Head of BI and Data Scientist

Vacancy Number: 21699
Location: Accra, Ghana
Date Posted: 12 May, 2023
Job Expires: 19 May, 2023


Our client is the fastest growing Agtech company in Africa and works to reinvent how the world thinks and invests in the lives of small-scale farmers is seeking to recruit Head of Business Intelligence and Data Scientist

The Head of Business Intelligence and Data Scientist should have over 7 years’ experience in Leadership and Business Intelligence lead role who will be responsible for maintaining, supporting, and upgrading reports, dashboards, cubes, and data warehouses.



  • Develop and deliver a high-quality data strategy for our client to support strategic decisions, drive organizational performance and inform continuous improvement.
  • Own and lead company-wide Business Intelligence function in the research, planning, the validation, and implementation of data analytics projects
  • Build analytics capabilities to grow the organizations knowledge.
  • Develop an approach to BI which enables the use of effective and appropriate external information and data sources to inform internal decision making at the Group to ensure they maintain a market leading position.

Departmental/Stakeholder Collaboration

  • Mine and analyse data from company databases to drive optimization and improvement of product development, marketing techniques and business strategies.
  • Analyse industry information and data to discover trends and patterns to inform business decision making.
  • Work with CEO and other departmental heads to develop and embed operational and strategic KPIs across the Group, developing dashboards for group corporate and operational requirements.
  • Collaborate with the organization to analyse metrics, access the effectiveness of key programmes and initiatives and to locate new process improvement opportunities.
  • Collaborate with business development and operations on conducting competitor and new market analysis, leading on the data analysis aspects of this activity.
  • Lead on engagement with the Engineering department to ensure the technology behind the BI tools is fit for purpose and secured.
  • Work with the various units within the organization to develop algorithms to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to develop commercial products, improve existing sales/marketing strategies and techniques.

Team Management

  • Lead the BI team and implement all strategic decisions and developments.
  • Direct the work of all analysts and specialist developers within the BI function.
  • Ensure effective engagement with the organization in a joint effort to continuously monitor performance and quality control plans to identify improvements.
  • Manage BI team members, including assisting with recruitment, conducting regular one to one review, motivating, driving performance, addressing any underperformance, and supporting where required.
  • Ensure the BI team adhere to the Data Governance Policy and internal and external compliance standards and regulations.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage a team of engineers, analysts, and scientists.


  • Ensure the production of reports, dashboards, and insight production.
  • Develop company testing framework and test model quality.
  • Leading the full lifecycle activities to include requirements analysis and design, to develop analysis and reporting capabilities.
  • Engage with operations to produce and distribute performance forecasting information across our operational delivery.
  • Developing smarter methodologies to better forecast initiatives and future performance.
  • Map data needs to operational questions, working closely with management to prioritize business and information needs.


  • MSc in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management or Statistics or its equivalent
  • 7 plus years of experience in a BI lead role
  • Project Management Qualifications (e.g., Agile, Scrum)
  • Highly analytical with interest and expertise for analysis and statistics
  • Highly analytical with interest and expertise for analysis and statistics
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are key to this role as business units will be strategies and plans based on your data analysis and insights.
  • Experience in using statistical computer languages to query databases (R, Python, SQL, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.
  • Experience working with and creating data architectures.
  • Strong team management skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines with no supervision.
  • Working knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests, and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications.
  • Strong B2B, B2C / B2BC domain knowledge.
  • Strong experience in e-Commerce, banking, and agricultural operations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams.
  • Remote sensing/insights from map