Commercial Analyst

Founded in 1979, Homebase is one of the UK’s leading home improvement and garden retailers. The company operates over 190 stores across the UK and Ireland, employing in excess of 8,000 people throughout its store estate, distribution centres and support offices.

Its product range includes painting and decorating, plants, garden tools and accessories, kitchens and furniture.

People don’t just visit us for a tin of paint or a packet of screws. They’re looking for fresh ideas and inspiration for their home and gardens. To make their house a home. And that's what makes a career at Homebase so rewarding.

The role

Homebase is looking for you to join us as a Commercial Analyst to provide analytic support to the Senior Commercial Analyst in regular day to day reporting, adhoc analysis and working on the stock reduction workstream.

Responsible for working with the commercial teams, developing more effective reports and analysis to help drive better decision making around stock, availability, replenishment and more.
Produce regular basket level analysis to help drive some of the core business values. Through basket analysis you will add insight around multi buys, effectiveness of vouchers and customers attachment behaviour
Working on the stock reduction work stream by providing analysis for clear decision making to improve the quality of stock in addition to developing better principles for the future when it comes to Homebase stock in the business.

Please note, this role is a junior level position and provides the opportunity to study for a CIMA/ACCA.

What will I be doing?

As a Commercial Analyst, you’ll need to:

Set up and maintain automated processes
Monitor and audit data quality
Track key performance indicators and communicate findings
Maintain and improve data dashboards
Prepare reports using business reporting tools
Analyse large datasets, presenting findings in simple successful outputs to management

What I need to be successful:

Enthusiasm to learn
Interest in retail
Skilled with analytical and numerical data
Attention to detail
Hardworking with good time management
Proactive
Preferable degree in a relevant discipline (economics, mathematics, business studies, statistics)
Beginner/Intermediate Excel knowledge

The role requires need for skills in data analysis tools, preferable but not required:

SPSS Modeler
Business Objects
Aginity
SQL
VBA

Benefits

When joining us you’ll enjoy a range of benefits including:

24 days annual leave
Store discounts up to 20%
Company Pension & Life Assurance
Access to our employee assistance helpline

And many more additional benefits, discounts and offers.

Apply now