Senior Data Scientist

Telesure Investment Holdings

Gauteng, South Africa


Aug 18

Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (TIH), is the holding company of some ofSouth Africas leading financial long and short term insurance providers. Ourportfolio includes South Africas most loved and recognisable brands such as 1stfor Women, Auto & General, Budget, Dialdirect, Virseker and 1Life. EmployeeBenefits Administration via our Hippo Advisory Services, which includes healthinsurance, provident fund and group life administration. Hippo is South Africa'sfirst comparison website and compares insurance, other personal financeproducts, travel, health, money, travel, cars from a range of South Africanbrands. Were pioneers with a hunger for the best, bringing customer-focusedinnovation and service excellence to the financial services industry. Were anundivided team of diverse thinkers and doers who believe in leading throughtechnology and pushing beyond limits. Collect, analyze, report, and interpret data for use in the development ofbusiness strategies, extract quantifiable insights from past trends and currentconditions to increase TIH's profitability and improves relationship's with clientsand stakeholders. Build and maintain predictive and machine learning models.Advanced and Predictive AnalyticsEmploy machine learning techniques and build predictive, descriptive, andbehavioral models to help achieve various business performance indicators andto help identify business opportunities, linking insights to actionablerecommendations.Data ExplorationPerform complex statistical analysis and utilize mining, modeling, and testingtechniques to enable data analysis.Information and Business AdviceProvide specialist guidance on the interpretation and application of policies andprocedures, resolving complex or contentious queries and issues and enablingothers to take appropriate actions.Insights and ReportingContribute to the design and creation of complex reports for top management.For ongoing reporting to business, assist in the automation of the various dataand analytic reports.Stakeholder EngagementContribute to stakeholder engagement through identifying stakeholders, findingout their needs/issues/concern and reacting to these by arranging meetings andevents and drafting supporting materials to promote understanding andcommitment.Business Requirements IdentificationCollect business requirements using a variety of methods such as interviews,document analysis, workshops, and workflow analysis to express therequirements in terms of target user roles and goals.Project ManagementWork within an established project management plan to achieve specific goals.Implement data analytic projects from start to finish and manage stakeholdersthroughout the project. Communicate the project status back to business orwithin the team.Continuous ImprovementReview existing operations in own area of work and implement innovationprocesses to generate new ideas and ensure continuous improvements aredelivered.Data ManagementUse data management systems to deliver prescribed outcomes. Ensure thatdata is accurate and is aligned to policies and procedures set out by TIH.Personal Capability BuildingDevelop own capabilities by participating in assessment and developmentplanning activities as well as formal and informal training and coaching; gain ormaintain external professional accreditation where relevant to improveperformance and fulfill personal potential. Maintain an understanding of relevanttechnology, external regulation, and industry best practices through ongoingeducation, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.Performance ManagementPriorities own workflow and ensure work is completed to the required standardsof productivity, quality and timeliness; use performance management systems toimprove personal performance.

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Telesure Investment Holdings

Telesure Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (TIH), is the holding company of some of South Africa’s leading financial service providers.