Data Controller

IT – Analyst, Data Management
Johannesburg – Gauteng

An innovative Agriculture Technology firm is in search of a Data Controller responsible for data entry, administration, and problem-solving, with a preference for candidates holding a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Business Administration (BBA), or BCom with a specialization in Agricultural Economics.
  • Data entry, management of & solution specification for, specifically:
    • Order loading for various buyers on the platform
    • Pack planning and yield estimations
    • Reconciliation between loaded and processed orders to ensure data is accurate and timely
  • Onboarding of new clients
  • Understand the internal and external business processes (to identify areas of improvement)
  • Develop an understanding for how the company’s platform works
  • Work closely with the growers and buyers to understand their systems and business processes
  • Provide feedback to developers based on customers system and business process requirements
  • Determine how business processes translate into data flows – which lead to strategic initiatives for platform users
  • Develop an understanding for the data acquisition process in both the front-end and back end (ETL) of the platform
  • Determine root-cause of data processing errors and setup configurations to resolve them
  • Exception-manage missing, incomplete, erroneous & illogical data sets
  • Identify missing and problematic data integration points and implement solutions
  • Provide assistance, when required, to the business development team
  • Understand the impact of external factors on market behaviour (e.g., pricing) to advise clients
  • Preferably a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Business Administration (BBA) or
  • BCom/Agricultural Economics.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • Advanced level of computer literacy (especially Excel)
  • Proven ability to be part of a team and collaborate across departments
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational ability
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Must be able to build strong internal client relationships
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and influence credibly and effectively at all levels