Sainsbury's Analyst Lead

Posted 23 March by Argos

We are currently looking for an Analyst Lead to join a new and exciting team. Responsible for delivering high quality analysis and insight, providing the GM & Clothing Retail Operations team with honest and robust reporting, management information and commercial insight into our GM & Clothing & Multi-Channel business.

The role will support drive up understanding through MI & Data to shape future strategies, business cases and project analysis, giving greater insight into performance and potential areas of improvement maximising sales and profit opportunities, proposing balanced opportunities and solutions for exploration, encompassing both customer needs and financial returns.

As a key role within the GM & Clothing Retail Operations Analytics team, this role is pivotal to support and drive circa £1.1billion growth over the next 5 years across the group GM & Clothing business.

As an Analyst Lead you will:

  • Indirectly impact GM & Clothing sales growth (circa £1.1billion) over the next 5 years
  • Work collaboratively with leadership teams across retail and wider Sainsbury’s Argos functions to understand, define and prioritise MI, reporting and commercial insight requirements
  • Supporting the development of business cases relating to the GM & Clothing business by conducting detailed analysis that enables us to draw insights and develop solutions that support the GM & Clothing & Sainsbury’s Argos strategy
  • Support the development and delivery of the benefits cases and delivery plans to support strategic delivery
  • Support the building of robust business cases relating to the GM & Clothing business to secure approval from the project sponsors and relevant capital approval body (Steering Groups or Investment Board) by conducting detailed analysis that enables us to draw insights and develop solutions that support the GM & Clothing & Sainsbury’s Argos strategy
  • Provide insight into performance and potential areas of improvement maximising sales and profit opportunities, proposing balanced opportunities and solutions for exploration, encompassing both customer needs and financial returns
  • Generate high quality analysis and reports of current performance to deliver actionable insights that drive change or improved understanding of performance across GM & Clothing, directly supporting current and future sales opportunities
  • Develop recommendations as to how Retail and /or Trading propositions should be adjusted to drive improved performance
  • Responsible for developing and delivery of Multi-Channel Reporting that supports customer proposition and compliance
  • Responsible for the creation of presentation packs, including data analytics to be used by the Retail Operations Team and key stakeholders
  • Develop processes to automate and simplify data extraction to facilitate analysis

As an Analyst Lead your experience will include:

  • Highly numerate and confident dealing with complex datasets and processes, ideally utilising SAS / SQL within Oracle / Teradata environment
  • Strong analytical skills, with an ability to analyse, present and communicate data in a compelling format to drive action
  • Good communicator, able to engage a wide variety of diverse stakeholders, simply and persuasively
  • Strong commercial acumen and an ability to understand problems from a business as well as an operational or technical standpoint
  • Proactive in identifying and solving problems and identifying next steps, showing a high level of entrepreneurism and self-motivation
  • Strong planning and prioritisation skills, focused on time, cost and quality
  • Broad understanding of the retail sector and end to end retail and multi-channel operating models
  • Good understanding of GM & Clothing & multichannel landscape

What I need to show:

  • Ability to relate data / analytics to real-world business
  • Logical approach to problem solving, with attention to detail and good communication skills
  • Confidence in dealing with complexity and or ambiguity
  • Able to explain technical concepts in simple terms to a non-technical audience
  • Results-orientated with a passion for 'making it happen’ at pace through successful data delivery with the ability to articulate performance to senior stakeholders
  • The ability and confidence in questioning the validity of information and in offering ideas and solutions
  • Identify opportunities to make the way we work simpler through changes to existing, or introduction of new, systems, processes, tools or ways of working
  • Sets and pursues guidance without direction and is able to manage workload and conflicting priorities
  • Self-starter, strong initiative and commitment with the ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Interest in and understanding of the GM & Clothing and Omni-Channel landscape

Required skills

  • SQL
  • SAS

Reference: 34541875

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