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Merchandising Analyst Apprentice

JD Sports Fashion Plc
Hollins Brook Way, BURY, BL9 8RR
£18,000.00 annually
Closing date
26 Jan 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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Key Duties/Responsibilities:

With assistance from experienced developers, relevant stakeholders and colleagues your role will include:
  • Support Outdoor Merchandising Operations team on day-to-day tasks and reporting
  • Collect, analyse, and document business functionality, change requests and data requirements
  • Collaborate with end users and project team members on requirement development anddesign
  • Surfacing insights, KPI's and analysis and problem solving to the team
  • Design, develop, test, debug, maintain, and document system components
  • Manage timelines of developments, reports, and analysis
  • Communicate in an effective manner the possible solutions, results, and impact
  • Learn new software tools and skills as needed and help train others to use the new features

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Desirable Skills and behaviours:
  • Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of data quality and master data management
  • Python / R experience preferred
  • Oracle database skills, including the ability to write SQL
  • Use of visualisation tools e.g., OBIEE / Looker / Google Data Studio

Experience with:
  • Software engineering practices and information architecture
  • Java / HTML / CSS / C++ / Visual Basic / Plotly Dash
  • Object-oriented programming (OOP)
  • Machine Learning algorithms
  • Predictive modelling
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivated and take initiative
  • Working with associates at all levels

Desired qualifications

Must Have: 5 GCSE's - grades A - C - must include English and Maths.

Desirable: Any of either A level, BTEC or NVQ in an IT related subject.

Future prospects

Fantastic career and earning potential within a fast growing business and industry. This is like no other opportunity on the market.

Things to consider

  • Staff discount
  • Enrolled onto company pension plan
  • An exciting, fast-paced working environment where you will work with and learn from the best in the business

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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