Category Analyst

Looking for that next challenge working within a company with an exceptional reputation in their industry? Do you have strong analytical and relationship building skills? Do you want to be a part of an organisation with maximum employee satisfaction with great salary, employee benefits and great working atmosphere?

Our client established over 40 years ago and has since become the UK’s leading organisations in their industry who, due to continued business expansion, are now looking for a Category Analyst to strengthen their team.

This role involves collating and analysing customer data to provide insight for the category. This insight is used within the company as well as being sent to their retailers as recommendations to ensure commercial growth.

As the Category Analyst, you will be responsible for:
*Building relationships with category buyers and merchandisers across the company’s retailers.
*Taking analysed customer data and providing retailers with appropriate recommendations in merchandising, ranges, and price promotion.
*Delivering effective in store planograms and refresh category drivers online and content
*Analyse insight data and monitor performance for the category both internally and externally.
To be a successful Category Analyst:
*Previously worked in an insight agency or have experience using insight data (Kantar/IRI/Dunnhumby/Nielsen)
*Love insight and have a strong growth mind-set.
*Ability to interpret data.
*Strong relationship building to create convincing selling stories for their brands.
PERFORMANCE AREAS
*To support the Category Manager and sales team by communicating appropriate recommendations based on accurate data analysis, both internally and externally and to company timescales to drive sales performance and build strong retailer relationships.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
*Weekly demand forecasting for the marketing meeting, taking into account market trends, retail prices, promotions and BG volume share by retailer.
*Detailed analysis of market share data (Kantar). Creating summary reports from raw data for circulation within the business and to the customer base highlighting and explaining key findings.
*Bespoke EPOS data analysis to explain Kantar reports for M&S and Sainsbury’s.
*Preparing in depth retailer review content, analysing retailer performance and market share movements, and presenting findings confidently and with authority at external meetings.
*Compiling EPOS data accurately and methodically into analysis spreadsheets.
*Promotion and retail pricing analysis. Analysing effects of in-store promotions and provide data to support future planned activity.
*British Summer Fruit data analysis tracking BG volume share and communicating internally.
*Compiling monthly board statistics showing total market volumes and BG volume share.
*Store visits as required – to review and obtain evidence of product display and marketing techniques in operation. Address ranging problems and measure availability. Feedback findings internally and to customer base.
*Help to run research projects to ascertain opportunities for the category. Bring these opportunities to life with recommendations to increase category sales.
*Increase industry knowledge by attending IGD / Kantar / FPJ / Organic conferences etc
*Ensuring effective communication with trading managers and Sales Director in the appropriate tone and manner.
*Regular project work which will extensively involve the use of Excel and data analysis.
*Other ad hoc duties as required.
PERSON SPECIFICATION
*Evidence of experience working in a comparable role.
*Very strong IT skills, including Excel
*High level of accuracy, and someone who always checks their work
*Analytical and numerical skills
*Very good organisational skills, prioritisation and time management to meet deadlines
*Good interpersonal skills, ability to relate to others and be a positive influence.
*Strong appreciation of our business needs and resourcefulness in coming up with solutions to their challenges
*Ability to relate to key client personnel in a professional and credible fashion
*Well-developed personal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of employees
*Creativity
*Ability to delegate effectively and to follow-up as appropriate
*Ability to work as part of a team with colleagues across professional, operational and cultural boundaries
*Proactive approach and prompt responses to all service requests
*Ability to identify needs and issues and recommend suitable and pragmatic courses of action and solutions

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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System Administrator/C#.NET Developer

Are you looking to expand your experience within a technology-focused software company?

We are looking for an experienced system administrator and C#.NET developer to join a dynamic and rapidly expanding business that has developed unique web based business software.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a developing business in a great location, using the latest technologies whilst working in an environment that is fun and hardworking. The successful candidate will receive a generous basic salary and be eligible for the company benefits scheme.

You will assist in the development of new software products and maintenance of the existing Microsoft Azure-based platform, as well as continue to add incremental features to the platform in collaboration with the existing development contractor team.

The successful candidate would be responsible for the upkeep, advancement and optimisation of the platform, and we’re looking for someone with the ambition to improve an already-leading software platform to provide additional redundancy and geolocation as they expand throughout the UK and (in the future) internationally. The skillset we’re looking for requires strong system administration experience, combined with senior .NET/C# development knowledge.

Responsibilities include:

Daily management of the Azure system to maximise uptime
Implementation of preventative measures to bolster the reliability and speed of the platform
Management of backup processes, and improvement of redundancy / failover
Immediate response to technical issues, bugs and performance problems
Management and evolution of all processes relating to system
Coding of incremental development features requested by directors
Optimisation of existing codebase
Coordination of external development contractors considering budgets and targets
Technical support tickets passed across by support team
SQL data manipulation / adjustments when required

Core skills required:

Microsoft Azure technology experience – particularly SQL, Elastic Databases, Web Apps, Web Jobs
Full-stack .NET / C# development at a senior level
SQL queries, stored procedures, function development and back-end experience
Experience in managing development teams
Customer-centric experience in resolving technical issues
Candidate must be logical, efficient and proactive
Level-headed approach in resolving technical challenges

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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Perl Software Developer

KHR Recruitment is extremely excited to be working with such a successful and rapidly expanding technology company based in London. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a Perl software developer to jump on board with an expanded technology company.
As a Perl Developer your responsibilities are to be reviewing and extracting requirements, writing shell scripts, integrating database codes, testing and debugging, and contributing to code basis. You will also be designing and leading new projects.
Daily Duties:
*Building Perl templates that gather data from clients then to build a XML (or CSV, or JSON) file and post a job advert on the clients site (or job board).
*Using technologies such as: Perl, Sublime, SQL, command line, Jira, Jenkins and Confluence for the documentation.
*Calling clients to explain the company’s new and existing products, discuss any technical detail, review their documentation, implement it (in Perl), test it and make it live.
Key requirements for this role:
* Experienced software engineer who uses Perl language.
* Strong team player.
*Good attention to detail
*Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
* The use of Windows, Linux (Ubuntu), Mac OS
*Management in Microsoft software, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast growing company. You will be joining a friendly, warm but hard working team. They offer an attractive salary with great benefits.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us here at KHR for more of a confidential conversation.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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Systems Analyst

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a leading provider of payment systems in their network team. Reporting to the Network Team Leader you will be responsible on a day to day basis for monitoring the production environments and quickly diagnosing and resolving issues as they arise. You will have an in-depth knowledge of networking, windows servers and services as well as being competent at analysing logs and building a picture of the state and health of the platform by using all the tools and services at your disposal. An interest in database technologies and experience with SQL would be beneficial to truly excel at this role.
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to
* Maintenance and high availability of the datacentres, network infrastructure, servers, and services
* Mitigating and resolving any issues that occur quickly
* Technology planning and deployment
* Incident investigation and prevention planning
* Production of regular and ad hoc MI

You must have previous experience of:
* Managing Windows server 2012R2+ and Azure cloud environments
* You will have a good understanding of LAN, WAN and VPN support and design
* Experience of Firewalls and UTM
* Some knowledge of SQL
* Networking and network security

Desirable skills will be
* Expertise in Hyper-V and System Center VMM
* Experienced in PowerShell or JavaScript
* Microsoft certification, MCP, MCSE, MCSA, MCSD

It is essential that you are able to demonstrate
* Great Communication, with both technical and non-technical colleagues / clients
* You will be proactive, adaptable, resilient, positive, ambitious

You will be joining an existing team of four, the working hours are a twelve-hour shift per day including breaks with a rotation of four days on, four days off allowing eventually for 24/7 coverage.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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IT Support Technician

Our customer a market leader in research have an immediate opening for an experienced IT Support Technician to join their team on a full time basis to fulfill a leading role delivering first class IT support to their internal teams. The role includes Desktop, server and network support you will also be involved in project work along with creating and delivering best practices and standards. You must have Windows OS 10, ideally MAC OS and Windows Server.
You will be responsible for pro-actively monitoring and maintaining systems, networks and peripheral equipment,diagnosing and rectifying hardware and network faults.
You will be working with Windows OS10, MAC OS, Windows Server 12/16, Active Directory including Group Policies and Azure/AWS platforms.
Other technologies will include but not be limited to Office 365, Azure, Hyper-V, MSSql, Google GSuite and Linux.
You will have a minimum of 3 years experience in a similar role, whilst being able to demonstrate sound knowledge of WiFi, VLAN, VoIP, VPN and other networking technologies including TCP/IP, DNS and DHCP.
You must have a sound working knowledge of AntiVirus and Malware applications as well as Windows 7/10.
Any experience of Linux, PHP, MySQL, WordPress would be a distinct advantage.
Personally you will be able to demonstrate excellent and timely problem solving skills whilst keeping calm under pressure. You must have excellent communication, orgnisational, problem solving skills and the ability to multitask.
You must be prepared to work varied shifts between 8am and 9pm weekdays with alternate weekends on-call and be prepared to work out of hours as an when deemed necessary.

At KHR we take care to ensure that you are represented as well as possible so it is worth checking your CV for layout, spelling and grammar as well as making sure it is up to date before you submit. If you feel you need to highlight particular qualifications, skills or relevant experience with regards to a specific role then please add a cover letter or a preface page. This does not need to be formatted in the same manner. In addition, if your CV is heavy with graphics etc, please could you also submit a “clean” copy in Word. Thank you.

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