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Data Analyst

Support Office»IT


Job Reference: 181500BR

Nottingham Support Office



Boots and the No7 Beauty company recognise the value of data as a strategic asset and have invested in creating an independent Data Office. Our data office supports the business with data platforms, management, and usage in the business to drive commercial value and achieve strategic ambitions. As part of this new community, you will work alongside experts across all specialisms that support a data centric business, bringing great opportunities to develop a career pathway and broaden your skill set and knowledge.

We have invested in a cloud data & analytics platform, Data Lynx, migrating previously siloed data across our business units to a centralized enterprise hub, supporting the retirement of legacy on-prem data & analytics warehouses and enabling the transformation and self-serve of data.

Our Data Architecture team provide the Data Management and Governance for all data held on the platform. This includes Data Scoping, Metadata Management, Reference Data Management, Data Quality Management and Data Mapping Governance.

We are looking for a talented individual to make the next step in their career and join us as a Data Analyst. Data Management is a broad discipline, so we are seeking candidates from a range of backgrounds including Data Analysis, Data Stewardship, Data Governance, Data Design or Data Governance.

As a Data Analyst you will:

  • Combine both business and data analysis skills to capture data centric requirements and data definitions, working closely with technical solution & project delivery teams
  • Document data requirements that address data sources, data provenance, data scope and data quality
  • Profile large and complex data sets using SQL or other analytical tools to ensure they meet requirements
  • Identify data quality issues, data scope gaps or data privacy issues within all data sets and ensure that these issues are all addressed
  • Investigate the cause of data quality issues and initiate the most appropriate resolution
  • Document data mappings to identify the attributes of value that will be used in reporting layers and capture any data joins, cleansing, transformations, or calculations required.
  • Work closely with the Data Designers to ensure that the data models incorporate all the data concepts
  • Contribute to data management forums to help establish and improve data standards and efficient ways of working
  • Enforce data management best practices, standards and processes​.

Successful candidates will bring analytics abilities and a passion for data, with experience of working in analytics, reporting, SQL, or data quality. So, if you are passionate about working with data to solve business problems and excited by the idea of joining an industry-leading data team, we would love to hear from you.
Previously successful candidates have brought some of the following skills and experience:
  • Able to work in fast-paced environment and able to work collaboratively across multi-discipline teams
  • Good understanding of metadata, master data and reference data management
  • Conceptual, logical, and physical data modelling, data lineage/data flow mapping and data quality
  • Familiar with ETL, pipelines and data loading systems.
  • Data protection, security, and governance awareness
  • Desirable to have Retail, Pharmacy, Supply Chain and Product data domain experience.
About us…

We are on a mission to transform how we store, access, consume, model, and translate our data to optimise the value in our business and to our customers. Growing our capabilities in our newly formed central data office is part of this exciting journey.

This is consumer data in retail for the real world, you are so close to your customers in all ways – in store, online and internally that our data teams play a huge part in helping our business evolve in the rights ways to support and be with our customers, for life.

Our Data Office function supports different areas of our business, working on projects that make a real difference – from our hugely successful Boots App, our fantastic Advantage Card loyalty programme, consumer trends and brand insights to our world-class warehousing system.

We place so much value on our team – if you want to build a career that will keep developing with your skills, there is no better place to do it.

In joining the Data function, you will be able to access:
  • The WBA (Walgreens Boots Alliance) IT Academy
  • BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT - up to the level of Fellow
  • The Information Security Forum for professional development in the Cyber Security and Information Governance arena
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society for certification in the use of digital healthcare
  • College of Healthcare Information Management Executives for globally recognised qualification in the delivery of digital healthcare

Additionally, a series of internal learning opportunities are also available to all members of the team including regular connections to the Data office team and wider team delivering change through technology at Boots and the No7 Beauty Company. The team ethos is one of shared learning and we support attendance at public events throughout the UK and the onward sharing of this within the team.

The Boots and No7 Company Data and IT functions have a well-established diversity, equity and inclusion model and charter known as “Inclusive IT” that strives to make allies of everyone who works within the team.

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