The ideal candidate needs to be an honest and self-motivated team player who is willing to 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 to ensure that all 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 you possess a wide variety of skills and knowledge to manage complex and varied tasks.

You enjoy working within a team-based environment and are confident in your communication to effectively manage at all levels, both internally and eternally. You will be part of a cross functional team and will work closely with the delivery teams in ensuring the development and delivery of technical solutions, as well as ensuring the contractual delivery of our service offering according to our clients needs on an ongoing basis.


  • 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 inhouse applications


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 trouble shooting 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.


  • 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 professional extrovert who is competitive and trustworthy. You have the skills to grow our business within the Southern African region by engaging with both existing and potential clients. You love both data and the thrill of the chase of sales, comfortably engaging with potential clients, who can benefit from our DataOrbis service offerings.

The Business Development Executive is responsible for discovering and pursuing new sales prospects, negotiating deals and maintaining customer satisfaction. You have excellent communication skills and feel comfortable reaching out to potential customers to demonstrate our services. Ultimately, you’ll help us meet and surpass business expectations and contribute to our company’s rapid and sustainable growth.

You are interested in brand management, marketing and data and either have experience in, or are willing to immerse yourself into the world of FMCG in order to understand the critical importance that distribution, brand and category management plays in the industry.

You are interpersonally skilled and are confident in engaging with and building rapport with both internal team members and external clients as required. You are comfortable to professionally engage with the key players in the industry and can meet and present with confidence and facilitate meetings effectively. You are very comfortable with and like to travel and have no problem spending time on the road.

You embrace technology and see the value in data and have determination when it comes to embarking on a steep learning curve in order to fully understand the DataOrbis platform, processes and service offerings.

You are positive, proactive and enjoy getting stuck in where needed and can engage professionally with and build rapport and manage up and down effectively, communicating continuously and ensuring an effective and efficient hand over to our Client Success team ensuring clear timelines and deliverables are communicated.

You will report directly into the Business Develoment Manager and will work closely with the greater Business Development team as well as the client success and projects teams ensuring that client deals are sealed.


  • Conduct market research to identify selling possibilities and evaluate customer needs.
  • Actively seek out new sales opportunities through cold calling, networking and social media.
  • Set up meetings with potential clients and listen to their wishes and concerns.
  • Prepare and deliver appropriate presentations on our services.
  • Participate on behalf of the company in exhibitions or conferences.
  • Negotiate/close deals and handle complaints or objections.
  • Collaborate with team members to achieve better results.
  • Gather feedback from customers or prospects and share with internal teams.
  • Attends meetings, taking and sending minutes and action items for follow up, for effective set up of ongoing delivery as required.
  • Develops and builds professional relationships with clients to understand their needs, propose and explain how our solutions will add value to their business.
  • Maintaining accurate records as required by the business.
  • Specs out the client’s requirements and briefs into the Client Success, Projects and Data Visualisation Teams.
  • Manages the project team engagement, and provides support regarding documentation as relates to new clients.
  • Ongoing engagement and follow-up with data sources and providing feedback to the teams as required.
  • Report checking and verification during the set-up and delivery process.
  • Updates and ensures that Information is accurately captured and managed within the company’s CRM system as relates to new clients.
  • Travels locally and regionally in order to engage with clients as required.
  • Reviewing sales performance.
  • Achieve annual targets.


A tertiary qualification, Business Science in Marketing, PDGM, BCom Marketing or equivalent. 2 Years industry related working experience in FMCG, Customer Insights, Market Research or Retail related industry. Systems understanding of EPOS, barcodes and retail data would be an advantage but is not a necessary requirement.

  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office (Windows, Outlook, Excel, Word, Project, Teams).
  • Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail.
  • Passion for sales.
  • Basic analytical understanding and ability.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to professionally communicate and interact with both internal team members and external clients on an ongoing basis.
  • Impeccable e-mail etiquette.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritise and execute tasks to meet deadlines as specified.
  • Technically proficient with the ability to explain complex IT concepts non-technical people.
  • Flexible and agile with the ability to work on multiple concurrent clients and projects.
  • Fluent in English with definite advantage in Afrikaans.


  • Innovative and results driven.
  • Self-motivated with perseverance, patience and passion.
  • Commercial awareness.
  • 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 meetings and presentations to both small and large groups of varying levels of seniority.
  • Strong relationship building 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.

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.

“Tableau’s visual approach to analytics allows us to present a huge amount of data in a way that doesn’t overwhelm our clients. Today 98% of our reports are delivered in Tableau allowing clients to interrogate every aspect of their data using intuitive dashboards and filters in near-real time,” said Nicola Lapage, DataOrbis’ Head of Insights.

Read more about how DataOrbis is using Tableau to revolutionise the way their clients use data to boost performance.