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Data Development Manager


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS Group
Function:  Digital & Technology
Work Location:  Office based

Data Development Manager

Corby, Northamptonshire


Are you looking for a role where you can make a meaningful impact to both business operations and data reporting capability?


RS are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide. 


The Distribution Centre Data Development Manager provides data and analytical support for the function by designing, building, and maintaining reports, data feeds between systems, and dashboards. Providing analysis to the Senior DC Management Teams, identifying areas for focus or improvement.


What you will be doing:


This role is will involve working with a broad range of stakeholders across DC Operations, and will promise to be varied and impactful.



  • Creating and maintaining regular and ad hoc reporting.
  • Standardise reporting across site and automate where possible
  • Utilising data to produce trend analysis and performance reports which highlight performance risks and opportunities
  • Enabling the Site management team and wider business to self-serve on data required.


Data Architecture and Governance

  • Supporting data needs for downstream systems and processes across the business
  • Maintaining governance & standards for Operations data & reporting – e.g. data quality, data dictionary, data architecture, metrics standards & definitions
  • Collaborate with end users to identify needs and opportunities for improved data management
  • Supporting consistent use of KPI’s and how they are measured.


Strategic Analytics & Insight

  • Maintains effective relationships with internal customers
  • Supporting value add solutions for tactical and strategic resource planning
  • Supporting value add solutions for predictive analytics and deeper root cause analysis of business and resource related challenges


      Problem Solving & Continuous Improvement

  • Find new and innovative ways to present data to ensure that the function fully understands the trends, issues, risks, and opportunities
  • Work with RPA and automate data collection and reporting
  • Provide pro-active analysis of key metrics to highlight issues
  • Provide support regarding programmes or activities. 
  • Recognise and escalate potential risks and issues in a timely manner


What we are looking for from you:



  • Relevant experience in data analysis and visualization
    • Analytical capability
    • Effective report design and construction (creating the new and the different)
    • Interpretation of operations, financial and other business data, including the ability to identify anomalies and spot trends
    • Experience of handling and manipulating large datasets
  • Ability to use MS Office packages and advanced Excel and/or Access (VBA experience highly desirable)
  • Ability of managing own workload effectively under own initiative (managing execution)
  • Good communicator who is able to build strong relationships in a matrix structure (influencing people)



  • Experience with analytics tools and methods (e.g. R, Python)
  • Experience with data extraction and transformation tools (APIs, SQL)
  • Knowledge of warehouse systems, data and data flows/architecture
  • Knowledge of Data visualisation & dashboarding tools (e.g. Tableau, Domo, Power BI or similar)


We are RS Group.


RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations.  We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.


Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 


We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?

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