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Commercial BI Analyst

Job description

Are you an experienced and commercially focussed BI Analyst? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

We’re currently recruiting for a Commercial BI Analyst to join our BI team, whose mission is to provide timely, accurate and insightful information to decision-makers across the business enabling intelligent, data-driven decision-making.

A key focus of your role will involve working with the Buying team as your internal customer, providing all the analytics they need to maximise profitability.

Findel is an eCommerce educational resources supplier in the UK and International schools and nurseries marketplace. We own several general and specialist educational brands; Hope, GLS, Davies Sports, Philip Harris, Spa4Schools, A-Z and LDA. Brilliance and being able to shine is at our core and we want our people to be true to themselves, embody our values, strive for greatness, take the challenge, be different and above all care for and help others be the best they can. We look for people who want to inspire future generations and who play a part in moving Findel forward for the greater good. We recruit people who stand out from the crowd, take responsibility for seeking out what adds value and think outside the box.

Your Role:

Reporting to the Head of Business Intelligence, and working closely with the Buying, Supply Chain & Finance teams, some of the responsibilities of this great opportunity include:

• Provide daily, weekly, monthly dashboards for Buyers on product performance using Power BI and new data analytical tools with further adaptation tools as the business progresses.

• Provide in depth analysis (including supporting narrative) of margin performance on brands, ranges and product groups.

• Participate in key meetings relating to margin with senior stakeholders – including the weekly trading meeting, presenting actionable insight and gaining buy-in to your recommendations.

• Model true end-to-end costing and product profitability provided on a self-serve basis.

• Provide meaningful insight of competitor pricing on a regular basis.

• Evaluate price elasticity by initiating test and learn strategies across products, ranges and sub-ranges.

• Analysis of new pricing strategies, promoting our exclusive Classmates and sustainable products.

• Create and manage the business central range plans for all ranges using central BI tools, to facilitate termly pricing sign-offs.

• Liaise with Supply Chain on product sales mix and cross agree with BI forecasts.

About You:

We are looking for the following skills and experience:

• In-depth experience with Microsoft analytics Stack (SQL Server, Power BI, DAX, SQL), as well as advanced Excel skills.

• Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing, in order to convey key messages from the detail and influence senior stakeholders.

• Self-progressive and proactive to continuously challenge and improve all product margin insights.

• Understanding of mathematical equations and significance around price elasticity of products.

• Experience of the above requirements with a fresh continuous improvement approach.

• Commercially focussed with a proven track record of influencing business results through analysis.

• Strong attention to detail, with a logical and inquisitive approach to problem solving.

• Ability to manage priorities to ensure deadlines are met, in a fast-paced environment.

Life at Findel is built on our values that we are proud of: Bravery, Passion, Ambition and doing everything because we Care. To thrive at Findel, you’ll need to demonstrate the following:

• A great attitude

• Do the best you can

• Don’t be afraid of making mistakes

• Be true to yourself and live our values

• Be a team player

What’s in it for you:

Competitive salary & benefits package including 25 days holiday plus an additional holiday to celebrate your Birthday, contributory pension scheme, staff discounts, Employee Assistance Programme (including online GP & well-being support), Volunteering Leave & Cycle to Work scheme. We fully support a hybrid working arrangement, with the working week split between our collaborative workspace in Hyde, Greater Manchester and working from home.

To find out about Findel, our vision, values and all the great things we do to support communities and the environment, please visit: https://www.findel.co.uk/

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