Business Analyst - New Ventures

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Business Analyst - New Ventures

In a nutshell

This role will help Sainsburys develop a new wholesale business channel which over the next 5 years will make a significant contribution to the overall business.

The Business Analyst - New ventures will support the execution of strategic plans to grow volumes through new business opportunities across Food Commercial, and will interact from time to time with business operations.  As the Business Analyst - New venturesyou will support the team in the development of the on-going business strategy and delivery of new volume growth opportunities, and be responsible for effective coordination of plans for wholesaling and franchise. These plans will cover key accounts in international territories including Denmark, Italy, Spain and throughout the UK.

The role requires influencing a wide variety of stakeholders across many areas of the business including D &T, finance, logistics, supply chain, commercial operations and trading.   

What I need to do

  • Work closely with the B2B Strategy Manager to ensure new growth opportunities are prioritised and managed effectively
  • Assist B2B Strategy Manager in the development of new business initiatives leading to a £500m opportunity over 3-5 years
  • Manage highly complex cross functional projects to ensure they are delivered in a timely manner
  • Analyse internal and external data sources to provide clear insights from which the B2B Strategy Manager is able to make decisions
  • Sets targets for account performance and reviews on a regular basis
  • Accountable for analysing account performance and suggest future plans to the B2B Strategy manager
  • Liaise and work closely with new partners in a necessary diligent and professional manner to build and develop strong working relationships
  • Develop clear plans to enable timely delivery of agreed business to business plans
  • Complete detailed investigation and prepare papers on project issues to identify the root cause of project slippage
  • Manage Sainsbury’s resources across Food Commercial, Retail, Supply Chain, Logistics, D & T, HR and audit to ensure Sainsbury’s brand is fully protected.
  • Acts as a champion for all B2B and franchise activity
  • Work closely with D & T to ensure needs of the B2B business are clearly understood
  • Holds and manages accurate information for all Sainsbury’s B2B accounts and products

How I will succeed

  • Delivery of KPI targets for B2B strategy achieved
  • Deliver commercial and project management excellence and attention to detail in all tasks
  • The coordinated Strategic, operational and financial support provided is proactively supplied and provides insight and challenge to the process
  • Account summaries collated on a weekly basis
  • All account information readily accessible and easy to identify
  • Effective and clear prioritised plans in place
  • Accurate and timely delivery of  papers to relevant decision-making body and working groups
  • Be recognised as a role model for planning across all business areas
  • Effective relationships built across the business (e.g. Food Commercial, Supply chain, Retail, D&T, HR, Corporate affairs, Finance, Customer Insight), these relationships will enable the delivery of the above accountabilities

What I need to know


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Commercial awareness and acumen
  • Excel  word  and powerpoint competent
  • Role will require some travel as necessary


  • Prior experience of retail / consumer focused projects and managing accounts
  • Degree educated

What I need to show

  • Build great working relationships across the Sainsbury’s and partner business
  • Always strives to keep things simple and act as a Sainsbury ‘supplier’ ensuring that we break new ground and think outside of the box
  • Good project management skills (independent thinking, goal setting, results orientation), impact and influencing
  • Ability to communicate and influence across a broad set of stakeholders
  • Team working skills (must be comfortable working in cross functional teams and have good skills in this area)
  • Ability and tenacity to work in ambiguous situations and develop a positive outcome and solution

Resources available to me

  • Teams within Food Commercial and the wider business assigned to specific projects
  • External support as required on a specific project

What decisions I can make

  • Planning and prioritisation



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