Greene King

Operations Data Analyst

Job description

Greene King is the country's leading pub company and Brewer, first established in 1799. At Greene King it's not just pints that we want you to pour, we want people who can share our purpose and Pour Happiness into Lives. We are on a transformational journey for both customers and colleagues which will make us the pride of British hospitality. With over 40,000 people working across our 1,600 pubs, our breweries and two support centres, a career at Greene King has no limits.

Operations Data Analyst

Role Purpose

The Deployment Team is responsible for ensuring we have the right people in the right place at the right time in our pubs so that they thrive and so we can deliver great service for our customers and a great experience for our teams.

The Operations Data Analyst/ Deployment Analytics Manager is at the heart of this team, responsible for the model and processes that help determine how many hours each pub needs, as well as generating insights and providing analytical support for the business on deployment. With a passion and aptitude for data and analysis, they will work closely with the Lead Deployment Support Manager to define and deliver the strategy for the function. Inquisitive, with a continuous improvement mindset, their skill and enthusiasm in both identifying and quantifying opportunities will be key in driving efficiencies across the business.

Key Accountabilities
  • Owning the model that helps determine how many hours each pub needs. This includes maintaining accurate inputs, managing and updating model assumptions, running weekly modelling and validating outputs
  • Working closely with the Deployment Support Managers to ensure Team Hours system configuration and workload rules are accurate and up-to-date, diagnosing and resolving any issues
  • Playing a critical role in the annual budgeting and re-forecasting process, working closely with Finance to provide forecasted hours by pub, backed up with clear rationale and commentary
  • Conducting analysis on deployment, running scenario modelling, highlighting opportunities and risks, and building business cases for change
  • Supporting the business’s operational efficiency and continuous improvement strategy by providing impact analysis and recommendations on key initiatives
  • Liaising with various teams across the business (e.g. Operations, Commercial, IT, HR) to ensure that any activities which change hours in pubs are correctly accounted for in the model
  • Influencing and interacting with Operations Managers and Business Development Managers, sharing ad hoc information and insights, and receiving feedback to help improve the model
  • Generating periodic insight to influence decision making for senior leaders, including Managing Directors, Finance Directors and the Chief People Officer. Creating analysis which must be timely and insightful to ensure informed business decisions are made.
  • Working with third party IT solution providers to influence and implement the Team Hours development road map

Person Specification
  • Proactive attitude, willing to take ownership for work and the results that come from it
  • Consistently deliver on commitments, despite challenging timescales and competing priorities
  • Great communicator who can tailor their message to different audiences and build effective relationships
  • A continuous improvement mindset, constantly looking for ways to work smarter, drive efficiencies, and challenge the status quo
  • Strong planning and organising skills, working in a structured way to ensure consistent and accurate delivery to service-level agreements and deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving skills, working with pace and tenacity to own and resolve issues
  • A passion for pubs with plenty of energy
  • Advanced Excel user with good knowledge of VBA
  • Previous experience working with data and generating insights in an analytical-orientated role, in particular around budgeting, forecasting and impact analysis / continuous improvement
  • Ability to create PowerPoint presentations to share insight
  • Workforce management processes and systems, particularly within a hospitality / service industry
  • Specialist reporting / analytical software (e.g. Power BI)
  • Continuous Improvement methodologies

What you can expect from us?
  • Competitive salary and pension contribution scheme
  • Private Medical insurance
  • Discounted Health Screening
  • Option to purchase discounted Dental Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • 33% discount for you on food and drinks across all our managed sites and 15% for your friends and family
  • 50% discount for you at Greene King Hotels/Inns and 25% discount for your friends and family
  • Access to company perks portal for regular retailer discounts
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) and the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Free onsite parking
  • An employee health, wellbeing advice and guidance service
  • As one of the industry's leading apprenticeship providers, we can offer training and development at any stage of your career, whatever step you decide to take

Corporate Social Responsibility

We also want to be a positive force for good, having a social purpose that threads through every part of our business, whether it be through caring for the planet, caring for our communities through our hugely successful partnership with Macmillan (raising over 10 million pounds!) or caring for our people, creating life opportunities for all through innovative social mobility programmes. We are on an incredible journey and our goal is to be the pride of British hospitality.

Inclusion and Diversity

At Greene King we're setting the bar for Inclusion & Diversity. We are on a journey towards Everyday Inclusion where everyone feels welcome, can thrive and truly belong. With external commitments like the Valuable 500, If Not Now, When? and our Calling Time on Racism manifesto, our community partnerships and the support of our 4 internal Employee Led Inclusion Groups we have a clear plan based on education, awareness and activity that's already making an impact. We value the diversity of our people and are working to increase this, by joining us on this journey you can help us to shape our future inclusive culture.


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