Job details

Lead Information Analyst

Job reference: 004345

Closing date: 22/11/2021

Salary: Competitive Salary (DOE) plus excellent benefits

Department: Merchandising

Hours per week: Not specified

We have a clear ambition to become a leading digital first retailer. To help us realise our goals, we are investing heavily in our Merchandising function and are looking for a technical expert to play a crucial role in assisting us with the transformation of our Merchandising systems.  

Lead Information Analyst – Merchandising Operations 

Reporting to the Merchandise Operations and Planning Manager, you will form a key part of the central point of information for our Merchandising teams. You will assist with the development of the existing Merchandising systems as well as maintaining and improving the existing Buying and Merchandising MI and reporting suite. 

What you’ll be responsible for: 

  • Maintenance / Production of weekly and seasonal management packs
  • Developing your knowledge of the wider business and the function of the Buying & Merchandising area
  • Acting as representative for Buying & Merchandising and its interests, ensuring the department is considered when new data is developed
  • Gaining a detailed understanding of the information available within the Teradata data warehouse; efficiently and effectively querying data using SQL when required
  • Communicating clearly with internal customers at all levels, defining and explaining complex requirements and insights concisely
  • Developing new business Key Performances Indictors and also an understanding of existing business standard KPI’s
  • Ensuring that new MI is accurate, timely and able to be used as an effective decision-making tool
  • Analysing Data and presenting it back in an insightful way
  • Interrogate data to identify trends and interpret information from analytics, preparing and presenting the outcomes and findings
  • Lead, recruit, select and support team members and line manage by setting performance objectives, reviews and performance coach providing clear and constructive feedback in regular 121’s, agreeing training and development plans accordingly.

What you’ll need to succeed: 

  • At least 3 years’ experience writing SQL
  • Advanced Excel Skills
  • Experience working in PowerBI
  • VBA experience desirable
  • Working knowledge of an analytical tool such as R / Python / SAS would be advantageous
  • Ability to work under pressure and still show attention to detail / monitor data integrity

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check. 

Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams 


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