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Forecasting Analyst Ocado

Reference: FA070118
Closing date: 03 Mar 2019
Contract type: Full-time
Salary: Competitive
Hours: 40 hours per week
Location: Hatfield (Head Office)

Who We Are

Ocado is the world’s leading innovator in online grocery shopping, with a pioneering business model. We are developing our own cutting-edge technology to enable new customer propositions, opening multiple sites & warehouses, and engaging in new business partnerships. This is an exceptional opportunity to join an exciting company and a team of smart, skilled and friendly people with extraordinary drive and passion.

The Team

We are a team of analysts that specialise in providing accurate views of likely future labour, infrastructure and asset requirements,  identifying opportunities for business growth and operational efficiencies, and then matching our capacity to demand through effective rostering and recruitment. This can range from fast-paced analysis allowing us to react quickly to distribute our orders across the country each week, through to long-term planning & budgeting to ensure that Ocado is developing its assets, through recruitment and infrastructure acquisitions, which are aligned with its national growth strategy.

The Role

Our Forecasting & Capacity Planning function is central within our business, overlapping with all other departments - from Warehouse Operations to Finance and Human Resources. Having an accurate and dynamic view of where our customer demand and operational capacities sit, allows us to remain agile in the face of a shifting retail environment, and steer corporate strategies on growth and investment into where it will make the most impact.

As Ocado grows, we have access to more complexity and more data than ever before, allowing the analytical team to provide greater and more valuable insight into customer behaviours and forecasting processes, working with stakeholders across the business to provide measurable step-changes in performance

As a Forecasting Analyst, you will have your own areas of specialisation and take ownership of projects and tools of your own conception. This will enable you to play a key role in supporting our various stakeholders, which include Operational Planning, Service Delivery and Finance, to deliver effective analytical insights.

The role is based in our new head office in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, just 20 minutes by train from London.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Ocado is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employers are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we will be in contact with shortlisted candidates only. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Ocado's business our vacancy close dates may be subject to change.