Thursday , November 30 2023

TFG Vacancies Parow – Data Scientist

Website The Foschini Group - TFG

Job Description:

An exciting opportunity is available within the Credit Risk Department of TFG Financial Services for a dynamic, highly motivated individual to provide analytical solutions to inform the overall credit strategy. The successful candidate will be part of a team of data scientists that develops credit scorecards and predictive models. There will also be opportunity to develop portfolio forecasting models, assist with analytical optimisation and perform scenario testing using machine learning techniques.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Extract data accurately and timeously for modelling and optimisation
  • Compile documentation of analytical processes and results, adhering to agreed documentation standards
  • Support strategy implementation, testing and monitoring
  • Derive business insights by leveraging of traditional data sources and alternative data sources
  • Ensure appropriate statistical methodology and data mining / analytical techniques are used in the modelling process to deliver and deploy robust and effective models
  • Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of credit scorecards
  • Develop variables from external data to improve the accuracy of predictive models
  • Assist in the development of forecasting models using various modelling techniques and machine learning methods
  • Support the development of predictive models needed in the optimisation framework and assist with analytical optimisation
  • Develop predictive models to improve the decision-making process throughout the credit life cycle of the TFG account and rewards base, from acquisition to new account decisioning to existing customer management, fraud, collections and recoveries

Job Requirements:

  • Good strategic and conceptual abilities
  • High attention to detail
  • Experience in using data analysis software packages (SQL, SAS)
  • Experience with data mining and statistical techniques (Logistic Regression, Linear Regression, Decision Trees, etc.)
  • Excellent data analysis, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • At least 1-2 years’ experience in an analytical/data scientist position focussing on Predictive and Prescriptive analytics
  • An Honours degree in Mathematics and/or Statistics
  • Excellent data interpretation skills
  • Excellent documentation and verbal communication skills

Job Details:

Company: The Foschini Group – TFG

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Parow, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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