Job description

Job Introduction

Our Team:

We operate a ‘hub and spoke’ model for digital. The Central Data team supports business units across strategy, innovation, product, commercial, marketing. We are Subject Matter Experts and platforms owners for consumer data, eCRM, analytics & business intelligence. As part of a combined community of digital experts, the teams work in partnership to create outstanding services to our users and deliver commercial success.

As a team we thrive on combining local market excellence with a wider, global perspective.

The focus of your role:

Act as the core Subject Matter Expert for consumer data engineering within the Data Team. Help us to guide, maintain, develop and continually improve the data & analytics architecture we have built in-house that supports nearly 500 users, over 200 well known and respected magazines & radio stations and contains diverse sources that once blended, tell a story for our brands and consumers all in one place.

Role Responsibility

  • Expert in SQL (Postgres, Cloud SQL etc) and experienced in using R or Python to build, maintain and orchestrate data pipelines across a business.
  • Confident working with API’s and coding/scripting pipelines to surface and transform this data into analysis friendly assets using technologies such as BigQuery or Amazon Redshift.
  • Data engineering excellence, ensuring not only is data integrated but it's available, reliable, and accurate.
  • Data ownership, although the source of truth may exist elsewhere, it's made usable by our pipelines so must be scalable, and many cases, GDPR compliant.
  • Support, mentor or collaborate a team of engineers to achieve a solution or deliver a project. We work as a team and balance/exchange skills to deliver the best outcome for our stakeholders.
  • Advanced building or support and building of dashboards across business areas using a mixture of Looker (80%), Data Studio (10%) & Power BI (10%).
  • Working across teams briefing/advising on data projects and help advise on the best use of data analytics technologies. Advise the wider Digital team on the development of pilots to test innovative ways of capturing or using data.

Nice to have or know:

  • Undertake and deliver analytics projects of scale while managing smaller adhoc queries (e.g. target audience deep dives, product user journeys and consumption analysis)
  • Web analytics technologies such as Google Analytics/Firebase to design end to end data solutions that deliver comprehensive digital insights.
  • CRM data support, either through segmentation of users, or through data generation & permissions.
  • Ad tech support, ad partners, metrics and revenue, pipelines and 1st party data imports.
  • Machine Learning support, either generating the projects & products directly or supporting the dev team in its use.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Passion for data of all shapes, sizes & volumes!
  • Understanding of value creation opportunities from use of data
  • Understanding and usage of SQL with both relational and non-relational data
  • Experience in building out data models to answer business-critical questions
  • Possess a high level of commercial acumen
  • Comfortable embracing ambiguity, thrive in a start-up environment whilst able to navigate a large matrix organisation
  • Resilience under pressure and at your best when there are lots of moving parts
  • Experience working successfully with senior management
  • Experience of developing large data queries and creating highly effective insights
  • Understanding of one or more data scripting language such as Python, R or SQL or tooling relevant to the specifics of the role
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts and issues to non-experts
  • Experience with BI Platform, Looker, an advantage. You will curate end user reports using ‘LookML’ - Looker’s language for describing dimensions, aggregates, calculations and data relationships.

Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Discounted high street vouchers
  • Internal Bauer Academy – Wide range of learning opportunities to support with your Career Development ((4) Bauer Media Group - Academy: Posts | LinkedIn)
  • Opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme, tech loan scheme and groups discounts for healthcare insurance
  • Discounted subscriptions on Bauer publications (50%)
  • Thrive initiatives – Wellbeing at Bauer
  • Opportunities to contribute to our Belonging@Bauer and Sustainability initiatives

Flexible Working

We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that the traditional 9-5, five days a week doesn’t suit everyone. So, we would love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role and would like to work flexibly. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you.

About the Company

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

As the UK’s biggest selling magazine publisher, we create iconic and influential magazine media brands, digital properties and associated consumer and B2B live events for diverse, passionate audiences. We reach 25 million consumers through our portfolio, which includes heat, Grazia, Closer, Empire, Motor Cycle News, Parkers, Mother& Baby, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Yours, Garden News and Country Walking. Our scale, coupled with the breadth of our portfolio, gives us an advantage over pure play magazine competitors. It also gives us a huge responsibility - our brands become the lens through which our audiences see the world, and for this reason, we take our responsibilities as a media outlet very seriously, recognising that we are responsible for shaping perceptions in the wider world.

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.

What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.

Our mental health at work

We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.

Bauer Core Values

Creativity - We create unique, high quality content that delights our audiences.

Ambition - We think big and bold, pushing boundaries and embracing change.

Passion - We approach every day with curiosity, commitment and a lively positive mindset.

Teamwork - We learn from each other and take the time to understand both challenges and opportunities, working together to find the right solution.

Trust - We are open, respectful and honest.

Inclusivity - We encourage different points of view and perspectives and value all contributions.

Responsibility - We make measured and thoughtful decisions that support the business vision.

Job Reference

Contract Type
Permanent - Full Time

Closing Date
20 May, 2022

Job Category

Business Unit

London/Remote, United Kingdom (Inc NI)

Posted on
06 May, 2022

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