Price & Promotions Central Analyst

Store Support Centre - London

Competitive plus benefits

Permanent - Full Time

27 September 2017

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Price & Promotions Central Analyst

In a Nutshell…

The Price and Promotions team drive consistency of customer proposition, and are a centre of best practice and pricing insight. We support the overall value framework, develop and implement rules and guidelines, and provide tools and reporting to the business.

This role is within our Central Analytics Team, providing analytical support (using SAS) to guide our value strategy. This will include for example developing reporting, managing indices and delivering competitor insights, understanding promotional and space performance, and various pricing projects.

Summary of the Role’s Main Purpose

Sainsbury’s strategy includes a promise to ‘offer great products and services at fair prices’. This role supports the embedding of this strategy through

  1. Undertake price-led analysis and fulfil the team’s regular commitments
  2. Develop our analytical capabilities and deliver project based work

Detail of Principal Accountabilities

  • Undertake price-led analysis and fulfil the team’s regular commitments
  • Scope and design analysis based on an understanding of the problem at hand, including timelines and prioritisation of factors such as data availability and time requirements
  • Deliver price-led analysis using base SAS or Excel where appropriate, working with relevant stakeholders and proactively overcoming challenges and roadblocks
  • Synthesise work into clear and insightful findings and recommendations, particularly for regular senior updates, and work with other teams (eg Customer Insights) where appropriate
  • Maintain existing analysis and reporting to be accurate and efficient, removing ‘manual churn’
  • Develop our reporting suite to be best in class and full meeting our stakeholders needs, whilst ensuring future proofed handovers and documentation
  1. Develop our analytical capabilities and deliver project based work
  • Lead analysis within project work such as secondary space evaluation or trial stores
  • Support the wider P&P team by developing new tools or bespoke analysis as required
  • Participate in the development of broader capability within the team, for example through knowledge sharing or coaching others, or developing new areas such as R and Python
  • Suggest projects or priorities to support the broader P&P agenda and drive these forwards

Measures of Success

  • Performance of analysis on scoping, delivery and insight
  • Reporting is delivered to time and quality, with issues identified and fixed
  • Stakeholder needs are fulfilled with expectations surpassed
  • Personal reputation as being capable, proactive and supportive
  • The team are known to the wider trading community as a provider of valued insight

Resources available to the Job-Holder

  • Access to core JS datasets (eg financial) via SAS and relevant systems
  • P&P specific datasets (Competitor data, P&P data tables)
  • Initial and ongoing formal training (eg SAS)

Level of Decision-making Authority

  • In collaboration with P&P Manager
    • Scope and approach of analysis and improvements
    • Prioritisation of own workload
    • Suggestion and ownership of projects

Core Areas of Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, with mathematical/statistical content
  • Strong Excel skills and SAS and/or SQL proficiency, preferable within Teradata environments
  • Track record of converting non-technical stakeholder needs into scoping, delivery and synthesis of high quality analysis whilst overcoming obstacles
  • Great communicator, able to present clear and simple findings and recommendations from complex analytical techniques to non-technical audiences, both written and verbally
  • Well organised with the ability to manage and contribute to multiple projects at once
  • Team working ability to support peers and the wider team


  • “Can do” attitude with initiative and drive to overcome obstacles and get to the answer
  • Intellectual curiosity for our value strategy and customer experience
  • Knowledge of trading principles within the retail sector


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