Analyst / Senior Analyst

Hours: 36

Salary: Competitive

Location: Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

United Kingdom

Apply by: 31/05/2024

Analyst / Senior Analyst

Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL7 1GA

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About the role

The Supply Chain Team is a global operation responsible for getting hundreds of millions of products from farms and factories to our millions of customers each and every day.

We've built our reputation on frequently reinventing our supply chain to respond to how our customers want to shop and the demands on Tesco's supply chain have never been greater. Our customers want more flexibility in the way that they shop and demand an ever growing range of products. You have the opportunity to be part of the team that responds to that challenge and again transforms Tesco's supply chain.

As an Analyst in the team there are lots of exciting problems to solve! You could be analysing which products need to be reduced in price to minimise waste every day, or how to automatically supply enough extra burgers and lettuces for barbecues over a hot and sunny weekend. You may be giving presentations on the newest innovation in big data analytics or engaging with suppliers to drive benefits throughout the supply chain.

Based within a team of change managers, analysts and data scientists, you’ll be working on projects that make significant, lasting changes to the UK’s biggest retailer. The team's initiatives and ideas are based in data-driven insight, collaboration with Tesco colleagues and our partnership with suppliers. By measuring changes in the office, visiting stores or working with suppliers you will see the business improvement and the big benefits to everyday life for customers, colleagues and producers.

The nature of this role means that it is suitable to be filled by either an Analyst or a Senior Analyst. For consideration as a Senior Analyst you must have previous experience in an Analytical role and meet the requirements outlined below.

You will be responsible for

Leading development projects that improve the Supply Chain for Tesco, suppliers and customers and help to reduce costs and optimise stock holding.

  • Developing a deep understanding of how the retail industry, our end to end supply chain and store operations work and why.
  • Using a combination of data and business understanding to turn data into insight, root causing issues, defining problems, crafting creative solutions and implementing them in the business.
  • Reporting data accurately and turning it into useful information which has context and supporting narrative.
  • Articulating the opportunity, insight, or project clearly, flexing your style to engage with empathy and conviction.
  • Being responsible for a project; build engagement, influence relevant partners and deliver change in line with achievements.
  • Measuring the costs & benefits associated with your work and recommending suspension/postponement of delivery if an opportunity fails to materialise or previously unknown costs become apparent.
  • Maintaining & developing our suite of insight reports to give our operators and leadership visibility of how the business is performing and what we need to do to improve.

You will need

We have a variety of analyst roles across our supply chain that range from very technical modelling roles, to jobs with a focus on engagement and collaboration. To be the very best candidate you will need to be a keen problem-solver who can demonstrate:

  • Good eye for business and the aim to make changes to the way the company operates
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • The ability to simplify sophisticated issues and implement practical solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to engage and collaborate with other teams to deliver to objectives
  • The ability to innovate new and pragmatic solutions using your own ideas

As a Senior Analyst you will also need to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Lead a project, identifying the right tasks and working with others to address them
  • Proactively communicate progress and concerns to key partners to ensure the delivery of the project to the agreed timelines
  • Be a role model of what a great analyst looks like, supporting your peers in their development

Programming skills are a bonus (primarily SQL but also python) however, a large proportion of our analysts join with limited SQL knowledge so the ability to learn technical skills quickly is enough - everything can be taught on the job through a variety of Tesco-led training courses. Any work experience in retail or systems /analytics will be beneficial to your application.

Roles are available full time or part time.


What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work! These include but are not limited to:

  • Annual bonus scheme.
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day (plus 8 Bank holidays).
  • Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution.
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay.
  • Great colleague deals and discounts, saving you money on everyday purchases, eating out and utility bills for the home.
  • Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want.

Click here to read more about the benefits we have available for our colleagues.

About us

Our vision at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is ‘Serving our customers, communities and planet a little better every day’. Serving means more than a transactional relationship with our customers. It means acting as a responsible and sustainable business for all stakeholders, for the communities we are part of and for the planet.

We are proud to have an inclusive culture at Tesco where everyone truly feels able to be themselves. At Tesco, we not only celebrate diversity, but recognise the value and opportunity it brings. We're committed to creating a workplace where differences are valued, and make sure that all colleagues are given the same opportunities. We're a big business with diverse working patterns and many business areas which means that we can find something that works for you. Everyone is welcome at Tesco.

We have recently announced that we will be moving towards a more blended working week – combining office and remote working. Our offices will continue to be where we connect, collaborate and innovate. Please talk to us to about how this can work for you.

NOTE: Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details on your agreed start date.

We’re proud to have been accredited Disability Confident Leader and we’re committed to providing a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process. For further information on the accessibility support we can offer, please click here.

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