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Lead Data Analyst

Ref code: AUW99095955
Technology
£50k - 60k per year
Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Permanent
Hybrid Working

The Analytics Team is dedicated to making data easily accessible and actionable for colleagues and clients. The Lead Analytics Specialist plays a pivotal role in this team, requiring a unique blend of technical proficiency, business acumen, and leadership skills. The ideal candidate excels in team development, collaborates cross-functionally, possesses advanced data analysis skills, and can effectively translate data insights into business actions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and guide a small team of analysts, overseeing the development and implementation of analytics solutions.
  • Conduct data analyses using SQL, Python/R (or demonstrate a willingness to acquire these skills).
  • Proficient in Excel, with familiarity in AWS, Quicksight, Power BI, or Tableau for creating impactful data visualizations and reports.
  • Collaborate closely with Data Engineering, Finance, and Operations departments to align analytics initiatives with broader organizational objectives.
  • Manage complex projects, ensuring deliverables are accomplished with excellence and on schedule.
  • Thrive in ambiguous environments, providing clear and concise data-driven insights even in uncertain situations.
  • Handle ad-hoc data analysis requests, such as evaluating the impact of labor turnover on performance and addressing other key business questions.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Skills:

    • Demonstrated experience in analytics or related fields.
    • Proven ability in coaching and developing a team.
    • Proficiency in SQL (basic to intermediate) and Excel.
    • Experience with AWS, Quicksight, Power BI, or Tableau.
    • Advantageous to have Python/R programming skills, with a willingness to learn if not already proficient.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to contextualize data and present complex information in an easily understandable format to diverse audiences.
    • Comfortable making informed decisions in ambiguous and rapidly changing business conditions.
    • Experience operating within a retail environment is advantageous.
    • Experience in a client-facing role is advantageous.

 

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