Offers “Unilever”

Expires soon Unilever

Business Insights Analyst

  • Durban, SOUTH AFRICA
  • Marketing

Job description


With 3.4 billion people in over 190 countries using our products every day, Unilever is a business that makes a real impact on the world. Work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We are driven by our purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace, and it is our belief that doing business the right way drives superior performance. At the heart of what we do is our people – we believe that when our people work with purpose, we will create a better business and a better world. 

At Unilever, your career will be a unique journey, grounded in our inclusive, collaborative, and flexible working environment. We don’t believe in the ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead we will equip you with the tools you need to shape your own future.

UL is driving digital transformation deliver 4G growth. Our mission is to transform our organization to a digital first culture, delivered by a world-class data and insights team, leaping ahead of our competition in everything we do.

UL’s D&A Market teams will lead the path for UL to become data-intelligent. The team will do this by delivering advanced products at scale, enabling UL functions, UniOps and leadership teams to turn data into insights, actions and decisions at a faster pace than ever before to achieve competitive edge for UL.

Each Market team consisting of technical (data engineering and science) expertise as well as functional business insight generation expertise (e.g. Finance, CMI, CD)  will work with other Market teams and the D&A Global team to ensure that insights discovered locally are joined up and enhanced with regional/globally-discovered or researched insights to enable joined-up recommendations and decisions aimed at driving incremental growth by meeting the needs of our consumers, customers and employees.  

With the ULE looking to D&A Market teams to power the exponential growth of UL in an in increasingly VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) context, it is imperative that D&A Market teams are organised to be highly adaptive and flexible to demand, fast-changing priorities and emergent opportunities.  To do this, it will be important for the D&A Market team to have an agile mindset, org structure and ways of working (beyond agile tools and techniques) – i.e. able to embrace uncertainty, ambiguity, and to create structure out of chaos.


Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world.  If you are Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy then this role is just for you!


·  Act as a catalyst enabling data/analytics-driven business decisions across the organisation
·  Serve as the trusted data and analytics consultant to different functions across the organisation
·  Engage with stakeholders to understand the business, problem statement and requirements
·  Analyse and re-engineer existing business and insights-related processes for efficiency
·  Engage with relevant teams within D&A to source, manage data requirements for analytics and management reporting
·  Create analytical modelling solutions to answer business questions
·  Work closely with the data science team to build diagnostic & predictive models to solve business problems
·  Create self-service and simple reporting solutions
·  Drive business engagement and help 


This team is responsible for managing the market’s demand for data, analytics and insights.  It will lead data analytics, data warehousing, research development and implementation of appropriate data systems and analytic solutions.  It is also responsible for streamlining in-scope processes related to data analytics and insights generation in the market, through automating, consolidating and eliminating them where appropriate to deliver a seamless, fast insights-generation experience using tooling provided by the Global D&A team.

Experiences & Qualifications

·  Bachelor degree in engineering, statistics, econometrics or Mathematics
·  Balanced profile of business knowledge/understanding and analytical savvy
·  At least 2 years of experience in:
·  Driving insights from large scale structured and unstructured data
·  Data analysis, and modelling
·  Business process analysis
·  Working with Power Pivot, Power Query and Power BI
·  Extracting and dealing with data from multiple data sources (e.g. financial systems, Marketing databases, etc.)
·  Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organise, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
·  Project Management experience
·  Ability to see patterns across data
·  Ability to engage in formulating novel and compelling insights and engage in storytelling from data insights
·  Continuous learning of new tools & computer languages via external sources that brings direct value to the business
·  Clearly articulate technical work to non-technical business owners
·  Critical thinking & flexibility to effectively work around technical & business constraints
·  Experience in Project management as lead and team member
·  Ability to handle or work across multiple projects at any time
·  Self-directed
·  Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment


·  Business analytics
·  Data analytics
·  Data expertise
·  Data visualisation
·  Microsoft Power BI
·  Project management
·  Agile Delivery
·  Dashboard and report design and deployment
·  Metrics development and calculation


·  You are energized by delivering fantastic results. You are an example to others – both your results and your resilience. You are constantly on the lookout for better ways to do things, engaging and collaborating with others along the way.
·  As an individual you are the one responsible for your own wellbeing and delivering high standards of work. You must also focus on the Consumer and what they need. You are humble and have your head up, looking around to interpret evidence and data smartly, spot issues and opportunities to make things better.

·  Critical SOL (Standards of Leadership) Behaviors
·  PASSION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE: Takes personal responsibility and accountability for execution and results. Has an owner’s mindset, using data and insight to make decisions.
·  PERSONAL MASTERY: Sets high standards for themselves. Actively builds own wellbeing and resilience.
·  CONSUMER LOVE : Whatever their role, always looks for better ways to serve consumers. Invests time inside and outside to understand the needs of consumers.
·  PURPOSE & SERVICE : Has humility, understanding that leadership is service to others, inside and outside Unilever.
·  AGILITY : Explores the world around them, continually learning and developing their skills.

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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