Data Analyst

    Data Analyst - Abuja, Nigeria - The People Practice

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    Our client, a premium retail gifting business is looking to hire a highly motivated and detail-oriented Buyer Data Analyst to join our merchandising team. The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical skills, a deep understanding of retail data, and the ability to translate insights into actionable strategies.


    Data Collection and Analysis:

    • Gather, clean, and analyze diverse data sets including sales records, market reports, and customer feedback.
    • Conduct thorough market research to identify trends, consumer behavior patterns, and competitor activities.

    Demand Forecasting and Assortment Planning:

    • Utilize statistical models and historical data to forecast demand for products/categories.
    • Collaborate with the buying team to assist in assortment planning based on data-driven insights.

    Supplier Evaluation and Inventory Optimization:

    • Evaluate supplier performance metrics, analyze delivery times, and assess quality standards.
    • Monitor inventory levels, turnover rates, and sell-through to optimize stock levels efficiently.

    Reporting and Visualization:

    • Develop and maintain reporting dashboards to visualize key metrics and trends.
    • Prepare regular reports summarizing sales performance, inventory status, and market trends.

    Insights and Strategy Development:

    • Provide actionable insights and recommendations derived from data analysis to improve buying strategies, pricing, product assortment and inventory distribution.
    • Assist in the development of merchandising strategies aligned with data-driven insights.

    Collaboration and Communication:

    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including buyers, assistant buyers, marketing, and sales to align strategies and goals.
    • Effectively present data-driven insights to stakeholders through reports and presentations.

    What does the role mean in simple terms?

    • You will be joining a new team called the merchandising department .
    • The role is new to the business and will need and experienced person.
    • You will be responsible for analyzing trends in number of product categories, product sales behaviour, supplier performance, store-specific performance and customer buying behaviour.
    • You have to enjoy numbers and visualising trends in a very simplified manner.
    • One of your first tasks will include designing and creating a company specific Order Management System and Demand Forecasting System


    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Statistics, or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
    • 4 years of proven experience in a data analysis role, preferably in retail or merchandising.
    • Proficiency in data analysis tools e.g., Excel, SQL, Python, Tableau and statistical methodologies.
    • Strong analytical mindset with the ability to interpret complex data sets and trends.
    • Excellent communication skills to convey insights effectively to diverse stakeholders.

    Must have skills

    • Strong analytical skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to build strong relationships and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
    • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.

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