Robbie, an Epic analyst from Valpak, tells us about his role and shares his top tips for anyone looking to follow in his footsteps.
Tell us about your role
As an EPIC Analyst my primary role is to support the EPIC team through improving data quantity and quality. Queries on the database,
housekeeping reports, increasing weights coverage are just a few more examples of granular responsibilities within the role.
EPIC Analysts support the team through service development, with recent projects such as Benchmark and an In-House Weighing App. In addition to which EPIC Analysts assist with wider Valpak operational teams.
What does a typical day look like in your role?
Not one day of the week is the same as the other. Typically, I focus on fixing errors in the EPIC database and reporting issues once resolved. Our team convene each day to discuss tasks we are working on and how we could catalyse progress. As a result, this leads to a very dynamic role that provides many opportunities to attain new skill sets when coupled with the right mindset and desire to learn.
What's the best thing about your role?
A key feature to my role that I find most exciting is being responsible for your own internal projects and seeing them through to their fruition. These can be extremely varied and have differing levels of scope, all of which require innovation and self-motivation to achieve targets.
What's your favourite thing about your team?
As a relatively new member to the team, I can safely say the welcoming nature of everyone has stood out with their willingness to listen to one another which makes it effortless when asking for advice.
What piece of advice would you give someone starting in this role?
Perseverance. Coming into this EPIC Analyst role was initially daunting when considering the vast amount of information, terminology
and techniques that need to be learnt. What may seem unassailable is in fact easily tackled when you conclude your training, immerse
yourself in the team and take on your first task.
Sound exciting? Discover where a career with Valpak could take you by exploring the profile here.