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Data Analysts (Forecasting)

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In the world of retail things happen fast, especially at Shop Direct. We're transforming at an unprecedented rate, becoming a truly world class digital retailer. Ensuring we make our customers aware of products that are relevant to them is really important to us and we know its really important to our customer. Its central to our strategy and why we're looking to attract the very best talent we can and build on our already impressive team.

Who are we?

We’re the UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer and we exist for one simple reason; to make good things easily accessible to more people. It’s our purpose, why we get out of bed in the morning.

It means offering the best range of famous brands, a seamless online shopping journey and unique ways to spread the cost that our customers love.

We’ve been doing it for more than 80 years and our digital department stores have become household names, from the much-loved Littlewoods.com to Very.co.uk, which is now our biggest and fastest growing brand with sales of more than £1bn.

Today, we turnover more than £1.9bn, our websites get over 1.2m visits every day and 62% of our online sales are from mobile devices. We sell over 1,300 famous brands and deliver 49 million products to over four million customers each year.

We’ve got a clear goal. It’s to become a world class digital retailer. We’re already well on the way and, by staying true to our purpose, we believe we’ll achieve our ambition.

What will you be doing?

As an Analyst in the team, you’ll be at the heart of our goal to expand the impact of data and insight within Shop Direct.

You'll be working with our brand new forecasting platform which we have just brought in, and integrated with our data sources and you'll be monitoring day to day performance on forecasts and then be able to provide insight on the performance (eg how it varies between categories and why, and suggest opportunities for future improvement)

You'll be tuning forecasts and replenishment each day and also liaising with categories and the BI team to set up ongoing reporting and monitoring.

What do you need?

Along with a logical mindset and common sense approach, it’s really important you have strong SAS experience as a baseline technical skill set and we can build on that by teaching you our tool kits and the unique pieces of kit we use across these teams.

It's great if you have retail experience, but this isn't a must have.

What do we offer?

- We are negotiable on salary as is all about the right people for the business

- Bonus scheme

- 27 days holiday + bank holiday

- 6% matched pension

- Benefits allowance (healthcare, life assurance etc)

- Flexible working

- 25% discount on Very (15% on electricals)

- Free on site gym

What next?

If you're interested to find out more please contact Jordan Barlow in the talent acquisition team at Shop Direct or apply online.

If you are an internal candidate looking to refer someone in please follow the referrals process and guidelines

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this position, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.

We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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