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Commercial Analyst

We are looking for a Commercial Analyst to join us in Bristol.

Are you inquisitive by nature? Do you have strong analytical and numerical abilities along with a high level of business acumen? Here at First West of England where we run a fleet of over 600 buses for Bristol, Bath, Weston-super-Mare, Wells and Westbury, we can offer you a rewarding career with a difference, if you are driven, customer service driven and analytical we want to hear from you.

You will be based at Enterprise House in Lawrence Hill and be contracted to a minimum 37.5 hours per week, salary will be discussed at interview.

What will you be doing?

Working as a key member of the local commercial team, this role will ensure that robust data analysis and evaluation of customer insight sit at the heart of decision making processes in the local operating company.

You will be responsible for local commercial analysis, with support from the central data and analytics team, and will embed an insight-led approach to make better decisions in the Operating Company.

Some other key responsibilities:

  • Use data and insight to proactively monitor business performance, being able to early identify emerging trends and issues.
  • Identify opportunities within our bus networks to improve their efficiency and effectiveness
  • Support the preparation of the revenue budget and forecasts
  • Working within a divisional framework, provide regular revenue performance reports with relevant commentary and insight.
  • Using market information provided by the central analytics team, understand why external factors impact demand on bus travel, and make recommendations based on that insight.
  • Work with the local marketing team to identify opportunities for marketing investment, and, using agreed methodologies, measure its return.
  • Provide analytical support for new business initiatives within the Operating Company
  • Liaise with colleagues in the central analytics team, and in other operating companies, to ensure best practice analysis is shared.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with an inquisitive nature and the ability to use data and insight to build arguments for change, this will be aided by your ability to influence senior stakeholders with compelling analysis and reports. You will need strong numerical capabilities with a degree in maths or equivalent, along with great analytical and communication skills combined with business acumen, pragmatism and a good sense of diplomacy.

What will we offer you?

You'll enjoy a range of benefits, such as:

  • Free travel on our buses for you and your family
  • Free onsite parking
  • Pension scheme
  • The chance to buy discounted First shares.
  • Discounted train travel for you and your family on our train operators (GWR, SWR, TPE & Hull Trains). 
  • On top of this our rewards include First Xclusives where you and your family and friends can benefit from over 3,000 offers on a variety of goods and services

What do we do?

One of Britain's largest bus operators, we connect communities and help people to go to school, work and the shops. Every single day around 1.6 million passengers get on board our 6,400 buses. It's why we're so passionate about providing services that are reliable, punctual and offer good value for money. We're also proud to be part of the FirstGroup family that's based all around the world from the UK and Ireland to the USA, Canada and Mexico.

We at First Bus West of England try to do everything we can to keep the air that we breathe as clean as possible. We are currently adding a fleet of 77 new gas buses across the West of England operating area to ensure we stick to our green air commitments. 

Interested? What are you waiting for? Apply Today!


 
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UK Bus - Bristol Lawrence Hill
Enterprise House, Lawrence Hill, Easton, Bristol, England, BS5 0DZ
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  • Ref:
    012544
  • Company:
    First UK Bus
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Full Time / Part Time:
    Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
    37.50
  • Location:
    UK Bus - Bristol Lawrence Hill
  • Closing Date:
    28 February 2020
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