric Eng

Job Description

Cape Town, South Africa
  • Job Status: Job Offer Made

Our Client is looking for a Business Analyst to join their team based in Cape Town, South Africa

Role will be part of the Business Analytics teams for company Operations, which include the Road Haulage, Mining and Agriculture business units. The role will be to ensure the data integrity is of high standard across all software applications.
Duties: Perform detailed analysis of data sources for each application and subject area as required
Ensure high data quality across all software systems in the company
Identify data and data model inconsistencies and conflicts and assist the users in their resolution
Perform ad-hoc data cleaning and validations as required
Identify business improvement initiatives within daily operations through value stream mapping
The person will be required to link data tables to BI Reporting Tools.
Provide structured and creative analysis to identify performance improvement opportunities.
Fully document solutions approach, data sources and transformations, assumptions and constraints Source and manage knowledge bases that allow for strategic direction and long term planning
Provide strategic direction in relation to markets, customers, competitors, regions, countries that should be targeted
Provide strategic direction and input into the next 3-5 years.
Provide strategic direction in relation to the attainment of growth within existing and new markets and or customers and ensure that the business delivers on this strategy
Budgeting and forecasting
Provide insight that assists in rapid decision making
Financial modelling delivered in order to support profitable revenue growth management across regions
Pricing consultation in order to maximise success across tenders and business opportunities
Input and finalization of the business plan and annual budgets with Operations Executive.
Monitor all expenditure within the division
Preparation of the monthly management report packs and sales and marketing reports
Monitor and evaluate progress across key projects
Provide direction to teams and clients to achieve results.
Ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and with the required design
Utilize the Company’s information platforms to consolidate and manage master data
Centralise best in class reporting across countries to ensure singular version of the truth
Operation reporting that ensures singular version of the truth in each of the key areas of
o Financial Performance
o Operational Excellence
o Cost Saving Optimisation
o Fleet Mix and Fleet Management
o Estate workshop efficiencies
o Health and Safety
Gap identification and Insight Delivery
Build trust and support through regional engagement forums
Maximise multiple technologies for data input
Drive the brand into the market and maintain presence
Ensure that corporate brand identity is protected.
Effective PR and communications into the market
Drive all internal and external marketing campaigns
Ensure and maintain ongoing operational relationships with internal and external customers
Seek ways to add value to customers supply chains
Liaise with operations and support service levels
Pro-actively respond to customer needs
Understand customers business requirements
Conduct various CI initiatives

Key Skills
Strong analytics experience/ Senior analytics position for 5-8 years.
Solid working knowledge of budgeting, sales, business development, Marketing and strategic planning
Operational Experience in Agriculture an advantage
Advanced Excel Skills and software development experience
Experienced in working with senior decision makers
Strong communication skills
Good people skills and the ability to work and manage your time independently. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Be able to rapidly diagnose customer challenges and represent potential solutions
See themselves as innovative self-starters – proactive, highly motivated, determined and keen to succeed
Good time management
Good problem-solving ability

  • Job Role: Business Analyst - Agriculture
  • Industry: Agriculture
  • Salary: Negotiable based on experience

Required Skills

5 Years of Experience
Tertiary qualification in Industrial Engineering/Business / Business Science / Data Science/ Agric Eng
Experience with BI / dashboard development technologies like QlikSense would be an added advantage.
Experience in Programming languages, such as SQL required
Advance Excel
Experience in Logistics/Transport Environment will be advantageous

Additional Requirements

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