Analyst

Store Support Centre - London

Competitive plus benefits

Permanent - Full Time

28 July 2017

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Analyst

In a nutshell

At Sainsbury’s data is key to our decision making and our newly formed Data & Analytics Centre of Excellence shows our commitment to ensuring we realise the value that our data can generate and significantly step on the vast opportunities this presents.

As an Analyst you will be responsible for providing honest and robust analysis and insight to support, develop and understand an area of our business. Your role will see you source, process and deliver accurate data and analysis from across the retail operation and customer base through the use and development of bespoke analytical tools. The role will be a mixture of project-based work and day-to-day insight and analysis, the wider purpose of which is to give the business greater insight into its operation and potential areas of improvement as well as facilitating data-based assessment of issues and initiatives.

What I need to do

You will:

  • Assist the business with their questions / challenges by building custom analysis and insight
  • Support Senior Analysts to provide statistical analysis and predictive modelling across a range of retail business areas
  • Extract data and conduct analysis using tools such as SAS, R and / or Python
  • Work on multiple projects relating to Analytics, working both cross functionally and independently
  • Show a genuine interest in new technologies and tools for analytical purposes, trying out new tools and approaches through hackathons, data drives and POCs

How I will succeed

You will:

  • Deliver accurate and timely data and analysis that is easy to interpret and understand
  • Propose and recommend the approach that should be taken to fulfil data analysis
  • Become the go-to knowledge bank for the way to access and present data for analysis
  • A high level of team contribution – looking for opportunities to provide input and support across the team
  • Promote the use of DACE tools and products across the teams that you support

What I need to know

  • High calibre graduates (2.1 or above) in mathematics, statistics, operational research or quality computing degree – BSc or MSc level. A-level Mathematics is essential
  • Good analytical skills with a proven track record of relating data and analytics to real—world business
  • Working knowledge of applying analytical tools, such as SAS, R and / or Python to data to solve business problems (SAS, R, Python etc.)
  • How to quickly assimilate information and extract key themes, understand number problems and make educated guesses where appropriate

What I need to show

Over and above what you need to know, you will need to show:

  • Logical approach to problem solving with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to apply advanced analytics and statistics to business problems
  • Proven experience of working with large volumes of data, applying tools such as SAS, R, Python and / or SQL
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to explain technical concepts in simple terms to a non-technical audience
  • Confident in questioning a proposed strategy or approach to analysis and in offering ideas and solutions
  • Proactive attitude that embraces change in a fast moving environment – a desire and ability to develop and progress
  • Knowledge of, or an interest in retail

Resources available to me

  • A wholly engaged business with no shortage of appetite for analytics and insights to help them be more successful

What decisions I can make

  • Contribute to the analytically approaches applied to business area through providing greater insight into its performance and potential areas of improvement

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