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Analyst Job Description

We are recruiting for an insightful Analyst to work with our company and management team to collect and review data and use the findings to optimise processes and develop stronger, more effective business strategies. As the Analyst you will use creativity and technical skills to locate data sources, mine, review, validate, protect and store data. You will identify trends, patterns, and anomalies and use findings to develop strategies to reduce costs, improve processes and practises which will increase efficiency, quality, security, and consistency. We also require you to create reports and presentations and summarise complex information.

To succeed as an Analyst, you should be focussed on translating complex numerical data into actionable strategies. You should be analytical, collaborative, communicative and detail-oriented.

Analyst Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to recognise patterns and trends in large data sets and use numerical information to develop business strategies.
  • Strong maths, organisation, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
  • Exceptional presentation, research, and verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to summarise and explain complex information to other.
  • More education, certifications, or other distinctions are a plus.
  • Proficiency with computers, especially MS Office and analytics software, mastery of certain programing languages may be required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field.

Analyst Skills and Requirements

  • Collect and analyse raw data to identify trends, patterns, anomalies, and other helpful information.
  • Use data to develop and optimise strategies and processes, increase profits, efficiency, quality, or security, and reduce costs.
  • Work with internal departments to collect data and develop and implement strategies.
  • Identify and validate new data sources.
  • Create reports and presentations to summarise findings and influence company decisions.
  • Work with the management team to establish project objectives, budgets, and timelines, monitor progress, and evaluate performance.
  • Implement policies and procedures that keep company data and information secure as it is collected, analysed, stored, and discarded.
  • Review and improve analytics processes, methods, and tools to increase efficiency, accuracy, and security.
  • Ability to recognise patterns and trends in large data sets and use numerical information to develop business strategies.
  • Strong maths, organisation, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
  • Exceptional presentation, research, and verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to summarise and explain complex information to other.
  • More education, certifications, or other distinctions are a plus.
  • Proficiency with computers, especially MS Office and analytics software, mastery of certain programing languages may be required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field.

Personalising Your Analyst Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.


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