Data & Insight Analyst – Online Sales


Penguin Random House is seeking a skilled analyst to mine a variety of data sources to uncover retail search insights that drive business strategy.

The Retail SEO and Advertising team sits within PRH UK’s Online Sales team. We work to drive online discoverability of our books, across our whole publishing list, through effective use of advertising and retail search optimization. Our strategy is data-driven, focusing on scalable efforts with measurable results. Through detailed and creative analysis, you’ll support this team by distilling insights from consumer search and retail data into actionable takeaways. In this highly collaborative role, reporting into the Head of Retail Advertising, your work will underpin our advertising and metadata optimization strategy and will be shared with stakeholders across publishing teams.

This is an excellent opportunity for a curious person looking to flex their analytical muscles to help us leverage data to more effectively sell books.

What you’ll do:

  • Analyze data from multiple sources to identify consumer search trends and title search opportunities.
  • Provide insights that guide our metadata optimization and retail advertising strategy.
  • Develop reporting and tools that drive decision-making and measure results using SQL, Excel, and PowerBI.
  • Work with a Retail SEO Exec to design and oversee SEO experiments; assess impact and make recommendations to our team.
  • Analyse, measure, and track title performance related to discoverability and revenue.
  • Support the Retail Advertising team with regular reporting and data insights.

An ideal candidate:

  • Has 2+ years of relevant experience in an analytics role.
  • Has excellent analytical skills with fluency in SQL and MS Excel; additional experience with R, Python or PowerBI is a plus.
  • Has the ability to connect data findings to business goals and can effectively communicate results to a nontechnical audience.
  • Is comfortable with unstructured datasets and is eager to dig into data from a variety of angles.
  • Takes initiative and is enthusiastic about generating ideas and executing projects.
  • Is a team player who enjoys brainstorming and collaborating with others.
  • Has an interest in book publishing, but no prior industry experience required. Experience working with Amazon data is a plus.

Please include acover letter in your online application, as we would love to hear more about you. Applications close at midnight on Sunday 14th August.

What you can expect from us:

Salary:Circa £50,000 dependent on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits.

Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:• 27days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days• Medical cover• Life assurance• Cycle to Work scheme• Discounted gym membership• Generous pension scheme• Summer working hours (role dependent)• Volunteering policy and charity matching• Employee Assistance programme• Mentoring programme• Extended gender neutral parental leave• Access to books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK• Each site has trained mental health first aiders• We plant a tree for every new employee to our business

Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.

As aDisability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview.

We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at http://[email protected]

Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here: www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/applying-for-roles-with-a-disability

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here: http://booktradeentrysupport.org/Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.

Country:United Kingdom

State/Region:London

City: London

Postal Code:SW11 7BW

Job ID:220003

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