Strategic Operations Analyst

03 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Ocado is the world leading innovator in online grocery shopping, with a pioneering business model. We are developing our own technology and new customer propositions, opening multiple sites & warehouses, and engaging in new business partnerships. This is an exceptional opportunity to join an exciting company and a bunch of smart, skilled and friendly people with extraordinary drive and passion.

We are seeking exceptional analysts to join the heart of our retail operation. Tasked with maximising the efficiency of both the customer fulfilment warehouses, and delivery operations, the Planning Analytics team has a direct influence on the success of the business. In addition to helping shape how Ocado operates, the team has responsibility for long-term capacity planning, leading into supporting short term planning processes.

Leveraging large internal data sets, you will use your analytical strengths to identify trends, develop models, design reports and build tools to drive continuous operational improvement. You will regularly liaise with key stakeholders across the whole of the company to enable data-driven decision making.

If you love a challenging problem to solve, and would relish the opportunity to shape the strategy, processes and growth of a growing business, in a data-driven environment, we would love to hear from you.Success in this position requires partnering with cross-functional teams and exhibiting excellent analytical and communication skills, to drive lasting change and innovation in one of the UK's fastest growing retail & logistics businesses.

The role is based in our new head office in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, just 20 minutes by train from London King's Cross.

Skill & experience

* Accomplished analyst with experience working in multi-function, fast paced environments, OR

* Operational, commercial or customer-facing role with strong analytical mindset.

* We'd also consider truly exceptional candidates with no experience but a very strong academic background (2:1 as minimum)

* Exceptional analytical skills, both quantitative & qualitative problem solving

* Comfortable communicating with senior management and key stakeholders, both within the business and externally.

* Practiced use of database coding such as SQL, SAP, SPSS, SAS, programming languages desirable, but not a necessity.

* Good command of Excel, including VBA.


* Experience in a Logistics or Retail environment

* Experience in People or Asset planning

* Experience using Visualisation software (Tableau, Qlik, Google Data Studio).

* Experience querying Big Data (Google Big Query, Amazon Redshift)

What can we give you?

* Stretching work that will push you to bring out the best in you - and do that consistently.

* Rewards are many - competitive salary, Ocado employee benefits, but, most importantly - the satisfaction from the results of your work making a difference right in front of your eyes.

* Great opportunities for progression, with previous analysts having gone on to a variety of internal roles across a wide range of business functions


* Pension

* Life Assurance

* Private Medical Insurance

* Employee Assistance Programme

* Income Protection

* 23 days holiday, increasing to 25 with 3 years' service

* 15% Ocado discount

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

We will always aim to respond to everyone who applies for one of our roles. Sometimes though we have a lot of applicants and it takes us a little while to get back to everyone. If you haven't heard from us within two weeks of your application, then you should take it that you have not been successful on this occasion and accept our apologies that we didn't manage to get back to you personally.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Ocado's business our vacancy close dates may be subject to change

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