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Principal Data Analyst

Location:
Stroud
Salary Details:
DOE
Advertising End Date:
10 Jul 2020
About The Role

The Data Analyst will own the delivery of continually improving insight and business intelligence in order for your business stakeholders to deliver their objectives.

You will be part of a wider community of analysts, collaboratively driving the proper adoption of our data and leading the way in which insights are developed and presented.  This will include not only the insights themselves, but use of peer review, appropriate documentation, data cataloguing, data glossary, data development framework as well as contributing to the monthly data & analytics meetups.

Working in collaboration with data subject matter experts and management around the business, you will develop metrics and deliver insights from them, identifying ways to plug gaps in process and help drive the correct behaviours, holding accountability on the heads of department to act on your insights and take data led decisions.

At the more senior end of the role you will be expected to be the instigator of improvement initiatives, driving for successful outcomes to problems which will be more entrenched, complex or wide-spanning.  At the top end the role will be to operate as a self-contained consultant for continual improvement, bringing together people, process and technology to deliver to smoothest possible service at optimal cost to serve.

All levels:

  • To own and deliver departmental KPIs to dashboards which presents real time company performance and predicts outcomes to enable better decision making.
  •  To maintain parity with other dashboards around the business which enable us to escalate
  • To act as the interpreter sitting between stakeholders and data.
  • Interpret data, analyse results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing insight.
  • To be a subject matter expert in the desired business outcomes and strategic reporting needs to enable it.
  • Build strong stakeholder relationships around the business to develop a data strategy for how data will inform key business objectives.
  • Be responsible for overall data quality, managing corrupt data and working with owners of source system data and data engineering to resolve issues at source.
  • To monitor and steer the activities and behaviours of the wider analyst community, ensuring you all work in a mature and respectful way.
  • Establish methods (automated and manual) which improve visibility across the activities of analysts across the business against a set of defined strategic goals.
  • Run and facilitate requirements-gathering workshops with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Continuous monitoring of product-related technical debt, working alongside the developers to ensure that sprints have an appropriate mix of new functionality, fixes and on demands changes.
  • Define and document clear data-model requirements to deliver our data strategy.
 Principal Level
  • To build predictive models which pinpoint causality of business issues and opportunities.
  • To own a continual improvement roadmap for the enablement of objective delivery via process improvement working hand-in-hand with insights.
About You

At the associate level you will be expected to demonstrate a flair for analytical thinking and will have some experience working on analytical problems using common tools such as Excel and SQL.  You will have a passion for automation of insights from day one, minimising the personal effort required to supply insights at pace.

At the mid level you will be an experienced analyst or hands-on first line analytical manager with excellent problem-solving skills, a strong background in maths and data manipulation and an interest in programming techniques. You will be highly communicative and collaborative and will have significant experience with tools such as SQL, PowerBI, Excel Power Query, PowerPivot and DAX.

At the principal end of the role you will be expected to incorporate data science techniques into your insights and lead the business improvement from the front.  This will include advanced data visualisation, predictive analytics, machine learning but also many other emerging cloud-based data services which can help us deliver better insights faster and more automatically.

What you will bring

Knowledge, skills and experience (Associate)

  • Strong technical analytical skills as a Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, MI manager or similar.
  • Highly literate and numerate.
  • Strong presentation skills for engaging senior stakeholders
Additional Knowledge, skills and experience (Mid)
  • Expert with PowerBI and MS Excel for data visualisation/manipulation to bring data to life.
Additional Knowledge, skills and experience (Senior)
  • Comfortable with relational, NoSQL and graph databases.
  • Strong working knowledge of SQL and Python languages for data analysis
  • Stakeholder management and facilitation of decisions of all sizes

Additional Knowledge, skills and experience (Principal)

  • Exposure to data science technologies including R.
  • Experience with python as a tool for data analysis (pandas and numpy).
  • Familiar with Cloud-based data platforms and their advantages.
Advantageous
  • Grafana
  • Atlassian toolset in Jira, Confluence
  • Knowledge of sustainability issues and a passion to fix them using technology
  • A genuine interest in sustainability and a desire to save the planet using technology.
  • Salesforce integration and architectural experience.
  • Energy industry experience (non-big 6).
About Us
Ecotricity is the greenest energy company in Britain. In fact, when we started back in 1995, we were the first green electricity company in the world.

Our mission was and remains to change the way energy is made and used – after introducing green electricity to the world, we introduced green gas to Britain in 2010 too.

Our model is unique: we use our customers’ energy bills to fund the building of new sources of green energy. We like to refer to this as turning ‘bills into mills’ – energy bills into energy mills, whether that’s wind, sun, sea or gasmills.

We’ve built over seventy wind and sun parks across Britain, we’re planning to build Britain’s first ever Green Gasmills, and through Britwind, our small wind company, we design, build and deliver small wind turbines to landowners and businesses throughout Britain and the world!

We don’t just focus on energy though – we built and run the Electric Highway, Britain’s leading network of electric car chargepoints, we helped Forest Green Rovers become the greenest football club in the world, and launched Britain’s greenest mobile phone service, Ecotalk.