Consulting: Data Analytics > Data Scientist

There are opportunities at BSG to join a collaborative, engaged and passionate data analytics team. We are looking for colleagues that share our conviction that fact-based decisioning makes a difference in the lives of others. If you are inspired by solutions that empower positive change, and have the skills and tenacity to contribute and grow towards their achievement, you will love it here!

Main purpose of the role

A Data Scientist:

  • Should provide Business Analytics expertise and experience to solving business problems
  • At level C2, must have an intermediate knowledge level of business intelligence, data mining, predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics and machine learning
  • Must be knowledgeable around the methodologies, technology, tools and must be able to interpret analytical results
  • Be technically competent in all major analytical solutions
  • Be able to determine where to apply the correct analysis to the specific business situation and make recommendations on the best data model for the analysis or adapt models as applicable
  • Must be able to translate the business problem into an analytical solution and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Must demonstrate and deliver the value of BSG Analytic solutions in conjunction with client’s business objective
  • Must frequently communicate with senior managers
  • Have in-depth knowledge and experience on both business and solutions required
  • Must be well-versed in mathematical and statistical techniques and applications with relevant tertiary qualifications


  • Honours Degree with Mathematics, Statistics or similar quantitative discipline as majors
  • Certifications in Business Analytics/Data Science an advantage

Job Objectives

  • Understand client’s business objective and requirements
  • Establish and manage client expectations
  • Intermediate knowledge of statistical and machine learning techniques
  • Knowledge of analytics methodologies/processes and ability to interpret analytical results in business terms
  • Translate the business problem into an analytical process
  • Position products to clients relative to their needs
  • Organise and communicate with BSG community group in order to share knowledge, statistical models and tools
  • Work successfully in a multi-skilled delivery team


  • ±4 years practicing as a business analytics professional
  • Analytics, Design and Evaluation Practices
  • Analytics tools such as SAS, R, Cognos, Python BI tools such as QlikView, PowerBI, Tableau
  • Experience in Project Management (preferable)
  • Business Analysis


  • Business Domain (Customer, Risk, Performance Management, Operations)
  • Industry Domain (Banking, Insurance, Telcos, Oil & Gas)
  • Business Analytics end-to-end value chain
  • Modeling and Information Delivery
  • Business analysis and process, information and data modelling methods
  • Understanding of the project/system lifecycle
  • Agile development and Analytics Integration

Technological Experience

  • Analytics tools such as SAS, R, Cognos, Python
  • BI tools such as QlikView, PowerBI, Tableau


  • Openness (relationships, information)
  • Collaboration (in teams, with clients)
  • Practical Focus (plans, solutions, technical problem solving)
  • Delivery Focus (value, excellence)
  • Empathy (clients, staff)

Personal Attributes

  • Assertive
  • Resilient
  • Approachable
  • Good communicator
  • Professional
  • Proactive
  • Willing & helpful

Behavioural Attributes

  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Holds self accountable
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Delivery focussed
  • Quality driven
  • Trustworthy (open & honest)
  • Flexible
  • Willing to travel

Please note: When applying for this role carefully consider the minimum requirements

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