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Data Analyst

Winnipeg, MB · Retail
The North West Company (NWC) is seeking a meticulous and analytical Data Analyst to join our Strategy, Planning, and Analytics department. This cross-functional role involves working closely with key stakeholders across NWC Business Units and departments to execute data analytics that facilitate customer-driven decisions, actions, and outcomes. The ideal candidate will analyze business data, trends, and transactional data to recommend strategies that enhance business performance and profitability.

Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.

NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighbourhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out northwest.ca for more information.

Your Role:  
  1. Business Data Analysis :
  • Conduct business data analysis using appropriate methods of data collection, modeling, visualization, problem-solving, and analytical models.
  • Assist in the development and writing of business cases, project charters, and project schedules.
  • Run scheduled and ad-hoc reports to identify, analyze, and interpret trends in complex data sets.
  • Work with the team to operationalize, streamline, and refine processes and reporting.
  • Identify and analyze competition and market trends to recommend strategies.
  • Assist in refining the long-term strategic plan and work closely with management to prioritize business and information needs.
  • Recommend and document quality metrics, ensuring they are tracked and analyzed.
  • Provide support and analyses on ad hoc projects.
  1. Transactional Data Analysis :
  • Conduct deep dive analyses to study key area trends and opportunities to drive customer satisfaction and business improvements.
  • Run ad-hoc analyses to identify and recommend innovative strategies using data visualization, modeling tools, and programming languages such as Tableau, Power BI, Oracle Analytics, Python, Power Query, Alteryx, and Power Excel.
  • Research industry trends and best practices to recommend innovative programs and improvements.
  • Analyze performance against banner, group, and departmental objectives.
  • Monitor approved Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), identify trends, and suggest improvement steps.
  • Communicate KPI results regularly to various departments and provide other ad hoc analytics as requested.

Desired Skills & Experience:     
  • Undergraduate degree in business, data science, math, or a related field.
  • Previous analytics experience considered an asset.
  • Master’s Degree in Data Science is considered an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, including Power Query.
  • Working knowledge of programming languages (SQL, R, C++, Python, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of visualization tools and modeling software (Power BI, Tableau, Oracle Analytics, Alteryx, etc.).
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, with advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience analyzing and reporting data to identify issues, trends, or exceptions.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize workload effectively.
  • Solid interpersonal skills and ability to work across organizational lines.
  • Sound judgment and decision-making capabilities.
  • Ability to handle confidential information professionally.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to recognize trends and provide solutions.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Some travel required (approximately 7 days per year, domestic or international).

Location:      Winnipeg, MB (on-site)
Reports To:   Vice President of Strategy, Planning, and Analytics

We create a collaborative and constructive culture by:

Being Enterprising • Committing to our Customer • Working with Passion • Leading and Developing Others • Demonstrating Respect and Inclusivity • Building Trust
The North West Company is committed to inclusion and diversity and encourages applications from all candidates including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, and persons with disabilities.

A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For Internal Applicants Only:

Salary Grade: COR008

Note:  All employees must have a minimum of one year of service in their current position prior to applying for other positions unless authorized by their current manager. Prior to applying, an internal employee also MUST obtain a written endorsement email from their current Manager or Manager – once – removed and provide this to the recruitment team before they can be considered for opportunities. This opportunity adheres to the Corporate job posting guidelines.


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