Senior Network Planning Analyst
As a Senior Network Planning Analyst, you will work with our Network Planning team in Finance, based at our Support Centre in Dunstable. We will look to you to drive data capabilities in the team and keep our appraisal models up to date with the moving world of digital data and detailed trading information. You will work with the team to support the delivery of network plan and will be the first point of contact for key business processes relating to the detail behind the growth of our estate. Day to day you will; * Ownership of overall model evolution and delivery of development of our data models * Work with teams across the business, covering many different disciplines outside Network Planning to drive the development of our investment appraisals * Incorporate latest data across the business into our site appraisals and Network Planning tools. Work with functions across the business to gain the most available insight from all data WHR holds * Build an understanding of digital analytics and revenue management metrics and introduce them in our investment appraisals * Influence roadmap of data development in Digital and Revenue Management teams to improve our total demand models * Gain insight and develop appraisal models from Revenue Management, Digital, guest data * Transform turnaway model into one that uses digital demand data directly from web analytics * Develop new data capabilities to support site appraisals * Create more detailed financial models for estimating optimum site configurations * Gain more robust total demand forecast models * Build processes that enable us to always refer to the most recent data sets * Point of contact for key business processes * Design and lead the Post Completion Review (PCR) from a commercial perspective * Build insight from PCR into site appraisal models * Business Plan * Budget * Own the development of economic models for growth projects * New concepts * New growth strategies * Asset optimisation * International * New sectors * Analytical support * To enhance investment decisions * New concept appraisal and project support * Cover for Network Planning Manager: site appraisals and investment papers * Report and analyse performance of our hotels. Design and run queries is Oracle BI (MIS) and Essbase * Lead the Network Planning team in using a common set of data and understand data across the team and * Drive the improvement of the site evaluation process * Undertake analysis on new openings * Understand performance against expectations * Support in the analysis of specific demand drivers to inform the development of existing expansion models and new business concept * Undertake regular market visits to understand the Premier Inn and restaurant operations, pipeline sites, our competitors and individual markets dynamicsSupport the rest of the Network Planning teamWhy we would love you to apply:We would love to hear from you if; * Strong Excel to an advanced level * You have a degree or equivalent academic qualification within Finance/Mathematics/Economics/Geography * You are confident with numerical & verbal reasoning * Interpersonal skills - ability to communicate with and influence across all functions in the business. * Strong analytical skills - ability to identify core issues and provide assessments grounded in compelling logic. * You have good commercial awareness/experience * You have 3+ years of experience in an analytical role within commercial, Analytical Insight and technical/advanced ExcelDemonstrable experience of developing and enhancing existing data models as well as building new ones. * Good knowledge of the Hotel and Restaurant industry - DesirableA bit about us:WhitbreadOur core business has changed over the years, yet we remain true to Samuel Whitbread's founding spirit to put our people first, focus on the customer, and recognise that progress comes from innovative thinking. This is reflected in our Vision and Values. OUR VISIONWe will grow legendary brands by building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead.Our winning teams make everyday experiences special for customers, so they come back time and again, driving profitable growth.OUR VALUESOur values underpin everything we do at Whitbread, across all our brands: * Genuine - we really care about customers * Confident - we strive to be the best at what we do * Committed - we work hard for each otherGood Together is our initiative that helps us be a force for good in our communities.WHERE WE ARE GOINGWe plan to create another 12,000 UK jobs in the next five years, thanks to our ambitious growth plans for our two leading brands. We'll grow Premier Inn UK by 45% to around 75,000 rooms and double Costa system sales to around GBP2bn by 2018. As we expand our global presence, we'll also create thousands more jobs overseas too.