Junior Data Analyst

DS Smith
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£20,000 - £25,000
13 Sep 2018
18 Sep 2018
IT and Data
Full Time
Contract Type

DS Smith is currently seeking a Junior Data Analyst to join the Data Task Force. Within the procurement area it’s been prioritised to get data under good management and have the data cleansed. This needs to be done on a global scale, meaning all divisions’, all regions and sites to assure the desired outcome, i.e. global spend visibility. It’s been recognised this will be a complex and intense task to do therefore a Data Task Force has been set up with the responsibility to deliver the desired results.

The Role...

The role will require limited travelling, with the intent to meet with team members as well as meetings elsewhere. Travelling can be planned with approval of the Head of Data Task Force on priorities and requirements.

This position is a fixed term contract; estimation is 12-18 months until full delivery is brought on a global scale.

The position  can either be based in Milton Keynes or in Schiphol, Amsterdam. Although you will be office based, there will be flexibility to work from home.

Main Responsibilities...

•Reporting into the Head of Data Task Force.
•To own the procurement dashboard which communicates to the business our performance against key criteria. This will include consolidating data sources each month, qualifying integrity of data and communicating the results.
•Produce management reporting packs and creating presentations as requested. 
•Management of DS Smith’s Category Map.
•Management of Preferred Suppliers.
•To be a super user across DS Smith’s Spend Analytics tool, providing support and training to the wider procurement team.
•Maintain central depositories of documents.

What we would like our candidate to have...
•Expert Microsoft Office user – especially Excel.
•Excellent numerical and analytical skills.
•Excellent attention to detail, methodical and focused.
•Excellent written & verbal communication skills.
•Self-starter and self-motivated with a desire to succeed.
•Able to produce clear graphical representations and data visualisations.
•Enthusiasm and a “can do” attitude, showing initiative and drive.

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