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The Role / Position Overview
The role sits within the Commercial Product team. As part of the wider digital advertising operations team, it is the Commercial Product team’s remit to support the development of new and innovative advertising products, marketing data strategies, internal workflows and audience targeting & segmentation.  The team is also responsible for monitoring product performance, ensuring sufficient supply to achieve target and seeking out opportunities to assist with improving campaign performance.

The team’s goal is to bring value to the business through improving the FT’s ability to deliver marketing objectives for both external advertising clients and the internal B2C Marketing Team. The team will work across all digital marketing channels including Mobile & Desktop Display, Content solutions, Video, Audio and Programmatic. 

The team is looking for a passionate individual who thinks creatively with data. Reporting into the Lead Analyst in the Commercial Product team, you will provide insights that bring value to all stages of the project lifecycle as well as collaborating with other members of the team on an ad hoc basis.

Responsibilities

  • Building user-facing data visualisation tools with a focus on intuitive user experience.

  • Identify key performance indicators for project success, ensuring any insights that are reported back to the business are robust, through a keen eye for detail. 

  • Develop & maintain daily, weekly and monthly reporting on key project performance metrics. Automate and streamline pre-existing or new reporting processes. 

  • Understand the needs of our stakeholders and translate requirements into a technical brief, and present findings in a way that people with a varied range of data literacy skills can digest. 

  • Analysing data from a rich variety of sources such as Google Ad Manager, Doubleclick Campaign Manager, Web Analytics and 3rd party Ad-Tech partners to identify opportunities for growing the business and delivering against marketing objectives.

  • Identify correlations and trends in data, as well as highlighting internal and external factors that could affect the results of our information.

  • Build and analyse reports that evaluate the impact of changes made to products or workflows, providing feedback loops for improved development. 

  • Be a voice in the analytics team as well as within Commercial Product, leading training or sharing insights where relevant.

  • Supporting the Data Strategists with their work on creating sector specific dashboards 

Skills

  • 2-4 years experience in a relevant role.

  • Proficient with SQL, ideally using Google BigQuery. 

  • Experience of data visualisation technologies (e.g. Looker, Tableau, ggplot2, etc).

  • Experience of statistics and statistical significance testing, ideally with experience using A/B tests.

  • Proficiency of using Excel and dealing with large databases.

  • Knowledge of marketing and media industry metrics and systems, including digital media, web analytics or publishing (e.g. GAM, DCM, Web Analytics).

  • Good skills of using PowerPoint and being able to visualise data for business decisions.

  • Proactive and always looking for ways to constantly improve advertising performance.

  • Knowledge of Online Marketing, an advantage, or willingness and ability to learn quickly.

  • Exceptional time management and organisation skills to prioritise workload and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent attention to detail and takes pride in high quality output.

  • Ability to present analytical projects to a non-analytical audience.

  • Excellent numerical skills and preferably a degree with statistics, economics or data science degree.

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits
Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information
The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 

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