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Data Analyst

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Education, Media & Communications
London, GBR
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Data Analyst Description Job title: Data Analyst Reports to : VP Strategy & Economics Location: Strand, London Salary: Competitive salary Position Summary The BI team supports reporting a...

Job Description

Data Analyst


Job title: Data Analyst

Reports to : VP Strategy & Economics

Location: Strand, London

Salary: Competitive salary

Position Summary

The BI team supports reporting and data analytics for Pearson’s UK business. The team plays a key role in delivering a wide range of analytical support including operational data commercial analysis and reporting and learner data analytics. All the BI team engage in data extraction and the servicing of day to day data needs across the business. In addition, the team supports and builds dashboards off our own data cube to deliver high quality and robust analysis. The range of analytics is considerable including commercial and market data, operational data and learner data. Hence the role provides an unrivalled opportunity to develop a broad based experience.

Pearson UK has not historically been a data driven company and this team has helped shift the business to a new standard of analysis and reporting. This means that all members of the team have to be proactive and motivated to unpack complex problems or requirements to deliver outstanding analysis.

In addition Pearson is rolling out a new CRM (salesforce) and Oracle reporting tools to underpin global reporting. The UK specific data requirements need to reconcile and be aligned to these developments and initiatives.

We are looking for a graduate or recent graduate to become a BI professional

Key Role-Specific Deliverables:

  • Support business units focusing on our international schools division and in particular those in SE Asia
  • Respond to data queries from business units with accurate and reliable data
  • Design and build dashboards to support sales and marketing
  • Develop a detailed understanding of Pearson financial reporting a build a strong relationship with the finance team
  • Provide insight and analysis as required by senior numbers of the team or other stakeholders
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders to understand their data requirements and translate these into viable reports
  • To learn appropriate software skills, including SSRS and MDX and Tableau to build dashboards and reporting environments
  • To gather requirements from stakeholders and turn these into wireframes and reporting tools as required under the direction of senior team members
  • To be an active team member and support colleagues in their work
  • Work with colleagues across the business to standardise data attributes and establish consistency across data sources
  • Produce regular data reports and dashboards to inform decision making

Key Customers & Stakeholders:

  • Finance team across Business units and core
  • Senior management across the business as key customers
  • BI team
  • Data Warehouse IT team


Skills/experience required

  • Must have prior work experience in data analysis
  • Fluent in Mandarin and English
  • Strong statistical analysis competencies
  • Experience in the education or related sector
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel (VBA/Macros)
  • Familiar with Power BI

Education, Qualifications & Training

  • Masters Level qualification in a management/business discipline
  • CFA level 1 pass

Pearson Profile

  • Always Learning
  • Courageous
  • Ethical
  • Self Starter
  • Customer Focussed
  • Transformational
  • Innovative
  • Team Player
  • Driven
  • Strong Networker
  • Effective Communicator
  • Problem Solver

Pearson Values




Role posting start: 24/8/18

Role posting end: 22/9/18

Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Strategy

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 24, 2018

Job Unposting: Sep 22, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1806644

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.