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Analyst Manager

London, Greater London, UK
Competitive + Benefits
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Administration and Secretarial
Contract Type
Full Time

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The Food Data and Analytics team is a newly formed team in Food to help put data and analytics at the heart of what we do. You'll be a senior member of the team, supporting the Head and Data and Analytics and acting as a key member of the team.

We're looking for someone to come and lead the data quality and governance team within M&S Foods. You'll be handling a mix of reporting, analytics and reporting to fix the data at source, apply advanced analytics to improve data, and ensure the business is maintaining high quality data standards. In addition, you'll support with governance to ensure we are working on the most impactful projects, measured in the most accurate way.

We have a flexible / hybrid approach - talk to us about part time or job share opportunities in this role, if it's meaningful to you, it's important to us.
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What's in it for you

Being a part of M&S is exactly that - becoming a part and playing your part. We're an inclusive, dynamic, exciting, and always evolving business built on core values.

Here are some of the benefits we offer that make working for M&S just that little bit more special...
  • 20% Colleague discount on most things from furniture, fashion and food.
  • A first-class welcome to M&S with a tailored induction and a wide range of training schemes to help with your learning and development. Having options to progress is something we're proud of at M&S.
  • Attractive annual bonus, based on company performance and personal goals.
  • Competitive holiday entitlement with the potential to buy extra holiday days!
  • Amazing perks and discounts via our M&S Choices website. Including GymSave - that offers up to 25% off Gym Memberships and the option to become an M&S Shareholder using our ShareSave & ShareBuy Schemes
  • Charity Volunteer Day - A paid day away from work to support your chosen charity.
  • A very generous Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Life Assurance
  • Every colleague at M&S has access to a fantastic range of wellbeing support - this includes access to our 24/7 Virtual GP, PAM Assist to support you & your family & free access to the UnMind App as well as many other schemes
What you'll do

Your key accountabilities will include
  • Shape and launch a new data governance model including prioritisation, data ownership, and on-going reporting of data quality.
  • Build up a deep understanding of different tools and processes within M&S Food to ensure we're improving data across a combination of analytical datasets, customer facing propositions, operational processes, all aligned to the overall Food strategy.
  • Create the team strategy and work plan to ensure we are making the biggest impact downstream and driving our overall long-term strategy; this will involve working closely with the data and technology team to productionise any changes we propose.
  • Lead a mixed skill set team of analytics, BI reporting, and data science, helping develop individuals and bringing thought leadership into the space.
  • Be hands on technically to drive the team forward from a technical perspective, but also happy to lead your own projects.
Who you are

Your skills and experience will include
  • Understand the importance of data quality, both from a technical point of view, but also the commercial impact of improving a variety of data. This could include a mix of customer, financial, operational and pricing or promotional data.
  • Excellent relationship building skills to help to drive the adoption of good data management practice across the business.
  • Strong team management skills and experience of building a high performing team, with good organisation skills to manage simultaneous projects across various stakeholders.
  • Capability to use both simple and complex statistical models across programming software (SQL - required and either Python, R)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to clearly communicate insights, and influence at all levels.
Everyone's welcome

M&S is ready to push boundaries to lead the retail industry into a greener, speedier, more inspiring digital era. That's why we're revolutionising how we work and offering our most exciting opportunities yet. There's never been a better time to be part of our team. Marks & Spencer aims to be an inclusive organisation, trusted and admired by our colleagues, customers and suppliers. Join us and make an immediate impact.

We're an in-person business and have core collaboration days in our Support Centre each week. For most teams, this is 3 working days where we come together to collaborate, innovate, and serve our customers brilliantly.

We are committed to an active Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy, which starts with our recruitment and selection process, and we are happy to talk flexible working.

If you consider yourself to require reasonable adjustments to any part of our recruitment process, we invite you to share those requirements with us when completing your application. We will make every effort to ensure your needs are met to provide a fair and transparent process of assessment.


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