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Data Specialist - Proagrica - Sutton, Surrey

Reed Business Information
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Data Specialist to join the marketing team, to play a critical role in driving forward the data and analytics strategy that will support our go-to-market execution. This role will deliver both strategic and tactical planning, and with a hands-on approach, the Data Specialist will need to develop a deep understanding of our customer data, data landscape and data processes; in short, they are the expert on customer data for Proagrica.
Proagrica is a fast growing business that provides critical decision-support to the global agriculture and animal health industries, by delivering high-value insights from data, utilising proven integration technology to help our customer better connect, manage and utilise data within their businesses. 

Job overview:
The Data Specialist will need to make sure data is correctly stored, protected, cleaned, transformed and aggregated to meet business requirements, and conduct analysis on that data to ensure it’s both accurate and presented in a way that drives sales and marketing activity.  In addition to possessing data management skills, they will provide a robust platform for data analysts, helping to reach our goal of achieving single view of the customer.

Key Responsibilities:
•Translate business requirements into data requirements and lead the way to a single view of the customer
•Become the Proagrica customer data expert; have a detailed understanding of the data landscape, systems that house our customer data and the processes by which data is created and/or updated
•Lead data cleansing, validation and de duping activities.
•Work with Salesforce, Eloqua and other data sources to identify gaps in the data.
•Partnering with the Data & Analytics CoE to ensure compliance and data standards are met
•Be proactive in keeping aware of new developments 

Technical Skills:
•Experience working with various systems and various types of data.  You will get to work with real-world data; some unstructured data that has not been pre-filtered or 'cleaned'. And you will appreciate the challenges dealing with missing or wrong values.
•Experience of Salesforce.com, Eloqua and/or similar technologies
•Knowledge of SQL - you will be working heavily with SQL, manipulating and moving data. Knowledge of Python or R desirable
•Knowledge of dashboard development in tools such as Tableau or PowerBI
•Knowledge of extract transform and load (ETL) tools such as Alteryx.
•Experience of developing marketing or other business-focussed data strategies

Soft Skills:
•People person with ability to adjust communication style for technical and non-technical audiences
•Strong investigative and problem-solving skills with ability to think out of the box
•Self-driven and enthusiastic with a never give up attitude
•Willingness to explore, learn and apply new technologies and techniques to solve business problems

About Reed Business Information 

Reed Business Information (RBI) provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.  RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

RBI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

RBI General Benefits Package:
 - Pension Scheme
 - 25 Days Holiday
 - Paid Charity Days – 2 days per year
 - Life Insurance (4x salary)
 - Save As You Earn Share Scheme (SAYE)
 - Competitive Salaries


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