Data Analyst

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Competitive market rate salary
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We're looking for a strong Data Analyst to join our team in London (based in the UK or US) and become an integral part of our Content function. This position is also open for applicants based in New York and depending on experience, the rest of North America also.

You will be a strategic, intelligent and commercial individual able to provide world class data analysis for our fashion brands. You must demonstrate an understanding in fashion and data analysis which they can combine to enhance and underpin the work that the Content team delivers across fashion. You will work with our content teams to analyse data and aid in the generation of breakthrough insight and trends for the different products we produce.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide high quality and accurate analysis for WGSN‘s content, based on an understanding of one or more of the following categories that WGSN covers:

    • Fashion

    • Consumer insights, key trends and drivers

  • Provide editors with insight on past and future trends, and any growth opportunities.

  • Conduct primary and secondary research across a variety of quant data sets and deliver analysis that provides actionable recommendations that will benefit the client's future business.

  • Tackle the challenge of extracting business intelligence from large data sets. Ability to see beyond the numbers.

  • Proactively suggest ways to visualise complex data sets, generating charts/tables that give insightful views of key business issues and opportunities.

  • Able to collaborate with the Mindset team in region and across territories to ensure consistency of data analysis across the company.

  • Is a strong participant and contributor to the creation, sharing and learning culture to provide inspiration and relevant information for the benefit of the global Editorial team’s deliverables.

  • Is accountable for personal objectives and designated KPIs by working within editorial guidelines to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.

  • Is confident to take an active and vocal role in team meetings, putting forward new ideas and suggestions for data integration.

  • Responsibility for projects being delivered in brief, in a relevant, insightful and commercially successful manner with data integrity at the core.


Your Experience

  • Ideally a few years of experience in a data analyst role

  • An ability to explain data to people who don’t get it is a must

  • Experience in fashion retail/merchandising/buying/e-commerce is a strong advantage

  • Creative, commercial, resourceful, innovative & able to cope under pressure

  • Ability to analyse large amounts of data and pinpoint trends that will impact the market

  • A person that gets things done and a problem solver

  • An analytical mind, with the ability to distinguish between what is important and what is not, making the complex simple

  • Curious, flexible and a strategic thinker with gravitas that can inspire their clients, peers and more junior colleagues.

  • Strong communication and organisational skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills comfortable to tackle work within a global tea

  • Technical Experience with:

    • Languages (one or multiple): SQL (must), Python (beneficial), R, Java, Octave, etc
    • Visualisation (one or multiple): Tableau (beneficial), LOOKR, Power BI, etc.
    • Familiar with general computer use including Microsoft word, excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Beneficial to have analytic experience in:

    • Statistical modelling / forecasting (AB Testing, DOE, Regression, etc.)

    • Data mining

    • Research


Why choose us?

At Ascential, diversity, equity and inclusion is core to us. We’re a company built around our people - and we’re committed to supporting each and every one of them to be the best they can be. We love having a diverse team of people who bring new ideas and different strengths and perspectives to Ascential. Our employee-led networks, Ascential Pride, Black in Business and EmPower: An Ascential Women's Initiative, help us to create a place where communities and allies can connect and share experiences. In addition, our Early Talent programmes help grow and foster diverse new talent for our sectors. 

We are committed to supporting the environment and sustainability, including ensuring our pension plan defaults to sustainable options and striving to be net zero by 2030. 

Recognising great performance is a key part of our culture. Our Awards schemes recognise and reward the brilliant achievements of our people. 

We have a truly flexible working environment with a wide range of flexible, hybrid and agile-working arrangements. Conversations about flexible working have always been - and will continue to be - actively encouraged here.

Our benefits and wellbeing package offers flexible benefits you can tailor to your own personal needs, including: 

  • 25 days of holiday per year  - with an option to buy/ sell upto 5 days

  • Pension, Life Assurance and Income Protection

  • Flexible benefits platform with options including Private Medical, Dental Insurance, Critical Illness and the Ascential Shares Scheme

  • Employee assistance programme, season ticket loans and cycle to work scheme

  • Volunteering opportunities and charitable giving options

  • Great learning and development opportunities.

We want to ensure everyone has the opportunity to perform their best when interviewing, so if you require any reasonable adjustments that would make you more comfortable during the process, please let us know so that we can do our best to support you.

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