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Job Title:  Data Manager

Date:  23-Jul-2022

London, LND, GB, SE1 2JP

Full Time/Part Time:  Full-Time
Contract Type:  Regular/Permanent
Hours per week:  37.5

Your role in a nutshell

Are you committed to sustainability and its impact to the world through data? 

Are you an experienced Data Expert (product development) with an extensive background in consumer goods?   

We’d love to hear from you…apply now! 

The Body Shop are looking to recruit an R&D Data Expert to work (hybrid) at our global HQ in London Bridge or Littlehampton, West Sussex. The successful candidate will be part of R&D Intelligence Team, leading the exciting role of developing, implementing and maintaining R&D data strategy.  

Being responsible for aligning R&D data solution with the business, R&D Data Expert will lead the generation of strategic business information and insights with strong relevance to the business strategy design. 

More about the role

Lead R&D data enrichment, data analysis and data visualization strategy 

Lead the development, deployment and maintenance of analytical models to provide R&D strategical reports.  

Lead the development and deployment of reporting solutions (dashboards, trackers, live reports) that enables better, timelier, decisions to be made by the business 

Define and manage the implementation of internal process improvements, such as automations and performance monitoring.  

Lead the troubleshooting of data and model issues and implement fixes 

Generate Innovation and Sustainability insights based on R&D data 

Support the communication of technical insight from visualisations to senior executives in a business-oriented and pragmatic way 

Collaborating with Natura&Co companies to get efficiencies in R&D data enrichment and to orchestrate R&D data strategy, KPIs and reports rationales 

Collaborating with R&D teams (formula, packaging, safety and integrity) to develop strategic sustainability / products development projects  

Lead the development of rapid proof-of-concepts delivering end to end delivery data solutions. 

Propose opportunities to improve our data management, data visualisation, refine key metrics, etc. 

Developing the skills and knowledge of colleagues, promoting a learning data culture within the team and increasing data literacy across TBS. 

What we look for

A technical expert with people collaboration skills to support an effective Data Science capability.  

Strong academic or working background in a relevant scientific subject e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Engineering 

Strong analytical and numerical ability - able to analyse, interpret and evaluate data 

Strong Knowledge of analytical and visualisation tools e.g. Power BI, Tableau, Etc 

Knowledge across programming languages or tools suitable for analyses (e.g. SAP Analytics Cloud, Azure Synapse, Power BI, Tableau, SQL, R, Python, Java) 

Experience of databases and data modelling for analytical models. 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills to explain and report on your findings  

A problem-solver who can work through complex issues and focus on identifying and delivering solutions when challenges occur  

Able to work in an Agile model  

Focus on rapid prototyping to get feedback and turn them into lasting solutions.  

Extensive experience in data science role at an enterprise level  

Knowledge across other data disciplines such as architecture and infrastructure  

Nice to have working experience in consumer goods companies in roles related to products development process  

What we offer

* a 6% contributory pension plan (that rises with loyalty)

* 23 days holiday plus bank holidays - time to refresh and recharge. You can also buy and sell holiday up to 5 days!

* 1 Self Love Day – An extra day off per year to recharge and focus on what you love to do most

* 3 additional days a year to volunteer in the local community to support the causes you feel most passionate about

* Discretionary bonus scheme

* LOVE Money – Money from us to spend on YOUR wellbeing - pamper yourself on us. Every year.

* 50% employee discount on our products and access to sample sales

* Access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts

* Access to our Nourish platform, where you have access at certain times of the year to fantastic benefits such as; Buying/Selling holiday, Pension Top Up, Private Medical Insurance options, Green Car Benefits, Cycle To Work scheme, Techscheme, On site nursery (for Littlehampton colleagues), and much more!

* Life Assurance

* EAP (Employee Assistance Program) –  We work with experts to support you on all aspects of your Wellbeing: Physical, Mental and Financial.

* AND - we have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ’s – a mixture of working both flexibly 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter.

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 

The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 

Diversity and Inclusion

The Body Shop is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a creative and inclusive workplace where talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are proud to have a number of different active employee networks that serve not just as a catalyst for change, but to build a spirit of diversity, equality and inclusivity; a safe and supportive space for engagement and solidarity for members of these communities.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable access to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request any specific requirements.

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