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  • Data Analyst – Installations

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Head Office Support & Admin
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Competitive + Bonus
  • Hours of work: Mon-Fri 37.5
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 27-Nov-2018
  • Job reference: 18722

Job Description

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers.  That’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together. It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture.  All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be. If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home.

A little about the role…

We are currently looking for a  Data Analyst to join the team. This role can be based in Northampton but travel will be required. You will will report into the Operations Manager and will support the Installation Department to assist in the reporting, presentation, data mining and operational/service analysis of information in all matters relating to Installation.  The role will also support the department from a data point of view from initial sale and survey to understanding store and installer performance, competitor analysis and cost efficiency.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the collation of data, sorting, studying/analysing, report creation and development, preparation, circulation and evaluation of sales, delivered sales and financial reports. This role will also require data entry by the job holder.

  • To support the development of business cases, specific report writing, budgeting preparation and ROI cases ensuring a return on capital will be achieved (where necessary).

  • To track remedial spend (by associated areas) to within agreed expenditure limits and ensure spend is analysed.

  • To ensure that costs are apportioned and where appropriate cross charged to other departments and suppliers. Where necessary, visits and/or discussions will be held to discuss root cause and impact.

  • To support the compiling of monthly performance  Reporting Analysis and Board reporting.

  • To analyse, in detail, the performance of the stores, Installers and Installation Managers’ to identify trends, provide lead and lag indicators of success and to provide data that allows a change of direction, if required.

  • To support post implementation review of new initiatives to ensure they are performing as intended.

  • To understand the risks and opportunities associated with installation data and financial management and make sure these are fed back and reflected in forecasts.

  • To use data from stores and Customer Service to meaningfully inform the department to make future decisions.

  • Contribute to the maintenance and development of our installer database

  • To ensure we continue to deliver competitive pricing integrity through competitor indexing, commercial analysis/benchmarking, forecasting and impact modelling of price changes.

  • Maintain competitor price trackers and report updates on a regular basis.

What we are looking for in you?


  • Advanced Excel, Google, Java and database management

  • Experience within an Installation retail/service/commercial function

  • Project Management/Six Sigma experience (supporting skills)


  • Strong analytical skills

  • Highly developed presentation and communication skills

  • Commercial awareness and cross functional working experience

  • Full working knowledge of the Microsoft platform

  • Understanding of statistical modelling, data mining and analysis techniques and tools.

Other attributes

  • A team player with drive

  • resilience and enthusiasm

  • An ability to clearly define logic and make recommendations

  • capability to deliver accurate information, at pace, under pressure and tight deadlines

What can we offer you?

Wickes provides own-brand home improvement products and is committed to strengthening its position as the destination DIY and Home Improvement store for DIYers and Tradespeople. No wonder they have been voted “Britain’s Favourite DIY Store” and continue to grow their Business.

Wickes are part of the Travis Perkins Group, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials with over 20 different brands and over 28,000 employees we are able to offer long and varied career opportunities. We are committed to investing in your development and enabling you to fulfil your future career aspirations

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