Commercial Analyst

Location:  Cambridge, GB
Category:  Business Systems and Projects

Commercial Analyst, Operations, Cambridge Assessment English

Permanent

Salary: £32,100 to £43,300

Location: Cambridge

 

What it’s about

We have a vacancy as a Commercial Analyst in the Cambridge Assessment English’s Operations team. These are exciting times as we are currently modernising our systems and processes and are . We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, dynamic and customer-focused Analyst who will thrive in this changing environment.

 

What you’ll be doing

This role encompasses a range of tasks and responsibilities. Reporting to an Assistant Director, you will:

  • Provide insights, analysis and accurate information on Cambridge English processing costs
  • Present data findings in a user friendly manner
  • Analyse trends and variances, advising and influencing senior management to aid the understanding of the impact of operational performance
  • Create and review high quality and accurate process costs to enable operations to find efficiencies
  • Provide data support for business cases, project submissions and analyse data related to these
  • To assist with budget building and monitoring of budgets throughout the financial year
  • Assist the department to have a key focus on data gathering and demonstrating its findings
  • To establish an accurate costings calculator for new products and initiatives to be priced effectively

 

What we’re looking for

You should have a collaborative approach to your work, have strong analytical skills and be highly commercial and good with numbers. You will be able to work unsupervised and to demanding deadlines and have excellent attention to detail.   You should also have the ability to understand complex processes quickly and have a logical approach to work.

 

Purpose of the Job:

To provide analysis and management information to senior managers, to demonstrate the underpinning Cambridge English direct and indirect costs for the different processes in operations. The data should also be able to be used to report accurate information about the operating costs of individual products. To ensure that this data is accurately maintained and able to be manipulated to provide further information as requested.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

 

·         To be responsible for providing insights, analysis and accurate information on Cambridge English processing costs, using data obtained from multiple sources (including Finance, pre and post               exam operating direct and indirect costs)

 

·         To be able to present data findings in a user friendly and meaningful report

 

·         To analyse trends and variances, advising and influencing senior management to aid the understanding of the impact of operational performance

 

·         Create and review high quality and accurate process costs to enable operations to find efficiencies

 

·         To provide data to support business cases and project submissions as required. This could include analysing data from 3rd party suppliers and providing detailed information on the findings                   including providing a cost benefit analysis

 

·         To assist with building of budgets for the next financial year and provide support as required to monitoring budget usage throughout the year

 

·         Assist the senior management of Operations as necessary to ensure it continues to be a department of excellence, with a focus on data gathering and adding value by synthesizing this data                 into meaningful reports

 

·         To establishing an accurate costings calculator to allow operational processes for new products and initiatives to be priced effectively

 

 

Qualifications, Skills, Experience and Behaviours:

 

Qualifications

 

Essential:

·         Educated to degree level (or equivalent)

·         Experience of complex processes and procedures

·         Flexibility and adaptability

·         Excellent oral and written communicator

·         Excellent attention to detail

·         Ability to work effectively under pressure

·         Ability to think strategically

·         Good working knowledge of Microsoft office products

·         High standard of spoken and written English

 

Desirable:

·         MBA or similar business qualification

·         Knowledge of the Cambridge English product range

·         Good overview of Cambridge English business aims and objectives

 

Skills:

·         Strong analytical skills

·         Highly numerate

·         Excellent attention to detail

·         Advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word

·         Good report writing ability and communication skills

·         Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills

 

Experience:

·         Several years’ experience of commercial analysis and the use of the complex business analysis tools/techniques and reporting systems

 

Behaviours:

·         A collaborative and logical approach to work

·         Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised

·         Works well under pressure and can meet tight deadlines

·         Well organised

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.

 

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays 
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary) 
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme 
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers 
  • Cycle scheme 
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

 

Work/life balance is important to us here at Cambridge Assessment, and we offer colleagues a range of flexible working options which suit both the business and the employee.  Please let us know of flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 April 2018  and interviews will be held on 15 May 2018.

As a fair and equal employer, we want to make sure you have all the information you need about the job, so we always incorporate the job description into our ads. If you’re invited for interview, you’ll also receive that job description as a separate document.

In this spirit of transparency, if you’re successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


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