Data Analyst

Randstad CPE
£26 - £34/hour
21 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Data Analyst required on a contract basis to join an industry leading manufacturing business.

Do you have a background in using MS Office at an advanced level, and industry standard statistics and data visualization packages? Have you got experience in working in a complex technical and demanding environment? If you are seeking an exciting technical challenge then this is the contract role for you!

You will play a key role in business simulations, data mining, modeling and advanced statistical techniques to solve problems. You will act as the technical lead of analytics project teams tasked with solving problems of low to medium complexity or business impact.

Key responsibilities:

* This role will focus predominantly on Quality, Reliability & Warranty predictive analytics, looking at how we can gain insights from a wide variety of data sources in order to make our forecasting and processes more efficient.
* This could be in improving first time pass rates, reducing rework or extrapolation to generate confidence in certain outcomes.
* A familiarity with tools to manage large data sets both discrete and continuous would be beneficial, as would principles of data indexing and management.
* The principal responsibility of Senior Data Analyst is to move from being an individual contributor on analytic teams to acting as the technical lead on such teams.
* You will participate on crossfunctional project teams, provide overall guidance to the technical direction of the project, and mentor Jr Data Analysts on the technical approaches being used in order to solve a problem presented by a Business Unit or Service Organization, a Dealer, or a Customer.
* Demonstrate a breadth of knowledge in the application statistical methods and/or digital methods to solve business problems.
* Ideally will have a strong background in mathematics and / or statistics.
* Coach and mentor other Information Analysts in the creation, validation, and application of statistical models, as well as in implementing digital solutions
* Participate on 3-4 projects concurrently
* Demonstrate awareness of standard business processes and an ability to quickly understand the business.; its products and services; its internal systems, processes, and procedures; and its relevant external influences (competitors, laws and regulations, market conditions, etc.
* Analytics insights often come from bringing data from different disciplines together, and the ability to understand the broader business context is key.
* Demonstrate strong initiative to research and apply new methods to exceed customer expectations.
* Have a strong focus on continual learning in Analytics as this is a rapidly developing field.
* Significant challenges of this position are working with people; enhancing the team's creativity; maintaining knowledge of approaches used in similar projects; and pushing the technical bounds of experimentation while meeting customer commitments.
* The Senior Data Analyst acts as overall technical lead for the team in establishing a sound analytic approach for solving the problem at hand.
* The incumbent will develop good networks within the technical global community to enable them to collaborate on technical solutions, obtain resources and cooperation needed, and remove roadblocks so that they can insure the success of their team.
* The Senior Data Analyst reports to an Information and Warranty & Reliability Manager and bears primary responsibility for solving the business problem presented through applied analytics.
* The Senior Data Analyst demonstrates thorough statistical and/or digital technology knowledge and the ability to solve low to medium complexity problems.
* You will demonstrate very good communication skills, being able to explain conclusions to customers with limited knowledge and experience with quantitative analytical methods.
* As the first Senior technical analytic position, they are not expected to have previous experience leading teams, but they should exhibit strong communications, a penchant for innovation, above average initiative, people development, and interpersonal skills.

Experience required:

* Bachelor's degree, preferably in statistics, economics, mathematics, or a similar field with quantitative coursework or proven professional experience utilizing quantitative analysis
* Must be comfortable working in MS Office, and industry standard statistics and data visualization packages.
* Experience with Tableau, Alteryx or other ETL & visualisation packages is benefical.
* Ability to code, R or Python preferred.
* Must demonstrate strong leadership, initiative, interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively.

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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