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Sainsbury's Analytics Development Lead

Posted 23 March by Argos Ended

We are currently looking for an Analytics Development Lead to join a new and exciting team. You will be 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.

You will support and 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.

The role involves hands on design and development of business intelligence solutions and acts as a technical lead for application development. As a key role within the GM & Clothing Retail Operations Analytics team, you will be pivotal to support and drive circa £1.1billion growth over the next 5 years across the group GM & Clothing business!

Sound like your perfect next step?

As an Analytics Development Lead you will:

  • Indirectly impact GM & Clothing sales growth (circa £1.1billion) over the next 5 years
  • Understand stakeholders needs to translate business requirements into analytics technical requirements and solutions
  • Develop and implement the technical requirements of the Analytics team
  • Build, design and enhance data sets to support with changing business requirements
  • Undertake solution development utilising appropriate models, process, standard and principles
  • Work collaboratively with leadership teams across retail and wider Sainsbury’s Argos functions to understand, define and prioritise MI, reporting and commercial insight requirements
  • Support 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
  • Be responsible for the creation of presentation packs, including data analytics to be used by the Retail Operations Team and key stakeholders

As an Analytics Development 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
  • 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 prioritiesInterest in and understanding of the GM & Clothing and Omni-Channel landscape</span

Required skills

  • SQL
  • SAS

Reference: 34541917

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