Business Analyst

We're looking for a skilled, curious and passionate Business Analyst who wants to make a difference.

Cape Town, South Africa

Data Science and Analytics

Online since Apr 10, 2018

We are looking for a Business Analyst in our great office in Cape Town

Your opportunity...

You must be data driven and be able to picture connections between business reality and resulting data trails, to interpret and understand deeper needs behind Business questions and convey these into clear recommendations.

Your daily work is a mix of reporting, performance analyses and ad hoc analyses to help building and shaping the strategy of OLX in the region.

As a person you have good interpersonal skills and thrive on working independently in a dynamic environment with new challenges and responsibility from day one. You are an ambitious and confident self-starter with high standards of quality and integrity. OLX

At OLX Group we have a clear ambition – to empower millions of people across the globe by helping them connect and share their goods and services. This inspiring purpose has helped us build one of the world’s leading Internet companies. This combination of business and purpose attracts a certain type of person. If you’ve got an entrepreneurial drive and think you can use that drive to contribute to our purpose, then we’d love to empower you to be successful. Want to know more?


Why OLX Group?

The OLX Group is a network of leading classifieds platforms in 45 markets, including brands like OLX, Avito, letgo, dubizzle, among others.

The OLX Group connects local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Hundreds of millions of people in local markets around the world generate more than 1.9 billion monthly visits, 37 billion monthly page views and 54 million listings every month on the OLX Group's online marketplaces.

Our 3000+ committed employees are making a difference from our 25 offices across the globe.  


What responsibilities will you get when working with us? 

  • Interpret data and analyze results to provide reports, insights, strategy, and dashboards related to OLX business core
  • Extract and analyze data to explain and give suggestions on how to solve complex business situations and optimize current business processes
  • Help in the regional budget process building business sizing forecasts and provide data driven scenarios for discussion with stakeholders
  • Work closely with management to prioritize business and information needs
  • Build automated reports and dashboards based on requirements for supporting operational to decision making process

What will you need to be successful in this role?

  • 2-5 years experience in consulting, investment banking or high profile online pure player.
  • Outstanding analytical capacity paired with a profound business sense
  • Structured and logic problem solving skills with great attention to detail
  • Strategic oversight but at the same time a hands-on attitude and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • 80/20 when possible, 100/100 when needed
  • Top of class in finance, economics, engineering, math, physics or other numeric MSc.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, result-oriented
  • Advanced skills on Microsoft Excel
  • SQL is a plus


What can you expect from us and what do we offer?

  • You work as part of a global team… being part of one of the most exciting journeys in the field of ecommerce - online classifieds
  • Being part of the biggest online classifieds businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa with a view to consolidating our position in the coming years to one of the biggest Online Classifieds businesses in the world.
  • We are focused on your professional development, providing access to conferences, on-line and classroom learning and growth opportunities.
  • Being part of a highly dynamic, fun team.
  • Free monthly massages at your desk.
  • Ping-pong and pool tables.
  • And lots more.

Inspired and interested in the job? Apply!
Are you ready to live your dream and apply for this role? It only takes a few minutes to apply using our simple application template. Once you’ve it out submit it online and our talent scouts promise to give it serious consideration. We will try to get back to you within the next two weeks but we have to admit, sometimes it takes a bit longer than that. If it does please don’t worry we will respond to your application no matter what.