Business Analyst

Master of Malt
London, UK
Full Time
Job posted
April 7, 2017
Closing date
07 May 2017

About Us

Master of Malt has grown, and continues to grow, aggressively over the last few years to be one of the world’s leading online retailers of spirits, and an award-winning eCommerce retailer in it’s own right.

There are lots of moving parts involved in keeping a business like ours at the top of our game. We need to make money so that we can keep the lights on and pay our bills, but we mustn’t try to make too much by putting our prices up or else people will go elsewhere. It’s a tricky conundrum…


About the role

This role is a nexus point – just about everything that happens in the business will touch a business analyst at some point, because everything we do is driven by data. A Business Analyst is highly technical, using database mining techniques (primarily SQL) to extract raw data, and then analysing that data to detect trends, find  opportunities, answer questions, and propose solutions.

Balancing several projects and several internal customers at the same time will be typical, as well as batting away in incessant stream of ad-hoc data requests. It’s demanding, but it’s incredibly satisfying for the right sort of person.


About you

You have an enquiring mind, you’re smart, and you like to solve problems. You have the technical skill to query a database using SQL, and you have the commercial acumen to understand the significance of the trends that you’re identifying so that you can find the root cause of the problem or the seed of an opportunity.

You have a working toolkit of statistical modelling and analytical techniques, and you can quickly learn new things to add to that toolset. You can say three interesting (interesting to you, anyway) things about the normal distribution, you know how to determine statistical significance, and you have a few methods up your sleeve for predicting the future.

You are careful and precise. You understand that caveats are a necessary evil and you will feel comfortable presenting your view on the data as well as the raw stats, even if there are caveats and assumptions abound. You learn quickly; whether it’s picking up a bit of javascript so that you can automate a Google Sheet, getting to grips with the stock database so that you can produce a suite of stock holding reports, or brushing up on the fundamentals of time series forecasting so that you can support finance.


The process

Standard sort of thing; a couple of interviews, an online test, then, if you’re the right stuff, the job’s yours!

Apply with a CV and cover note using the form below.

Good luck!

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