Trainee Data Analyst/Project Coordinator (12 month contract)

  • Next PLC
  • Enderby, Leicester, UK
  • 12/08/2020
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Data Management Statistics

Job Description

The Research and Development function provides analytical support for the whole business. Its key roles are to identify areas to improve or create new processes by measuring and reporting on business activities, through data collation and analysis. The focus being to identify and propose mechanisms to improve business performance and profitability and work with Next systems teams to deliver these objectives for Next.The analyst role is focused on analysing and interpreting data obtained from Next’s business systems and external sources in order to identify these opportunities. Once a business objective has been set, you will play a key role within the project delivery team defining the development requirements.The international team is responsible for managing the operational processes that underpin Next’s 70+ international websites & third party outlets. Working closely with the fashion teams, systems & warehousing to ensure product is available and websites are operating effectively & efficiently to maximise sales potential. Future demand is forecasted, enabling us to optimise & closely control the balance of stock between UK & international warehouses to deliver optimal sales and minimise costs.
About the role:You will,

  • Build strong working relationships with areas across the business.
  • Identify issues and resolve queries from other departments.
  • Analyse various data using statistical and modelling techniques.
  • Plan and develop projects alongside the project manager and systems developers.
  • Produce accurate reports to help support with decision making.
  • Problem solver, able to take complex problems, break them down and come up with intuitive solutions.
  • Self-motivated with a desire to learn new skills.
  • Highly organised, you’ll be able to proactively manage a wide range of responsibilities.
  • A great communicator, you will build excellent relationships with various departments.
  • Able to analyse, summarise and present information clearly and accurately.

Skills and Qualifications you have:Essential

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel / Google Sheets
  • Problem solving skills
  • Numerical, analytical or business based degree


  • Previous exposure to SQL or other data analysis tools
  • Experience with data visualisation tools e.g. PowerBI
  • Familiarity with Google Apps, Gmail, Drive, Sheets etc
  • Previous experience of Project Management
  • Knowledge of data mining techniques
  • Previous experience of working in a retail store, retail head office or Customer Data Analyst role.