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Data Analyst

Polegate, East Sussex, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


The Company:

In March 2018 Cairngorm Capital acquired Parker Building Supplies, a leading independent builders' merchant based in Sussex and Kent. Three further proprietary investments of Fairalls (Builders' Merchants) Ltd, Chandlers Building & Roofing Supplies and Stamco Timber have created the largest independent builders' merchant in the South East of England, led by a management team with deep industry expertise.

The business primarily serves trade customers with its core offering of heavyside building materials, civils, roofing & timber, plus an array of ancillary product lines including kitchens, joinery and architectural ironmongery. The new enlarged company has 39 branches operating from the Midlands to the South East, with combined revenues of £180 million and over 750 employees.

The Role:

This role, reporting into the Head of IT will be expected to be naturally inquisitive when it comes to data. The post holder will revel in the opportunity to drive deep into raw data whilst surfacing insights from our core business systems and external data sources, looking for cause and affect cross the various sections of the department. At the same time have the technical acumen to be a self-starter and experience in SQLServer, Excel and Tableau to be able to mine for data and generate easy to understand business facing analytics.


Manage their own workstack, keeping business users aware of the timelines for delivery of their requirements.

Gather business requirements for SSRS, Tableau and Metabase in a standardized format and maintain a reporting index including ownership, use and source data being consumed, updating the Metric definitions used across the business.

Design, build and develop SSRS, Tableau and Metabase reporting within IBMG.

Design, build and develop Data Models around multiple areas of the business using multiple data sources considered to be single truth repositories.

Refresh and amend existing Tableau data models and reporting.

An appreciation of Python R to provide statistical models and data to the IBMG data sets would be useful experience.

Be a business facing expert in the rapid production of statistical analysis (Both financial and operational data sets)

Design and Own data modelling within the Business and be a focal point for information by translating complex statistical analysis into business-friendly language.

Engage with the wider team and be a knowledge expert in your field. Sharing your experience and help the rest of the team understand data modeling concepts and the transference of knowledge.

Work with Business owners, in particular the commercial team to understand their needs and ambitions. Assess, Plan and design solutions which meat business needs in the most appropriate way.

As part of the wider IT team, you will be expected to take on broader tasks which may not necessarily fit within the strict title of your role from time to time as an IT resource.

Key Attributes

Self Starter: To have the initiative to take a task and run with it independently, knowing when to ask for assistance and guidance but focused on delivering on time, first time.

Business Acumen: To understand the basics of any business and to know what to question and really get to the source if the requirement, whilst being aware of how a business functions and when drives revenue and growth.

Attention to Detail: A keen eye, not accepting of mistakes and really able to assess, analyse and amend the output they are creating. Really taking pride in the accuracy of the output and use it as a key skill in determining requirements and deliverables.

Initiative: Someone who does not need to be told what to do, but is comfortable enough to take the initiative to resolve problems, and to find new initiatives which will improve the data landscape of the business.

Collaboration: To be able to work well within the team and the wider business community, suggesting solutions and listening to feedback, working together across everyone in the business to promote a collaborative solution to challenges, bringing people with them is a essential skill.

Job Details

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Polegate, East Sussex, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual