Insight Analyst (Foods) . Job Reference: 1623614

Job ID: 615506
Location: London
Category: Retail
Salary: Competitive + Benefits negotiable
Job Views:
330
Posted:
01.26.2017
Contract
Permanent

Salary
Competitive + Benefits

Date when vacancy closes
10 Feb 2017

Business Area
Head Office

Area of Expertise
Planning

Location
Paddington, London

Vacancy Details

Job purpose
Working alongside a team of like-minded analysts, you will implement analytical techniques in a demanding and fast paced commercial environment. With an intuitive grasp of numbers, you will be passionate about driving innovative analytical thinking and will genuinely be excited about the benefits a Food centric data driven approach can bring.
The role is varied and will include data analysis, modelling, technical development, project work, business interaction and understanding the workings of a complicated retail business. You will be required to support the business by extracting useful information from large datasets for performance tracking, identifying trends and presenting results to the business.
Strong experience in business engagement is essential as there will be constant business interaction necessitating the ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience.

The ideal candidate will be a highly numerical, proactive analyst. With extensive experience utilising data to answer business questions and drive business decisions.
Key accountabilities and measures
- Champion a culture of analytical curiosity through the development of innovative data driven solutions to business questions
- Work closely with stakeholders to fully understand requirements and provide collaborative solutions based on a commercial and analytical understanding
- Interrogating the Big Data platform to generate insight from billions of rows of data
- Work with IT and the Big Data team to develop the Big Data platforms - scoping requirements, validating data etc
- Ownership and development of large programs written in SQL
- Producing high quality visualisations and presentations that clearly communicate complicated ideas to a non-technical audience
- Deliver analytics priorities by consulting with key stakeholders across Supply Chain (e.g. Supply Chain Leadership and Management team, Store Performance, Forecast and Inventory Planners, Supply Chain Planners, Food Central Support)
- Proactively identifying opportunities where analytics can benefit the business
- Develop links to other analytics functions within the business and externally
Key relationships and stakeholders
- Trading Manager
- Supply Chain Manager
- Forecasting & Inventory Manager
- Forecasting & Inventory Planners
- Logistics
- Retail
- Big Data Team
- Customer Insight
- Finance
Technical skills/business skills required
- Exceptional problem solving, analytical and numerical skills
- Advanced MS Excel
- Experience developing analytical models in SQL. Experience of porting code between multiple SQL implementations is desirable (including Oracle, SQLServer, Hive, SAS and Impala)
- Data visualisation - Ability to create clear, understandable visualisations. Experience of one or more visualisation tool (Spotfire/Tableau/Qlickview) would be beneficial
- Experience using at least one of SAS, R, Python or Apache Spark
- An understanding of statistical analysis techniques is required, and an academic background in statistics would be advantageous
- Ability to interact with the business to understand their needs and how the available data can fulfil those needs. Comfortable liaising with all levels of the business and influencing stakeholders where necessary
- Experience working in a fast paced environment and demonstrable experience in managing conflicting priorities
- Knowledge of Food/Supply Chain systems and processes would be beneficial
- Enthusiasm and desire to learn new tools and techniques
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