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Margin Performance Analyst



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Job Description


  • Location: Leicester Spinneyside
  • Full time, permanent

The Role

We are looking for an exceptional Margin Performance Analysts with experience of margin reporting or pricing, producing forecasting models and delivering insightful analysis and reports that will help set the business strategy.  The roles are within the UK Business SME Strategy & Portfolio team in British Gas, at the heart of our decision-making engine and a great opportunity to gain skills and experience in a leading UK utility business.

You’ll work closely with a range of stakeholders across Sales, Marketing, Digital, Commercial and Finance to develop and produce realistic and stretching commercial plans that support the relevant business strategies.

Your day to day duties will include:

  • Produce insightful analysis on our portfolio, product base, margin returns and customer behaviour to inform continuous improvement and performance management
  • Build and refine forecasting models to give a view of expected short and long term performance in terms of customer numbers, customer consumption and margin return
  • Use a variety of analytical tools and skills to interrogate our data and demonstrate trends, opportunities and risks which we can use to optimise our performance
  • Be part of a high-performance culture and the centre of driving success for our business

The Person

For this role, we’re looking for someone who is a good communicator who can clearly and precisely explain analysis and the “so what”. We need someone with experience in building models and using these to help answer questions around performance and to forecast future scenarios. You’ll need to have strong analytical skills and commercial acumen with the ability to understand and articulate drivers of performance and underlying trends in data. You’ll also need strong capability in MS Office, especially MS Excel is essential. Knowledge of SQL is preferred, experience of other analytical packages (SAS, Alteryx, R) would also be favourable.

In addition you will have:

  • Experience of financial reporting – gross margin, cost, revenue etc.
  • An energetic and inquisitive mind looking for a challenge; the thirst to explore and explain
  • Experience working in a highly analytical/commercial role
  • Strong technical skills- advanced Excel, VBA, SQL/SAS is a benefit
  • Ability to work well in a team or unsupervised is essential
  • Capable of determining priorities from conflicting work demands
  • Can confidently articulate and communicate complex issues to internal stakeholders across the business
  • Ability to evaluate and present ideas and concepts
  • Have a good understanding, and preferably experience, of the energy/telecoms/utility/retail banking markets

The Company

As a leader in the UK energy market, British Gas Business supplies gas and electricity to a vast range of industrial and commercial customers under the market leading British Gas brand.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button. Please upload your cover letter and CV as one document.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

To request an update on this role, or if you have any problems uploading your CV please email antonia.fella@britishgas.co.uk typing ‘Update required: Margin Performance Analyst R9935031’in the subject title.

Agencies: Centrica operate a preferred supplier arrangement, however if you wish to be considered at the next review session please submit a brief overview of your capability to PSL@centrica.com.