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Innovation and Analytics Lead

About the role

We have a new opportunity for a Innovation & Analytics lead to join the Planning & Operations team in Buying and Merchandising.

The main focus of the role is to support the FGH development of a new end-to-end Buying and Merchandising planning solution working alongside 3rd party developers. As well as system development responsibilities includes all data input requirements, embedded optimisation models, associated downstream process automation and MI outputs to support the decision making of the Buying & Merchandising Function.

Role Responsibilities

  • System creation and delivery including modelling, programming, testing and release activities.
  • Provide a data-driven foundation for decision-making
  • Creating databases for data storage and future access
  • Identifying anomalous data and examining and eliminating any processes or procedures that contribute to unreliable data being collected
  •  Analysing data through a variety of statistical methods and models
  • Presenting data and recommendations to senior management teams
  • Tracking the progress of operational changes that are implemented across the company through key performance indicators 
  • Selecting and employing advanced statistical procedures to obtain actionable insights.
  • Cross-validating models to ensure their generalisability.
  • Staying informed about developments in Data Science and adjacent fields to ensure that outputs are always relevant.

About you

Skills you'll need include:-

  • Developing complex mathematical models that integrate business rules and requirements.
  • In-depth understanding of SQL
  • Experience using statistical computing package e.g. R preferable.
  • Familiar with machine learning principles and techniques.
  • Scripting language e.g. Python preferential.
  • Experience in C++ preferential.
  • UI experience preferential
  • Experience of a retail head office and retail KPIs preferential.
  • Influence without authority
  • Problem Solver
  • Proactive, creative, innovative and collaborative
  • Able to engage with senior management
  • Communication skills to detail complex information in an easy-to-understand format
  • Story telling skills
  • Knowledge of visualisation tools e.g. Power BI or Tableau

Why FGH?

Our staff enjoy competitive benefits including staff discount, generous annual leave, healthcare cash plan together with a vibrant, colourful, creative and flexible working atmosphere. With our competitive benefits, and supportive teams our staff enjoy helping us on our mission and benefit greatly from the challenges that come with working for a successful retailer.

About us

Freemans Grattan Holdings (FGH) is based in West Yorkshire and is part of the OTTO Group – one of the world’s largest online retailer. FGH is the home of familiar brands such as Freemans, Grattan, Kaleidoscope, Swimwear 365, Look Again, Bonprix, Curvissa and Witt.

We offer a broad choice of products and are committed to offering great service and delivery seven days a week. We meet the needs of our extensive and varied loyal customer base by having a Customer First mantra and being fair in how we deal with our customers and employees. Innovation is key as we look for new ideas which will improve the customer experience and our business processes.

We have a great team and integrity plays an important part in how we work together. We currently employ over 700 people within Vicar Lane office, Listerhills warehouse and credit operations, offering a diverse range of opportunities, generous benefits and a good work/life balance. Our mission is to be the preferred choice in internet and home shopping…do things better or do things differently.



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