Countdown Analytics & Insights Graduate

Countdown - Woolworths NZ




Business & Commerce




1 week ago

Applications Open

11th July 2019 9:00am

Applications Close

4th August 2019 11:55pm

At Countdown our purpose is to make Kiwi’s lives a little better every day. Our focus is on delivering good prices, good acts, and good food for our customers whilst growing our business. Our ways of working ensure we are always improving by working end-to-end as one team, encouraging freedom within a framework, and keeping things simple.   

Based in our Support office, Analytics & Insights team is at the core of our business. With more than 3 million customer interactions every week and a highly competitive and ever-changing environment, it is critical that we have great quality data, analytics and insights to support our business strategy. We develop analytics that connect commercial, operational, logistics, customer behaviour (online and in store), inventory and sales data to help the business to make better business decisions. We crunch vast amounts of data to provide insights that deliver what is not immediately obvious even to savvy business experts. We don’t do this in a vacuum - gone are the days that an analyst never leaves the site of their computer. We partner with business owners in multi-functional agile teams to deliver reporting, deep dives on a given topic, develop analytics solution to solve business problems and challenges, or a strategic presentation for a major initiative that is intuitive and easy to consume. We also embed an analytics toolkit / thinking into day to day process of the supermarkets so you have pride of achievement every time you walk into a Countdown.

To be successful as an Analytics & Insights graduate we expect you will..

  • Have strong commercial awareness and analytical thinking skills

  • Have the curiosity to dig in, explore, learn more, and adaptive to ever-evolving technology

  • Have the ability to develop agile solutions in a team group environment

  • Have the ability to engage and influence different types of people

  • Have the ability to present complex information clearly and simply

  • Have the ability to embrace change, adapt, and innovate

  • Have strong problem-solving skills and a logical mindset

Your 18-month programme will include rotations through strategy, retail analytics, and the wider business giving you exposure to invaluable learning experiences and career opportunities. Retail analytics is the highest growth area worldwide both from technology innovation and demand for skilled employees, so a role with Analytics and Insights team is an investment in your future. The final 6-months will be your specialisation period and on completion of your graduate programme, you will move into a permanent role that will support your continued development both personally and professionally.

Whether you have considered careers in strategy consulting, data science, optimisation, commerce or analytics - this is a unique opportunity to quickly build and sharpen your skills on a wide variety of fast-paced and interesting projects by not just generating insight, but also turning it into action!

Minimum Qualification Required

  • Bachelors Degree

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