Marine & Shipping

Forecasting and Planning Analyst (FTC)

Ref: 487| Posted: 12th Apr 2019

This vacancy is now closed
We require a Forecasting and Planning Analyst to join our client on a 6 months Fixed Term Contract
Supporting the Forecasting & Planning Manager you will:
  • Leverage the necessary business benefits from the continued collection, storage and analysis of operational intelligence to maximise available capacity, increase revenue collection and improve the overall customer experience
  • Define, develop, manage and maintain the company’s short, medium and long range forecasts to inform future vessel deployment, the Network Development Strategy, seasonal Service Delivery Plan whilst optimising network capacity and make best use of available assets
  • Report and monitor fuel data, identifying key trends and indicators and working with key areas of Regional Service Delivery to identify and implement opportunities for improvements to deliver environmental, efficiency and cost saving benefits.
  • Qualification in information management, business analysis, statistics etc. or equivalent experience
  • Experience in data management and/or business analysis role
  • Experience in a range of business intelligence tools with focus on IBM Cognos preferred
  • Strong SQL skills and demonstrable experience in querying and reporting data with large scale, complex databases
  • Able to think latterly to identify issues not obvious on initial analysis of available data
  • Experienced in undertaking structured and unstructured data analysis activities
  • Experienced of using data analysis tools to produce a range of reports and presentation
  • Experience of working in a self-motivating environment with minimal direct supervision
  • Understanding of the data being stored and the architecture of the storage facilities used within the business to enable ad-hoc data analysis activities to be undertaken
  • Excellent communication and negotiation/influencing skills with excellent reporting writing ability
  • Exceptional analytical and Excel skills
  • The ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems
  • Experience of working within a reactive, fast moving environment
  • Demonstrates excellent time management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Experience of using information for management purposes and in setting and monitoring targets and performance indicators
  • Driven and proactive with exceptional communication skills, written and oral, and able to work both collaboratively and autonomously
  • Can demonstrate an orientation towards continuous improvement, particularly in operational process improvement
  • Must be able to work independently and prioritise work effectively, as well as to function as an effective team member in a local and virtual team development environment
There will be some travel involved in this role (which may include overnight travel)
  • Wider transport industry business intelligence knowledge including current industry trends and challenges including data quality approaches
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package