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Data Analyst – Octopus – London 1247 views

They invest in the pioneers who will create the next $1 billion companies in Health, Money and Industry. They know that being bold and generous with their time, their network and their knowledge works for everyone. They draw on the diversity of their experience to help the companies they back get better, faster, whether that involves building teams, developing their CEOs or scaling internationally.They aim to be helpful and straightforward, committed to shaping an ecosystem where the brightest entrepreneurs can make a meaningful contribution to society. They know that companies which embrace diversity, including their own, perform better, which is why we’ve joined others and signed up to #movingforward. They are part of Octopus Group, managing £8 billion on behalf of more than 50,000 investors, spanning investments, healthcare, energy and property (as at 31st March 2019). The Octopus Group’s aim is to have an impact in everything they do, and to make a vital contribution to the UK economy by helping people, companies and institutions generate wealth. They call it ‘a brighter way’, changing today for a better tomorrow. And they’re always on the look-out for smart, talented people who share their values.

Role Summary
Octopus Ventures is looking for a Data Analyst to join the team. In this newly-created role, you will play a key part in transforming the business into a much more data-driven organisation and help move them to the next level in terms of their internal reporting and analysis.
You’ll help the business to understand and improve its knowledge of its data;
be able to analyse business procedures and recommend specific types of data that can be used to improve upon them;
be responsible for the coordination and management of data quality;
and compile relevant reports using this data. You’ll have a passion for business intelligence and love finding interesting ways to use and visualize data and get others enthused about it.

Key responsibilities include:
Review, develop and maintain records management processes and policies.
Identify areas to increase efficiency, including setting up and maintaining automated data processes, databases, data collection systems, analytics etc.
Produce and track key performance indicators for the Octopus Ventures teamDevelop and support reporting processes, and prepare reports for internal and external audiences.
Monitor, cleanse and audit data quality.
Gather, understand and document detailed business requirements for data.
Manipulate, analyse and interpret sometimes complex data sets relating to their business, draw valid inferences and present them to key stakeholders as appropriate.
Build, maintain and grow a suite of data platform reports (currently Qlikview) to create dashboards, and visualisations, working with other teams across the business as needed. This may include working with data development teams to onboard new data sources for visualization and reporting.
Provide sector and competitor benchmarking.
Identify, evaluate and implement external services and tools to support the business’s objectives.

Proven working experience as a data analyst or business data analyst
A high level of mathematical ability
Good understanding of SQL and basic knowledge in Python
The ability to analyse, model and interpret data
Ability to see problems as opportunities (taken from their bold value!) and have a logical, creative and proactive approach to solving problems.
The ability to plan work and meet deadlines
Accuracy and attention to detail
Understanding of data visualisation, and confidence in presenting insights back to key stakeholders, often at a senior level
Interpersonal and teamworking skills
Written and verbal communication skills
Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Information Management, or a related subject involving maths, such as Economics or Data Science preferable.
And to really stand out from the crowd, you’ll have:
An infectious passion for data
A desire to be part of their drive to seek the ideas and people that might one day change the world
Be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with often changing demands
Want to be part of a tight and ambitious team with shared values ? to be one team, be bold, be straightforward, be helpful
Be comfortable asking the ‘stupid question’ or challenge the status quo

Additional Information
Their Values and DNAAt Octopus they don’t just focus on what they do but also how they do it. Everyone shares their values of being straightforward, helpful and bold. And while these are the principles that guide them as an organisation, their DNA goes even further, by revealing their inner strength: They are loyal: they fully buy-in to the company’s vision and believe in everything that Octopus stands for. They are respectful: they live and breathe the Octopus values of being helpful, straightforward and bold. They are resilient: they have an inner strength that means they never give in.
They are intellectually curious: they seek to understand how the world works and they’re always learning, adapting and improving
They understand who their customers are: and because they know them really well, they always give them their very best.
What they offer
Octopus has built an exciting and inclusive high-performance culture where employees feel empowered. This means they welcome discussions around flexible working hours. They also understand the value of diversity, and they have a team dedicated to promoting gender, ethnic, socio-economic, LGBT and disability equality, to make sure they back up their words with actions. All Octopus employees are given the opportunity to develop new skills, aim higher and accelerate their careers.

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