Data & Insights Analyst Guildford 2024

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Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!

Why work for Hill's Pet Nutrition?

  • The learning & development opportunities: You will refine your commercial mind-set and continue to learn new skills working closely with a cross-functional team giving you exposure to all local market departments.
  • The challenge & variety: You will operate in a fast paced operational environment, directly impacting the day-to-day performance of the business, with personal accountability for your business.
  • The global experience: You will have the opportunity to work with global brands, participate in global strategies with potential to develop your career internationally.
  • The Hill's Pet Nutrition Values: To help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

Job purpose

This role will be responsible for step changing our data capabilities with the support of, and access to, senior team members in the UK and further afield. In addition, be involved in the management, maintenance and integrity of our sales information databases. Operate at the epicentre of the commercial team and provide timely and informative financial and analytical support. The reports and data visualisations that you will produce will have a real impact on every day business decisions.

What you will do

  • Be fully integrated in the team thus proactively anticipating the required changes in data management as a result of operating in constantly evolving retail environments.
  • Accountable for leading the sales data production process each month, to service the commercial teams and their customers.
  • Owner of all customer master data and integration of product hierarchy. Collaborating closely with all external data sources i.e. Wholesalers/customers to maintain data integrity and accuracy at SKU and vet clinic/pet shop level at all times.
  • Immerse yourself in understanding business goals and end user needs, driving discussions with different stakeholders to understand data content, processes and business requirements to build and implement relevant analytical tools to support across multiple functions.
  • Be a key player in the coaching and training program to build a 'self-serve' culture, thus embedding data and analytics into the day to day lexicon.
  • Provide ad-hoc support to the team.
  • Help support and handle all sales systems and dashboards. Provide continuous training and support to ensure correct and accurate usage.
  • As a key member of the team, you will be close collaborator with the rest of the finance and commercial teams to ensure very sophisticated data is accurate and maintained.
  • Tight deadlines must be met and operations must be optimised to increase efficiency in an ever increasingly fast paced environment.

Qualifications & key competencies

  • Be degree educated in either; Accountancy, Business, Analytics, Maths or Economics.
  • Experienced in data collection, manipulation, reporting and dashboarding.
  • Proficient in Excel/Google Sheets, with the ability to deal with sophisticated formulae.
  • Experience of cloud warehouses/service, data visualisation tools would be an advantage.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with real attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and work under pressure, diligent with deliverables and deadlines, and able to multitask and prioritise accordingly.
  • Interested in the bigger picture and commercial backdrop
  • Passionate about solving business challenges through technology utilising an agile mindset.
  • A deep understanding of business processes and needs, finding opportunities and generating new insights that drive simplification and process improvements.
  • Excellent listener and communicator.
  • Able to develop and maintain relationships.
  • Experience in a retail/ FMCG or multi-site operation is advantageous.
DEADLINE 4th April 2024