Data Assistant - Retail Operations (Maternity Cover)


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Working Pattern

Full Time


Depending on experience

Closing Date

01/02/2021 12:00

About the Role

We’re looking for a Data Assistant to join our Retail Operations Team here at Matalan Head Office on a Maternity cover basis. As a Retail Operations Data Assistant, you will provide support to the Retail Operations Manager in delivering business growth and also be instrumental in providing data and analysis for all aspects of financial and commercial decision making.

This role would suit someone with a background in data or a strong graduate with an analytical mind and degree.

  • Produce a comprehensive suite of daily & weekly trading KPI’s for both Store & Area Management teams.
  • Utilise the reporting tools available to ensure information & results are delivered clearly & efficiently to the intended target audience. 
  • Assist in developing and evolving the retail reporting suites, ensuring there is alignment to the current needs of the business.
  • Produce weekly and monthly reports for retail, along with any supporting appendices
  • Maintain a rolling daily sales forecast for the current & subsequent weeks, to aid with live planning & decision making (e.g. sales level for payroll planning)
  • Ongoing analysis of key operational measures with a view to improving efficiencies & productivity (e.g. payroll deployment by task, till efficiency levels, refund & exchange analysis, tender type analysis, delivery / C&C volumes) 
  • Investigate & provide key insights on known competitor impacted stores, working cohesively with the Marketing Insights team, producing a quarterly exec report for the senior retail team.
  • Work closely with the Area Manager team to better understand any local factors impacting on trade, to provide qualitative feedback on performance exceptions and to set appropriate store targets
  • Provide a key link between Retail & Finance, enabling Finance visibility of all costs & phasing for the year, along with an awareness of any potential risks & opportunities.
  • Allocation of payroll event hours in line with budget, using volume data to support where appropriate (e.g. sale launch units) delivered in a timely manner to enable forward resource planning.
  • Act as the data steward on behalf of the Retail team, ensuring the ongoing provision of quality data inputs (e.g. relevant store attributes) and engaging in the wider business BI community forum.

About You

  • Experience using data with a proven track record working within a fast-paced Retail environment
  • A strong proficiency in analytics with a robust working knowledge of Microsoft Excel 
  • Ability to cultivate strong working relationships across the business
  • Comfortable engaging with stakeholders across the business
  • Can adapt to change in an agile manner, and advocates continuing improvement for the business
  • Flexible and able to work to tight deadlines

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is proud to serve its customers excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, challenging, and above all fun! As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.
Matalan value diversity and don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from all communities.

Matalan wants to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the application and interview process and ultimately, in their role. We therefore encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you might need to enable this.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.