Technical Search Analyst

RS Components
12 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About company

RS Components is a global FTSE 250 distributor for engineers. We operate in 32 countries around the world with over 60% of our business now being delivered online.

In recent years we have created a truly global digital company with 70% of our sales attributed outside of the UK. We have created a digital presence which has won over 20 awards over the last 18 months, generating over 8 million visits to our digital shop per month and driving £3m sales every day, placing RS one of the leaders in B2B highest growing companies globally.

This level of business results in us shipping a parcel to somewhere in the world every 2 seconds…however this is just the start! There's never been a more exciting time to join RS Components - be at the centre of our plan to accelerate our growth and truly dominate the digital world.

Our vision

To be first choice of our customers, employees and suppliers, becoming the global provider of end-to-end solutions offering products from industrial to electronics, powered by technology, innovation and data-led insight.

Our Values

An exceptional experience for customers, suppliers and colleagues every time

Be real and do the right thing

Courage to do something bold

Trust our collective genius

If it's to be, make things happen with simplicity and speed

Be ambitious, like you're the owner of our business

Department Profile

We are an Onsite Search Optimisation team based in London and Corby. Our multinational team support the local markets, delivering a best in class onsite search experience across the globe.

We have huge ambitions and are on a journey to create something very special, we have a clear vision of where we want to get to - a digital powerhouse with a seductive customer experience and a best in class digital team where talent can flourish, develop themselves whilst having a great time doing it.

We also receive outstanding benefits package, which includes pension scheme, childcare vouchers, life assurance, we have flexible working hours which supports work/life balance.

To get a feel for us as a team you can check us out here:


The Technical Search Analyst will work with an international team of search optimization specialists and will initially focus on identifying improvement areas of the current search engine. From the outset the role will be using their analytics skillset to improve our search engine, content, indexing, relevance and tuning activities.

We are looking for a candidate who is highly motivated, keen to learn and is able use their skills to help us create an industry leading search solutions. As well as being technically very capable, you will also need to be comfortable presenting and building strong working relationships with key roles in the organization

Knowledge in the fields of Information Retrieval, Information Extraction, Search and NLP (Natural Language Processing) will be essential for this role.

Your responsibilities will include:

Data and content analysis

    • Understand customers multi-lingual search patterns and identifying opportunities to improve search
    • Analysis of data and understanding cause and effect of different issues from customers search activity
    • Build methods for topic modelling, text classification, named entity recognition, sentiment analysis, and POS tagging
    • Tool development - identifying better ways to display data
    • Process unstructured data into a form suitable for analysis - and then do the analysis
    • Perform analysis of large data sets and uncover insights
    • Gather and process raw data at scale (including writing scripts and web scraping etc.).

    Search implementation

      • Researching keyword opportunities
      • Conducting keyword categorization and analysis
      • Coming up with recommendations for content optimization

      Working Together

      • Share the knowledge
      • Proactively ask for help or advice
      • Proactively contribute to team meetings and team initiatives

      Your personality will demonstrate:

      Customer Focus: you will be customer focussed at all times, because our customers are at the heart of everything we do.

      Enthusiasm: you will be full of energy with a can-do attitude.

      Proactivity: you will be eager to work autonomously, take initiative, embrace challenge, proactively seeking new opportunities and innovation.

      Curiosity: you will be passionate about all things digital, you will have the passion to stay up-to date with the new technologies, trends & channel developments.

      Drive for results: goal oriented, always want to deliver best in class, happily take new challenges and constantly seek new solution to reach business and personal objectives.

      Playing well with others: we work together towards our global vision. You need to be a team player who can gain trust and find common ground to solve problems. You are keen to share your knowledge and experience with your peers and local teams.

      You will have:

      • Some digital experience
      • Strong analytical skills
      • Good knowledge of Excel, R or Python
      • Excellent commination skills
      • Search experience and a 2nd language would be beneficial but is not essential

      What our team members say:

      Work/life balance at RS is far, far superior to any company I've ever worked at before, with flexible working we are trusted to work by schedules we know work best for us.

      This is a huge company but there's a start-up feel to it in the sense that it is our own motivations and mind-sets which both provides real business results because of our work, and also as the company structure within digital is open and vast, our career development in turn can be very fluid.

      There's a real feeling of all the digital teams focussed on delivering growth for the company, with the vision being spread far and wide by senior management in a way that feels personal to us and what we achieve.

      We don't have any stress at work and we are constantly trying to develop our personal skills!!!! Best team ever!!!

      How to apply

      Please apply online and upload your CV in English and follow any instructions online. If you experience any difficulties or require further details, please contact the Recruitment Team on +44 (0) 207 842 2968.

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