Admin/Data Analyst - Worcester

16800.00 GBP Annual + benefits
10 Oct 2017
17 Oct 2017
Job Type
Contract Type

Admin/Data Analyst - Worcester


  • Job ID#: 1404
  • Brand: Smiths News
  • Job Category: Clerical/Admin.
  • Position Type: Full - Time - Permanent
  • Location: Worcester, UK
  • Working Pattern: Office hours
  • Salary: GBP + benefits

Position Description

Brand Overview

Connect Group PLC is one of the UK's largest specialist distributors operating in large and diverse markets. The Group has four separate divisions, connecting suppliers to customers in an efficient, knowledgeable and service oriented way.

Role Description

Supply & Allocation Executive - Worcester

About the Supply & Allocation Executive role:

Job Purpose

  • To maximise sales for publishers through effective sales development activity and copy placement (allocation of copy to retailers)
  • To deliver agreed service levels for named publishers
  • Ensure all copy management disciplines are maintained to the standards detailed in the business rules.
  • Ensuring full compliance and delivery for all publisher copy management briefs.
  • To ensure all work stream activity is completed within agreed timescales.
  • To provide the principle interface for named publisher or copy management activity
  • To identify sales opportunities and take relevant action to fully realise potential
  • To maintain agreed publisher relationships

Principal Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Linking in with the National Newspaper Office/publisher account teams to provide analysis of data and focused account development
  • Benchmarking No 1 for supply management performance
  • Ensure integrity of all banding/segmentation information
  • Achieve and review performance to publisher/retail targets


Previous Experience

  • Experience in administration/coordination/data management tasks


  • Ability to use own initiative and show sound judgement
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability in identifying new ways of working and improvements
  • Proven understanding of customer service - internal or external
  • Ability to organise own workload effectively
  • Ability to build relationships within the immediate and wider teams, and external
  • Ability to work as a team in order to ensure deadlines are achieved
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own work
  • Good attention to detail in order to ensure accurate reporting and processing of information

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to remain calm in a pressurised time sensitive situation
  • Positive and flexible attitude to change
  • Demonstrable commitment to personal and professional development
  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent - Maths and English Grade C


  • Experience in data analysis
  • Customer service experience
  • Able to manipulate data and trend analysis
  • Microsoft Office - moderate
  • Demonstrates ability to adapt approach to suit a person or situation
  • Ability to influence outside of immediate team
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Post GCSE qualification - NVQ, A-level

About Us:

Our Connect News and Media division; Smiths News is the UK's largest news wholesaling business with 55% market share, distributing newspapers and magazines on behalf of all major national publishers and a large number of regional publishers. The business serves 30,000 customers across England and Wales, supplying large multiple retailers and independent newsagents. Dawson Media Direct supplies newspapers, magazines and inflight entertainment technology and content to over 120 airlines in 115 airports worldwide. More recently, we have invested in two exciting new businesses. Pass My Parcel is a click and collect local delivery service with clients including Amazon and ASOS. Jack's Beans is a vended coffee brand which we market through retail outlets across the UK.