Data Analytics Lead

Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Data Analytics Lead | Ocado Group | Hatfield | Hybrid (2 days office)

About the position: 

Successful organisations base decisions on good evidence and insights. At Ocado we are no different, and as we evolve from innovative retailer to international technology provider we are transforming our approach to people analytics and insights. 

We now have an exciting opportunity for an Advanced Analytics Lead to join our People Analytics team in the People Function. You will lead on how we embed advanced techniques into our delivery for customers and influence and shape how the business makes decisions about our employees through qualitative and quantitative insights.

If you are passionate about storytelling through data-led insights, are inspired by seeing your analytical work drive change and excited about helping to transform the People function globally please read on, apply and tell us about your relevant experience…

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Have the desire to be a thought leader and prior technical expertise of advanced analytical techniques to lead on the creation of novel solutions to business problems in a way that is scalable, repeatable and transfers people analytics value to stakeholders globally. 
  • To strategically partner with stakeholders that require data support and analysis and proactively approach those teams with opportunities. Maturing the capability of stakeholders to use people data and insights to drive better decisions and improved outcomes for the business.
  • Act as a visualisation expert, highlighting the implications of the results and decisions that need to be made. Create well-structured, insights, reports and visualisations with clear, consistent messages that influence at the senior level.
  • Ensure that the basics of good people analytics are in place; that data is accurate, relevant and timely and methods are appropriate to build trust and understanding in what we do.

What we're looking for: 

  • Proven experience of advanced data analytics techniques, partnering with senior stakeholders, translating data into meaningful evidence-based insights, with technical skills in the manipulation and presentation of compelling analysis and visualisation of quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate complex information to non-specialists, helping others to make good use of research and data to reach evidence-led decisions. 
  • Comfortable interacting with and influencing stakeholders at all levels and not solely focused on a technical role.
  • Experience prioritising and shaping stakeholder needs, balancing planned, reactive and project work as required.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and a willingness to try and fail quickly, including continuing professional development, particularly in relation to new data analytic tools and methodologies.
  • Good understanding of the considerations with data quality and disclosure, and ensuring the quality of results and methodological rigour
  • Experience of querying relational databases using SQL.

What would make you stand out from the crowd: 

  • Experience using people data
  • Use of tools such as BigQuery, Data Studio and Workday 
  • First class or 2.1 degree with a demonstrable highly numerate or social science content desirable (such as maths, economics, statistics, operational research, data science, psychology)

What can we offer you?

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately. Currently, we offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and;

  • 30 days ‘working from anywhere’ policy 
  • Wellbeing support through Apps such as Unmind and an Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)
  • Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete) 
  • Train Ticket loan (interest-free)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • 15% discount on and free delivery for all employees
  • Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary)
  • Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes
  • Free Shuttlebus to and from nearby train stations

We also have regular divisional socials, sports clubs not to mention the Ocado Technology Academy for a packed schedule of courses, conferences and events. If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.

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Be bold, be unique, be brilliant, be you. We are looking for individuality and we value diversity. We are an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly and equally. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.

We are thrilled to welcome applicants from across the world. Whilst we are able to offer visa sponsorship, please note that we are only able to cover costs relating to the Certificate of Sponsorship and the Immigration Skills Charge only. For all employment offers made for UK roles, it is expected that you will be based in the UK in commutable distance, ready for your first day of work, so please keep this in mind. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Due to the energising nature of Ocado's business, vacancy close dates, when stated, are indicative and may be subject to change so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. If you have applied and been rejected for this role in the last 6 months, or applied and been rejected for a role with a similar skill set, we will not re-evaluate you for this position. After 6 months, we will treat your application as a new one. All benefits information is subject to change and the terms of the individual arrangements. Please assume you have been unsuccessful if you haven’t heard from us within 4 weeks.


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