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Business Intelligence Associate job at UpEnergy

About the Organization

Whether it’s protecting the local environment, delivering health benefits, or providing financial savings and employment opportunities, our projects sustainably benefit and enable people to live better lives within climate resilient communities.

Livelihoods - Over 90% of the UpEnergy Team is based on the ground within project countries. From local manufacturing and distribution to customer support and monitoring teams, we actively create a range of long-term employment opportunities with every new project.

Health - We seek to deliver meaningful health benefits, improving quality of life for end-users from reducing indoor air pollution using electric pressure cookers to removing the risks of contaminated drinking water from households and schools with water filters.

Financial - Our projects reduce fuel needs, lessening the financial burden on families and provide savings that can be repurposed towards other meaningful needs e.g education and health.

Gender - Providing women access to modern energy, such as cleaner cooking can reduce exposure to household air pollution; cut down cooking time and save time to engage in productive economic and educational opportunities.

Job Description

UpEnergy delivers high-impact, emission reducing projects that accelerate decarbonization and create long term benefits in local communities. We do so by making life-improving clean technologies available to local communities and environments across Africa. Whether it’s protecting the local environment, delivering health benefits, or reducing poverty through financial savings and employment, our projects sustainably benefit and enable people to live better lives within climate resilient communities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Business Intelligence, Reporting & Data Visualization (approx 40%)

  • Develop effective business intelligence strategies and analytics / visualization solutions for overall operational excellence, and broader strategic metrics for use by key decision makers (CEO, Country Directors, Commercial Director, etc.)

  • Design, develop and own interactive Tableau dashboards to track key performance indicators, summarize sales and data trends, and to enable UpEnergy to manage and monitor their distribution performance.

  • Generate regular reports including: (1) monthly sales performance reviews; (2) monthly reports to leadership; (3) other ad-hoc requests

Analytics, Insights & Monitoring (approx 40%)

  • Monitor on an ongoing basis performance against key Operational Excellence, Supply Chain, Carbon Operations, and other agreed metrics across UpEnergy, identifying improvement opportunities

  • Conduct ad-hoc rigorous analysis (including statistical analysis and data modeling) to evaluate performance, to form new insights, to highlight areas for improvement, and to drive decision making and distribution strategies

  • Support analytics projects to extract, manage, and analyze sales data from multiple applications or sources (including SQL & field research)

  • Work closely with the Data Team to develop and validate predictive models, forecasts or other data tools for sales and customer service

  • Provide support on broader analytical needs of the UpEnergy Team,, including analysis of pilots, interventions, distribution operations or field research work

  • Support industry reporting, competition reporting, or other external reporting, where opportunities exist

  • Conduct quantitative and/or qualitative investigations to better understand customer expectations in a given segment, and to calculate market sizes

  • Keep abreast of industry best practices and standards for performance analysis, reporting, etc.

  • Support piloting and A/B tests across major commercial levers including pricing, team structure and commissions and scale best practices for commercial activities amongst country teams

  • Analyze pilots and projects to determine their efficacy and potential for scale

Processes, Systems & Standards (approx 20%)

  • Document and standardize business rules and definitions for key processes and Commercial and Supply Chain metrics to ensure alignment of all stakeholders

  • Work closely with other stakeholders and data users across the company to create and maintain controls systems and review standards which ensure data quality and prevent discrepancies

  • Collaborate with data scientists, analysts and engineers to ensure and improve data availability, integrity, accuracy, and reliability

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • 3-5+ years of experience

  • Experienced building clear and insightful data visualizations with Tableau and MS Excel. Experience in R, SQL etc. is an added advantage.

  • Experience with Data Mapping. Experience with Salesforce is an added advantage.

  • Exceptional analytical skills and ability to synthesize and interpret qualitative and quantitative data into practical strategy recommendations

  • Able to build advanced queries using PostgreSQL, and comfortable with basics of with database management and data engineering

  • Demonstrated ability working across teams and functions on technical project

  • Spoken and written Portuguese or French is an added advantage.

  • Keen eye for detail and thoughtful investigation of data before relying upon it

  • Exceptional judgment, problem-solving skills, and ability to “Think Big & Make it Happen” both independently and collaboratively

Nice to have;

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a quantitative subject such as Math, Statistics, Economics, Engineering or related field, relevant Master’s degree preferred but not required

  • Skilled in project management, with an exceptional ability to collaborate, influence, and execute against strategy

  • Innovative mind‐set oriented toward constructive problem‐solving and collaboration with stakeholders from various sectors

  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, resourcefulness, and ability to multi‐task and adjust to changing priorities

  • Excited to be part of UpEnergy’s growth story

  • Open to significant travel to UpEnergy’s markets in sub-Saharan Africa

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