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Ocado Careers

Principal Analyst

Hatfield, UK

Ocado Group is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employees are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, age, or disability or union membership status. 

Why Ocado?

At Ocado Logistics, your well-being is our priority. We are committed to nurturing your holistic development and ensuring your journey with us is fulfilling. Our comprehensive benefits package includes a healthy work-life balance, extensive healthcare coverage, competitive salaries, and exclusive employee discounts. We understand the importance of financial security in providing stability and peace of mind. Join Ocado Logistics today and become a part of a culture that wholeheartedly values and supports your well-being throughout every stage of your career.

About us:

Ocado Logistics is the beating heart of our UK business, comprising a network of cutting-edge warehouses, spokes, and offices across the country. Our customer-centric approach is fueled by a passionate team dedicated to delivering an exceptional shopping experience. With a focus on our people, we drive business results and maximise the value of our employees. At Ocado Logistics, we prioritise meeting the needs and fostering the spirit of our workforce.

About the role:

As a Principal Analyst, we are looking for someone with deep analytics skills who can deliver insight into complex business problems through data analysis and visualization. In this role, you will leverage your expertise in data and analytics to apply forecasting and optimisation techniques, empowering strategic and operational decision-making and improvement. 

You will lead pivotal data and analytics projects, providing guidance, support and mentorship to junior team members, while acting as a role model for the team. Working with senior managers in the team you will also lead the approach to team training and development. Join us and make a significant impact in shaping the future of our logistics business.

You will be:

In this role, you will be responsible for providing comprehensive data support to stakeholders within the Logistics domain, as well as across various other areas of the business as needed. This includes conducting data analysis, designing reports, facilitating data-driven decision-making processes and developing and testing forecasting and optimisation models. Your responsibilities will extend to driving improvements in key performance indicators through trend analysis and root cause investigation, as well as contributing to or leading cross-departmental projects with significant data or analytics components. As a mentor, you will guide junior team members and provide ongoing training and support to the team as a whole. Furthermore, you will manage complex stakeholder relationships on behalf of the team and stay informed about advancements in data and analytics technology, taking the lead in implementing these advancements within the team.

About you:

The ideal candidate should possess significant proven experience as a Data Analyst (minimum of 3 years), preferably within a logistics or retail setting, along with strong data analysis and problem-solving skills. Essential technical skills include a high proficiency in SQL and strong Python ability. Experience in constructing forecasting and/or optimization models, as well as using and building BI tools, particularly Tableau, is preferred. Other essential qualifications include a keen eye for commercial detail, the ability to collaborate effectively in operationally critical activities, excellent communication skills, and the capacity to lead teams in delivering significant projects using data and analysis. Moreover, the ideal candidate should have a graduate-level education or equivalent demonstrable experience, a proactive attitude, self-management skills, effective time management abilities, strong interpersonal skills, and the capability to communicate effectively with colleagues at all organizational levels. Excellent stakeholder management, mentoring, and leadership skills are also desired attributes. In addition, you may be required to occasionally visit various CFC sites across the UK

What we offer you:

Our award-winning recognition scheme celebrates your contributions. Your well-being is at the core of our offerings:

  • Flexible Work: Enjoy 30 days of 'work from anywhere' policy for a balanced life.
  • Wellbeing Support: Access dedicated apps and an Employee Assistance Programme for holistic well-being.
  • Generous Leave: Begin with 25 days, growing to 27 after 5 years, with an option to buy more.
  • Pension Plan: Secure your future with our pension scheme, featuring up to 7% employer contribution matching.
  • Private Medical Cover: Rest easy with comprehensive private medical insurance.
  • Family-Friendly: We support your family with maternity, adoption, shared parental leave, and paternity leave.
  • Financial Aid: Get interest-free train tickets and join our Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Shuttle Services: Convenient free shuttle buses connect you to work.
  • Share Schemes: Join exciting share plans to participate in our success.
  • Shopping Perks: Enjoy a 15% discount on and savings at popular retailers and restaurants.
  • Financial Protection: We offer Income Protection and Life Assurance for financial security.

We're dedicated to your well-being, professionally and personally. Unlock these exceptional benefits at Ocado Logistics. Explore our employee-funded options, including Dental Insurance, Travel Insurance, and more through Benefits+.

We’re in it together, we are proud of what we do, we can be even better.



About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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