Business Analyst

Job Title: Business Analyst
Contract Type:
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
Contact Name: Nikki Sargent
Job Published:
REF: 897736_1581094190

Job description:

Vanilla Recruitment

On behalf of an industry leading international manufacturer, we’re delighted to be supporting the recruitment of an insightful and astute Business Analyst with strong commercial acumen and a process driven mind-set.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent analytical skills and an ability to skillfully present data as an integral part of a story. You should be a strategic thinker with experience working in commercial or analytical roles, preferably in Engineering and Manufacturing industries.

We’d love to hear from experienced applicants with a flair for managing CRM systems and delivering sharp, insightful data analysis. Working collaboratively with colleagues across the business, you will play an essential part in supporting and improving all client-facing activities, meeting strategical sales and marketing objectives and delivering consistent revenue growth.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Supporting monthly reporting and analysis, as well as liaising with the Commercial Director and Senior Management Team in order to support the strategic planning of the business.
  • Developing a strong business knowledge in relation to the relevant customer base, market segmentation and the drivers within customers markets.
  • Using market research to develop further insights into potential customers and market segments.
  • Analysing market segments and geographies in terms of size and accessibility, as well as identifying the market structures, trends and key drivers.
  • Carrying out Sales and Profitability analysis – to include products, customers, segments and geographic markets – and propose improvement actions, incorporating the coordination of pricing management to maximise profitability.
  • Championing CRM as a key platform for insight sharing and ensuring data validity.
  • Sales Pipeline Analysis and creating actions to ensure they match with identified trends and drivers.
  • Other related tasks and undertake key project work as directed.


Skills and experience required:

  • Extensive experience in a similar role, which must have involved marketing and / or financial analysis.
  • Ideally Degree qualified in a relevant field.
  • Prior involvement in B2B market analysis or sales within engineering or manufacturing would be preferable.
  • Skilled in working with ERP systems for Data Management (e.g. SAP/Infor).
  • IT proficient, with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrate effective organisation, time-management and forward planning.
  • Excellent English communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Works with an innovative, problem-solving and service-orientated approach, both within the company and externally.


Hours of work:

  • Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm
  • Friday 8.30am – 2.00pm


Salary and benefits:

  • £35,000 – £40,000

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