You are a professional extrovert who loves data and engaging with the client. You enjoy providing a service and managing client relationships to ensure the client receives the actionable insights needed to make quick, accurate decisions.

You have an in-depth knowledge of the FMCG and retail landscape, as well as an understanding of sales and merchandising. In addition, the position also requires insight into the role data plays in retail execution as relates to product availability, in store activations, promotional activity and the like.

You are a strong administrator and an even stronger relationship builder. You can manage an existing portfolio of clients with the objective of entrenching and growing the data service offering as provided by the Smollan Data Office to their internal clients. You are not afraid of negotiations and can effectively manage the client’s expectations, ensuring the client recognises the value being added to their business by the data service offering.

You are not afraid of numbers or technology and have “stickabiltiy” when it comes to embarking on a steep learning curve to fully understand the processes and service offerings.

You enjoy working within a team-based environment and are positive, proactive and enjoy getting stuck in where needed. You have strong interpersonal skills and are confident in your communication. You can engage professionally and build rapport with internal team members to ensure  deliverables are met as per the client’s requirements.

You have supervisory experience and can lead, manage, guide and mentor analyst team members in their execution of tasks.

The role you will play is crucial in ensuring  Smollan Clients receive a service offering that enables them to make strategic and tactical decisions based on the information our data provides.  Experience in the FMCG, retail and merchandising space is essential.

You will report directly into the Head of the Smollan Data Office. You will also work closely with both the ‘Build’ and ‘Delivery’ teams within the Data Office ensuring the contractual delivery of our service offering to our clients on an ongoing basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Professionally engages with and holds the senior relationships with the client executives and other key members within the client’s organisations. This includes defining needs, managing expectations and ensuring the data is translated into insights to add value to the client on an ongoing basis
  • Identifies opportunities within the client’s organisation to further entrench the data service offering
  • Specs out and briefs in new client’s requirements into the Data Office ‘Build’ team for development
  • Proactively and consistently engages with the Delivery Manager and Data Office ‘Delivery’ team to ensure the accurate and timely contractual delivery to clients
  • Oversees and guides the dedicated analysts’ tasks and assignments, reviewing progress and evaluating results, ensuring accurate and timely delivery to clients as per the contractual obligation
  • Assists in the analyst’s team’s workload planning
  • May be required to travel nationally to engage with clients in the region

YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE INCLUDE

A tertiary qualification, Business Science in Marketing, PDGM, BCom Marketing or equivalent.

5 – 7 years’ professional industry related working experience in Consumer Goods, Merchandising or Retail. At least 3 years’ experience in a client facing position, consulting or business development role engaging with senior members of client organisations with supervisory or team management experience.

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (Windows, Outlook, Excel, Word, Project)
  • Technical zeal with an understanding of Data Warehousing theory and best practices
  • Knowledge of, and an understanding of, Data Warehousing principles, data modelling and data/analytics reporting tools
  • Financial knowledge and strong business acumen
  • Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of retail, sales and merchandising as relates to the FMCG or other similar industries
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to professionally communicate and interact with both internal team members and external clients on an ongoing basis
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise and execute tasks to meet deadlines as specified
  • Flexible and agile with the ability to work on multiple concurrent projects
  • Pro-active and confident with the ability to communicate progress, developments and difficulties encountered on an ongoing basis

KEY PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES INCLUDE

  • Effective time management skills in order to meet deliverables and deadlines
  • A strong team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Service and delivery orientated
  • Innovative and results driven
  • Passionate and self-motivated

How to apply

If you meet the above criteria and would like to join our dynamic team, please click here

When applying, please ensure you have the minimum requirements. Applicants must have a valid South African or be a permanent resident.

The ideal candidate needs to be an honest and self-motivated team player who is willing to be a key member of the Smollan Data Office Team and be responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of databases, ETL packages and reports according to DataOrbis best practices and specifications.

You are a keen problem solver and use both your intuition and logic to come up with workable solutions for implementation. You have excellent attention to detail and are deadline driven always ensuring that the required timelines are met.

You are a proactive multi-tasker with strong organisational and administrative skills and can efficiently manage and handle numerous tasks across multiple projects in a structured manner while remaining calm and collected. You have strong attention to detail and have business process knowledge in developing best practice, and you possess a wide variety of skills and knowledge to manage complex and varied tasks.

You enjoy working within a team-based environment are confident in your communication to effectively manage both up and down and communicate continuously. You will be part of a cross-functional team and will work closely with both the ‘Build’ and ‘Delivery’ teams in ensuring the development and delivery of technical solutions according to the client’s needs ensuring the contractual delivery of our service offering to our clients on an ongoing basis.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Data Warehouse development and maintenance
  • Performing ETL using MS SQL Server Integration Services
  • Design, development, and maintenance of reports using MS SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Manage and maintain databases through the design and development of T-SQL queries and solutions
  • Database performance tuning and query optimisation
  • Working closely with the development team in the creation and development of in-house applications

YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE INCLUDE

A suitable tertiary IT Degree or Diploma or relevant certification in the IT-related field.

  • 2 plus years database development experience using MS SQL Server
  • Knowledge and experience with MS SQL Server applications and BI Tools including; Analysis Services
    • Reporting Services
    • Integration Services
    • T-SQL
    • Data Mining
    • Performance tuning
    • Query optimisation
  • Sound problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to develop logical solutions to fit situations and resolve database and data related issues
  • Good time management skills with the ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks to meet deadlines as specified
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to professionally interact with both internal and external clients as well as communicate progress, developments and difficulties encountered.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Highly analytical
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A strong team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Innovative and results-driven
  • Passionate and self-motivated with a sound values and belief system

How to apply

If you meet the above criteria and would like to join our dynamic team, “please click here

When applying, please ensure you have the minimum requirements. Applicants must have a valid South African or be a permanent resident.

You are a skilled professional who is honest and passionate about the work you do, always looking to add continuous value. You have a keen understanding of modern tech stacks, being highly competent at both design and execution. You are analytical, always looking for ways to do something better and faster thus creating and delivering a world-class customer experience. You think about problems from a business perspective, are pro-active, self-directed and strive to achieve continuous growth. You have worked collaboratively in an agile, team-based environment, engaging professionally with both individual team members as well as across departments. You are comfortable with change and enjoy the challenge and the new possibilities it creates.

You are forthright but respectful in your engagements with others. Working closely and continuously communicating with the Head of IT Development and Infrastructure, the Product Manager, your Develop teammates and the extended team, when required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support existing, and develop new, functionality and components.
  • Collaborate with the product manager to further the value proposition of our individual applications & overall platform.
  • All aspects of database development: Modelling, stored procedures, performance tuning etc.
  • Translate business requirements and functionality into practical and well-designed applications.
  • Actively participate in research, discussions and decisions on software architecture, development processes, and other standards.
  • Work effectively in a team environment while adhering to product software development processes and standards.
  • Evaluate and improve application performance.
  • Create and collaborate on technical documentation for various projects.
  • Do root cause analysis on bugs to find and fix the cause of a problem.
  • Create unit and integrated system tests to show that the developed functionality works as intended.
  • Create and execute funhttps://www.dataorbis.com/wp-admin/options-general.phpctional test scenarios (dev testing).
  • Incorporate the work done by other developers and do whatever is necessary to get the system to work again with the changes, including debugging other people’s code, making changes to test data, etc.

 YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE INCLUDE

Relevant tertiary qualification in Information Technology or Computer/Engineering Sciences. or a similar field. Minimum 1-4 years of web-based application development experience.Experience in developing rich applications with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

  • Experience working in an Agile Development environment.
  • Strong theoretical programming grounding.
  • A good understanding of the SDLC process, tools and techniques specifically as applied to software development methodology.
  • Understanding of and experience in Data and Database storage technologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

TECHNICAL SKILLS – Knowledge of and Experience In:

Essential:

  • C#
  • .Net
  • ASP.Net
  • MVC
  • SQL Server
  • XML, JSON Web Services, and RESTful services
  • Advantageous:

    • MV* UI frameworks (AngularJs / Angular9)
    • JavaScript (jQuery, Ajax, etc.), lambda expressions (LINQ)
    • HTML5, CSS, LESS, Bootstrap, d3.js, SPA
    • Data access through ADO.NET, Entity Framework
    • Advanced knowledge of OOP/OOD, Design patterns, and SOLID
    • Azure DevOps, source control and continuous development.
    • Azure Cloud computing (function or logic apps), storage and hosting fundamentals

     KEY PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES INCLUDE KEY PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES INCLUDE

    • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines and delivery focused
    • Problem-solving mentalityStrong attention to detail
    • Innovative and results-driven
    • Growth orientated
    • Professional
    • Ability to pick up new technologies easily
    • Ability to learn and adapt to change in a high paced rapidly changing environment
    • Strong team player
    • Passionate and self-motivated

    How to apply

    If you meet the above criteria and would like to join our dynamic team, “please click here”

    When applying, please ensure you have the minimum requirements. Applicants must have a valid South African or be a permanent resident.

    You are a professional extrovert who loves both data, category management and engaging with the client. You are happiest when assisting clients and synergizing different sources of information in the execution of category management tasks. You enjoy providing a service that gives clients the actionable insights they need to make quick, accurate decisions to optimize their sales and achieve targets.

    You have an in-depth knowledge of the FMCG landscape, as well as an understanding of the critical importance distribution, brand and category management plays in the industry. You have an analytical mind and can easily apply your broad knowledge of category management principles in the completion and execution of tasks and assignments as relates to assortment optimization,  planograms, EPOS and store level analytics and shopper and consumer analysis.

    You are a strong administrator and an even stronger relationship builder. You can manage an assigned portfolio of deliverables with the objective of entrenching and growing the service offering within the client that you are responsible for. You are not afraid of building strong relationships with both internal team members and external stakeholders and possess a commercial mindset and understanding of consumers’ wants and needs. You can easily identify opportunities to upsell, ensuring the client recognizes the value being added to their business by our service offering.

    You are not afraid of numbers or technology and have “stickability” when it comes to embarking on a steep learning curve in order to fully understand Blue Yonder Category Management Suite and service offering.

    You enjoy working within a team-based environment and are positive, proactive and enjoy getting stuck in where needed. You have strong interpersonal skills and are confident in your communication. You can engage professionally with and build rapport with internal team members in order to ensure that deliverables are met as per the client’s requirements.

    You can present with confidence and can facilitate meetings effectively. You have supervisory experience and can lead, manage, guide and mentor junior team members. The role you will play is crucial in ensuring that our clients receive a service offering that enables them to make strategic and tactical decisions based on the information our solution provides.

    You will report directly into the Category Manager and  will also work closely with the greater Category Management team ensuring the contractual delivery of our service offering to our client on an ongoing basis as required.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Professionally engages with and holds the senior relationships within the client’s organisations. This includes defining needs, managing expectations and ensuring that the client receives the required Category Management insights, analysis and reports to add value on an ongoing basis
    • Plans, executes and supervises category management tasks and assignments, reviewing progress and evaluating results, ensuring accurate and timely delivery to clients as per the contractual obligation
    • Receives and extracts briefs and scopes and specs out projects and assignments with minimum supervision
    • Carries out client training on the use of the Category Management tools and solutions as required to ensure clients understanding and adoption
    • Participates in client meetings and develops and builds visually impactful presentations. Presents and facilitates workshops where scenarios, assortment plans, and floor planning proposals are shared with the key client stakeholders
    • Assists in the category management team’s workload planning by supervising tasks and assignments, and reviewing progress and evaluating results
    • Assists with category management forecasting, and plans and implements long-term development strategies for product categories
    • May be required to travel regionally in order to engage, train and up skill clients in the region

    YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE INCLUDE

    A tertiary qualification, Business Science in Marketing or Business Administration, PDGM, BCom Marketing or equivalent. 5 – 7 years’ professional industry related working experience in Category Management, Customer Insights or Retail related. At least 3 years’ experience in a client facing position, consulting or business development role engaging with senior members of client organizations with supervisory or team management experience.

    • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Windows, Outlook, Excel, Word, Project)
    • Solid knowledge of category management, marketing and sales principles
    • Working knowledge and hands on experience in the use of category management software tools, preferably the Blue Yonder suite
    • Financial knowledge and strong business acumen
    • Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail
    • Project management skills and ability
    • In depth knowledge and understanding of the FMCG, category management and/or other related industries
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to professionally communicate and interact with both internal team members and external stakeholders on an ongoing basis
    • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise and execute tasks to meet deadlines as specified
    • Flexible and agile with the ability to work on multiple concurrent projects
    • Pro-active and confident with the ability to communicate progress, developments and difficulties encountered on an ongoing basis

    KEY PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES INCLUDE

    • Effective time management in order to prioritise and execute tasks to meet deadlines as specified
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to professionally communicate, train and facilitate workshops and presentations to both small and large groups of varying levels of seniority
    • Strong relationship building and negotiation skills with the ability to build and elicit trust
    • Ability to learn and adapt to change in a high paced rapidly changing environment
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Strong team player
    • Service and delivery orientated
    • Innovative and results driven
    • Passionate and self-motivated

    How to apply

    If you meet the above criteria and would like to join our dynamic team, “please click here”

    When applying, please ensure you have the minimum requirements. Applicants must have a valid South African or be a permanent resident.

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    Since opening its doors DataOrbis has been compiling detailed intelligence reports for players in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry. Initially using PDFs to deliver the data, the company quickly realised these static reports didn’t allow clients to delve into the data the way they wanted them to.

    Keen to innovate and find a better solution, DataOrbis opted to implement Gartner-recommended analytics platform Tableau in 2013. The result is interactive reports delivered to clients on a daily basis.

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