Are you ready to hire a Data Analyst? Probably not.
Before you hire a data analyst a few things should be in place.
1. Your business processes should be buttoned up.
2. Basic data collection should already be happening.
If these two things aren't in place there is no consistent process to measure and there isn't any data to analyze. if you think a data analyst will get those things in order you're looking for a data analyst + process reorg unicorn (read: expensive).