Senior data analyst

Job Title: Senior data analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-05-03 00:00:00
Reference: 748101467
Contact Name: Jason Slattery
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 03, 2019 16:20

Job Description

What is the purpose of this role?

We are delighted to be recruiting on behalf of our partner, a key name in the UK utilities sector.

As part of the Wholesale Market Services team your role will be to monitor, analyse, interpret, report and audit data flows using your advanced SQL skills, between internal systems and the Open Water Market. You will identify data and process issues through reporting and analysis and lead resolution through appropriate process and stakeholder engagement. You will continuously drive operational efficiencies automating process wherever possible and increase awareness of the impact of poor data and drive improvements across the business.

What makes this role unique?

The UK water industry is rapidly evolving - all business customers now have a choice of their water and wastewater supplier. We are responding to this challenge by becoming more market-focused, and implementing innovative changes needed to enable this competitive choice.

As part of the wholesale market services, this team is required to facilitate the delivery of our business's new market obligations. We enable the sale of services to all companies licensed to operate in the water markets, this equates to over £400m of revenue that is managed within the team. As well as managing approximately £40m of risk associated with market compliance.

This is a brand new role and a unique opportunity to play a major part in shaping and driving analysis and insight for the business. They will provide you with all the tools you need to grow within the business and embark on a successful career.

What will this role involve?

Your previous experience will ensure that you can drive change and take ownership of issues from identification to completion. Within the role you will develop subject matter expertise regarding WMS Market Systems, their associated business planning and key reporting processes and combine this knowledge with own expertise and technical skills to drive issue resolution. You will provide relevant and effective operational data analysis and interpretation, data cleansing, apply modelling and analysis tools, business analysis methodologies and standards giving consideration to business perspectives. You will need to work closely with colleagues in other functions at all levels and providing insight and challenge into the operational and process owner teams or project managers.

What skills are we looking for?

You will have a relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent industry experience.

You will demonstrate knowledge of data analysis methodologies and techniques and excellent data analysis skills including;
- SQL (mandatory)
- Microsoft Office (mandatory)
- Transact SQL (highly desirable)
- Infosphere and DB2 (desirable)
- VB scripting (desirable)

You will thrive as part of a team and be able to work in a pressurised environment.

You will be focussed on problem solving.

You will have demonstrable numerical and analytical capabilities coupled with strong communication skills.

Familiarity with the UK non-household competitive water market would be a considerable advantage.

Information & Salary

The role is based at their offices in Reading offering a salary of up to £50,000 dependent upon experience. They offer a highly competitive package which includes a market leading contributory pension and holiday allowance as well as a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. They also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.