Marks & Spencer

Working alongside a team of likeminded analysts, you will implement analytical techniques in a demanding and fast paced commercial environment. With an intuitive grasp of numbers, you will be passionate about driving innovative analytical thinking and will genuinely be excited about the benefits a Foods centric data driven approach can bring

Marks & Spencer Paddington Station, Praed Street, London, UK
11/11/2019
Full time
An exciting and varied opportunity has arisen for a Process Improvement Analyst to join our Clothing and Home Supply Chain & Logistics team. You will be adept in using structured problem solving techniques to drive improvements in visibility across our end-to-end supply chain, working alongside stakeholders to identify pain points and provide solutions. You'll be working cross-functionally across Clothing & Home (including our Buying and Merchandising, Retail and Supply Chain teams) to identify these challenges, using data analysis to quantify real issues. This role is based at our Head Office in Paddington. We are advocates of flexible working, and as such you will need to be based for three days in the office, the remainder of the time can be at home or one of our satellite sites. Key accountabilities and measures: Take complex problems facing the C&H End to End Supply Chain and use data to distil into key root causes to be able to implement solutions and drive benefits for our customers and colleagues Take ownership of multiple projects across a variety of business areas and provide regular updates on progress to your wider Supply Chain and Logistics colleagues and senior stakeholders Use data and analytics to understand the scale of problems, and to define and validate hypotheses for the causes Engage stakeholders (both internal and external to C&H Supply Chain) to understand business process and identify opportunities to implement improvements Think creatively to consider new and different ideas to business problems and to drive visibility across the End to End Supply Chain Work with pace to deliver solutions on time, within scope and to agreed success criteria, escalating risks where appropriate Coordinate internal and external resources in a cohesive manner to ensure projects are successful Manage interdependencies with other projects and business activities ensuring alignment Build and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders Develop and maintain key project documentation and measure progress through reporting, including detailed project plans To be successful in this role you will be an experienced and tenacious problem solver and a motivated self-starter, ideally with some experience of managing projects and implementing new processes. Managing ambiguity to get to the root of complex problems will be one of your strengths, alongside being data driven with an analytical mindset. You must be able to pull meaningful insights from large amounts of comprehensive data and therefore be procient in Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint and Excel specifically). Intermediate Excel skills required including vlookup, pivot tables, concatenation etc). You must be comfortable working in a fast paced environment and be adaptable to change. Finally, our ideal candidate will have strong communication and influencing skills with effective stakeholder management - we'll need you to present your results and solutions with confidence and own the room!
Marks & Spencer Paddington Station, Praed Street, London, UK
15/10/2019
Full time
JOB DESCRIPTION: Work alongside like-minded Data Scientists and Analysts to apply best practice statistical and analytical techniques to business issues Key accountabilities and measures Use expert knowledge of data science techniques and statistics to regularly deliver complex projects with a robust commercial approach Regular drumbeat of delivery of data science projects – both large and small – that drives business benefit and gives M&S a competitive advantage Deliver high quality actionable data science by performing ad hoc analysis to predict, measure and interpret business trends. Demonstrate a culture of analytical ‘curiosity’ through innovative, data driven insights on business questions Work alongside Senior & Lead Data Scientist to develop the data science agenda within the CIU Implement a highly visual and commercial approach when delivering data science projects that engages and challenges the thinking of non / less technical audiences. Clearly and concisely communicate data science insight that then gets buy in Similarly work alongside the rest of the CIU Analytics team to champion/implement self-service and data-driven decisioning for the CIU client base with a strong emphasis on automation to lift the team out of BAU Act as support to CIU analysts and other M&S functions, such as Marketing, Merchandising or Logistics to identify opportunities and appropriate solutions to problems Work as part of a team to scan and maintain a presence within the market for opportunities in optimisation, analytical techniques, visualisation, tools and big data working with M&S Big data / IT Teams to prioritise and scope improvements Key skills PhD or MSc. in a numerate subject is preferred e.g. Machine Learning, Computer Science, Statistics Experience in developing and deploying machine learning algorithms using Python or R. Proficient with SQL and NoSQL data bases Prior experience of using Apache Spark to develop and deploy data science projects. Comprehensive proficiency in key programming languages (e.g. Python, Java, R, SPARK, SQL, etc) and software development skills. Expert in mining large & complex data sets - both structured and unstructured data and including (but not limited to) efficient extraction of data, transformation and application Key relationships and stakeholders CIU and Loyalty wider team Internal clients from the business, especially various Leadership teams