Corporate Administration Analyst

Aldi Stores
Atherstone, Warwickshire
39,865 - 43,765 GBP
08 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
You'll join the team that takes a closer look at how Aldi is performing and shares best practice knowledge with our international business.

As an Analyst, you'll look closely at the detail of how our business is run and how we're performing. It's about using the information we have for financial planning and seeing first-hand the impact you're making to our success. We do things our own way at Aldi. But whatever we're doing, we must be getting it right. With a wave of impressive sales figures behind us, we're opening new stores at lightning speed. It means now, more than ever, we need to keep on top of our finances.

Buying Administration Analyst

Our Corporate Buying Department has to move even quicker than the rest of the business. The teams have to keep ahead of our customers too; second-guessing what they want and need before they do.

Within the Corporate Buying Department sits the Corporate Buying Administration Team (CBAT) who support the department's financial planning and analysis functions. CBAT are seeking an Analyst to join the team.

The Buying Administration Analyst takes responsibility and ownership of the tasks and projects within the team, driving forward innovation and using their knowledge, expertise and experience to benefit the whole department.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Analysis of the department's forecasted spend data to identify trends and areas of over or under-spend when compared to actual data resulting in more accurate planning on a monthly and annual basis
• Analysis of sales forecast data to determine where we will hit target or where we are under-performing. Taking this data onto the next step to propose areas of potential changes to the data
• Collation and presentation of key performance indicator information for different levels of the department
• Daily checks and monitoring of the important information that drives the department such as Net Profit and sales forecasting information. To help ensure its accuracy and being proactive in finding anomalies in our data by liaising with the relevant stakeholders to investigate and resolve
• Generating and analysing the annual sales budget data for the department using forecasted sales data
• Creating bespoke data extracts from the Data Warehouse, CBIS and other applications to aid the flow of information in the department and providing analysis and identify trends within the data to aid with decision making
• Play a lead role in developing, implementing and delivering the training strategy for the department

Minimum requirements
• Exemplary Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Access skills
• Strong commercial acumen
• GCSE grade B or above (or equivalent) in Maths
• Ideally Maths A Level grade B or above
• Professional work experience in a similar environment
• Experience of data manipulation, interrogation and presentation of business performance
• Experience preparing senior level reports
• Experience analysing data within a retail setting; able to deal with complex data under pressure
• Delivers solutions autonomously
• Strategic and critical thinker that is results orientated and data driven

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