Senior Data Analyst

Job Description

Our client, a leading UK Public Sector organisation, is seeking a Senior Data Analyst to join their highly strategic Procurement team. This position offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced commercial analyst to be part of a dynamic team.

Duties of the role include providing an effective analytical and reporting service to the commercial team, enabling savings and driving compliance. The successful candidate will be responsible for producing project and activity dashboard reports, as well as preparing weekly, monthly, and annual returns. They will also serve as the main point of contact for producing reports from the e-procurement system, leading on data collection and inputting. Additionally, the Senior Data Analyst will provide spend analysis for specific categories and develop cost breakdown templates and quotation analysis as required.

The key requirements for this position include excellent knowledge of analytical systems, tools, and principles, as well as expert level Excel skills and prior experience with Power BI. A good understanding of the public sector, particularly within procurement, is desired, along with previous stakeholder engagement experience. Excellent communication skills are also essential.

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, apply now to avoid missing out.

10 Interview Questions You Might Get Asked

These are questions that we think might come up at some point during the interview process. It's worth prepping answers for the questions below, as well as other key areas you think will be important to secure the role.

  • Can you provide an example of a large project you have worked on in the past and the impact your data analysis had on the outcomes?
  • How would you approach providing an effective analytical and reporting service to the commercial team?
  • Can you give an example of a challenging situation you have faced while producing project and activity dashboard reports and how you resolved it?
  • What experience do you have with using e-procurement systems and producing reports from them?
  • How would you go about collecting and inputting data for analysis?
  • Can you provide an example of a time when you conducted spend analysis for specific categories and how it contributed to cost savings?
  • What methods have you used in the past to develop cost breakdown templates, analysis, and quotation analysis?
  • How do you ensure compliance with procurement guidelines and regulations in your analysis?
  • Can you describe your experience with stakeholder engagement in a public sector procurement setting?
  • How do you effectively communicate complex data analysis findings to non-technical stakeholders?

5 Questions You Could Ask

Based on the job description above, here are 5 questions we think you could ask during your interview. Use them as a guide to help you write your own questions.

Remember: Always have at least 5 questions prepared for the interview. If you do not, you run the risk of looking unprepared.

  • What are some of the current projects that the Procurement team is working on?
  • What is the level of media attention that the Procurement team typically receives for their projects?
  • Can you provide more information about the specific responsibilities of the Senior Data Analyst role?
  • What is the size and composition of the commercial team that the Senior Data Analyst will be working with?
  • Are there any specific software or systems that the Senior Data Analyst will be expected to be proficient in?
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Company: Boston Hale

Location: London

Posted: 2023-11-01 00:00:00

Salary: £220/day

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Job Type: contract

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Category: IT / Computing / Software

Latitude: 51.507322

Longitude: -0.127647

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