Do you want to apply insight and analytics to commercial problems to provide actionable recommendations? Can you explain complex problems in a simple and clear way? Do you have an inquisitive mind to explore and improve projects using a breadth of research and customer data?
The Ocado Analyst Graduate Scheme consists of four six month placements in different teams across our business, these include:
Supply Chain Analytics
This team encompasses the logistical elements of our business: the people who forecast our product sales, determine the quantity and timing of our orders with suppliers, and ensure that our full product range is available whenever customers choose to place their order. As a Supply Chain Analyst you will be collaborating with senior stakeholders, helping to deliver success by using a variety of data analysis tools to interrogate and analyse Big Data, providing key insights to enhance customer experience whilst minimising risks to the operation. Recent projects involve supporting the roll out of Ocado’s new same day delivery service ‘Zoom’ and working in partnership with our exciting new partnership with M&S.
Business Planning Analytics
This team is at the heart of our highly efficient distribution network. They ensure we have the right resources, in the right place, driving the right routes to deliver over 400,000 orders a week on time.
Business Planning Analysts help to implement business planning objectives by connecting operational processes and trials to metric performance (for example, designing and measuring the impact of a trial of a new routing profile on our delivery efficiency), and using this to influence businesses capacity and cost plans for the future.
Unlike old fashioned supermarkets that depend on a network of superstores, we operate massive Customer Fulfilment Centers (CFCs) using Ocado’s pioneering technology platform, to fulfil customer orders. We process millions of grocery items through our CFCs every day for delivery to Ocado's and Morrisons’ customers.
The Central Excellence Analysts help to continuously improve our operational performance by providing and reviewing Key Performance Indicators for our CFC operations.
This team works with Ocado Group’s OSP Partners around the world. Client Service’s mission is “to support, maintain and optimise Ocado’s platforms wherever they are deployed”. You will be helping to identify efficiency and growth opportunities for our OSP Partners, directly impacting their commercial decisions and enhancing the shopping experience for hundreds of thousands of end customers around the world. This will be across all areas of their businesses including Fulfilment Operations (CFC and Store Pick), Supply Chain, Last Mile and Engineering Operations.
By the end of the Ocado Analyst Graduate Programme you will have developed exceptional analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to fully understand a problem, design a suitable methodology to address it and apply effective analysis techniques on large datasets to make actionable recommendations. Consequently you will establish computer programme fluency in SQL, Google AppScript, VBA, Google DataStudio and Tableau and have a good understanding of statistical methods. You will develop excellent communication skills, articulating clear insights into complex data to key stakeholders with ease. The responsibility and autonomy given from day one will ensure that you fully embrace personal accountability, proactively leading and managing your own projects to help solve key business problems.
The skills acquired in Ocado Group’s fast paced environment and your knowledge of how the business operates will put you in an excellent position to obtain a permanent role at the end of the graduate scheme in the business area of your choice.
We are innovators, we are creators and we are problem solvers. We are Ocado Group Grads, are you?
We offer flexibility on your location
Wherever possible, we offer the option to work from almost any location* for up to 30 calendar days a year, giving our teams the flexibility to be closer to family, expand their horizons, or simply have a change of scenery.
Balance and wellbeing are important to us, and taking a break is key. We also want everyone to use all of their annual leave. That’s why we offer you the possibility of attaching up to two weeks of annual leave to your work-from-anywhere, giving you the chance of extending your stay in your chosen destination.
*Conditions apply to where you can work from
We have a hybrid workplace
We embrace a hybrid working pattern because we know flexibility is crucial for our people.
Where the roles allow it, our teams work together in the office, two to three coordinated days a week. The focus is to relate, interact, and collaborate.
For the rest of the week, there is the option to work remotely.
Our Application Process
We will be processing applications from 1st November onwards, so you may not hear from us until later that week. Don’t worry - we will be in touch with every applicant as soon as possible to let you know the outcome of your application and any next steps. The assessment centre for this role will be held on 15th November 2021 successful candidates will be invited to begin their roles in September 2022.