Data Analyst Job Description

April 3, 20120 Comments

Data Analyst Job Description

Job Title

Data Analyst

Duties and Functions:

1.       Evaluations and problem investigation

2.       Work closely with colleagues to try and identify data related problems and solve them

3.       Conduct research and collect data which will help in continual product development that will meet client needs

4.       Ensuring high quality data is collected and integrity of the data

5.       Processing of data and coming up with reports on various projects

6.       Analysis of information using various statistical methods, trying to see patterns in data

7.       Conceptualization of data and sharing this knowledge through effective presentation of the data output with the rest of your team

8.       Developing and preparing information products to be used by the organization

9.       Developing of programs and data that can be used for data analysis and presentation

10.    Database design, security, data storage and management

11.    Upgrading of database systems to meet the needs in the market

12.    Ensuring smooth and proper running of database

13.    Assisting in the marketing of products and working in close liaison with the marketing department

14.    Spending long periods of time seated in front of a computer screen. Physical labor is rarely demanded

Professional competencies

  • Leadership and management skills
  • Customer service
  • Team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Well organized
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills

Key Skills

  • Ability to work with numbers
  • Analytical mind which is able to process information logically
  • Knowledge of business
  • Ability to run and operate database systems
  • Excellent knowledge of computer hardware and software and ability to learn about new software
  • Proficient in using analytical tools and instruments for instance Excel, Microsoft Access

Reports to

A manager- could be the departmental manager or overall manager

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