Senior Commercial Analyst

Senior Commercial Analyst

Haywards Heath
Up to £40,000
Commercial & Marketing
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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Commercial Analyst to join our Commercial and Marketing team in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

Within this brand-new role here at First Central, you’ll be responsible for providing innovative and high-quality analysis along with pricing recommendations to drive initiatives and improve profitability. You’ll need to monitor and analyse trading performance in order to inform tactical recommendations to support trading objectives in a profitable manner.
To be successful in this role, you’ll need to:
  • Have proven experience in an analytical and / or statistical role
  • Be self-motivated, a self-starter and be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Be forward thinking, inquisitive and a problem solver
Job responsibilities
  • Solve key company questions and provide analysis, insight and competitive advantage to the company by producing reports that maximise customer satisfaction and the profitability of the business
  • Collaborate with external distribution partners, learning about their data packages and what opportunities we can extract from them
  • Develop strong partner relationships to identify efficiency improvements in pricing offers, challenging the current way of working
  • Learn about our e-commerce platform and digital analytics tools including Google Analytics and Adobe analytics in order to help review the end-to-end customer journey
  • Monitor and analyse trading performance in order to inform tactical recommendations to support trading objectives in a profitable manner
  • Write new analysis code using SAS, RADAR, and other software packages
  • Build predictive models using SAS, EMBLEM, and other software packages
  • Ad-hoc project work, providing analysis and reports to the business ensuring you present findings and results in a clear and logical manner
Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Minimum 2:1 in a numerical undergraduate discipline
  • Proven experience of working in an analytical or statistical role
  • Excellent data and statistical analysis skills
  • Some experience of a programming language
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to adopt a logical approach to solving problems
  • Excellent data and statistical analysis skills
  • Be a logical thinker with solid reasoning ability
  • Commercially focused
What can we do for you? 

We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid
Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.
If you’d like to work for an award-winning employer in a fast-paced environment, apply now!
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Holiday Extra

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Get a day off each year to take part in volunteering activities.

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Claim money back on your healthcare costs, such as dental check-ups and eye tests.

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